After successful season 1, Bigg Boss season 2 was launched on 17th August 2008 on Colors TV channel replacing previous Sony Entertainment Channel and was ran for 98 days ending on 22nd November 2008.
Shilpa Shetty, who was the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 5 UK hosted the show replacing the previous host, Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi.
Bigg Boss 2 Contestants
(In the order of eviction)
- Jade Goody – British TV actress, famous for her remarks against Shilpa Shetty in UK’s Celebrity Big Brother 5. She left the show on Day 2 due to illness
- Sanjay Nirupam – Politician, Evicted in the first week on Day 6
- Rakhi Vijan – TV actress, famous for her roles in the serials Hum Paanch and Dekh Bhai Dekh. She was evicted in the second week on Day 13
- Ketki Dave – TV Actress, famous for her role in the serial Kuunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She was eliminated in the fourth week on Day 27
- Alina Wadiwala – Model, She was evicted in the fifth week on Day 34
- Sambhavana Seth – Dancer and Actress, famous for her Item Songs and acted in Bhojpuri movies. She was evicted in seventh week on Day 48
- Payal Rohatgi – Actress, famous for her roles in several edgy movies. She was eliminated in the eighth week on Day 55
- Ahsaan Qureshi – The Great Indian Laughter Challenge season 1 finalist and Stand-up comedian. He was eliminated in the ninth week on Day 62
- Debojith Saha – Singer and the Winner of 2005 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa season – He was eliminated in the tenth week on Day 69
- Diana Hayden – Model, Winner of 1997 Miss World and an Actress. She entered the house on Day 30 and was evicted in 12th week on Day 83
- Monica Bedi – Actress, famous because of her affair with Abu Salem. She was first eliminated on Day 20, re-entered the house later and was re-evicted in 13th week on Day 90
- Rahul Mahajan – Son of politician Pramod Mahajan, was famous when his wife claimed to the media that she was abused by him. Rahul voluntarily walked away from the show on Day 93. He won a car in the finale for having the big heart.
- Zulfi Syed – Model and Actor. He is the Second Runner-up of Bigg Boss 2
- Raja Chaudhary – Bhojpuri Actor and was famous because of controversies with his then wife Swetha Tiwari. He was the first runner of Bigg Boss season 2.
- Ashutosh Kaushik – was the Winner of MTV Roadies 5 and also the Winner of Bigg Boss Season 2.
Bigg Boss Season 2 Contestants Photo Gallery
Fame after the show
Rahul Mahajan was the contestant who became much popular after Bigg Boss Season 2. After the show, he went on to appear in several other reality shows including Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega and Nach Baliye.
Bigg Boss Season 2 won the Best Reality Show award of Indian Telly Awards 2008. At 2009’s New Talent Awards, Shilpa Shetty won the Best New Host (Female) award for hosting the show.