‘Bigg Boss 7’ contestants list announced: Salman Khan opens the show – photos

The seventh season of Indian reality show “Bigg Boss” on the lines of UK’s ‘Big Brother’ started on Sunday Sept 15, 2013. Host Salman Khan welcomed the 14 celebrity contestants, who will be locked in the house for 104 days with 74 cameras continually monitoring them.

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There was a lot of eagerness to know about the contestants of the show , finally the participants are revealed. They are Tanisha Mukherjee (Bollywood actress Kajol’s sister), video jockey Andy, item girl and actress Gauhar Khan,”Bodyguard” fame British-Indian actress Hazel Keech, Rajat Rawail, Spanish Indian actress Elli Avaram, TV actresses Kamya Punjabi, Pratyusha Banerjee, Ratan Rajput, actor Kushal Tandon, actor Armaan Kohli, wrestler Sangram Singh, Anita Advani, celebrity couple Shilpa and Apoorva Agnihotri.

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This year, the house has been divided into two parts called heaven with all facilities and hell which is separated by a wired mesh. It seems like the battle to survive in both conditions would lead to a lot of drama. The first entries were Tanisha and Andy, who both took the heaven side of the house were given the task of allotting heaven or hell to the other inmates.

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While actress Gauhar was sent to heaven, Ratan was given hell. Among celebrity couple Apoorva was sent to hell, while Shilpa was sent to heaven. Both Hazel Keech and Kamya Punjabi were sent to hell side. Actor Kushal Tondon was given hell while Rajat Rawail was lucky to enjoy the heaven.


Actress Elli Avaram, part of the upcoming film “Mickey Virus”, was sent to hell.  Sangram Singh decided to send him to heaven because of his achievements. Pratyusha Banerjee and Armaan Kohli were sent to hell. Anita Advani, (late superstar Rajesh Khanna’s live-in partner) was given heaven respecting her age.

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This year’s “Bigg Boss” house has been erected in Lonavala and the show will air every night at 9:00 p.m. on Colors TV channel.

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