After two successful seasons, Bigg Boss has become much bigger and popular for 3rd season and was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, a legend actor of Bollywood. The show was started on 4th October 2009 on Colors tv channel and concluded on 26th December 2009.
Vindoo Dhara Singh emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss season 3 while Pravesh Rana ended up as first runner-up and Poonam Dhillon as second runner-up. Bhaktiyar Irani walked out of the show on Day 79 by accepting 1 million rupees offered by Bigg Boss for walking out of the show.
Bigg Boss Season 3 Contestants
(In the order of eviction)
- Jaya Sawant – Mother of Rakhi Sawant, who is an Indian actress, model, dancer and also the contestant of Bigg Boss season 1. Evicted in the first week on Day 6.
- Kamal Rashid Khan – Shortly known as KRK is a business man and was famous at that time for his movie Deshdrohi. He was ejected from the house on Day 19 for his violent behavior and later entered the house on Day 47 as a guest and re-ejected on Day 68.
- Sherlyn Chopra – Model and actress, was famous for her bold movies and her bold twitter account. Evicted in the fourth week on Day 27.
- Ismail Darbaar – Music director, was famous for his scores to Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. Evicted in the fifth week on Day 34.
- Tanaaz B Irani – TV actress, wife of Bhaktiyar Irani, who was the another constant of this season. Evicted in the sixth week on Day 41.
- Shamita Shetty – Actress and sister of top Bollywood actress, Bigg Boss 2 host and Celebrity Big Brother UK 5 winner Shilpa Shetty. Walked off the show on day 42.
- Vinod Kambli – Famous Cricketer, entered the house in 5th week. Evicted in the seventh week on day 48.
- Rohit Verma – Fashion Designer, was famous as a designer as well as his way of dressing. Evicted in the eight week on day 55.
- Raju Srivastav – Stand-up Comedian, was famous after his participation in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge show. Evicted in the ninth week on day 62.
- Claudia Ciesla – German Model and Actress. Evicted in the 10th week on day 69.
- Aditi Govitrikar – Model, Actress and the winner of 1996 Gladrag’s Megamodel Hunt contest. Evicted in the 11th week on day 76.
- Bhaktiyar Irani – TV Actor, husband of Tanaaz Irani, who was another contestant of the show. Walked off the show by accepting 10 lakh rupees offer by Bigg Boss on day 79.
- Poonam Dhillon – Second Runner-Up – Yesteryear top Indian actress
- Pravesh Rana – First Runner-Up – Model and winner of Mr India 2008, entered into the house in 5th week
- Vindoo Dhara Singh – Actor and son of famous Indian wrestler and actor Dara Singh
Bigg Boss 3 Contestants Photo Gallery
Famous fights of Bigg Boss 3
On Day 18th Kamaal Rashid Khan get into an argument with Rohit Verma and tries to hit him with water bottle at kitchen table, but the bottle misses the target and hits Shamita Shetty instead. He was ejected from the house on the next day on Day 19.
On 79th Day Pravesh Rana throws all food in the house into the swimming pool and later apologies and starves himself by not drinking water and eating anything for a while.
Popularity after the show
Kamaal Rashid Khan (KRK) became very popular after Bigg Boss Season 3, due to his way of talking, representing himself and due to the fights in the show. Pravesh Rana who was the runner-up of the season also got famous towards the end of the season because of his fights with fellow contestants and after the show he went on to host controversial Bindaas channel show Emotional Atyachaar.
At Indian Television Academy Awards, Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Anchor for a talk show award for hosting the season and Samir Chanda won the Best Art Director award at the same awards functions.