After becoming successful in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali and Tamil, Bigg Boss format has now entered the Marathi television. Well, the first season of the show was launched on Sunday, April 15 with Bollywood's popular filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar hosting the show.
The inaugural episode was launched with the smashing entry of Mahesh Manjrekar on Colors Marathi. The host gave the glimpses of the house to the viewers while introducing the contestants one after the other.
The Bigg Boss house has been designed with Marathi culture in mind. The show will be aired Monday to Saturday at 9:30 pm while the Sunday episode will telecast at 9 pm.
The channel has picked the contestants from the Marathi and Bollywood movies and Hindi TV shows. Here, we bring you the complete list of the participants with their photos.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 01 - Resham Tipnis
Resham Tipnis is an actress who has worked in movies like Baazigar, Jai Ho, etc. She predominantly acts in television soaps and part of serials like Satrangi Sasural, Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny among many others..
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 02 - Vineet Bhonde
Vineeth Bhonde is a Marathi actor and a popular comedian, who is part of Zee TV's popular show Chala Hawa Yeu Dya. He is said to be a vertically challenged actor.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 03 and 04 - Aastad Kale and Jui Gadkari
Jui Gadkari too works in Marathi serials and have been part of the shows like Bajirao Mastani and Majhiya Priyala Preet Kalena among a few others. Aastad Kale and Jui Gadkari are the on-screen couple in daily soap Pudhcha Paul. There were reports in 2017 that they did not share good rapport off the screen and it has to be seen how they bond inside the Bigg Boss house.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 05 - Anil Thatte
Anil Thatte is a former journalist who used to reportedly run a publication called Gaganbhedi in 80s and 90s. He is known for weird fashion sense. He is often spotted with luxurious cars and presently a self-proclaimed guru.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 06 - Smita Gondkar
Smita Gondkar works in Marathi and Hindi movies. Her career in films begun with Mumbaicha Dabewala and has been part of films like Mr and Mrs Unwanted, Main Hoon Rajinikanth, Gadbad Gondhal among others. She is also a professional biker and a semi-finalist in MTV Stunt Mania in 2009.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 07 - Aartii Solanki
Aarti Solanki is an comedy actress, who has worked in movies like Ugly, Dubhang and Vaajlaach Paahije: Game Ki Shinema.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 08 - Bhushan Kadu
Bhushan Kadu is a TV actor, who has been part of shows like Mast Challay Aamcha, Navra Maza Bhavra, Ek Daav Bhatacha, Target, and Shyamchi Mummy among many others.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 09 - Usha Nadkarni
Usha Nadkarni is a veteran actress, who has worked in TV and Bollywood movies. She has been part of movies like Vaastav, Krishna Cottage, Bhoothnath Returns and she is popularly for her role in daily soap Pavitra Rishta.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 10 - Megha Dhade
Megha Dhade made her debut in Marathi movies in Matter way back in 2012. She has been part of DD National's daily soap Pehchaan.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 11 - Sai Lokur
Sai Lokur is a Bollywood and Marathi actress, who turned heroine in Kapil Sharma's Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon. Platform and Aamhich Tumche Bajirao are some of her Marathi films. It may be recalled that she was seen as Fardeen Khan's sister in 2012 film Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 12 - Pushkar Jog
Pushkar Jog started his career as child artiste in the Hindi films like Hum Dono, Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai and Aazmaish. Gradually, he started getting opportunities to work in key roles and was part of many Marathi movies that include, Sasu Cha Swayamwar. It has to be noted that he won Nach Baliye Marathi in 2010.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 13 - Rutuja Dharmadhikari
Rutuja Dharmadhikari shot to fame with Marathi horror show Ratris Khel Chale.
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 14 - Sushant Shelar
Sushant Shelar is known for his role in 2013 Marathi flick Duniyadari and Classmates
Bigg Boss Marathi - Contestant No. 15 - Rajesh Shringarpure
Rajesh Shringarpure has worked in Marathi, Hindi and Hollywood movies apart from being part of TV serials. He is remembered for his negative role in Sarkar Raj. Daddy, Murder 3, Shortcut Romeo are some of the popular movies that he worked in Bollywood.