Bigg Boss Telugu Season 3: 15 Contestants and their profiles
The much-awaited Bigg Boss TV show went on air yesterday evening with Nagarjuna doing the honors of the host.
The much-awaited Bigg Boss TV show went on air yesterday evening with Nagarjuna doing the honors of the host. Nagarjuna's show is the third edition of the super successful TV show in Telugu TV circles. We already predicted the names of the contestants much before the first episode started. 15 members entered the house and their journey starts today. Although Nagarjuna introduced them to us yesterday in the show, we are now bringing their brief profiles for our readers.
(The following list of contestants is as per their entry in the house).
1. Shiva Jyothi:
Popularly known as Theenmaar Savitri for her satirical news show Theenmaar News with Bithiri Sathi on one of the popular Telangana based news channels. Her Telangana slang, sense of humour and awareness on a wide range of topics is her strength. She is one of the popular faces that people get to see regularly on small screens. She hails from Nizamabad.
2. Ravi Krishna:
Ravi Krishna is a young and talented TV serial artist. He played the lead in a lot of Telugu TV serials that were aired on almost all the leading entertainment channels. Some of his notable works are in the serials Sundarakanda, That is Mahalakshmi, Bava Maradallu and a few others. He enjoys a decent following from those who regularly follow TV soaps.
3. Ashu Reddy:
Ashu Reddy is shot to fame with her posts and videos on social media. Her face-cuts are similar to that of Samantha and is often termed as Jr Samantha by netizens. Born and brought up in Visakhapatnam, Ashu Reddy settled in the USA. She made her big-screen debut with the movie Chal Mohan Ranga, as Megha Akash's friend. After fighting with depression for six months, post her breakup, she is now looking for a change in life.
Jaffar is a popular journalist in Telugu media. He works for a top news channel and hosts a programme called, Mukha-Mukhi. Jaffar is known for being straight-forward and often pulling the guests on his show into controversies. He is also regularly trolled by the netizens on social media. Jaffar is a contestant to watch out for!
Himaja is a side artist in Telugu films who often plays a heroine's friend. Himaja is an active user of social media who enjoys a decent fan base. She acted in films like Mahanubhavudu, Sathamanm Bhavati and many more movies.
6. Rohini Noni
Rohini is a TV serial artist known for playing comic roles, especially in the TV show Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam. A fun-loving person in general, Rohini enjoys a great following from the female audiences.
7. Rahul Sipligunj
Rahul Sipligunj is an independent music artist who produced a lot of own compositions. Known for a lot of Telangana songs, Rahul is also a main-stream singer. He also crooned a song for the recent successful movie 'iSmart Shankar'. He sang the title song of Ram Charan's Rangasthalam as well. He is based in Hyderabad and has a decent following on social media.
8. Baba Bhaskar
Bhaskar is a noted choreographer who worked for a lot of movies including that of those starring Super Star Rajinikanth. He also acted as a judge for a number of dance-based reality shows on the small screen. He is regularly seen as a judge in the dance shows and the audiences find him as a familiar face.
9. Punarnavi Bhupalam
Having made her debut as a second female lead in the movie Uyyala Jampala, Punarnavi impressed a lot of audiences but failed to convert her success into big opportunities. She was seen as Sharwanand's daughter in Malli Malli idhi Rani Roju. Punarnavi who likes to be called Navi is also someone whom netizens follow the most.
The most popular of all the contestants this season is Hema. With a career spanning more than two decades, Hema is a versatile character artist in Telugu cinema. She worked with star directors and star heroes. She is also an interesting contestant to watch out for. Since Hema wants to enter politics soon, her presence on this show is quite an important stint.
11. Ali Reza
Ali Reza is known for his presence in movies as well as TV. He acted as Ram Charan's side-kicks in Dhruva and also acted in the movies Hyderabad Nawabs 2, Gayakudu and a few others. He acted in TV Serials Evare Nuvvu Mohini and Maate Mantramu. He has a great following on TV.
12. Mahesh Vitta
Hailing from Rayalaseema region, Mahesh Vitta is popular for a wide range of comic roles in Telugu mainstream cinema. His performance in Nani's Krishnarjuna Yuddham is widely appreciated by everyone.
Having made her debut as a TV host, Sreemukhi went on to play main lead and secondary leads in the movies. She was also seen as Allu Arjun's sister in Julayi. She made her debut as a heroine with the movie Prema Ishq Kaadhal and found her big success. Later, she acted in a lot of movies but she grew popular with the TV show Pataas. She is one of the TV hosts who enjoys a great demand in Telugu TV industry. After Hema, it is Sreemukhi who enjoys a massive fan base.
14 & 15. Varun Sandesh-Vithika Sheru
For the first time ever in the Telugu Bigg Boss history, a real-life couple made their way into the house. Varun Sandesh who made his debut with the film Happy Days and Vithika who made her debut with Prema Ishq Kaadhal tied the knot in real life a couple of years ago. Both the actors are not doing well in their careers and Bigg Boss seems to be a great opportunity for them for eyeing a comeback. Though they entered the house as a couple, they have to play the game individually!