The third season of Bigg Boss Tamil 5 has started with a bang from Sunday, 23 June. It went on air with a grand event and a couple of celebrities added colour to it with their performanceson the Vijay TV's reality show.
Vijay TV has handpicked contestants predominantly from film, television and music industry. Surprisingly, there are no commoners this season although the Kamal Haasan-hosted show has budding talents.
The notable part of the story is that there are participants from foreign countries too. However, it was widely rumoured that a prominent name from the LGBTQ community would be taking part in the show, but those speculations have now turned out to be false.
Here, we are bringing you the complete profiles of the 15 inmates who entered the show on the first day of Kamal Haasan-hosted Bigg Boss Tamil 3:
Fathima Babu: Contestant No. 1
Fathima Babu is a Tamil and Malayalam actress who was introduced to films by K Balachander in Kalki. Her notable films were : Ninaivirukkum Varai, Devathayai Kanden, Swarnamukhi and Azhagiya Pandipuram. At Andheri, Gramam and a few others in Mollywood.
She had come to limelight in 80s as a new reader on Doordarshan. She was also seen in TV serials and Yaaradi Nee Mohini on Zee Tamil remains one of her popular shows.
Losliya Mariyanesan: Contestant No. 2
Losliya Mariyanesan is a surpise name from the lot. She is a model and TV anchor from Sri Lanka. Not much is known about her at this stage.
Sakshi Agarwal: Contestant No. 3
Born to a Rajasthani father and a Tamil mother in Uttarakhand, she was good at academics and never thought of becoming an actress someday. After completing education and finding a good job in Bengaluru, she entered modelling based on a suggestion given by her a well-wisher.
Soon she made her debut in a Kannada movie and entered Kollywood with Yoogan. Her notable movies are Rajinikanth's Kaala and Ajith Kumar's Viswasam. Currently, she is working in Cinderella. She has over 100 commercials to her credit.
Jangiri Madhumitha: Contestant No. 4
Jangiri Madhumitha is a popular comedy actress, who has worked in over 50 movies in a short span of time. She entered Kollywood with Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. The prexix 'Jangiri' she got after from her first movie. The 41-year old has worked in the movies of Tamil stars like Vijay, Raghava Lawrence, Karthi and Vikram.
Kavin: Contestant No. 5
Kavin is a born to a middleclass family in Trichy. He started his career in Vijay TV as an actor with the third part of Kana Kaanum Kaalangal. Then, he was part of popular TV serial Saravanan Meenatchi. He turned host with the second season of Kings of Dance. He made his entry to films with Sathiryan in a supporting role. He first movie in a lead role in Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma.
Abhirami Venkatachalam: Contestant No. 6
Abhirami Venkatachalam is TV and film actress. She begun her career with music video 'Love Me Lovely Lady'. She made her acting debut with Kalavu. Currently, she is working in Ajith Kumar's upcoming film, Nerkonda Paarvai.
Saravanan: Contestant No. 7
Saravanan used to play lead roles in Tamil movies in 90s. He turned director with Thaayumaanavan after his acting career did not see any growth at some point of time. When everything was going downhill, he reinvented himself in supporting role in Karthi's Paruthiveeran for which he won several awards.
Vanitha Vijayakumar: Contestant No. 8
She is known as a controversial queen in Kollywood. Actress and daughter of veteran Tamil actor Vijaya Kumar. She made her acting debut with Chandralekha opposite Thalapathy Vijay. She acted in a couple of movies, before bidding goodbye to films. However, in the last couple of years, she has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, especially her feud with her father and family members.
Cheran: Contestant No. 9
Cheran is a four-time National Award winner who made his directorial debut with Bharathi Kannama. He has directed over 10 movies and acted in over 15 movies. His Autography earned him a lot of fame. Porkkaalam, Pandavar Bhoomi, and Vetri Kodi Kattu were some of his memorable films.
Sherin Shringar: Contestant No. 10
Sherin Shringar was born and brought up in Bengaluru. She had the liking towards modelling at very young age and followed her dreams before getting offers to act in the film. The actress begun her career as a child artiste in a film called Police Dog and turned lead actress in Darshan's Dhruva. Dhanush's Thulluvadho Ilamai was her first Tamil flick. She worked in a lot of Tamil and Telugu movies between 2000 and 2010.
Mohan Vaidya: Contestant No. 11
Mohan Vaidya is a multifaceted talent who is a singer, violinist, dance choreographer, television presenter, and vocalist. He is the elder sibling of veena maestro, Rajhesh Vaidhya.
Tharshan Thiyagarajah: Contestant No. 12
Tharshan Thiyagarajah is a Sri Lankan model and budding actor, who left his high-paying IT job to pursue his passion. Four years of his struggle seems to be finally paying off as two of his movies are releasing this year.
Dance master Sandy: Contestant No. 13
Sandy is a protegee of well-known choreographer Kala Master. His talent came to light after participating in Manada Mayilada. He has choreographed for the movies like Kaala, Saagasam, Kakakapo, Jambulingam 3D, Jithan 2, Gethu. He also judged the second season of Kings of Dance.
Mugen Rao: Contestant No. 14
He is a multi-talented creative arts practitioner from Malaysia. Besides acting, he is into hosting, singing and lyrics writing.
Reshma Pasupuleti: No. 15
Reshma Pasupuleti is the 15th contestant. She was an air hostess and anchor. She turned actress with by acting in TV serials like Vaani Rani, Vamsam, Sundhara Kandam and En Eniya Tholiya. She also acted in movies like Ko 2, Masala Padam, etc. Her father Prasad Pasupuleti is a Telugu producer.