Bigg Boss

Bigg Boss is an Indian reality television game show produced by Endemol Shine India through Viacom 18 (or colloquially Colors TV Network) and Star India Network in India subsequently it was syndicated internationally and available on online as VOD through OTT platforms of Voot and Hotstar. It has been extended into seven individual languages spoken in the Indian Sub-Continent.

Bigg Boss
Films and television
Television seriesBigg Boss (independent versions for languages, see below)
Miscellaneous
Languages
Produced byEndemolShine India
Based onBig Brother
No.of Versions7
No.of Seasons33
Original networkViacom 18 Network (Hindi,Kannada,Bangla,Marathi)
Star India Network (Tamil,Telugu,Malayalam)
Official website
endemolshineindia.in/key-shows/biggboss/

OverviewEdit

There have been seven versions of the show in different languages spoken in the Indian subcontinent. The first show of the franchise was Bigg Boss in Hindi which debuted in 2006 through Sony channel and from season two onwards it moved and continues in Colors TV channel. In 2013, franchise has extended its presence in Kannada through Colors Kannada channel and Bengali through ETV Bangla and later it rebranded into Colors Bangla channel. In 2017, it extend its presence in Tamil through Star Vijay channel and in Telugu through Star Maa channel. In 2018 , it extend its presence in Marathi through Colors Marathi channel and in Malayalam through Asianet channel.

Through only celebrities were selected to be as housemates in the initial seasons, members of the general public have been auditioned to be on the show in the latest seasons of Hindi, Kannada[1] and Telugu[2] versions of the show.

SynopsisEdit

In this show, contestants called "housemates" live together in a specially constructed house that is isolated from the outside world. Housemates are voted out (usually on a weekly basis) until only one remains and wins the cash prize. During their stay in the house, contestant are continuously monitored by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones.

The program relies on techniques such as a stripped back-to-basic environment, evictions, weekly tasks and competitions set by Bigg Boss, and the "Confession Room" where housemates convey their private thoughts to the camera and reveal their number of their fellow housemates whom they wish to be evicted from the house. The housemates with the most nominations are then announced, and viewers are given the opportunity to vote (via SMS or online through social media and smartphone applications) for the nominee they wish to be evicted or to be saved from eviction. The remaining last person is declared the winner.

The contestants are required to indulge in housework and are assigned tasks by the producers of the show (who communicate with the housemates via the omnipresent authority figure known to them only as "Bigg Boss"). The tasks are designed to test the teamwork abilities and community spirit of the housemates. The housemates' "luxury budget" (weekly allowance to buy luxury food items other than the supplied essentials) depends on the outcome of assigned tasks.

HistoryEdit

CreationEdit

Bigg Boss is a Hindi-language adaption of Big Brother created in Netherlands by John de Mol Jr., largely based on the Celebrity Big Brother model owned by the Endemol Shine Group. The show was named Bigg Boss and a house was constructed for the purpose of the show at Lonavla in Maharashtra (Season 1 to 4 and 6 to 12), in Karjat (Season 5), in Goregaon (Season 13) . Bigg Boss debuted on television in 2006 through Sony Entertainment Television with Arshad Warsi as the host. The show gained popularity after Shilpa Shetty emerged as the winner[3] in Celebrity Big Brother 5 (UK) and replaced Warsi as the host in the second season of Bigg Boss. From the second season, the show has moved to Viacom 18's Colors.

ExpansionEdit

The show's acceptance and success among the Indian audience paved way for its expansion into other Indian languages.[4] After the sixth season was completed in Hindi in 2013, Kannada[5] and Bengali adaptions were created by Endemol through ETV Network with the same house and resources with Sudeep[6] and Mithun Chakraborty as hosts respectively. While the Kannada version became an instant hit,[7] Bengali version did not turn out to be very successful. The Kannada version saw its subsequent seasons annually, similar to Hindi while Bengali version has completed only 2 seasons in 6 years.

Upon completion of 10 seasons in Hindi, 4 seasons in Kannada and 2 seasons in Bengali. In 2017, Endemol Shine India extended its presence in South India by creating Tamil and Telugu versions of the show with Star India Network and Kamal Haasan[8] and Jr NTR[9] as hosts respectively. In 2018, the show has been adapted to Marathi version with Viacom 18 and hosted by Mahesh Manjrekar,[10] and extended into Malayalam version with Star India Network and Mohanlal as the host.[11][12]

SummaryEdit

     Currently airing – 0
     Recently concluded – 6
     No longer airing – 1
Language Show Season Year Official Name Host Primary
Network
Online
VOD
House
Location
Premiere Finale Days Housemates Prize Money Voice of
Bigg Boss
Winner Runner-up
Hindi Bigg Boss Hindi 1 2006–07 Bigg Boss Arshad Warsi Sony N/A Lonavala 3 November 2006 26 January 2007 86 15 1 crore (US$140,000) Atul Kapoor Rahul Roy Carol Gracias
2 2008 Bigg Boss Season 2 Shilpa Shetty Colors 17 August 2008 22 November 2008 98 Ashutosh Kaushik Raja Chaudhary
3 2009 Bigg Boss Season 3 Amitabh Bachchan 4 October 2009 26 December 2009 85 Vindu Dara Singh Pravesh Rana
4 2010–11 Bigg Boss Season 4 Salman Khan Voot 3 October 2010 8 January 2011 96 16 Shweta Tiwari Dalip Singh Rana (Khali)
5 2011–12 Bigg Boss Season 5 Salman Khan
Sanjay Dutt
Karjat 2 October 2011 7 January 2012 98 18 Juhi Parmar Mahek Chahal
6 2012–13 Bigg Boss Alag Che Salman Khan Lonavala 7 October 2012 12 January 2013 97 19 50 lakh (US$70,000) Urvashi Dholakia Imam Siddique
7 2013 Bigg Boss Sath Sath 15 September 2013 28 December 2013 105 20 Gauhar Khan Tanisha Mukerji
8 2014–15 Bigg Boss 8 21 September 2014 3 January 2015 19 Declared in Halla Bol
Spin-off 2015 Bigg Boss Halla Bol Farah Khan 3 January 2015 31 January 2015 28 10 Gautam Gulati Karishma Tanna
9 2015–16 Bigg Boss Double Trouble Salman Khan 11 October 2015 23 January 2016 105 20 Prince Narula Rishabh Sinha
10 2016–17 Bigg Boss India Yeh Tumhara hi Ghar hai 16 October 2016 28 January 2017 18 Manveer Gurjar Bani J
11 2017–18 Bigg Boss Padosi Bajayege Barah 1 October 2017 14 January 2018 106 19 Shilpa Shinde Hina Khan
12 2018 Bigg Boss Barah 16 September 2018 30 December 2018 105 20 Dipika Kakar S. Sreesanth
13 2019–20 Bigg Boss Tedah: Celebrity Express Goregaon 29 September 2019 15 February 2020 140 22 Siddharth Shukla Asim Riaz
14 2020–21 Bigg Boss Chaudah September 2020 January 2021 TBA TBA N/A N/A
Kannada Bigg Boss
Kannada
1 2013 Bigg Boss Sudeep ETV Kannada N/A Lonavala 24 March 2013 30 June 2013 98 15 50 lakh (US$70,000) Amit Bhargav Vijay Raghavendra Arun Sagar
2 2014 Bigg Boss Season 2 Star Suvarna 29 June 2014 5 October 2014 Akul Balaji Srujan Lokesh
3 2015–16 Bigg Boss Colors
Kannada
Voot Bengaluru 25 October 2015 31 January 2016 18 Srinivas Prasad Shruti Chandan Kumar
4 2016–17 Bigg Boss 9 October 2016 29 January 2017 112 Pratham Keerthi Kumar
5 2017–18 Bigg Boss/ಬಿಗ್ ಬಾಸ್ Colors
Super
15 October 2017 28 January 2018 105 19 Chandan Shetty Diwakar
6 2018–19 Bigg Boss/ಬಿಗ್ ಬಾಸ್ 21 October 2018 27 January 2019 98 20 Shashi Kumar Naveen Sajju
7 2019–20 Bigg Boss/ಬಿಗ್ ಬಾಸ್ Colors Kannada 13 October 2019 2 February 2020 112 20 Shine Shetty Kuri Pratap
8 2020–21 Bigg Boss/ಬಿಗ್ ಬಾಸ್ October 2020 January 2021 TBA TBA N/A N/A
Bengali Bigg Boss
Bangla
1 2013 Bigg Boss Mithun Chakraborty ETV Bangla N/A Lonavala 17 June 2013 14 September 2013 90 15 20 lakh (US$28,000) N/A Aneek Dhar Rudranil Ghosh
2 2016 Bigg Boss Season 2 Jeet Colors Bangla Voot 4 April 2016 15 July 2016 98 16 35 lakh (US$49,000) Joyjit Banerjee Priya Paul
Tamil Bigg Boss
Tamil
1 2017 Bigg Boss Kamal Haasan Star
Vijay
Hotstar Chennai 25 June 2017 30 September 2017 98 19 50 lakh (US$70,000) Naveen Haldorai Arav Nafeez Snehan
2 2018 Bigg Boss 2 17 June 2018 30 September 2018 105 17 Riythvika Aishwarya Dutta
3 2019 Bigg Boss 3 23 June 2019 6 October 2019 Mugen Rao Sandy
4 2020 Bigg Boss 4 September 2020 December 2020 TBA TBA N/A N/A
Telugu Bigg Boss
Telugu
1 2017 Bigg Boss Jr NTR Star
Maa
Hotstar Lonavala 16 July 2017 24 September 2017 70 16 50 lakh (US$70,000) Radha Krishna Siva Balaji Aadarsh Balakrishna
2 2018 Bigg Boss 2 Nani Hyderabad 10 June 2018 30 September 2018 112 18 Kaushal Manda Geetha Madhuri
3 2019 Bigg Boss 3 Akkineni Nagarjuna
Ramya Krishnan
21 July 2019 3 November 2019 105 17 Rahul Sipligunj Sreemukhi
4 2020 Bigg Boss 4 Akkineni Nagarjuna 30 August 2020 13 December 2020 TBA N/A N/A
Marathi Bigg Boss
Marathi
1 2018 Bigg Boss मराठी Mahesh Manjrekar Colors
Marathi
Voot Lonavala 15 April 2018 22 July 2018 98 18 50 lakh (US$70,000) Ratnakar Tardalkar Megha Dhade Pushkar Jog
2 2019 Bigg Boss मराठी 2 Mumbai 26 May 2019 1 September 2019 17 Shiv Thakre Neha Shitole
3 2020–21 Bigg Boss मराठी 3 November 2020 February 2021 TBA TBA N/A N/A
Malayalam Bigg Boss
Malayalam
1 2018 Bigg Boss Mohanlal Asianet Hotstar Lonavala 24 June 2018 30 September 2018 98 18 1 crore (US$140,000) N/A Sabumon Abdusamad Pearle Maaney
2 2020 Bigg Boss Chennai 5 January 2020 20 March 2020 74 23 50 lakh (US$70,000) Cancelled Cancelled
3 2020–21 Bigg Boss Kochi December 2020 March 2021 TBA TBA N/A N/A

     Male Winners.      Female Winners.

VersionsEdit

Bigg Boss HindiEdit

Bigg Boss is the Hindi version of the show[13] and the first version of the franchise. The first season premiered in 2006 on Sony Entertainment Television[14] with Arshad Warsi as the host[15] with. 1 crore (US$140,000)[16] as the prize money. The license for Bigg Boss was acquired by Viacom 18 and the next season was aired on Colors with Shilpa Shetty as the show's host.[17] Veteran actor Amithabh Bachchan was roped in to play host[18] for the third season while Salman Khan appeared as the host in the fourth season.[19] The fifth season was jointly hosted[20] by Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan while Salman alone continues to host the show consecutively since sixth season[21] till date.[22][23][24] A lavish purpose-built house (with annual modifications) at Lonavala, Mumbai was used for the show[25] in the first five seasons while a new house was built house at Big ND Studios in Karjat, Pune for the fifth season.[26] The house at Lonavala was rebuilt and used from the sixth season.[27] The prize has been reduced to 50 lakh (US$70,000)[28] from the fifth season. A spin off show — Bigg Boss: Halla Bol — was launched and merged into the eighth season with 5 finalists ('Champions') from eighth season and 5 previous runners-up ('Challengers') which was hosted by Farah Khan.[29]

Though the show has largely been a celebrity-only show, it opened the doors for participation by the common people from the tenth season.

Atul Kapoor has been the 'voice' of Bigg Boss since the first season.[30]

Bigg Boss KannadaEdit

Bigg Boss Kannada is the Kannada version of the show[31] was the first south Indian adaption[32][33] of Bigg Boss. Actor Sudeep was roped in by ETV Kannada[5] to play the host[34] of the show for the first season in 2013. Star India acquired the license for the show and the second season was aired on Suvarna[35] with Sudeep continuing his role as the host of the show. The same house at Lonavala, Pune which was used for the Hindi version was used for the first two seasons of Bigg Boss Kannada. A new and bigger house was constructed at Innovative Film City in Bidadi, Bengaluru and is being used since the third season.[36][37] Sudeep's contract to host the show was extended[38] to 5 seasons starting with the third season which returned[39] to Viacom 18's Colors Kannada. The fifth season moved[40] to Colors Super, a sister channel of Colors Kannada. It is notable that the Kannada version is the only adaption where the host, Sudeep alone would be hosting the show for seven consecutive seasons. All the seasons so far have had 50 lakh (US$70,000)[41] as the prize money. Commoners were allowed to be a part of the show from the fifth season through auditions.[42] Three artists have been the 'voice' of Bigg Boss as of fifth season - Amit Bhargav for the first two, B M Venkatesh for the third and Srinivas Prasad since the fourth season.

Bigg Boss BanglaEdit

Bigg Boss Bangla is the Bengali version of the show[43] which was produced by ETV Bangla with Mithun Chakraborty as the host[44] while the first season of the Kannada version was wrapping up in 2013. The second season was aired on Colors Bangla in 2016 and was hosted by Bengali actor Jeet.[45] The Lonavala house used for Hindi version was used[46] in both seasons and the prize money for the show has been lesser than the other adaptions with 20 lakh (US$28,000)[47] and 35 lakh (US$49,000)[48] respectively for the first and second seasons. This is the only adaption of the show that does not follow the annual format and the seasons have been produced once in 3 years.

Bigg Boss TamilEdit

Bigg Boss Tamil is the Tamil version[49] of the show and the second south Indian adaption of Bigg Boss. Star India produced the show in 2017 with Kamal Haasan as the host[50] on Star Vijay.[51] This has been the only version to have none of its seasons shot at Lonavala. The house for Bigg Boss Tamil was constructed at EVP Film City, Chennai and is being used since the first season.[52] All the three seasons so far have had 50 lakh (US$70,000)[53] as the prize money. The fourth season is planned to launch on June 2020 but delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic and it is postponed to September 2020.

Bigg Boss TeluguEdit

Bigg Boss Telugu is the Telugu version of the Bigg Boss reality TV show and telecasted by Star Maa. The first season Jr NTR is being hosted the show and the Lonavala house was used for the show and premiered on 16 July 2017. The second season is being hosted by Nani and a newly built house was constructed at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad is being used for the show and premiered on 10 June 2018. The third season is being hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna and premiered on 21 July 2019 .Ramya Krishnan was the guest host in week 6 of season three and for this season, house was continued at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad. The Three Seasons so far have had 50 lakh (US$70,000) as the prize money.The fourth season is planned to launch on last week of June 2020 but delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic and it is postponed to August 2020.

Bigg Boss MarathiEdit

Bigg Boss Marathi is the Marathi version of the show and the first season is being aired on Viacom 18's Colors Marathi.[54] The Lonavala house is being used[55] for this version and Mahesh Manjrekar is playing the host.[56][57] This is the first and only adaption of Bigg Boss so far to have its language affiliation in the show's official name. The prize money is announced to be 50 lakh (US$70,000).3rd Season was scheduled to launch in May 2020 but delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Bigg Boss MalayalamEdit

Bigg Boss is the Malayalam adaption for Bigg Boss which is produced by Star India and aired on Asianet.[58] Veteran actor Mohanlal has been roped in to host the show[59] and the Lonavala house is being used. The voice of big boss is still a mystery[60] for the first season. The prize money is announced to be ₹1 crore (US$140,000). All the episodes of the show are available[61] on the OTT platform Hotstar.Some new elements called 'Unseen', 'Spicy specials' and 'Bigg Boss Plus' was introduced by way of unseen and extra footage's uploaded on Hotstar. Bigg Boss Plus is aired on Asianet Plus and shows part of the day that weren't included in the episode.The second season launched on 5 January 2020 with Mohanlal returning as host and the house situated at EVP Film City in Chennai. 17 contestants entered the house on Day 1 and later joined by 5 wildcard contestants. However, due to the COVID-19 scare, EdmolShine India had to stop all shows and season 2 had stopped at the 75th day.

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