Bigg Boss Season 9 is all set to premiere from October 9th on Colors TV. Already, the most popular reality show of India, the names of Bigg Boss 9 Contestants have been kept secret. Even though there has been media speculations about who would make into the House of Bigg Boss and who would not. Several Actors, Fashion Designers, Sportspersons have been approached for his show. Below we list 50 such people who are probable candidates as the participants of Bigg Boss 9.
1. Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon is a musician and television actor. He is best known for playing the character of Dr. Abhimanyu Modi in the television series Dill Mill Gayye. According to media reports, Amit Tondan has confirmed his entry in Bigg Boss 9 House.
2. Ankit Gera
Ankit Gera is an television actor. He made his television debut with the serial Mahi Way as Nikhil, and Currently he is playing the lead role of Mayank in television serial Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke on Zee TV. Ankit Gera has accepted that colors has approached him but he’s yet to make a decision,
3. Sana Saeed
Sana Saeed is an actress and model, who made her fame as a child artist in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). Later she acted in films like Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000) and Badal (2000). She also appeared in television shows such as Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na (2008) and Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Iss Ghar Ki (2008). In 2012, Saeed made her screen debut as an adult in a supporting role in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year, which emerged as a box-office commercial success.
4. Mia Khalifa
Mia Khalifa, also known as Mia Callista, is a Lebanese American pornographic actress and adult model. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon and moved with her family to the United States in 2000. She has acted in over 18 adult films so far and is the most searched Adult Star on Pornhub. Khalifa married an American man in February 2011.
5. Najeem Khan
Najeem Khan is Salman Khan’s lookalike who made a media buzz during the Court Trial of Salman Khan in Hit and Run Case. Reports suggest that Salman Khan’s doppelganger Najeem Khan will be seen as a contestant in the house. If he does, it would surely double the TRP of the show which depends a lot on Salman Khan.
6. Armaan Jain
Armaan is the grandson of late Raj Kapoor and a cousin of Ranbir Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor among others. He made his debut with Lekar Hum Deewana Dil which released on 4 July 2014
7. Nakshatra Bagwe
25 year old Nakshatra Bagwe is an actor film maker. Nakshatra will be making his Indian feature film debut in My Son is Gay and is due for his international film debut as the lead actor of Hearts. His films Logging Out, Book of Love, Curtains, PR (Public Relations) and When the Circus Came to Town represent current LGBT scenario of India.
8. VJ Bani
Her name is Gurbani Judge (24) and she is an actress and MTV India presenter. She is popularly known for her love of tattoos.She ended up as the runner of the MTV Roadies (season 4). Her performance was well received and paved the way for her to become an anchor at MTV shortly after.
9. Roopal Tyagi
Rupal Tyagi is a choreographer and television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Gunjan in the Indian soap opera Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke on Zee Tv. In 2013, she was nominated in the Indian Telly Awards for the role of Gunjan. She has been rumored Girlfriend of Ankit Gera.
10. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
The Chief of Dera Sachha Sauda and the lead actor, director, producer of movies MSG and MSG 2, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan is one of the most celebrated religious leaders in India. He was approached for the Show but he put his conditions to be allowed to meet his followers daily for 2 hours. Currently, it is not clear if he has been finalized as a contestant or not. Most likely he would visit the House as a guest member somewhere down few episodes.
11. Swapnil Shinde
Swapnil Shinde is a noted Indian fashion designer and Bigg Boss House is incomplete without Fashion Designers. e He was one of the contenders on the international show Project Runway.
12. Salma Agha
Salma Agha is a British singer and actress of Indo-Pak origin who sang as well as acted in Indian films in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Her first film was the romance Nikaah for which she won the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the ghazal “Dil Ke Armaan Aansuon Mein Beh Gaye”.
13. Sasha Agha
Sasha Agha is a Pakistani British actress and singer who appears in Hindi films. Born to the Agha–Khan family, she made her screen debut with a leading role in the 2013 Aditya Chopra romantic thriller Aurangzeb. FHM India ranked Sasha at #29 on 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013.
14. Rashami Deshai
Rashami Desai is an television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Tapasya Rathore in the popular television soap opera, Uttaran on Colors. She has acted in many films before shifting to television. She has also acted in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri and Bhojpuri movies. She has also bagged many accolades mostly for Uttaran.
15. Gaurav Gera
Gaurav Gera (42) is an Indian stand-up comedian and actor who works in Hindi cinema and television. He also working in Bollywood musical Jhumroo. He is well known for playing the role of Nandu in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin. Gera made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi movie Kyun…! Ho Gaya Na, where he played a cameo role. In 2008, he played Vinay Pathak’s younger brother Vivek in Dasvidaniya. He also gave cameo appearances in Chalo Dilli, Woodstock Villa, MP3 – Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar.
16. Uday Chopra
Uday Chopra (42) is a Bollywood actor, producer, screenwriter and assistant director. He is the son of the late Yash Chopra and brother of Aditya Chopra. His sister-in-law is the actress Rani Mukerji. Uday Chopra is the CEO of YRF Entertainment and manager of Yash Raj Films along with his mother Pamela Chopra and his brother Aditya Chopra, who owns the company.
17. Radhika Madan
Radhika Madan is a TV actress. Before her debut as Ishani (protagonist) opposite Shakti Arora on Colors TV, Madan worked as a dance instructor in New Delhi. Currently, she is playing the lead role of Ishani in Ekta Kapoor’s show Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi on Colors TV. She was awarded at Television Style Awards for Best Stylist Jodi, with Shakti Arora. She recently won Best Debut Actor Award at Zee Gold Awards 2015. She was seen in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8.
18. Mahhi Vij
Mahhi Vij is a model turned actress. She is known for playing the role of Nakusha in Laagi Tujhse Lagan. Vij is a model and has appeared in numerous music videos including Tu, Tu Hai Wahi (DJ Aqeel Mix). She was the female lead in the TV series Akela in 2006. She participated in Nach Baliye 5 with her husband Jay Bhanushali, and the couple emerged victorious as the winners of Nach Baliye Season 5. She was one of the contestants of Khatron Ke Khiladi 5, however she had to opt out due to a leg injury.
19. Rahul Yadav
Rahul Yadav is an Indian entrepreneur and co-founder and former CEO of Mumbai-based real estate search portal Housing.com. For his work at Housing.com, Yadav made the Forbes India list of “30 Under 30” young entrepreneurs
His dismissal as CEO by Housing.com’s board of directors attracted considerable media attention. Subsequently, Yadav announced that he would be launching a new venture. As of August 2015, he was in negotiations with Paytm for funds for the new project. He has been shortlisted as a candidate for Bigg Boss.
20. Shweta Basu Prasad
Shweta Basu Prasad is a film actress. She started her career as a child actress in Hindi films and television series and went on to play lead roles in Bengali,Telugu and Tamil cinema. For her performance in the 2002 film Makdee, she won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. On 31 August 2014, Prasad was booked under alleged prostitution charges in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
21. Aasha Negi
Asha Negi(26) is a TV actress. She won the Indian dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 along with her partner Rithvik Dhanjani. She played the role of Purvi Kirloskar in Pavitra Rishta . Asha participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 6) and went on to be a semi-finalist. Negi was born and raised in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. In 2009, she was crowned Miss Uttarakhand 2009. She eventually moved to Mumbai to pursue an acting career.
22. Mayur Verma
Mayur Verma (23) is a TV actor best known for playing the role of Bunny in Jeannie Aur Juju. He has also appeared in brands SONY, HONDA, AIRCEL, WALMART, CASIO and more Print Advertisement.
23. Jay Bhanusali
Jay Bhanushali(30) is a TV actor best known for his portrayal as Neev Shergill in Ekta Kapoor’s Indian soap opera Kayamath that aired on Star Plus He is the husband of Maahi Gill.
24. Mohit Malhotra,
Mohit Malhotra (26) is a model and TV actor. He started his career with the reality show Spitsvilla 2 and appeared in Mitwa Phool Kamal Ke and Sasural Genda Phool soon after. He acted in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain as Kartik Sharma and left the show in September 2012. Malhotra had a lead role in Kya Hua Tera Vaada as Vihaan Ruia. Later, he joined the dance reality show India’s Dancing Superstar as host. He was also a part of Bindass Mentals.
25. Zayn Malik
Zain Malik (22) is an English singer and songwriter, and a former member of the boy band One Direction. In 2010, Malik auditioned as a solo artist for the British television series The X Factor. After being eliminated as a solo performer, Malik was brought back into the competition, along with four other contestants, to form the group that would later become known as One Direction. During his time in the group, Malik, along with his bandmates, released four commercially successful albums, performed on a worldwide tour, and won several awards.
26. Neelam Gill
Neelam Gill is a 20 year old Indo-British Model. She was recently chosen by Kanye West to walk in his Adidas show at New York Fashion Week. The 20-year-old from London has also appeared in Vogue and starred with Romeo Beckham in Burberry’s Christmas advert last year. She is rumored to be dating Zayn Malik
27. Ankita Karan Patel
Ankita Karan Patel(33) is a TV actress. She married television actor Karan Patel on 3 May 2015. She had also appeared in Action Jackson (2014 film).
28. Karan Patel
Karan Patel (32) is a TV actor. Currently he is seen in Ekta Kapoor’s Indian soap opera Yeh Hai Mohabbatein opposite Divyanka Tripathi. His first role was in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii where he played Vigyat. He has also worked in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Kasamh Se. Currently he is working in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein; he won the 2014 Zee Gold Award for Best Actor.
29. Rithvik Dhanjani
Rithvik Dhanjani (26) is a TV actor. He played in Pavitra Rishta as Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar. He won the Indian dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 with his partner Asha Negi. In June 2012, Dhanjani entered Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 as Wild Card entry and came in third place. In 2015, he appeared in Nach Baliye 7 as host alongside Karan Patel.
30. Rati Pandey
Rati Pandey(33) is a TV actress. Her television works include Hitler Didi, Miley Jab Hum Tum (2008), Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai and Shaadi Street.
31. Anas Rashid
Anas Rashid is a 35 year old TV Actor who has appeared in shows like Diya Aur Baati Hum, Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. In 2013, he won Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role.
32. Paridhi Sharma
Paridhi Sharma (28) is a TV actress. She began her acting career in 2010 with the Indian soap opera Tere Mere Sapne on Star Plus. She is portraying the role of Jodha Bai in Ekta Kapoor’s historical drama, Jodha Akbar.
33. Tanmay Saxena
Tanmay Saxena is husband of Paridhi Sharma. Tanmay and Paridhi got married for 2 years ago. Tanmay lives in Ahmedabad and often visits Mumbai to be with his wife.
34. Kashmira Shah
Kashmira Shah (44) is an actress and model. Born in Mumbai, she is the granddaughter of noted Hindustani classical singer, Anjanibai Lolekar. She has appeared in numerous Hindi and Marathi films. Shah is a half Maharashtrian and half Gujarati. She won many beauty contests, including Miss University World and Miss India talent winner. She married Krishna Abhishek in 2013.
35. Krishna Abhishek
Krishna Abhishek (32) is an Indian film actor and comedian who worked in films like Bol Bachchan and Its Entertainment (2014). He participated in Nach Baliye (Season 3) (2007) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 4) (2010). Krishna is the nephew of Bollywood actor Govinda and husband of Kashmira Shah.
36. Nandish Sandhu
Nandish Sandhu is a model and television actor who appeared in Uttaran as Veer Singh Umed Singh Bundela. He was also seen in Phir Subah Hogi as Aditya. He won Zee Gold Awards for Best Debut.
37. Esha Deol
Esha Deol (34) is an Indian film actress and daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini. She made her acting debut in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002) which earned her numerous awards and nominations including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
38. Bharat Takhtani
Bharat Takhtani is the husband of Film Actress Esha Deol. He is the son-in-law of Veteran actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini.
39. Mahhi Vij
Mahhi Vij is a model turned actress. She is known for playing the role of Nakusha in Laagi Tujhse Lagan.
40. Jay Bhanushali
Jay Bhanushali is a TV actor best known for his portrayal as Neev Shergill in Ekta Kapoor’s Indian soap opera Kayamath that aired on Star Plus.
41. Payal Rohatgi
Payal Rohatgi (31) is a TV and film actrss. She represented India as Miss India Tourism in Miss Tourism World 2001 where she won Supermodel Miss Tourism World.
42. Sangram Singh
Sangram Singh is a wrestler and actor who appeared in a number of reality TV, such as Survivor India and Sach Ka Saamna. Sangram was finalist of season seven of Bigg Boss in 2013. In July 2015, he won Commonwealth Heavyweight Professional Championship that was held in South Africa. He is dating Payal Rohatgi since 2012.
43. Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka Tripathi is a TV Actress from Bhopal. She made her acting debut in Zee TV’s drama fiction Banoo Main Teri Dulhann for which she won Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in Drama and the Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face. She was then featured in the second season of Star Plus’s horror thriller Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai.
44. Ssharad Malhotra
Sharad Malhotra is a TV actor, who appeared in TV Shows like Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, From Sydney with Love. Till recently, he and Divyanka Tripathi were couples.
45. Kritika Kamra
Kritika Kamra (26) is a TV actress who has appeared in shows Kuch Toh Log Kahenge and Kitani Mohabbat Hai. She also anchored the 2nd season of MTV India’s show Webbed.
46. Karan Kundra
Karan Kundra(30) is a TV actor best known for playing the role of Arjun Punj in Ekta Kapoor’s Indian soap opera Kitani Mohabbat Hai that aired on NDTV Imagine. He also hosted 3 seasons of Ekta Kapoor’s crime show Gumrah End Of Innocence on Channel V.
47. Anita Hassanandani
Anita Hassanandani Reddy is an actress and model who has started acting in serial Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii (2001) which was followed by her debut in Bollywood in the 2003 film Kucch To Hai.
48. Jennifer Winget
Jennifer Winget (30) is an actress who appeared in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Dill Mill Gayye. She played the role of Kumud in Saraswatichandra on Star Plus. She won best actress critics for the show in 2013 at 13th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards. Eastern Eye placed her at 21st position on its list of World’s Sexiest Asian Women for 2012.
49. Arshi Khan
Arshi Khan is a model who recently made headlines after claiming that she slept with Pakistani Cricketer Shahid Afridi. She was also crowned Miss Glory Earth 2014.
50. Mandana Karimi
Mandana Karimi (27) is an Iranian model and actress of Indian dissent. She entered into Bollywood with a cameo role in film Roy. Mandana was born to an Iranian mother and Indian father in Tehran. She begun her career as an air hostess. Later she turned to modelling. Her debut film as a lead actress will be Bhaag Johnny.
Disclaimer: The list has been compiled from various news sources online, some of which could be rumours. The final list would be known only after the show is unveiled on October 11.