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Bigg Boss is the Indian version of the popular reality franchise Big Brother.

How it Works[]

Big Brother is a reality television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, and there are 10-17 participants. The housemates try to win a cash prize by avoiding periodic evictions from the house.

History[]

The idea for the show is said to come during a brainstorm session at the production house of John de Mol Produkties (an independent part of Endemol) on 4 September 1997. The first Big Brother broadcast was in the Netherlands in 1999 on the Veronica TV channel. It was picked up by Germany, Portugal, USA, UK, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy the following year and became a world-wide sensation. Since then it has been a prime-time hit in almost 70 countries. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Franchises[]

Hindi[]

Bigg Boss Hindi Seasons
Season Channel Host Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
BBH1
Bigg Boss 1 (Hindi)
SET Arshad Warsi November 3, 2006 -
January 26, 2007
86 15
Rahul Roy
Carol Gracias
BBH2
Bigg Boss 2 (Hindi)
Colors TV Shilpa Shetty August 17, 2008 -
November 22, 2008
98
Ashutosh Kaushik
Raja Chaudhary
BBH3
Bigg Boss 3 (Hindi)
Amitabh Bachchan October 4, 2009 -
December 26, 2009
84
Vindu Dara Singh
Pravesh Rana
BBH4
Bigg Boss 4 (Hindi)
Salman Khan October 2, 2010 -
January 8, 2011
99 16
Shweta Tiwari
Khali Singh Rana
BBH5
Bigg Boss 5 (Hindi)
Salman Khan
Sanjay Dutt
October 2, 2011 -
January 7, 2012
98 18
Juhi Parmar
Mahek Chahal
BBH6
Bigg Boss 6 (Hindi)
Salman Khan October 7, 2012 -
January 12, 2013
97 19
Urvashi Dholakia
Imam Siddiqui
BBH7
Bigg Boss 7 (Hindi)
September 15, 2013 -
December 28, 2013
105 20
Gauahar Khan
Tanishaa Mukerji
BBH8
Bigg Boss 8 (Hindi)
September 21, 2014 -
January 3, 2015
19 No Winner
BBHB
Bigg Boss Halla Bol
Farah Khan January 3, 2015 -
January 31, 2015
28 10
Gautam Gulati
Karishma Tanna
BBH9
Bigg Boss 9 (Hindi)
Salman Khan October 11, 2015 -
January 23, 2016
105 20
Prince Narula
Rishabh Sinha
BBH10
Bigg Boss 10 (Hindi)
October 16, 2016 -
January 30, 2017
18
Manveer Gurjar
Bani Judge
BBH11
Bigg Boss 11 (Hindi)
October 1, 2017 -
January 14, 2018
106 19
Shilpa Shinde
Hina Khan
Bigg Boss Hindi 12
Bigg Boss 12 (Hindi)
September 15, 2018 -
December 30, 2018
20
Dipika Kakar
Sreesanth Nair
Bigg Boss 13 Logo
Bigg Boss 13 (Hindi)
September 29, 2019 -
February 15, 2020
140 21
Sidharth Shukla
Asim Riaz
Hindi14 Logo
Bigg Boss 14 (Hindi)
October 3, 2020 -
February 21, 2021
144 23
Rubina Dilaik
Rahul Vaidya
HindiOTT Logo
Bigg Boss OTT 1 (Hindi)
Voot Karan Johar August 8, 2021 -
September 18, 2021
42 13
Divya Agarwal
Nishant Bhat
Hindi15 Logo
Bigg Boss 15 (Hindi)
Colors TV Salman Khan October 2, 2021 -
January 30, 2022
121 24
Tejasswi Prakash
Pratik Sehajpal
Hindi16 Logo
Bigg Boss 16 (Hindi)
October 1, 2022 -
February 12, 2023
135 17
Altaf Shaikh
Shiv Thakare
HindiOTT2 Logo
Bigg Boss OTT 2 (Hindi)
JioCinema June 17, 2023 -
August 14, 2023
59 15
Elvish Yadav
Abhishek Malhan
Hindi17 Logo
Bigg Boss 17 (Hindi)
Colors TV October 15, 2023 -
January 28, 2024
106 21
Munawar Faruqui
Abhishek Kumar
HindiOTT3 Logo
Bigg Boss OTT 3 (Hindi)
JioCinema Anil Kapoor June 21, 2024 -
TBA
17

Bengali[]

Bigg Boss Bangla Seasons
Season Channel Host Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
BBB1
Bigg Boss Bangla 1
ETV Bangla Mithun Chakraborty June 17, 2013 -
September 14, 2013
90 15
Aneek Dhar
Rudranil Ghosh
BBB2
Bigg Boss Bangla 2
Colors Bangla Jeet April 4, 2016 -
July 10, 2016
97
Joyjit Banerjee
Priya Paul

Kannada[]

Bigg Boss Kannada Seasons
Season Channel Host Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
BBK1
Bigg Boss Kannada 1
ETV Kannada Sudeep March 24, 2013 -
June 30, 2013
99 15
Vijay Raghavendra
Arun Sagar
BBK2
Bigg Boss Kannada 2
Suvarna TV June 29, 2014 -
October 5, 2014
Akul Balaji
Srujan Lokesh
BBK3
Bigg Boss Kannada 3
Colors Kannada October 25, 2015 -
January 31, 2016
98 18
Shruthi Priyadarshini
Chandan Kumar
BBK4
Bigg Boss Kannada 4
Colors Kannada
Colors Super
October 9, 2016 -
January 29, 2017
113
Pratham (Bigg Boss Kannada 4 Housemate)
Pratham
Kirik Keerthi
BBK5
Bigg Boss Kannada 5
Colors Super October 15, 2017 -
January 28, 2018
106 19
Chandan Shetty
Diwakar
Bigg Boss Kannada 6
Bigg Boss Kannada 6
October 21, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
98 20
Shashi Kumar
Naveen Sajju
Bigg Boss Kannada S0û
Bigg Boss Kannada 7
Colors Kannada October 13, 2019 -
February 2, 2020
113
Shine Shetty
Kuri Prathap
Kannada8 Logo
Bigg Boss Kannada 8
February 28, 2021 -
May 9, 2021
118
Manju Pavagada
Aravind KP
June 23, 2021 -
August 8, 2021
KannadaMS Logo
Bigg Boss Kannada: Mini Season
August 14, 2021 -
September 5, 2021
6 15 No Winner
KannadaOTT1 Logo
Bigg Boss Kannada OTT 1
Voot August 6, 2022 -
September 16, 2022
43 16
Roopesh Shetty
Rakesh Adiga
Kannada9 Logo
Bigg Boss Kannada 9
Colors Kannada September 24, 2022 -
December 31, 2022
99 18
Roopesh Shetty
Rakesh Adiga
Kannada10 Logo
Bigg Boss Kannada 10
October 8, 2023 -
January 28, 2024
113 19
Karthik Mahesh
Drone Prathap

Malayalam[]

Bigg Boss Malayalam Seasons
Season Channel Host Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
Bigg Boss Malayalam 1 Logo
Bigg Boss Malayalam 1
Asianet Mohanlal June 24, 2018 -
September 30, 2018
98 18
Sabumon Abdusamad
Pearle Maaney
Malayalam 2 Logo
Bigg Boss Malayalam 2
January 5, 2020 -
March 20, 2020
76 22 Season Discontinued
Malayalam3 Logo
Bigg Boss Malayalam 3
February 14, 2021 -
May 20, 2021
96 18
Manikuttan James
Sai Vishnu
August 1, 2021
Malayalam4 Logo
Bigg Boss Malayalam 4
March 27, 2022 -
July 3, 2022
99 20
Dilsha Prasannan
Mohammed Blesslee
Malayalam5 Logo
Bigg Boss Malayalam 5
March 26, 2023 -
July 2, 2023
21
Akhil Marar
Reneesha Rahiman
Malayalam6 Logo
Bigg Boss Malayalam 6
March 10, 2024 -
June 16, 2024
25
Jinto PD
Arjun Syam

Marathi[]

Bigg Boss Marathi Seasons
Season Channel Host Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
Bigg Boss Marathi Eye
Bigg Boss Marathi 1
Colors Marathi Mahesh Manjrekar April 15, 2018 -
July 23, 2018
98 18
Megha Dhade
Pushkar Jog
Bigg Boss Marathi 2
Bigg Boss Marathi 2
May 26, 2019 -
September 1, 2019
99 17
Shiv Thakare
Neha Shitole
Marathi3 Logo
Bigg Boss Marathi 3
September 19, 2021 -
December 26, 2021
Vishhal Nikam
Jay Dudhane
Marathi4 Logo
Bigg Boss Marathi 4
October 2, 2022 -
January 8, 2023
19
Akshay Kelkar
Apurva Nemlekar
Marathi5 Logo
Bigg Boss Marathi 5
Riteish Deshmukh July 28, 2024 -
TBA

Tamil[]

Bigg Boss Tamil Seasons
Season Channel Host Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
Tamil 1
Bigg Boss Tamil 1
Star Vijay Kamal Haasan June 25, 2017 -
September 30, 2017
98 19
Aarav Kizar
Snehan
Bigg Boss Tamil 2
Bigg Boss Tamil 2
June 17, 2018 -
September 30, 2018
105 17
Riythvika Kasayam
Aishwarya Dutta
IMG 20190515 172621
Bigg Boss Tamil 3
June 23, 2019 -
October 6, 2019
106
Mugen Rao
Sandy Master
Tamil 4
Bigg Boss Tamil 4
October 4, 2020 -
January 17, 2021
18
Aari Arjunan
Balaji Murugadoss
Tamil 5 Logo
Bigg Boss Tamil 5
October 3, 2021 -
January 16, 2022
20
Raju Jeyamohan
Priyanka Deshpande
BiggBossUltimateLogo
Bigg Boss Ultimate
Disney+ Hotstar Kamal Haasan
Silambarasan
January 30, 2022 -
April 10, 2022
71 16
Balaji Murugadoss
Niroop Nandakumar
Tamil6 Logo
Bigg Boss Tamil 6
Star Vijay Kamal Haasan October 9, 2022 -
January 22, 2023
106 21
Mohamed Azeem
Vikraman Radhakrishnan
Tamil7 Logo
Bigg Boss Tamil 7
October 1, 2023 -
January 14, 2024
23
Archana Ravichandran
Manichandra Mani

Telugu[]

Bigg Boss Telugu Seasons
Season Channel Host Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
Telugu 1 Eye
Bigg Boss Telugu 1
Star Maa Jr. NTR July 16, 2017 -
September 24, 2017
71 16
Sivabalaji Manoharan
Aadarsh Balakrishna
Telugu 2
Bigg Boss Telugu 2
Nani June 10, 2018 -
September 30, 2018
112 18
Kaushal Manda
Geetha Madhuri
Bigg Boss Telugu 3 Logo
Bigg Boss Telugu 3
Akkineni Nagarjuna July 21, 2019 -
November 3, 2019
106 17
Rahul Sipligunj
Sreemukhi Rathod
Telugu4 Logo
Bigg Boss Telugu 4
September 6, 2020 -
December 20, 2020
19
Abijeet Duddala
Akhil Sarthak
Telugu5 Logo
Bigg Boss Telugu 5
September 5, 2021 -
December 19, 2021
VJ Sunny
Shanmukh Jaswanth
TeluguNS Logo
Bigg Boss Non-Stop
Disney+ Hotstar February 26, 2022 -
May 21, 2022
85 18
Bindu Madhavi
Akhil Sarthak
Telugu6 Logo
Bigg Boss Telugu 6
Star Maa September 4, 2022 -
December 18, 2022
106 21
LV Revanth
Shrihan Shri
Telugu7 Logo
Bigg Boss Telugu 7
September 3, 2023 -
December 17, 2023
19
Pallavi Prashanth
Amardeep Chowdary

Trivia[]

References[]

Big Brother Franchises
Africa Africa (Secret) · Angola · Cameroon · Liberia · Nigeria · South Africa
Americas Argentina · Brazil · Canada (Quebec) · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Mexico · Pacific · Panama · Peru · United States (Spanish)
Asia-Pacific Arab States · Australia · China · India · Indonesia · Israel · Mongolia · Pakistan · Philippines · Thailand · Vietnam · Turkey
Europe Albania · Balkans · Belgium · Bulgaria · Croatia · Czechia · Denmark · Finland · France (Loft) · Germany · Greece · Hungary (Való Világ) · Italy · Kosovo · Lithuania · Malta · Netherlands · Norway · Poland · Portugal (Secret) · Romania · Russia · Scandinavia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain (SecretSweden · Switzerland · Ukraine · United Kingdom
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