Bigg Boss Nau is all set to conquer our TV screens starting next week. And while rumours are rife with the probable contestants' list, actor Kamaal R Khan has announced his personal list on the final names of celebs entering the controversial reality show.(FYI he usually gets it right.)
As revealed by the self-styled actor-turned-producer, 15 contestants have been finalised for the show as of now. The names are as follows:
1. Aman Yatan Verma
A popular TV actor, Aman Verma is best known for his character Anupam Kapadia in Ekta Kapoor's Kyukii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He also played the host of game show Khull Ja Sim Sim and played pivotal roles in shows like Kehta Hai Dil, Na Aana Is Des Laado, Kumkum, Kalash, Devi among others.
His filmy career includes films like Sangharsh, Baghban, Desh Drohi, Tees Maar Khan and many more.
FACT: He was allegedly caught in a huge casting couch controversy. News channel India TV did a sting operation in 2005 in which he was shown begging Suhaib Ilyasi to remove his footage from the sting operation.
2. Kishwar Merchant
Model and actress, Kishwar Merchant got popular with her debut TV show Hip Hip Hurray. She has done various popular TV shows including Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Kkavyanjali and Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.
She can currently be seen playing Dimpy Karan Kapoor in Sony Entertainment Television's show Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar.
FACT: The actress has dated her co-star Suyyash Rai for long. However, things took an unfortunate turn and the couple split. Suyyash Rai will also be seen in Bigg Boss this year.
3. Suyyash Rai
UP born Suyyash Rai is a TV actor and is popular for his well toned physique. He got popular with his character of Neil Khurana in Star One show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.
He has done TV shows like Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai... Ajab Sa Risk Hai and many more. He can currently be seen on Star Plus' show Badtameez Dil, in the role of Nissar.
FACT: Actor Suyyash Rai and Kishwar Merchant will be seen together under the Bigg Boss house. Let's hope for some love-hate bonding then!
4. Roopal Tyagi
Rupal Tyagi is an Indian choreographer and television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Gunjan in the Indian soap opera Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke on Zee TV.
She did the choreography for popular song Mere Dolna, from 2007 hit Bollywood film Bhool Bhulaiyaa.
FACT: The actress was dating her co-star Ankit Gera when she found out that Gera was already in a relationship with some other actress. They broke up later.
5. Ankit Gera
Popular for playing Mayank in Zee TV show Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Ankit Gera is one of the heartthrobs of Indian television. He even garnered appreciation for playing Nikhil in Mahi Way.
FACT: His co-star and ex-flame Roopal Tyagi will also be seen in the Bigg Boss house. Therefore, expect some masala.
6. Digangana Suryavanshi
Digangana Suryavanshi is a 17-year-old actress, best known for playing Veera Sampooran Singh in the popular Star Plus TV series Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera. The actress has also written two books -- Nixie the Mermaid and Power of Love.
FACT: She has won several awards for her performance in the TV show Veera. And therefore, as far as Bigg Boss history goes, she becomes a natural choice for a strong contender to win.
7. Mandana Karimi
A popular Iranian model, Mandana was last seen playing the lead opposite actor Kunal Khemu in the recently released Bhaag Johnny. She has also done various TV commercials with known actors and has walked the ramp for designers like J J Valaya, Satya Paul, Sandeep Khosla among others.
FACT: She will be seen in upcoming Bollywood flicks like Main Aur Charles and Kya Kool Hai Hum 3. Her presence in Bigg Boss will serve as a great platform for the promotion of her films as well.
8. Keith Sequeira
A popular TV face, Keith has also acted in 2013 Bollywood film Sixteen. He has also been a popular RJ and VJ in the past. He featured in a Raymond ad and gained popularity.
FACT: While talking about himself in an interview, he said, "I would also like to carve a name for myself in the industry that is rapidly advancing and expanding. Like this, I hope to make my fellow Goans proud too!"
9. Arvind Vegda
A Gujarati rockstar, Arvind Vegda became a musical sensation with his Bhai Bhai renditions. He is quite popular for his extraordinary musical experiments.
FACT: Not just a rockstar singer, his dressing style and look is quite striking as well.
10. Rimi Sen
Bollywood actress Rimi Sen is popular for her roles in films like Hungama, Dhoom, Phir Hera Pheri, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Johnny Gaddaar and many more.
FACT: She has played a pivotal character Maya opposite Salman Khan in 2005 Bollywood film Kyon Ki.
11. Prince Narula
Prince Narula is a model and a popular reality TV show contestant. He won the Roadies X2 title. Narula was last seen in MTV dating reality TV show Splitsvilla, season 8, hosted by Sunny Leone and Rannvijay Singha.
FACT: He will fill the essential place of a reality TV show member in Bigg Boss house.
12. Vikas Bhalla
He is both a singer and an actor. Popular for doing various TV shows, he has also sung Po Po in 2014 Bollywood film Son Of Sardar. He is married to Punita, daughter of veteran actor Prem Chopra.
FACT: The song Po Po that he sang for the film featured actors Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha in it.
13. Rochelle Maria Rao
Rochelle Rao is an Indian model and anchor. She was crowned Femina Miss India International in 2012. She rose to fame after hosting Extra Innings during IPL 2013 matches. Rao has also participated in season 5 of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster.
FACT: Rao has also done an adventurous travel show on Fox Life called Life Mein Ek Baar along with Evelyn Sharma, Pia Trivedi and Mehak Chahal, in 2014.
14. Sahil Khan
Sahil Khan is an Indian actor and model. He debuted in Bollywood with 2001 comedy film Style, where actor Sharman Joshi too played a pivotal role.
FACT: He was caught in a controversy over his alleged relationship with actor Jackie Shroff's wife Ayesha Shroff. The matter was legally escalated before being settled on mutual agreement.
15. Mahhi Vij
A popular TV actress, Mahhi Vij is married to actor and host Jay Bhanushali. She got popular for playing Nakusha in Colors hit TV show Laagi Tujhse Lagan.
FACT: It is said that Nadeem, who is considered a close acquaintance to Salman Khan, also shares a great bonding with Mahhi and her husband Jay.