Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9: Here is the CONFIRMED list of contestants
Bigg Boss Kannada and Kiccha Sudeep return with the 9th Season with a new and improved format.
Kiccha Sudeep as the host of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9
The much-awaited Season 9 of Bigg Boss Kannada is finally here with Kiccha Sudeep donning his host's avatar once again. With a revised format on hand which sees 9 of the previous Bigg Boss contestants (including the 4 finalist of the Bigg Boss Kananda OTT season) make their return to the show. Joining them will be 9 newbies to battle it out for the ultimate glory.
Popular art director, actor, and comedian Arun Sagar returns to the Bigg Boss house more than 9 years after his first stint. Arun, known for his eccentric personality, finished as the runner-up in the maiden season of Bigg Boss Kannada and one would hope that his chirpiness takes him all the way to glory. Right off the bat, he has been assigned the task to allot beds to the incoming contestants!
Small-screen superstar Mayuri Kyatari makes her way into the infamous Bigg Boss house as the second contestant of the lot. The Hubballi girl rose to tremendous popularity for her lead role in the hit TV serial Ashwini Nakshatra and has also ventured into Kannada cinema with the 2015 film Krishna Leela. Some of her other film credits include Ishtakamya, Rustum, and Pogaru.
Hassan girl Deepika Das makes her glittery entry into Bigg Boss Season 9, much to the delight of her ardent fans. The Naagini actress joins the team of 'Veterans' in this new season after having finished the third runner up in season 7. Known for her fiesty personality and competitiveness, Deepika Das is likely to be one of the top contenders this time around.
Known for his outlandish style of reviewing films and an undying passion for Kannada cinema, Nawaz joins Bigg Boss Season 9 as the fourth contestant. Also known as 'Saik Nawwu' on YouTube, Nawaz gives away his movie verdicts in rhyming verses and even amused Kiccha Sudeep with his quirks during the introduction.
One of the more popular contestants of the Bigg Boss Kannada history, 'veteran' Divya Uruduga becomes the fifth contestant of Season 9. Her stint in the previous season saw her finish as the second runner-up with her boyfriend and professional motor racer Aravind KP finishing the first runner-up. Divya and Aravind were the most favoured contestants to make a return to season 9.
Darsh is a budding television actor and entrepreneur who aspires to make the best of his Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9 stint. As a self-assured, affable character, Darsh is likely to blend well with the crowd so it would be interesting to see how he fares.
Businessman, social activist, film producer, and former contestant Prashanth Sambargi makes his way into the Bigg Boss house as contestant #7. Prashanth stay during the season 7 saw his intense personality show through and he was part of several fights as a result. He reunites with Divya Uruduga in Season 9.
Known for the TV serials Yaariguntu Yaarigilla and Kamali, Amulya Gowda is contestant #8 of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9. She is among the newbies of this season and hopes that her bad temperament doesn't harm her chances of winning the title.
TV actress and Bigg Boss Kannada OTT season finalist Saanya Iyer is contestant number 9. The Putta Gowri Maduve fame actress has also participated on the reality show Dancing Champion earlier.
Roopesh Shetty comes into the Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9 as the winner of the recently-concluded Bigg Boss Kannada OTT season. Currently, the RJ-turned-actor is one of the favourites of the show.
Maja Bharatha fame Vinod is fresh off the success of Gicchi Gili Gili, on which he was the runner up. Vinod goes into the Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9 house as contestant number 11.
The Lakshmi Baramma actress was also the winner of the first season of the couple-based reality show Raja Rani along with her husband Chandan. She comes in as contestnt number 12.
Former actor and now Kannada activist Rupesh Rajanna is contestant number 13.
Numerologist and Bigg Boss Kannada OTT season finalist, who emerged as one of the most popular contestants, goes in as participant number 14.
Actor and rapper Rakesh Adiga was one of the front-runners of Bigg Boss Kannada OTT season, but lost out the top position to Roopesh eventually. He is, however, one of the strong contenders for this season.
Contestant number 16 is Aishwarya Pissay is a multiple time National Road Racing & Rally Champion.
The Mangala Gowri Maduve actress is contestant number 17. The move to Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9 comes at a time when her daily soap is set to go off air.
Actress and TV host Anupama Gowda has been at the helm of several popular Kannada reality shows since her last Bigg Boss stint. She has hosted Nannamma Superstar and Raja Rani, among others. She comes in as contestant number 18.
Last Updated: 06.40 PM, Jan 24, 2023