Bigg Boss has changed a lot since it first aired in 2006, and was hosted by Arshad Warsi. However, one thing that has remained constant is its popularity. Fans look forward to each season and shower lots of love on their favorite contestants. With just a few hours left for the finale of Bigg Boss 16, here’s taking a look at the winners of the previous seasons. (Also Read: Sumbul Touqueer says Bigg Boss 16 has changed her life a lot: ‘I was not expressive but…’,
Rahul Roy – Bigg Boss 1 winner
Rahul Roy, best known for his role in the 90s hit Aashiqui, defeated Carol Gracias to win the first season of Bigg Boss in 2007. Along with the trophy, he took home Rs 1 crore.
Ashutosh Kaushik – Winner of Bigg Boss 2
Reality television star Ashutosh Kaushik won Bigg Boss 2 in 2008, a year after winning MTV Roadies 5. He was also awarded Rs 1 crore. He recently hit the headlines when he approached the Delhi High Court seeking removal of certain pictures, videos and articles online citing his ‘right to be forgotten’.
Vindu Dara Singh – Winner of Bigg Boss 3
Vindu Dara Singh, who has featured in films like Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Partner, Kambakkht Ishq and Housefull, was the winner of Bigg Boss 3. He won Rs 1 crore by defeating Pravesh Rana.
Shweta Tiwari – Winner of Bigg Boss 4
Television star Shweta Tiwari won Bigg Boss 4 in 2011 and the prize money was Rs 1 crore. Since then she has participated in several other reality shows including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Juhi Parmar – Winner of Bigg Boss 5
Juhi Parmar, best known for playing the lead role in Kumkum – Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan, was announced as the winner of Bigg Boss 5 in 2012. She competed with others including Pooja Bedi, Sunny Leone and Shakti Kapoor. He won an amount of Rs 1 crore.
Urvashi Dholakia – Winner of Bigg Boss 6
Unlike the previous seasons, the prize money for Bigg Boss was reduced in the sixth season. Winner Urvashi Dholakia took home after defeating Imam Siddiqui 50 lakhs.
Gauahar Khan – Winner of Bigg Boss 7
Gauahar Khan defeated her co-contestants including Tanisha Mukherjee, Kushal Tandon, Pratyusha Banerjee and Eijaz Khan to win Bigg Boss 7. 50 lakhs. In Bigg Boss 14, she returned to the show as a ‘senior’ for a two-week stint.
Gautam Gulati – Winner of Bigg Boss 8
Gautam Gulati, who grabbed everyone’s attention in Bigg Boss 8 for his display of affection with Diandra Soares, emerged the winner of the show. he was given 50 lakh with trophy
Prince Narula – Winner of Bigg Boss 9
Along with the Bigg Boss 9 trophy, Prince Narula also won the heart of his co-contestant Yuvika Chaudhary, whom he eventually married. won prize money of 50 lakhs.
Manveer Gurjar – Winner of Bigg Boss 10
Manveer Gurjar, the first non-celebrity winner of Bigg Boss, gets a check 50 lakhs as he was declared the winner. She defeated Bani J to lift the trophy.
Shilpa Shinde – Winner of Bigg Boss 11
Shilpa Shinde won 44 lakh as the winner of Bigg Boss 11, while second runner-up Vikas Gupta took home 6 lakhs after winning the ‘Vikas City’ task.
Dipika Kakar – Winner of Bigg Boss 12
Television star Dipika Kakar became the winner of Bigg Boss 12 and won 30 million. The amount she took home was reduced as singer Deepak Thakur decided to leave the show after taking the money bag 2 million.
Siddharth Shukla – Winner of Bigg Boss 13
Late actor Siddharth Shukla, who died of a suspected heart attack in September, won 40 lakh was the original prize money along with the trophy 50 lakhs but the finalist Paras Chhabra cashed out 10 lakhs.
Rubina Dilaik – winner of Bigg Boss 14
Television star Rubina Dilaik won 36 lakhs on Bigg Boss 14. his prize money was reduced from the original Her co-contestant Rakhi Sawant opted to leave the trophy race with 50 lakhs 1.4 million.
Tejaswi Prakash – Bigg Boss 15 winner
Naagin 6 fame Tejashwi Prakash became the winner of Bigg Boss 15 and Prateek Sahajpal was the first runner-up. She took the Bigg Boss trophy with her 40 lakhs. In the season, she fell in love with co-contestant Karan Kundrra. The couple is dating each other and their chemistry is loved by their fans.