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Bigg Boss Marathi

Bigg Boss Marathi is the Marathi-language version of the reality TV programme Bigg Boss based on Big Brother and airs on Colors Marathi in India. Bigg Boss Marathi has rolled out two seasons with Mahesh Manjrekar as the host.

Bigg Boss Marathi
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The eye logo of Bigg Boss Marathi Season 2.
Also known asBigg Boss मराठी
Presented byMahesh Manjrekar (Season 1-2)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Marathi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes198 (as of 01 September, 2019)
Production location(s)Lonavala (Season 1)
Goregaon Film City (Season 2)
Running time90 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Endemol India
Original networkColors Marathi (Season 1-2)
Original release15 April 2018 –
01 September, 2019

Bigg Boss Marathi 1 was won by actress Megha Dhade in July 2018, who later also appeared in Bigg Boss 12 as a wild card contestant the same year.

Bigg Boss Marathi 2 was won by MTV Roadies fame Shiv Thakre in Sept 2019.


Bigg Boss Marathi is a reality show based on the Hindi show Bigg Boss which too was based on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de Mol Jr. A number of contestants (known as "housemates") live in a purpose-built house and are isolated from the rest of the world. Each week, housemates nominate two of their fellow housemates for eviction, and the housemates who receives the most nominations would face a public vote. Eventually, one housemate would leave after being "evicted" from the House. In the final week, there will be five housemates remaining, and the public will vote for who they wanted to win. Unlike other versions of Big Brother, the Marathi version uses celebrities as housemates, not members of the general public.

The houseEdit

The house is well-furnished and decorated. It has all kinds of modern amenities, but just two bedrooms, living area, kitchen, store room, smoking room, and four toilet bath rooms. There is a garden, pool, activity area and gym in the House. There is also a Confession Room, where the housemates may be called in by Bigg Boss for any kind of conversation, and for the nomination process. The House has no TV connection, no telephones, and no Internet connection. The set has been built on the place of Big Boss Hindi version. There are 50 cctv cameras which keep eye on contestants.


They are not supposed to tamper with any of the electronic equipment or any other thing in the House. They cannot leave the House premises at any time except when permitted to. They cannot discuss the nomination process with anyone. They cannot sleep in the day time. Also they need to wear mic all the time and speak in only Marathi language.

Sometimes, the housemates may be nominated for other reasons, such as nomination by a person who has achieved special privileges (via tasks or other things), for breaking rules or something else. If something is very serious, a contestant may be evicted directly

All the rules have never been told to the audience, the most prominent ones are clearly seen. The inmates are not permitted to talk in any other language than the language Marathi.


Bigg Boss Marathi is aired on Colors Marathi. Everyday's episodes contain the main happenings of the previous day. Every weekend episode mainly focuses on an interview of the evicted contestant by the host.


Contestants are nominated every week by their housemates. Viewers cast their vote in favour of the contestants they would like to save from eviction. The contestant with the fewest votes is evicted from the house.

Series detailsEdit

Season Main host House Location Launch date Final date Days Housemates Prize Money Winner Runner-up
1 Mahesh Manjrekar Lonavala 15 April 2018 22 July 2018 98 18 50 lakh (US$72,000) Megha Dhade Pushkar Jog
2 Goregaon film city 26 May 2019 1 September 2019 17 Shiv Thakre Neha Shitole

Housemate patternEdit

Clique Season 1 Season 2
Television Star Usha Nadkarni Veena Jagtap
Jui Gadkari Shivani Surve
Rutuja Dharmadhikari Maadhav C Deochake
Aastad Kale Rupali Bhosale
Film Actor/Actress Bhushan Kadu Digambar Naik
Megha Dhade Kishori Shahane
Pushkar Jog Aroh Velankar
Rajesh Shringarpure Abhijeet Kelkar
Resham Tipnis
Sai Lokur Neha Shitole
Smita Gondkar
Sushant Shelar Vidyadhar Joshi
Vineet Bhonde
Sharmishtha Raut Maitthily


Nandkishor Chaughule
Singer Tyagraj Khadilkar Vaishali Mhade
Journalist Anil Thatte None
Comedian Aarti Solanki Rupali Bhosale
Cooking Show Chef None Parag Kanhere
Political Personality None Abhijeet Bichukale
Reality show alumni Shiv Thakre
Dancer Surekha Punekar
Heena Panchal


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