Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 : Voting, Winner, Contestants, Eliminations, More

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 : Voting, Winner, Contestants, Eliminations, More

Bigg Boss Kannada: is the Kannada language version of the reality TV program Bigg Boss which is broadcast in India on Viacom 18’s Colors in the Kannada language. The program is produced with Endemol, currently by Endemol Shine India who owns the global format of Big Brother. Kannada actor Sudeep was roped in to host the reality show in 2013 for the first season on ETV Kannada (now Colors Kannada). Sudeep continues to be the part of the show as of the sixth season in 2018-19. The first season of the program became popular & turned out to be a TRP magnet, eventually becoming the No.1 reality program under South India.

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1

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Bigg Boss Kannada 1 (BBK1),- was the first high budget show Kannada reality television series Bigg Boss Kannada. This was broadcast through the channel ETV Kannada in 2013. The program was hosted by Sudeep.

The prize amount for the winner is ₹50,00,000. The program lasted for 99 days beginning from 24 March 2013 to 30 June 2013 (Grand Finale). In Bigg Boss Kannada Season total of 15 contestants and 2 guests entered the show. The Bigg Boss house, located in Lonavala, was fixed with 47 cameras to capture the activities in the house.

They survive in the house based on the public votings. The number of votes can save a person and the person with fewer votes will be eliminated every week, and this follows the nomination-elimination process. Enough for presently, Follow the article for quick info About Bigg Boss Kannada.

Show Host: Kannada Star Sudeep

Telecasted in: ETV Kannada

Number of days: 99 days

Number of cameras in the house: 47

Started on: 24 March 2013

Ended on (Gand Finale Date):30 June 2013

Number of contestants: 15

Number of Guests: 2

Number of wild card entries: 2

Prize Money: 50 Lakhs

Bigg House: Located in Lonavala (Near Pune)

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 Channel

The show was broadcasted on ETV Channel Kannada also can be watched online as well. The show all episode upload on youtube as well and later After that, they moved on to their own platform Voot. But season 1 all episodes available on youtube you can watch.

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 Host

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 is being hosted by Kiccha Sudeep from Season 1 itself. Sudeep hosts the Bigg Boss Kannada show greatly and he is the reason many watch the show in some ways. He is a successful host for the Bigg Boss Kannada program & he may not be replaced anytime soon. Sudeep continues the hosting of Bigg Boss Season 7 also.

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 Contestants

The season Bigg Boss Kannada 1 started with only 13 contestants After there are some wildcard entries as well. Overall participants made the show even higher interesting During is the first season show. The show continued one of the favorite reality programs as the audience. Here is the list of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 look at the list.

Narendra Babu Sharma
Rishi Kumar
Vinayak Joshi
Tilak Shekar
Shweta Pandit
Arun Sagar
Nikita Thukral
Vijay Raghavendra

The participants waited in the house for a span of 99 days also each week one or more candidates are eliminated. The elimination lies in the hands through the audience as there is the one way who can decide who can stay in the house & who needs to be eliminated. Producers went by hundreds of potential candidates & finalized the above ones as fit as the Bigg Boss Kannada house. There are some wildcard entries as well so let’s have a look at them.

Wild Card Entries

Wild Card entries are the candidates who are entered into the house whenever the producers wish. Generall wild card entries being start in the middle of the week in the show. They help in the TRP of the show and keeps the audience entertained as well. In Bigg Boss Kannada 1, total 2 wildcard entries, look at below.

Wild Card Entry Famous for…
Rohan Gowda Reality Show Alumni He is the winner of Suvarna TV’s reality show Pyate Mandi Kadige Bandru. He is also a model and a bodybuilder.
Rishika Singh Actress She is an actress known for the movies Kanteerava, Kalla Malla Sulla, and Benki Birugali.


Generally, guests are the actors who are invited to the house and they interact with the participants. They usually appear on the show either for a cause or for the promotion of the film. Every week there may be a guest or two on the program & Bigg Boss conducts tasks with the help of them. Overall 2 guests appeared on Bigg Boss Kannada 1 also you can find their names below.

Guests Famous for…
Yogesh Actor He is popularly known for the character Loose Maada from the movie Duniya. He had a lead role in movies Nanda Loves Nanditha, Hudugaru, Dool, Yogi.
Rajesh Reality Show Alumni He was from a tribal village and a winner of the Suvarna TV’s Halli Haida, Pyateg Banda reality show. He had acted in the movie Jungle Jackie. He died on November 2013.

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 Contestants Details

Sanjjanaa Galrani

Sanjjanaa is an Indian actress, who is currently working in Telugu and Kannada cinema industries. Her real name is Archana. She changed her name as it sounded to be a usual one. Sanjjanaa is a model as well. She has appeared in almost sixty advertisements.

She was also seen hosting the ‘ Bigg Boss‘ game show along with Sudeep in Kannada. Sanjjanaa has gained a good experience in both the industries that she can understand and also dub for her films. She shared that her parents are so supportive of her being an actress.



Chandrika has been marking her presence in the Kannada film industry from her childhood. The glamorous lady at the age of 37 years is still rocking in the industry with her perfect looks and figures. Chandrika got her first break in the films from the south acting as a child artist in the cinema ‘Masanada Hoovu’ along with Ambarish. The director of her debut film was Puttana Kanagal. After that, she has carried on being a part of the cast in various films playing her part as a child.she is a star household member of the Big Boss series in Kannada hosted by ETV. The diversity of this actress’s life is surely an inspiration.


Anushree began her career as a TV host in Namma TV in Mangalore. The actress who hit the big time after acting the famous reality show Big Boss season 1 and then went on to host a number of shows on the small screen. Her amazing stage presence and confidence made her popular and very soon she was hosting a number of shows on all popular channels. Anushree has also hosted a number of corporate shows.

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Anushree has passed her secondary education from Ganapathi High School Padubidri Karnataka and after that, she got an opportunity to host shows and become a VJ in Mangalore.


Aparna is an anchor and Kannada actress. She has anchored several programs in DD Chandana. Her father is a journalist. She made her debut in the Kannada cinema industry in the movie ‘MasanadaHoovu’, directed by the legendary Kannada film director, PuttannaKanagal starring opposite Jayanthi and Ambarish. Aparna scripts her own programs. Aparna has started writing a popular column in Kannada daily.

Nikita Thukral

Nikita Thukral is a famous actress in Telugu. She is heart-throb for the youth of Andhra Pradesh. She is one of the successful actresses in Tollywood. Nikitha is a Punjabi who is brought up in Mumbai. She has an M.A Economics degree from KishinChand Chellaram College. Initially, she was not interested in films but she was seen by legendary producer, D.Rama Naidu. Nikitha’s beauty captured his attention and he gave a chance to hear for the film Hai. With the first film itself, Nikitha proved herself as an excellent actress.

Narendra Babu Sharma

Narendra Babu Sharma is a well-known televangelist and actor. He became famous after he participated in the Kannada reality show Big Boss 1 on ETV  and ended up as a third runner up.

Narendra Babu Sharma holds a degree in electronics and graduated with high honors. He also has a doctorate degree from Allahabad University. Narendra also runs a trust called Sampoorna Varamahalakshmi Trust which offers pooja services.

Vinayak Joshi

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1

Vinayak Joshi is an Indian theater and film actor and also a Radio jockey. He was born on 25th August 1987 in Bangalore. His grandfather, V M Joshi was a Freedom Fighter from his hometown Dharwad. He graduated from National College, Bangalore. Vinay started his acting career as a child artist in the film ‘Nammoora Mandara Hoove’ (1997).

Tilak Shekar

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Tilak Shekar is an Indian actor who mainly works in the Kannada movie industry. He is famous for his negative roles in Kannada movies. Before joining the Kannada movie Industry, Tilak had been modeling for full time. His debut movie was ‘Ganda Hendathi’ in the year 2006 which was the Kannada remake of the Bollywood movie ‘Murder’, in which Tilak Shekhar played the role of Emraan Hashmi.

Tilak has also starred in a Tamil movie, Octopus. He was also a guest in the Kannada version of Bigg Boss in 2013.

Vijay Raghavendra

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1

Born in Bengaluru, Vijay Raghavendra is an Indian Actor, who mainly works in Kannada films. He began his life as a child star and eventually worked in profuse films as the male protagonist. In 2013, he won the first enlightenment of Bigg Boss (Kannada). He has been married to Spandana since 2007.

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1 Winner: Vijay 

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The program went live on for 99 days and also 5 of the participants were finalized. However it may be, the winner should take only one, and that applies to this reality program as well. As we had already discussed eliminations are completely depended upon the public votes. Nominations are done by the housemates and the voting process will be continued until the end of the week. The contestant with less number of votes will be eliminated from the show.

Vijay Raghavendra was the winner of Bigg Boss Kannada 1 as he got a maximum number of votes and also Arun follows him as runner up.

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