Bigg Boss 5, fifth edition of controversial Indian reality show Bigg Boss went on air on 2nd October 2011 and concluded on 7th January 2012. After Salman Khan hosting the grand opening ceremony of the season, Sanjay Dutt who is a popular Bollywood actor take over the Host role from Salman. Even after that, Salman Khan appeared in several other important occasions as a host along with Sanjay Dutt. Arshad Warsi, Shilpa Shetty, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan were the hosts for the first four seasons respectively.
This season of Bigg Boss is considered as the season with most number of fights and controversies.
Bigg Boss 5 Contestants
(In the order of Eviction)
- Nihita Biswas – Wife of famous serial killer Charles Shobhraj, who is also known as the bikini killer. Nihita was evicted from the house in the first week on day 7
- Sonika Kaliraman – Former Indian wrestler and was a contestant of Khatron ke Khiladi. Sonika walked out of the house on day 8 as she was pregnant and wanted to take care.
- Gulabo Sapera – Rajastani folk dancer and singer. She was evicted from the house in the second week on day 14.
- Rageshwari – Pop singer, actress and model. She was evicted from the house in the third week on day 21.
- Shakti Kapoor – Bollywood old actor, famous for villain and comedy roles. Evicted from the house in the fourth week on day 28
- Mandip Bevli – Television anchor, evicted from the house in the fifth week on day 35.
- Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi – Popular Indian transgender activist, was evicted from the house in the sixth week on day 42.
- Vida Samadzai – Model, Miss Afghanistan 2003. She was eliminated from the house in the seventh week on day 49.
- Pooja Bedi – Model and actress and daughter of Kabir Bedi. She was popular due to Kamasutra condom ad. She was evicted from the house in the eighth week on day 56
- Shradha Sharma – Dancer and Bhojpuri movies actress. She was eliminated from the house in ninth week on day 63.
- Shonali Nagrani – Model and anchor. She was evicted in 11th week on day 77.
- Pooja Mishra – Model and VJ. She was ejected from the house on day 55 due to her violent behavior with the contestant Sidharth. She re-entered the house on day 67 as a guest and translator to Andrew Symonds, a Australian cricketer who entered the house as an International guest. Pooja re-ejected from the house on day 78 along with Andrew Symonds.
- Sunny Leone – The famous US adult industry actress entered the house in the seventh week and evicted from the house in 13th week on day 91
- Amar Upadhyay – Model and TV actor, famous because of his role in the TV serial Kuunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He was ejected from the house in 14th week on day 98.
- Akashdeep Saighal aka Sky – Actor and Model, famous for his anti role in the serial Kuunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Akash was eliminated from the house on day 98.
- Sidharth Bharadwaj – Winner of MTV Splitsvilla season 2. Second Runner-up Bigg Boss 5.
- Mahek Chahal – Model and actress. First Runner-Up of Bigg Boss 5.
- Juhi Parmar – TV actress. Winner of Bigg Boss Season 5.
Bigg Boss 5 Housemates Photo Gallery
Without a doubt, Pooja Misrra was the most popular and liked contestant during most part of the season. Her quotes such as ‘Spare Me’, ‘Talk to my Hand’, ‘Zip It’, ‘Time Out’ and her witty one liners like ‘Rani Hijrawati’ pointing Lakshmi Narayan Tripati, ‘You want it? You are dying for it’, ‘Mihir Virani Saas Bahu ka baap’ pointing Amar Upadhay became very popular and were appreciated by many fans and the media.
After the entry of Sunny Leone, she became very popular towards the end of the season, as she was more beautiful than any other contestant of that season and due to her previous works and life. Mahesh Bhatt, one of the top directors of bollywood made a special entry to the house to have a meeting with Sunny.
Mahek Chahal and Akashdeep Saighal got some popularity during the season, but it ended when the season was ended.
Bigg Boss season 5 won the Best Reality TV Show award at Indian Telly Awards and Sanjay Dutt won Best Debutante Personality award at Golden Petal Awards.