Monday, October 8, 2012

Bigg Boss Season 6: Official list of participants revealed




Bigg Boss 6 is the current sixth season of the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss, which airs on Colors from 7 October 2012 with Salman Khan returning as the host for the show. 

The House is in Pune's hill town Lonavala. The Bigg Boss house had statues of the 'three wise monkeys' by the poolside, apart from a panic room this year. The house, designed by renowned national award winning art director Sabu Cyril followed a completely different theme from its previous season, following a subtle family oriented theme, and was announced to be the largest Big Brother House ever being built on a space of over 15000 sq feet.

 

Bigg Boss-6  Participants


Name: Aashaka Goradia

Age : 26 

Marital Status : Single 

Nationality : Indian 

Occupation : Indian television actress 

How we know her : Born and brought up in Ahemdabad, Aashka made her acting debut with Balaji Telefilms. She dolled up Ekta Kapoor’s show Kkusum as a protagonist on Sony TV followed by Akela and Virrudh on Sony TV, Kahin To Hoga on Star Plus, Sindoor Tere Naam Ka and Saath Phere on Zee Tv, and Mere Apne on 9x made her popular amongst the television audience. Aashka has done some popular reality shows like Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla and Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi. She was also one of the contestants in the Mr. and Ms. Television, a talent hunt show on Sony Entertainment Television. Aashka has now added one more feather to her illustrious career by opening a beverage outlet in Oshiwara named Isayice along with actor Rohit Bakshi and Sister Jaanki Ravatia. 

A television actor by profession, Aashka became a household name after her role as Kumud in a daily show, Kussum on Sony TV.




Name : Aseem Trivedi

Age : 25 

Marital Status : Single 

Nationality : Indian 

Occupation : Indian political cartoonist 

How we know him : Aseem Trivedi shot into national prominence when charged with sedition and arrested by Mumbai police in 2012.
Aseem Trivedi is originally from Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, where his parents still live. He showed ability in drawing and art since childhood. By the time he was 20, he had worked with several Kanpur-based newspapers as a cartoonist. He moved to Delhi in 2010, when he was just 22 and continued to work as a freelance cartoonist. He became closely involved with the Anna Hazare led campaign against corruption and displayed several of his cartoons during protests. Aseem was arrested in Mumbai for making eight seditious cartoons. A group of people including some well-known media persons criticized government's decision of arresting him and protested all over the country. Aseem was supposed to fly to Syria to collect an award for his cartoons but he could not go because of his arrest. The award, given by the Cartoonists Rights Network International, is for Courage in Editorial Cartooning.




Name : Delnaaz Irani

Marital Status : Divorced 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Theatre and Indian television & films actor 
How we know her : Dalnaz Irani is a popular Indian television and film actor, famous for potraying the chaarcter of Sweetoo, from the movie Kal Ho Na Ho
Delnaaz Irani is an Indian actress of Irani origin. She has acted in both Bollywood movies and Hindi television serials and has over twenty-five plays to her credit. She has worked with some of the biggest names in Bollywood including Shahrukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Salman Khan,Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, and Kareena Kapoor. She was the host of Nach Baliye, a reality dance show with her ex-husband Rajeev. Delnaaz was married for 14 years with Rajeev Paul before they split in 2010.




Name : Dinesh Lal Yadav (Nirahua) 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Dinesh Lal Yadav alias Nirahua is a Bhojpuri (Indian folk language) singer and film actor. 
How we know him : Bhojpuri film superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav a.k.a Nirahua, grabbed the limelight after delivering hit movies like 'Til Gum gauwa.'
Nirahua is a popular face of music in Indian states like U.P, MP, Bihar & Jharkhand. He has to his credit quite a number of big block-buster Bhojpuri movies and is the first choice of south Indian producers who are investing in Bhojpuri Industry. Dinesh also has to his credit some record breaking music albums and is Known as the jubilee star of Bhojpuri movies. 




Name : Karishma Kotak 
Age : 30 
Marital Status : Single 
Nationality : Britisher 
Occupation : Model 
How we know her : Karishma is a popular Kingfisher Calender Girl- turned Model
After taking a degree in Bachelor's of Arts in advertising and marketing, Karishma moved to India in October 2005 where, within two months, she got herself onto the prestigious Kingfisher Swimsuit calendar. In 2006, Karishma took part in the "Lakme Fashion Week". She has also done music videos for artists such as Jay Sean, Sonu Nigam and Apache Indian. She has now become the brand ambassador for Dove (shampoo) in India. She remains best known for her work as the Kingfisher Girl. She has also appeared in a number of other commercials.




Name : KAshif Qureshi 
Age : 30 
Marital Status : Single 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Martial Artist 
How we know him : Kashif is the non-celebrity contestant in Bigg Boss.
Kashif hails from the city of Hydrabad, Andhra Pradesh. He got selected to be the 'Common Man' (non-celebrity).




Name : Navjot Singh Sidhu 
Age : 48 
Marital Status : Married 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Former Cricketer, TV commentator. 
How we know him : Former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu took up television commentary, and politics after taking retirement from the game.
Navjot Singh Sidhu had a volatile career as a cricketer from 1983 to 1999. He announced his retirement from cricket in December 1999. He played over 50 Test matches and over 100 ODIs scoring over 7,000 international runs. He has 27 centuries to his credit in an 18-year career. Sidhu restarted his career as a commentator for Nimbus sport when India toured Sri Lanka in 2001. He however later became a commentator with ESPN Star Sports. As a commentator, Sidhu was noted for his one-liners, which came to be known as "Sidhuisms" and regularly appears as a "cricket analyst" on various Indian news channels. He also figured as a judge on the television programme - "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge," "Funjabi Chak De." Sidhu entered politics & won on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from the Amritsar seat in the Indian general elections, 2004. After resigning due to a court case against him, he stood again after the ruling was stayed. He won a by-election with a good majority.





Name : Niketan Madhok 
Age : 29 
Marital Status : Single 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Model 
How we know him : Niketan Madhok is a Model who has walked on ramp for famous Indian and International labels. He came into limelight after Lakme India Fashion Week 2002.
About Niketan Madhok: Niketan started his career as a model in 1994 with shows in Mumbai and Bangalore. A year later he hit the Delhi ramp circuit.Niketan has worked with a lot of big names in the fashion industry like Rohit Bal, Rajiv Bajaj, Rohit Gandhi, J J Vallaya, Suneet Varma, Muzaffar Ali, Ashish Soni among others. He has walked the ramp at the Lakme India Fashion Week for a host of fashion designers including Rohit Bal, Aki Narula, Rocky S, and Ritu Kumar.





Name : Rajeev Paul 
Marital Status : Divorced 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Indian television and theatre actor and writer 
How we know him : Rajeev Paul is an Indian television actor best known for his negative role in Balaji’s daily soap Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii. He also participated in Nach Baliye,a dance reality show with his then wife Delnaaz Irani.
Rajeev Paul was born and brought up in Ajmer and hails from an army family. He went to an acting school before starting his career as an actor with Mahesh Bhatt’s television soap Swabhimaan. He has also worked with directors like Deepti Naval and Late Bharat Rangachari. Playing negative roles on the small screen has been his forte and his biggest turning point came when Ekta Kapoor offered him a role in the serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. He was also one of the popular contestants in a dance reality show Nach Baliye. Rajeev was married for 14 years to a famous Indian television actress Delnaaz Irani before they split in 2010. Rajeev is also a poet and has been working on his book for long time. He recently launched his first book titled “Mumbai,Mohabbat aur Tanhai” in Pune.




Name : Sampat Pal Devi 
Age : 52 
Marital Status : Married 

Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Sampat Pal Devi is the founder and leader of a group of women vigilantes in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state's Banda District, called the "Gulabi Gang" 
How we know her : Sampat Pal Devi is a former government health worker who came into news after the launch of the book “Sampat Pal – A warrior in pink saree” in 2008.
Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and a former government health worker found the Gulabi Gang in 2006 as a response to the widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. It’s not a “gang” in the usual sense of the term. It’s a gang for justice. The group, numbering several hundred women and a few men, use vigilante-style tactics to achieve greater social justice for the poor with its main focus on poor women. Their goal is to strike fear in the hearts of wrongdoers and earn the respect of officials who have the power to initiate positive change. They brandish sticks and axes when the need presents itself. Her work has been noticed, appreciated and publicize by several film and documentary makers including- A documentary called "Gulabi Gang", directed by Nishtha Jain, premiered at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in 2012. A movie called "Pink Saris" has been made about them, directed by Kim Longinotto. Anubhav Sinha is in a process of making another movie on this gang titled” Gulab Gang” In 2008, Oh! Editions published her autobiography “Sampat Pal – A warrior in pink sare”





Name : Sana Khan 
Age : 25 
Marital Status : Single 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Actress, Model & Item girl 
How we know her : Sana Khan is an Indian film actress and model. Best known for her appearance in the Amul Macho ad ‘yeh to Bada toing hai’
Sana Khan is a popular Tollywood actress who was born and brought up in Mumbai. She worked as model in Mumbai, appearing in more than 30 ad films alongside the likes of Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. She later on, appeared in item numbers in films such as Bombay to Goa and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, before she was signed in 2008 do to the lead female role in the Tamil film Silambattam opposite Silambarasan, who approached and offered her the role. Playing a talkative, tomboyish brahmin village girl in the film, she won rave reviews for her performance as Jaanu and the ITFA Best New Actress Award in Singapore. Subsequently, she has been signed to do two more Tamil films, Thambikku Indha Ooru with Bharath, Aayiram Vilakku with Shanthnoo Bhagyarajand "Payanam" with Prakash Raj, Nagarjuna, Rishi and others.









Name : Sapna Bhavani 
Age : 41 
Marital Status : Married 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Celebrity Hair Stylist and owner of Mad-o-Wat Salon 
How we know her : Sapna is a celebrity hair stylist. Her celebrity clientele includes the likes of Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Siddharth Malaya and John Abraham
A self-styled hippie hairdresser owns a strand salon Mad-O-Wot at Carter Road in Mumbai. When she's not experimenting with daring hairstyles on celebrity tresses at either of her two kitschy salons, she’s playing producer, director, writer, photographer, DJ or an actress. She's managed to backpack around Mexico, road trip around the United States, motorbike up to Ladakh, snag a double major in management, get married and divorced twice, run her own business, rack up a glitzy client list, publish a book called "Style-o-wot," produce and star in a music video with a Mumbai indie band and become a keystone in the Mumbai urban scene. Sapna’s salon is a second home to bollywood celebrities like Sameera and Sushma Reddy, Dino Morea, Koena Mitra, John Abraham and Bipasha Basu. Sapna has acted in movies like Pyar Ke Side Effects and Ugli Aur Pagli.






Sayantani Ghosh

Name : Sayantani Ghosh 
Age : 28 
Marital Status : Single 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Model-turned-Indian television & film actress 
How we know her : Played the leading role in Aroona Irani’s Naagin in 2007.
Sayantani Ghosh is often described as the Bipasha Basu of television. Born and brought up in Kolkata, Sayantani won the Miss Calcutta contest and that brought her under the spot light. Later on, she ventured into Bengali films. Sayantani happened to act with Bengali film superstar Prasenjit. She made her acting debut on television with Kumkum in 2002. After Kumkum, Sayantani was picked to play the lead in Sahara One’s Ghar Ek Sapna. Later, she bagged another leading role in Aroona Irani’s Naagin in 2007. Sayantani showed us her funnier side in Comedy Circus 2 where she was paired with comedian Kuldeep Dubey. She showed her tremendous dancing skills in Zee TV’s reality show Ek Se Badhkar Ek. She was also briefly seen making an appearance in Ronit Roy’s much acclaimed show Adaalat, Sabki Laadli Bebo on Star Plus and Crime Patrol on Sony TV. She will yet again play the role of a naagin in Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuyein.






Name : Urvashi Dholakia 
Age : 33 
Marital Status : Divorced 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Actor, Stand-up comedian 
How we know her : Urvashi is half-Punjabi, half-Gujarati by birth. She was married at age 16, had twin sons at age 17, and was divorced one-and-a-half years later; her sons study in a boarding school. Urvashi first acted in TV commercial of Lux soap with actress Revathi at age six. She made her television acting debut, Though she really started acting after her first major appearance, as actor Vishal Singh's teenage love interest in comedy-TV series, Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993) at age 14, and she has been acting ever since. She had already acted in Zamana Badal Gaya, Mehndi Tere Naam Ki and serials like Ghar Ek Mandir and Kabhi Sautan Kabhi Saheli, when she was offered the role of Komolika, part of the principal cast of Kasautii Zindagii Kay in 2001, the role made her one of most famous vamps on Indian television, in a series which ran till 2008. The role got attention not just for her acting as a crafty daughter-in-law, which soon "became an unofficial yardstick to rate bad women on TV", but also for the garish make-up, saris and characteristic bindi stylings of her character
Urvashi is best known for playing the villainous character, Komolika, in the Star Plus daily soap opera, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which ran from 2001 to 2008






Name : Vrajesh Hirjee 
Age : 35 
Marital Status : Single 
Nationality : Indian 
Occupation : Theatre and televison actor 
How we know him : A famous film, television & theater actor who is known for his comic roles in the movies like Golmal triology and Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
Vrajesh has acted in over 40 Gujarati plays and has done a number of successful movies like Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, Golmaal Returns and Tum Bin. He also hosted the show THE MAN'S world SHOW. He is an AIESEC Alumnus (Association Internationale des √Čtudiants en Sciences √Čconomiques et Commerciales). Recently, he appeared in the water game show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout as a contestant. He is currently seen in SAB TV sitcom Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother.





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