What are the 'Bigg Boss' previous seasons' winners doing nowadays?
Bigg Boss 13 is about to start this Sunday, September 29, and the excitement around it is contagious. To be hosted by Salman Khan, the controversial reality show will see only celebrities this time, and already five contestants, including Ameesha Patel, Koena Mitra, have entered the scene. In this light, let's explore what the winners of the previous season are up to these days.
Dipika Kakar, of 'Sasural Simar Ka' fame, won last edition
Sasural Simar Ka actor Dipika Kakar won the last season of the reality show, with her friend-bhai cricketer S Sreesanth coming in second, while singer Deepak Thakur emerged as the second runner-up. She won a prize money of Rs. 30 lakh along with a trophy. The 33-year-old is currently portraying Sonakshi Rastogi in Star Plus's Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum opposite Karan Grover.
After winning 'BB,' Shilpa Shinde entered politics, joined Congress
Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain had already established Shilpa Shinde as a name before she entered the BB house, and she maintained that. She took home Rs. 44 lakh after defeating Hina Khan and Vikas Gupta. After BB, she joined politics and became a member of Indian National Congress. She will also be seen in Radha Kyon Gori Main Kyon Kaala alongwith Iulia Vantur.
Manveer Gurjar: The only commoner to win 'Bigg Boss,' ever
Beating the likes of Bani J, Lopamudra Raut, Rohan Mehra, Gaurav Chopra and Monalisa, commoner Manveer Gurjar emerged as the winner of Season 10. That edition saw common people contesting alongside celebrities for the first time, and probably will be the last one since the format has changed now. Manveer, meanwhile, participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 next, and is working on his debut.
Catch 'BB Season 9' winner Prince Narula on 'Nach Baliye'
Known for winning MTV Roadies 12 and MTV Splitsvilla 8 consecutively, Prince Narula nailed the BB Season 9 too, winning the trophy, and walking away with Rs. 35 lakh. He then was seen as a judge on Roadies, in Badho Bahu (his first TV role), and in Season 3 of Naagin. Currently, he is a contestant on Nach Baliye 9 with wife Yuvika Chaudhary.
Gautam Gulati won this season due to his tactful moves
Gautam Gulati left Diya Aur Baati Hum midway to appear on Bigg Boss. He eventually won the show, and prize money of Rs. 50 lakh. One of the most talked-about contestants of Season 8, he made headlines with his romance with co-inmate Diandra Soares. He later was seen in Azhar as Ravi Shastri, and played a R&AW agent in the web series Operation Cobra.
Gauhar Khan's PDAs with Kushal Tandon paid off this season
Gauhar Khan's public affair with co-inmate Kushal Tandon seemed to have worked in her favor in BB Season 7, because she emerged as its winner. She can currently be seen in web-series, The Office, and Gathbandhan. She was also considered to be Hina Khan's replacement for Komolika (Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2). She later appeared in films like Fever, Begum Jaan, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, etc.
Urvashi 'Komolika' Dholakia won trophy, Rs. 50 lakh
Urvashi Dholakia, who will forever be remembered for playing Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, was the Season 6 winner. She got a prize money of Rs. 50 lakh. After this stint, she was seen in the evil character of Queen Iravati in Chandrakanta, and Nautanki the Comedy Theatre. Currently, you can catch her showing her moves on Nach Baliye 9 alongside ex-boyfriend Anuj Sachdeva.
Juhi Parmar was last seen in Colors TV show 'Tantra'
One of the favorite bahus of TV, Juhi Parmar, best known for Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, became the winner of Season 5, and got a prize money of Rs. 1 crore. She was then seen in Santoshi Maa, and appeared in another successful mythological show Shani from 2016 to 2018. Colors TV supernatural show Tantra marked her last appearance on-screen till now.
Shweta Tiwari was in 'BB' house alongside ex-husband Raja Chaudhary
Shweta Tiwari had all the votes in her favor, and took home a stunning Rs. 1 crore after winning Season 4. She was after all locked in the house with ex-husband Raja Chaudhary, and public sentiment was with her. After BB, she was seen as Sweety Ahluwalia in Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi, and as Bindiya Rani in the &TV show Begusarai.
Initial three winners: Rahul Roy, Ashutosh Kaushik, Vindu Dara Singh
Season 3 was won by Vindu Dara Singh, while Seasons 2 and 1 were won by Ashutosh Kaushik and Aashiqui actor Rahul Roy, respectively. While Vindu was last seen in Nach Baliye 9, Ashutosh was seen in movies like Zila Ghaziabad, Shortcut Romeo and Kismat Love Paisa Dilli. Rahul, meanwhile, floated a production house, and made Elaan in 2011. He'll next be seen in Agra.