The most controversial Reality Show in India, Bigg Boss was launched on Sony Entertainment Channel in the year 2006 on 3rd November and was ended on 27th January 2007. The reality show was based on Big Brother TV series format which was already popular in several countries including UK and USA and the format of the show was developed by John de Mol.
Bigg Boss Season 1 was hosted by prominent Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi and Kahin Usski Nazar, Aap Par to Nahin was the tag line for the show.
Bigg Boss 1 Contestants
(in the order of eviction)
Contestants who Shot to Fame
Rakhi Sawant who was popular for her music video “Pardesiya Yeh Sach Hai Piya” and because of controversy around Mika Singh’s attempted kiss before the show, became a household name and very popular after Bigg Boss Season 1. Ashique fame Rahul Roy though won the show, couldn’t get enough opportunities because of the winner title.
Arshad Warsi won the Best Anchor award for hosting the show at Indian Television Academy Awards and Bigg Boss 1 won the Best Reality Show award for the year 2006 at Indian Television Academy Awards and at Indian Telly Awards. Nitin Desai won the Best Art Director award at Indian Television Academy Awards.