Bigg Boss 17: A tentative list of participants including Munawar Faruqui, Ankita Lokhande, and Jigna Vora

There are a lot of famous people who are going to be on Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 17. The show starts on October 15.
Salman Khan, a famous actor from Bollywood, is about to start the 17th season of his popular reality show Bigg Boss. The first episode of the show will air on October 15, Sunday. There are rumors that writer and stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, actress Ankita Lokhande, and her husband Vicky Jain may be on the show. Read also: Salman Khan says Bigg Boss 17 won’t be the same for everyone

The contestants’ list isn’t usually made public before the show, but as usual, the internet is full of rumors about the famous people who might be on Bigg Boss 17. Here is a possible list of the contestants who will likely join Salman Khan on stage for the grand launch and move into the Bigg Boss house. The premiere is in three days.

Contestants of Bigg Boss 17

The official list of Bigg Boss 17 contestants is yet to be released, but rumors are ablaze. Speculated participants include:

  1. Ankita Lokhande
  2. Vicky Jain
  3. Jigna Vohra
  4. Harsh Beniwal
  5. Aishwarya Sharma
  6. Neil Bhatt
  7. Jay Soni
  8. Rishabh Jaiswal
  9. Abhishek Malhan
  10. Jiya Shankar
  11. Sachin Meena
  12. Seema Haider
  13. Manasvi Mamgai
  14. Sandeep Sikand
  15. Anjum Fakih
  16. Arjit Taneja
  17. Awez Darbar
  18. Anjali Arora
  19. Munawar Faruqui

Ankita Lokhande & Vicky Jain

Ankita Lokhande Jain is an Indian actress who mainly works in Hindi films and television. She made her acting debut with an award-winning role in Pavitra Rishta. One of the highest paid television actors in India, she is a recipient of three Gold Awards, one Indian Television Academy Award and Indian Telly Award each. Since many years ago, Ankita Lokhande has been one of the most popular actors on Hindi TV. In addition to her role in Pavitra Rishta, she has also been in movies like Manikarnika, which both audiences and reviewers loved. Her name is also being thrown around as someone who might be on Bigg Boss 17. But some news sources say she was in talks for the reality show but couldn’t go through with it because of an argument over her fees. Vicky Jain is an Indian businessman who is known for being the boyfriend of the Bollywood actress, Ankita Lokhande.

Jigna Vora

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Jigna Vora was jailed for allegedly planning the murder of a top journalist. The case came to light again recently when Hansal Mehta’s film Scoop came out on Netflix. There is proof in the Indian Express that Jigna will be a contestant on Bigg Boss 17.

Harsh Beniwal

Harsh Beniwal is an Indian social media star, actor, YouTube creator, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame on TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram, where his content gained quick popularity. After this, he shifted to YouTube, creating a variety of comedic videos, which also achieved success. Big Boss 17 contestant Harsh Beniwal

Aishwarya Sharma & Neil Bhatt

Aishwarya Sharma rose to fame through her role as Pakhi in Star Plus’ Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin, the show that today made a mark by completing three years. She joined “Khatron Ke Khiladi” shortly after leaving Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin. At first, the actress struggled but later performed exceptionally Big Boss 17 contestant Aishwarya Sharma

Jay Soni

Jay Soni is an Indian tactor and host who is known for his work in Hindi television. He is known for his roles in television shows like Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan, and Sasural Genda Phool both of them aired on Star Plus and Colors TV’s drama series Sanskaar – Dharohar Apno Ki. Big Boss 17 contestant Jay Soni
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Rishabh Jaiswal

Rishabh Jaiswal is currently seen in TV youth-based reality show ‘Roadies Karm Ya Kaand’. He was previously seen essaying the role of Sanju, Shaurya’s (Baseer Ali) friend in Kundali Bhagya said that he didn’t quit the show but is on a break due to his participation in reality TV Big Boss 17 contestant Rishabh Jaiswall
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Abhishek Malhan and Jiya Shankar

Abhishek Malhan, also known as Fukra Insaan, is a popular Indian YouTuber, gamer, and singer. He gained fame through his YouTube channel with 8.22 million subscribers, where he shares funny videos like challenges, pranks, and reactions. Born on May 24, 1997, in Delhi, India, he started his YouTube career and even appeared on Bigg Boss OTT 2 in 2023. Abhishek, aka Fukra Insaan, is active on social media and has over 6.6 million Instagram followers. He comes from a creative family with a significant presence in India’s digital entertainment scene. Jiya Shankar is an Indian actress known for working in Hindi television. She is known for playing Dr. Iravati “Ira” Pandey in &TV’s comedy drama series Meri Hanikarak Biwi, and for Susheela “Susheela” Ruhail Solanki in Sab TV’s comedy series Kaatelal & Sons. Big Boss 17 contestant Abishek Malhan

Sachin Meena and Seema Haider

Another name doing the rounds is Sachin Meena and his Pakistani wife Seema Haider.

Manasvi Mamgai

Manasvi is a model who made her acting debut with Ajay Devgn as the bad guy in Prabhu Dheva’s Action Jackson. She was Femina Miss India World 2010. A few music films have had her in them. Not long ago, she was on Kajol’s web show The Trial and won The Price Is Right in the United States. There are also rumors on the internet that she might be on Bigg Boss 17.

Mannara Chopra

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It is said that Mannara Chopra, Priyanka Chopra’s cousin, will also be on Salman Khan’s show this year. Aside from the Bollywood movie Zid, Mannara has been in a few Tamil and Telugu movies, such as Thikka and Rogue.

Anjum Fakih

Anjum Fakih (born 12 September 1989) is an Indian actress and model. She is best known for her work in Zee TV popular shows Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, and Kundali Bhagya and Sony TV’s Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2.

Arjit Taneja

Arjit Taneja (born 10 November 1992) is an Indian television actor and model. He made his television debut in the reality shows MTV Splitsvilla 6 and Box Cricket League and starred in several TV fiction dramas namely Zee TV Kumkum Bhagya, Kaleerein, Colors TV Bahu Begum, Naagin 5 & Naagin 6, Dangal TV Nath – Zewar Ya Zanjeer and StarPlus Banni Chow Home Delivery. Big Boss 17 contestant Arjit Taneja
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Awez Darbar

Awez Darbar is a Mumbai-based dancer, choreographer, and influencer on social media. He was born on March 16, 1993, which means his star sign is Pisces. He received his fame through TikTok. He completed his schooling  from St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra, and college studies from the University of Mumbai. Big Boss 17 contestant Awez Darbar
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Anjali Arora

Anjali Arora is an Indian actress who has appeared in several music videos. she garnered popularity with her content as a social media influencer. Anjali enjoys a great fan following on social media, and she was also the second runner-up in ALT Balaji’s show Lock Upp’. Big Boss 17 contestant Anjali Arora

Munawar Faruqui

Munawar Iqbal Faruqui (born 28 January 1992) is an Indian stand-up comedian and rapper. In 2022 he appeared as a contestant on Kangana Ranaut’s reality show. Big Boss 17 contestant Munawar Faruqui
Since Munawar won Kangana Ranaut’s reality show Lock Upp last year, he was apparently also asked to be on Bigg Boss 16, but the deal fell through. However, rumors say that he is likely to be on the show again this year.

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