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Hannah Chaddha was a houseguest on Big Brother 23 (US).

Hannah started the game as part of the Aces team, where she dealt with two possible showmances early on. Brent Champagne hoped to start a showmance with her, but she was not interested as she helped lead the house-wide initiative to evict him. Meanwhile, she was showing some interest in her teammate Derek Xiao, a personal bond that became strategic when they ended up being the last two Aces remaining. Though she had seemingly found a low-key spot in the game, she pinged on the radar of Sarah Beth Steagall, who encouraged Christian Birkenberger to target her as a stealthy threat in his HoH. She was able to survive due to a convincing pitch to Christian that she should be a pawn and the protection of the majority Cookout alliance.

After the events of Week 4, Hannah was purely loyal to the Cookout alliance, so naturally some backstabs had to occur toward her allies outside of the majority alliance. Most notably, she convinced Derek X. not to play for his safety in the “Chopping Block Roulette,” despite knowing a backdoor plan was in place for him. But even as allies left her side, she continued to approach the game analytically. When the Cookout made history and reached the final six, Hannah thought she was safe with the finale deal she made with Tiffany Mitchell and Kyland Young. But Kyland’s HoH left them blindsided, as they were nominated, and she saw his preference of working with Xavier Prather. Though Hannah survived that eviction, she was in trouble once again when a surprise second double eviction–the first back-to-back in the show’s history–put Azah Awasum in power, and she told Hannah that she would go up as a pawn next to Xavier. Ultimately, this was not the case, and Hannah was voted out by a 2-0 vote, placing 5th and becoming the 7th member of the Jury.


Hannah Chaddha Biography

Hannah Chaddha
Age: 21
Hometown: Chicago
Current City: Chicago
Occupation: Graduate Student

Three words that describe you: Calculated, composed, and versatile.

Favorite activities: Dancing, fashion/styling, traveling, and binging Real Housewives.

Who are your favorite Houseguest duos? Those who became best friends in the Big Brother house or had a showmance?
Showmances can be cute, but my favorite Houseguest duos are those who became best friends in the Big Brother house. My favorite, favorite, favorite friendship duo of all time is Da’Vonne and Bayleigh because of how genuine, sincere, and grounded their relationship was; you could really tell that they had each other’s backs! I also want to give Paul and Victor a special shout-out because they “beasted” their way through those competitions together!

What are you most excited about living inside the Big Brother house?
I can’t WAIT to play the game and eat, sleep, breathe Big Brother for the summer. I’m excited for the whole Big Brother experience, even being on slop, taking cold showers, and sleeping in the Have-Not room. It’s been my dream to backstab and blindside the other Houseguests all the way to the end.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
With the pandemic, my family has become that much more important to me, so being away from them, especially my little sister, is going to be rough for me.

What is your favorite past moment on Big Brother?
I love a good blindside! One of my favorite past moments inside the Big Brother house would have to be Dan Gheesling getting Danielle to use the Veto on him and then blindsiding Shane, cutting him right before finale night. Vanessa blindsiding Austin and evicting him from the house barefoot was pretty iconic too. But my favorite past moment outside the Big Brother house is Da’Vonne winning America’s Favorite Houseguest, making her the first Black winner of the award. I’m a huge fan of Da’Vonne and not only was I happy for her, but to me, it represented something even bigger and greater in the context of our social climate.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy for winning the game starts with cultivating personal relationships with everyone in the house. I don’t have to be everyone’s best friend nor do I want to be, but I fully intend on learning about everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. I won’t have a problem exploiting their weaknesses for my benefit and aligning myself with those whose strengths can compensate for my own shortcomings. I don’t want to play the game on a week-to-week basis, but instead, I want to ensure that with every move I make/competition I win, I use that as an opportunity to set myself up for two/three weeks of safety down the line. I’m not afraid to play hard, get messy, and bathe in people’s blood, but doing it in such a tactful way that the other Houseguests don’t realize what’s happening. I plan on lying about my occupation and career aspirations because I don’t want the other Houseguests to overestimate my intelligence right off the bat.

My life’s motto is…
“Never give up all your information.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-My little sister because who else am I going to binge Real Housewives with?
-An espresso machine because I’m a HUGE coffee person; it would be wise to stay away from me before I’ve had my caffeine for that day.
-My music playlists because music has an unparalleled ability to hype me up for or calm me down in any situation.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I’ve always enjoyed school—especially science and math—and I graduated from university at 19 years old.
-I’m a competitive hip-hop dancer.
-I can hold my breath for over 90 seconds.
-I used to be a personal stylist.
-My parents are from South Africa and India.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 23 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
HOH Part 3 Ineligible
Wildcard Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Wildcard Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Wildcard Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Wildcard Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
High Roller Sat Out
POV Not Picked
POV Bet Ineligible
Week 7 HOH Loss
High Roller Sat Out
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
High Roller Sat Out
HOH Coin Toss Ineligible
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have-Not
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have/Have-Not Phase Over

BB Bucks History

Beg. Bal Gain/Loss End Bal.
Week 1 Twist Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 0 +75 -0 =75
Week 7 75 +75 -0 =150
Week 8 150 +100 =250
250 +50 -0 =300
Week 9 BB Bucks Phase Over
Week 10
  • After the conclusion of the Week 8 Head of Household competition, all houseguests randomly chose an envelope to open after receiving their weekly payment from America. In addition to the 100 BB Bucks from America, the envelope granted Hannah 50 BB Bucks.

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Travis Long Yes
2 Frenchie French Yes
3 Brent Champagne Yes
4 Nominated
5 Christian Birkenberger Yes
6 Britini D'Angelo Yes
7 Claire Rehfuss No
8 POV Holder Sarah Beth Steagall Yes
9 Xavier Prather No
10 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Xavier Prather Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Day 65
Alyssa Lopez

Post Big Brother


  • Hannah is the first Indian-American houseguest on Big Brother US.
  • Hannah is the first Big Brother US contestant to be born in the 2000's. In fact, she was only born about two months before the Big Brother 1 (US) houseguests moved in.
    • As such, she is also currently the youngest houseguest in BBUS history by date of birth.
  • Hannah and Azah Awasum were the only houseguests to make it through the entirety of The High Roller Room twist without using their BB Bucks.
  • Hannah is the only woman on Big Brother 23 to win both Head of Household and the Power of Veto.


  1. Hannah Chaddha. CBS (1 July 2021). Retrieved on 1 July 2021.
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