Bigg Boss 17 is now making a comeback after the success of the previous OTT show. The contestant names are now out and confirmation names will be shared today in this post. The official sources have shared new updates on this and some famous names are making this season special again like Munawar Faruqui who is a sensation on the internet after the announcement.
Bigg Boss Season 17 Contestants List With Photos
The new series started on 15 October 15 on Jio Cinema for free and it is streaming now. Some famous people are appearing in the show like Ankita Lokhande and Manikarnika. She is going in with her husband Vicky Jain. There is also Jigna Vora who is a former journalist and famous for her web series. And Munawar Faruqui is also doing a comeback who is a comedian and gets into controversies.
Some TV couples like Neil Bhatt and Aishwarya Sharma who fell in love while working on ‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin,’ and Abhishek Kumar who is known for ‘Udaariyan,’ are also joining. Abhishek is coming with his former co-star Isha Malviya. Let us check the full list below.
Munawar Iqbal Faruqui is a talented guy in the entertainment world who remains in some controversy but owns a big fan following on social media. He makes people laugh as a comedian and also does rapping.
He comes from a Muslim family and faced hard times when his family had to move to Mumbai after some big fights happened in Gujarat in 2002. Then, when he was just 13 his mom passed away. He felt like he had to take care of things and started working in a store that sold kitchen stuff while going to school. When he was in his early twenties, he got into graphic design. But in 2017, when online streaming platforms became popular in India, he found out he liked making people laugh.
From that time, he worked hard to be a great comedian and rapper. In April 2020, he posted a funny video Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat that made him famous. He even released a song Jawab with another musician named Spectra in August 2020. He kept making people laugh with more comedy videos, like ‘Ghost Story’ on his YouTube channel in February 2021. In 2022, he also appeared in a reality show Lock Upp which is run by Kangana Ranaut and now he is confirmed cast of Bigg Boss 17.
Anurag Dobhal (UK07 Rider)
Anurag Dobhal is famous as ‘The UK07 Rider’ who is a popular Indian content creator, motovlogger, and social media influencer. He was born on September 18, 1997, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Anurag’s digital journey started in 2018 when he created his YouTube channel, The UK07 Rider, after completing his education and schooling in Dehradun.
Anurag’s rise to fame is due to his love for travel and motovlogging. He records his exciting journeys and shares them with a global audience, gaining millions of views and subscribers. Motovlogging is not just a hobby for him; it’s a way of life. His popularity extends beyond India, and people in countries like Nepal and Bhutan appreciate his work. Anurag is not only known for his travel vlogs but also for his impressive collection of bikes and cars, including modified KTM and Kawasaki. His estimated net worth is 1.5 crore rupees, showcasing his success.
Sunny Arya (Tehelka Bhai)
Sunny Arya is a famous content creator who gained popularity through his YouTube channel Tehelka Prank. He wanted to become an actor and went to Mumbai to pursue his acting dreams. After facing rejection, he returned to New Delhi and decided to create online content instead. Sunny’s YouTube channel is known for its funny prank videos that people can relate to and enjoy. These videos became even more popular during the lockdown.
His journey from wanting to be an actor to becoming a successful content creator shows how he adapted and persevered in the digital world. He uses his YouTube channel, Helping Sunny Arya, to support underprivileged people by providing them with essentials like food, clothes, and wheelchairs. In 2023, Sunny’s popularity grew and then he also appeared on the TV reality show Bigg Boss Season 17. He is married to Deepika Arya who is also a content creator and appears in his prank videos.
Ankita Lokhande Jain is a famous Indian actress known for her roles in both Indian movies and TV shows. She became famous for her role in the TV series Pavitra Rishta and people loved her acting in that show and she also got many awards for it. She’s one of the highest-paid actors on Indian television and earned many awards like the Gold Award, Indian Television Academy Award, and Indian Telly Award.
Ankita has been also seen in Indian movies and her first film was ‘Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi‘ in 2019, where she acted alongside Kangana Ranaut. She was nominated for a Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. Also, she acted in an action movie Baaghi 3 with Tiger and now in October 2023 she has entered as a contestant on a popular Indian reality show Bigg Boss Season 17.
Soniya Bansal is an Indian actress and model who is famous for her work in Bollywood and Telugu films. She started her acting career with the movie Naughty Gang in 2019, where she played the role of Tara. Later, she appeared in Bollywood in the film 100 Crore alongside experienced actors like Rahul Roy and Shakti Kapoor. She has taken on various roles in her acting journey, showing her commitment to the craft through her work in different movies.
Soniya comes from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, and her family has a background in the Indian Army. She is well-educated, holding a Master’s degree in Architecture from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University. Her transition from studying architecture to pursuing acting shows her passion for the arts. Her acting career includes a variety of projects, from films like Dubki and Dheera to her upcoming web series, Shoorveer, which is an action drama that is expected to be a significant addition to her career.
Isha Malviya is a young star who is already doing big things as an actor, model, and fashion influencer. Isha’s career took off when she started acting in the Indian TV show ‘Udaariyaan’ in 2021, where she played the role of Jasmine Kaur Sandhu. She became successful early in her career, which shows how talented and dedicated she is.
Besides acting, she’s also into fashion and modelling. She started as a model when she was just 13 years old by taking part in beauty pageants like ‘Miss Madhya Pradesh’ in 2017, ‘Shaan of Madhya Pradesh’ in 2018, and ‘Miss Teen India Worldwide,’ where she was the 2nd runner-up in 2019. Her early achievements helped her get into music videos, and she’s been in popular Hindi and Punjabi music videos like ‘Jiske Liye’ in 2020, ‘Tu Mileya’ in 2021, and ‘Bomb Bomb’ in 2021. Now, she is a part of Salman Khan’s reality show BB season 17.
Abhishekh Pandey started his journey in the entertainment world in 2018 when he appeared in a music video Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai. But what got him noticed was his role as Amrik Singh Virk in the Indian TV show Udaariyaan in 2021, which aired on Colors TV. People loved his acting in that show, and it made him famous.
Besides acting, Abhishek is also active on social media where he has more than 600K subscribers on YouTube. He also promotes different fashion brands on Instagram, showing that he has a big influence online. He’s into fitness and likes creating content on platforms like TikTok too. He has appeared in many Hindi and Punjabi music videos which is making him even more popular in the entertainment world and now he is confirmed contestant of BB17.
Neil Bhatt is a famous Indian actor known for his work on TV serials, His career started when he became famous by winning a dance show ‘Kaboom’ and also took part in the well-known dance show Boogie Woogie. He started acting in 2008 with a TV show Arslaan on Sony Television. This was just the beginning of his successful acting career. He’s had important roles in TV shows like Roop – Mard Ka Naya Swaroop and Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin, where he played DCP Virat Chavan. His fans love him, and he’s won various awards, including the Zee Rishtey Award and the Gujarat State Film Award.
Vicky Jain is a successful businessman and comes from a wealthy family with a strong presence in the business world. He studied for an MBA at the famous Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai. After that, he joined his family’s business which mainly deals with different types of coal. He is the Managing Director of ‘Mahavir Coal Washeries Private Limited’ in Bilaspur where he looks after the business’s commercial and marketing side.
Apart from his business work, Vicky is a sports fan and he co-owns the Mumbai Tigers team in the Box Cricket League which is a sports and entertainment show. He became known to the public in 2017 when a picture of him with Ankita Lokhande at a Holi party became popular on social media. Before dating Ankita, Vicky had met her previous boyfriend the late Sushant Singh Rajput which got some attention too.
Jigna Vora’s life started her career as a reporter covering crime stories for big newspapers like the Free Press Journal, Mid-day, Mumbai Mirror, and the Asian Age. But things took a big turn when she was wrongly accused of being part of a famous journalist’s murder in 2011.
Jigna also faced some really serious charges like murder, criminal conspiracy, and having illegal weapons. Because of this, she had to spend nine months in prison at the Byculla Women’s Jail in Mumbai. While she was in jail, something special happened. She had a deep spiritual awakening, especially because she talked to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, also known as Sadhvi Pragya.
After she was found not guilty in 2018 because there wasn’t enough evidence against her, she started a new chapter in her life. She became a consciousness healer, a teacher of Aatmic Awareness, a tarot card reader, and an astrologer. She wrote a book about her life ‘Behind Bars in Byculla My Days in Prison,’ which came out in September 2019. This book was the basis for a Netflix series ‘Scoop’ in 2023.
Aishwarya Sharma has now appeared in Bigg Boss season 17 too. The actress started her career in TV back in 2015 with a show ‘Code Red,’ where she played a character named Jasmine Kaur. Her journey in the entertainment business is just beginning, but she’s already getting a lot of attention for her work in both TV and web series.
Aishwarya became known for her roles in TV shows like ‘Meri Durga,’ ‘Ghum Hai Kisi Ke Pyaar Meiin,’ and the web series ‘Madhuri Talkies.’ Besides acting, she’s also trained in Kathak dance, which shows that she’s got many talents. She and her husband Neil Bhatt have captured the hearts of the audience with their work in the Indian television industry. Aishwarya’s dedication to her craft and her ability to do different things as an actor.
Rinku Karmarkar has been in the entertainment business for many years. She got her start in the 1990s when Gufi Paintal discovered her. She first appeared on TV in a show Kanoon. But she became famous for playing Neetu Malhotra in the popular show Swabhiman in the ’90s.
Throughout her career, Rinku has played lots of different roles, even some as the bad guy, to show how good she is at acting. One time, she took on a tough role as Tai in the show Yeh Vaada Raha and even shaved her head to make the character look real.
In her personal life, Rinku Karmarkar is married to actor Kiran Karmarkar. They met while working on the famous show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. Rinku played Kiran’s sister, Chaya, on the show, and they fell in love during the shoot. They also have a son together. Rinku loves dancing and is devoted to Lord Shiv Shankar in her real life. She admires actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Mannara Chopra is an Indian actress and model and has worked in various Indian film industries, including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada. Besides her talent, Mannara is also known for her family connection as she is the paternal cousin of the globally famous actresses Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra.
Mannara’s journey in the entertainment world began with her Bollywood debut in the movie Zid in 2014. Since then, she has expanded her career to work in different regional film industries. She appeared in numerous commercials, including ones with Salman Khan for Suzuki, Farhan Akhtar for Dulex paints, and director Imtiaz Ali for Parle Marie. She has also shared the screen with her cousin Priyanka Chopra in three commercials. Her experience in the advertising world laid a strong foundation for her entry into the film industry.
Firoza Khan who is famous as her stage name Khanzaadi is a famous singer and musician from Assam India. Her journey in the music industry has earned her a lot of recognition, especially for her powerful rap songs like ‘Aazma Le,’ ‘Ziddi,’ and ‘Begum.’ Her big break came when she participated in the Indian reality show Bigg Boss Season 17 in 2023.
Firoza Khan’s story is quite inspiring. She has a diverse background with her father being of Afghan descent and her mother being Indian. Interestingly, she didn’t receive formal music training. Instead, she started writing songs at home and later moved to Mumbai to chase her dreams of becoming a successful musician. Her songs often touch on personal struggles, societal issues, and female empowerment.
Navid Sole is a 27-year-old pharmacist from Rome Italy who is got recent attention in the business world due to his impressive achievements in the pharmacy industry. He holds a Pharmacy degree from Kings College London and has become a trusted healthcare provider in London, managing two successful pharmacies. His success story is especially inspiring because he has overcome challenges related to his gender and heritage, being of both Italian and Persian descent.
Navid Sole is open about his personal life. He identifies as a male and follows the Christian faith. While he keeps his personal life relatively private, Navid’s journey from Rome to London and his success in the pharmaceutical sector demonstrate his unwavering dedication and determination to make a significant impact in the business world. With an estimated net worth between $1 million to $5 million in 2021.
Sana Raees Khan
Sana Raees Khan is a well-known criminal lawyer from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She has earned a reputation for representing high-profile clients in some of the country’s most sensational legal cases. Sana is highly experienced in arguing cases in the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court. She holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Mumbai, which adds to her impressive qualifications.
One of Sana Raees Khan’s career highlights was successfully representing Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. Sana secured her bail after six years of legal battles, which was a significant achievement. Sana’s legal expertise was also in the spotlight during the Aryan Khan drug case in 2021. She represented Avin Sahu, one of the co-accused, and played a crucial role in securing his bail. Her argument that neither Avin nor Aryan had any drugs on their person when taken into custody by the NCB was pivotal in obtaining bail for her client and later contributed to Aryan Khan’s defence as well.
Arun Mashettey is an Indian YouTuber who has made a name for himself in the digital world. His YouTube channel, Achanak Bayanak Gaming, has gained widespread recognition. Arun’s content mainly focuses on live streaming his video gaming sessions and connecting with Omegle users from different countries, building a diverse online community with over 290,000 subscribers.
Arun was born on October 23rd in Hyderabad and attended Jain Heritage A Cambridge School in his hometown for his early education. While there is limited information about his family, he got married to Malak Mashettey in a religious ceremony on March 15, 2021. His participation in Bigg Boss Season 17 reflects the evolution of his career, where Bigg Boss Voting plays a significant role in his journey. Arun’s popularity in the digital world is primarily due to his engaging presence and entertaining content.
This was the confirmed list of the cast of this season of Bigg Boss, and we have listed their images as well. Now, these are trending on social media because of the announcement and excitement from their fans.
Here are the all cast names of BB17 in brief –
- Ankita Lokhande
- Vicky Jain
- Soniya Bansal
- Arun Mashettey
- Sana Raees Khan
- Navid Sole
- Anurag Dobhal
- Jigna Vora
- Sunny Arya (Tehelka Bhai)
- Mannara Chopra
- Munawar Faruqui
- Rinku Dhawan
- Abhishek Kumar
- Neil Bhatt
- Aishwarya Sharma
- Isha Malviya