Akkineni Nagarjuna, the host of Bigg Boss Telugu 3, introduced 15 contestants and locked them inside the house. Those participants will lock horns with each other for 10 days to win the title of the show.
Shiva Jyothi, TV actor Ravi Kishan, Ashu Reddy, Jaffar Babu, Himaja Reddy, Rahul silpigunj, Rohini Noni, Baba Bhaskar, Punarnavi Bhupalam, Hema, Ali Raza, Mahesh Vitta, Sreemukhi, Varun Sandesh and his wife Vithika Sheru have entered as contestants of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 on Sunday.
We bring you these Bigg Boss Telugu 3 contestants' profiles and pictures. Scroll down to see the details.
1. Shiva Jyothi rose to face with her stint as Savitri oposite Bithiri Sathi on the V6 channel's TV show Theenmaar, which is popular satirical news show. Her actual name is Shiva Hailing from a middle-class family in Nizamabad, she became a popular newsreader in Telangana with her skills. She has created a niche for herself through her Telangana slang, sense of humour and awareness on a wide range of topics.
2. Ravi Krishna is one of the young and talented TV serial actors and he has featured in several hist TV serials, which were aired on all the leading entertainment channels. Sundarakanda, That is Mahalakshmi, Bava Maradallu are some of his notable serials. He has amassed a huge number of fans with his amazing acting skills.
3. Ashu Reddy was born and brought up in Visakhapatnam and settled in the USA. She made her acting debut with the movie Chal Mohan Ranga, which features her as Megha Akash's friend. She is considered as Jr Samantha by netizens and rose to fame with her posts and videos on social media. She was in depression for six months, post her breakup. Now, she is hoping to bring a change in her life through Bigg Boss Telugu 3.
4. Jaffar Babu is one of the popular journalists from Telugu TV industry. He has worked as an Input editor in TV9 channel, where he is know for hosting a popular programme called Mukha-Mukhi. He has created most sensational interviews which went viral on social media. He is often trolled by the netizens on social media. There is no doubt he can trigger a controversy in the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3.
5. Himaja Reddy is one of the young and popular character artistes. She started her acting career with Shivam in 2015. She has played various roles in 15 Telugu movies in the last five years. Nenu Sailaja, Dhruva, Mahanubhavudu, Sathamanam Bhavati and Spyder are some of her notable movies.
6. Rohini Noni is a welknown character artiste and she rose fame with her comic roles in TV serials. After completed her graduation, she forayed to Television industry with a game show aired on Doordarshan. She made her acting debut with the Zee Telugu's serial Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam. Her hyper-activeness helped her to anchor some TV shows. The actress, who considers Kovai Sarala as her inspiration, is fun-loving person. She active on Facebook and Instagram, where she enjoys a huge fan following.
7. Rahul Sipligunj is a singer, songwriter and independent musician, who became popular with his folk song Magajaathi on YouTube. He is known for his Hydrabadi, Telangana slang folk songs that made him popular. He made his singing debut in films with 2008 movie Josh and and worked in over 30 movies. He crooned some of his sons were Rangasthalam, Maharshi and iSmart Shankar. He has also produced several music videos and he is also popular in the social media.
8. Baba Bhaskar was born and brought up in Chennai. He is a devotee of Sai Baba. Hence he added prefixed his name with Baba. He learned dance through Paulraj Master and worked as an assistant for dance master Shiva Shankar, before his made his debut as a choreographer with Kotha Bangaru Lokam. Later, he worked as a dance choreographer in many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movies. He has many awards for his choreography. He made his debut as a director with Kuppatthu Raja. He also entered small screen industry as a judge on ETV Telugu's dance show Dhee.
9. Punarnavi Bhupalam was born and brougt up in Vijayawada and he majored in psychology and journalism. She began her career as a theatre student and ended up in movies at the age of 17. She made her acting debut with a supporting role in the movie Uyyala Jampala in 2013. The actress who is fondly known as Navi, featured in nearly 10 movies in the last seven years.
10. Hema is was born and brought up in Razole, East Godavari district. Her real name is Krishna Veni, but she changed it to Hema after entering film industry. She was interested in films right from her childhood and she started acting as child artiste. She started her second innings in film with Murari and she has acted in more than 250 films. She wants to enter politics soon.
11. 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.
13. Sreemukhi 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 her 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!