The fifth season of the Malayalam-language version of Indian reality television series Bigg Boss is produced by Endemol Shine India and Banijay. It is broadcast on Asianet along with a 24x7 deferred stream on Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform. The season is hosted by Mohanlal for the fifth consecutive year and launched on 26 March 2023. A commoner from the general public is selected as a contestant for the first time in the series by the title sponsor Airtel.
|No. of days||6|
|No. of housemates||18|
|Country of origin||India|
|Original release||26 March 2023|
Ratings and viewershipEdit
Official ratings are taken from BARC India.
|Grand Premiere||Grand Finale|
|TRP Rating||TRP Rating|
Weeky TRP Rating
|Week 1||----||27 March - 31 March|
|Week 2||-||1 April - 7 April|
|Week 3||-||8 April - 14 April|
|Week 4||-||15 April - 21 April|
|Week 5||-||22 April - 28 April|
|Week 6||-||29 April - 5 May|
|Week 7||-||6 May - 12 May|
|Week 8||-||13 May - 19 May|
|Week 9||-||20 May - 26 May|
|Week 10||-||27 May - 2 June|
|Week 11||-||3 June - 9 June|
|Week 12||-||10 June - 16 June|
|Week 13||-||17 June - 23 June|
|Week 14||-||24 June - 30 June|
|Week 15||-||1 July - 7 July|
|Week 16||-||8 July - 14 July|
|Housemates||Day Entered||Day Exited||Status|
The participants are given below in the order of their entrance into the Bigg Boss House.
- Reneesha Rahiman – Malayalam TV actress known for her role as Swathi in the serial Seetha Kalyanam.
- Rinosh George – Singer-Songwriter and Actor.
- Cerena Ann Johnson – A Dubai born MBA student, model and Miss Queen Kerala 2022 winner.
- Sobha Viswanath – An entrepreneur, fashion designer and the founder of a clothing line.
- Sagar Surya – Film and TV Actor known for Thatteem Mutteem and Kuruthi.
- Vishnu Joshi - A Fitness trainer.
- Angeline Mariya – A film actress.
- Sreedevi Menon (Devu) – Social media influencer known as 'Viber Good Devu' and a travel vlogger.
- Junaiz VP – Youtuber, social media influencer and content creator.
- Akhil Marar – A Malayalam film director.
- Anjuz Rosh – TV Actress and VJ.
- Maneesha K S – Malayalam Actress and Singer.
- Aniyan Midhun – Wushu Champion also known as Son of the Arabian Sea.
- Nadira Mehrin – Transgender Journalist and actress.
- Aiswarya Suresh (Lachu)– A South African Born Dancer and Actress known for her role in Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam.
- Shiju Abdul Rasheed – Film and TV Actor.
- Sruthi Lakshmi – Film and TV actress who debuted as a child actress on Asianet TV series, Nizhalukal.
- Gopika Gopi – A courier agency employee (commoner contest winner - selected from the public).
|Week 1||Entrances||Day 0: Reneesha Rahiman, Rinosh George, Cerena Ann Johnson, Sobha Viswanath, Sagar Surya, Vishnu Joshi, Angeline Mariya, Sreedevi Menon, Junaiz VP, Akhil Marar, Anjuz Rosh, Maneesha K S, Aniyan Midhun, Nadira Mehrin, Aiswarya Suresh, Shiju Abdul Rasheed, Sruthi Lakshmi, and Gopika Gopi entered the Bigg Boss house as Original Entrants.|
|House Captain||Akhil Marar was the House Captain of Week 1.|
|Nominations||Day 1: Akhil, Aniyan, Cerena, Gopika, Junaiz, Rinosh, Sreedevi, Sruthi, and Vishnu were nominated for the 2nd Week eviction process. |
Day 2: TBA
|Luxury Budget Task||TBA|
|Jail||Housemates voted Rinosh George and Angeline Mariya as the least performing candidates of the week, and were sent to jail.|
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10||Week 11||Week 12||Week 13||Week 14|
|Nominees for House Captiancy||Akhil
|Evicted from Bigg Boss|
- indicates the House Captain.
- indicates the Nominees for house captaincy.
- indicates that the Housemate was directly nominated for eviction prior to the regular nominations process.
- indicates that the Housemate was granted immunity from nominations.
- indicates the winner.
- indicates the first runner up.
- indicates the second runner up.
- indicates the third runner up.
- indicates the fourth runner up.
- indicates the contestant as Weak Performer of the week.
- indicates the contestant has re-entered the house.
- indicates that the Housemate was in the Secret Room.
- indicates that the Housemate was in the Secret Room for violating Bigg Boss rules.
- indicates a new wildcard contestant.
- indicates the Eviction free pass has been used on a housemate.
- indicates the contestant has been walked out of the show.
- indicates the contestant has been evicted.
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