Bigg Boss 17 Contestants List [UPDATED], Start Date, Here’s Everything You Need To Know-Latest News

23 million people watched the live end of Bigg Boss OTT season 2. After the lines were open for 15 minutes, 250 million votes were cast.
“The number of viewers this time is just amazing.” A top JioCinema official told Variety, “This seems to have been one of the biggest events in the entertainment space in the world, and by a long shot, in India.”
Since BB OTT was such a big hit, the show’s creators have already begun getting ready for its 17th season.

Bigg Boss 17 Contestant Name Overview


Bigg Boss 17



Reality Show Name

Bigg Boss

Reality Show Season


Bigg Boss Season 17 Start Date

15 October 2023

Hosted By

Salman Khan

Host Profession


Host Professional Industry


Digital Rights (TV)

Colors TV

Digital Rights (OTT)

Jio Cinema, Jio TV, My Jio, etc.



Probable Contestants (Season 17)

  • Ankita Lokhande
  • Vicky Jain
  • Sagar Parekh
  • Harsh Beniwal
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Big Boss Season 16 Winner

MC Stan

Bigg Boss OTT Season 2 Winner

Elvish Yadav

OTT Application (Download Version)

Android and iOS

Bigg Boss Season 16 Status


Bigg Boss 17 OTT Platform

Jio Cinema, Jio TV, My Jio, etc.

Beyond Success: Getting Ready for Season 17

Bigg Boss OTT was a huge hit, so the show’s makers are already getting ready for the 17th season. Fans are getting more and more excited for the next exciting episode of the famous reality TV show.

Bigg Boss 17: Salman Khan Returns with “Couples Vs Singles”

The 17th season of Bigg Boss is set to kick off on Sunday, 15 October 2023. The seasoned Bollywood actor Salman Khan will return as the charismatic host. This season’s theme, intriguingly titled “Iss baar game nahin hoga sabke liye same to same,” adds an extra layer of excitement.


The Battle Inside: Singles vs. Couples

An interesting twist is that the house will be split into two different areas: a luxury sanctuary and a less fancy area. The first one has comforts and amenities, like beds, while the second one is tough and doesn’t have any of those things. The fight between Couples and Singles looks like it will make for an exciting season.

Sneak Peek: The Bigg Boss 17 house is being built

Some people have seen a movie going viral that shows how the Bigg Boss 17 house is being built. Fans are getting more and more excited as they guess how grand the next season will be. It should be ready for the opening on October 15, 2023.


Themes: A Look Back at Bigg Boss History

Themes Through the Years

Heaven and Hell7
Double Trouble9
Bigg Boss Halla Bol (Spin-off of S8)8
Padosi (Neighbours Redux)11

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. Sagar Parekh
  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. Bebika Dhurve
  14. Sandeep Sikand
  15. Anjum Fakih
  16. Arjit Taneja
  17. Awez Darbar
  18. Anjali Arora
  19. Munawar Faruqui

Ankita Lokhande & Vicky Jain

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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.

Vicky Jain is an Indian businessman who is known for being the boyfriend of the Bollywood actress, Ankita Lokhande.

Sagar Parekh

Sagar Parekh. Actor: Trafficked. Sagar Parekh is known for Trafficked (2017), Ladron (2010) and Cool Kids 2: Ghost Never Sleep

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

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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

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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.

Bebika Dhurve


People say that Bebika Dhruve is in talks with the show’s producers, but she hasn’t said yes yet. Abhishek might not be on the show.

Sandeep Sikand

Sandiip Sikcand is an Indian popular producer, writer, and director. He is the producer of many popular Indian television shows such as ‘Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum’ (2019), ‘Mehendi Hai Rachne Wali’ (2021), and ‘Bohot Pyaar Karte Hai’ (2021).

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

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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

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The Prize Awaits: Bigg Boss 17 Grand Reward

The grand prize for the winner of Bigg Boss 17 is 50 Lakh rupees, so the risks are high. The OTT version of the show, on the other hand, had a prize of 25 Lakh dollars. The big prize makes things even more competitive in the Bigg Boss house, where things are already very competitive.

Frequently Asked Questions :

In the spectacular Bigg Boss OTT Season 2 finale, a record-breaking 23 million people watched live, with an astounding 250 million votes cast within a mere 15-minute voting window.

Bigg Boss Season 17 is set to commence on Sunday, October 15, 2023. Bollywood actor Salman Khan, known for his charismatic hosting, will return to lead the show.

The theme of Bigg Boss 17 is “Couples Vs Singles,” introducing a unique dynamic by dividing the house into luxurious and non-luxurious zones. This season promises an engaging clash between the two groups.

Certainly! Over the years, Bigg Boss has featured diverse themes, such as “Heaven and Hell,” “Aircraft,” “Double Trouble,” “Neighbours,” “Jungle,” and others. Each theme added a distinct flavor to its respective season.

As of now, the official list of Bigg Boss 17 contestants has not been released. However, rumors suggest a star-studded lineup, including Ankita Lokhande, Vicky Jain, Sagar Parekh, Harsh Beniwal, Aishwarya Sharma, Neil Bhatt, and many more. It’s important to note that these names are speculative and await confirmation from the show’s organizers.

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