Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 began on 5th Sept 2021 with Nagarjuna Akkineni as the host. The wait for Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 has come to an end with the show kick-started on September 5 with Nagarjuna Akkineni as the host. The reality show, which is hosting 16 contestants in the Bigg Boss house for the next 100 days.
Bigg Boss Telugu 5 Contestants
The names of all contestants have been confirmed for the fifth season. They include Shanmukh Jaswanth, Jaswanth Padala, and Siri Hanumanth. The names of rumored contestants include Nikhil, Priyanka, Lobo, Anchor Varshini, Priya Raman, Anne Master, and VJ Sunny. The promo for season 5 is started on Sept 5th, 2021.
Nagarjuna Akkineni introducing the 16 contestants of the season and locking them inside the BB house. This season is expected to have an interesting line up of contestants that includes actors, TV celebs and social media influencers as well. Here’s a quick look at the confirmed list of contestants in BB Telugu 5.
The TV actress is known for her performance in daily soaps like Evare Nuvvu Mohini, Agnisakshi & Savitramma Gari Abbayi. Siri Hanmanth was also popular for her YouTube shows like Madam Sir, Madam Anthe and Ram Leela. She is all set to test her luck in the controversial reality TV show, Bigg Boss Telugu season 5.
2. VJ Sunny
The Kalyana Vaibhogam actor is yet another popular TV celeb who is upping his game with participation in BB Telugu 5. Sunny’s performance as Allaudin in a play got him a chance in yet another play. He started his career as the host of the TV show ‘Just For Men’ and later on worked as a page 3 and lifestyle reporter in a news channel. He hogged the limelight as a VJ and also worked as a page 3 journalist interviewing celebrities. He soon forayed into acting with Kalyana Vaibhogam where he played the lead role of Jaisurya aka Jai. He has earned a loyal fan base with his performance in the show.
3. Lahari Shari
Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Lahari Shari is an actress, anchor and model who has appeared in many Telugu movies. Lahari made her acting debut with the movie Sorry Naku Pellaindi in the year 2016. She later worked as a news presenter for news channels. She shot to fame with her performance as a nurse in the blockbuster Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Lahari is now entering the BB house hoping for a ‘Bigg’ break.
4. Sreerama Chandra
The popular playback singer-turned-actor Sreerama Chandra, who shot to fame with Indian Idol, is a part of the upcoming season. He has featured in many regional singing reality shows before his big break in the form of Indian Idol. Along with a celebrated singing career in Telugu, he made his acting debut with the Telugu movie Sri Jagadguru Aadi Shankara in 2013 alongside none other than actor-BB Telugu host Nagarjuna himself. He made a few special TV appearances in the shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Telugu and the comedy show ‘Comedy Stars’ hosted by Sreemukhi recently.
5. Anee Master
This popular choreographer-TV judge is also a part of the upcoming fifth edition. Anee quit studies after class X due to her dream to pursue a career in dance. Anee was one of the finalists in the TV show Kaboom judged by Prabhu Deva. She made her debut as a choreographer with Jyothi Lakshmi and choreographed over 25 songs so far. Anee was quite successful on Telugu television as well. She has judged the popular dance series Dhee along with co-judges Sekhar Master and Priyamani. She recently appeared in the popular game show Sixth Sense as well.
Mohammed Khayyum, popularly known as Lobo, is an anchor and actor based in Hyderabad, Telangana. He is known for his eccentric dressing and make up, and has appeared in numerous television shows.He was seen in Nani starrer Paisa, where he played the role of one of his friends. HIs forgettable role in the movie did not help his career much, and Lobo had to settle for some big and small gigs on television. Lobo also has an interesting artistic side to him as he owns and runs a tattoo parlour in Hyderabad. In July,2014, Lobo had made it to the headlines, and not for the right reasons.
7. Shailaja Priya
Shailaja Priya, popularly known as Priya, is an Indian actress who primarily appeared in Telugu feature films and serials, and has also done a few Hindi and Tamil language films, too. She has also had a glamorous television career as well. She received the prestigious Nandi Award presented by the government of Andhra Pradesh for her note-worthy performance in the serial Priya Sakhi. She went on to play prominent roles in shows like Vaani Rani, Nandini vs Nandini, Chinna Kodalu, No.1 Kodalu, to name a few. Having worked with the best of the best of the film and television industries, Priya is now set to take on one of the biggest television reality shows, Bigg Boss Telugu- Season 5.
8. Jaswanth Padala (Supermodel Jessie)
Born and brought up in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, Jaswanth Padala is a model and actor who kick-started his modelling career with small gigs in fashion shows and competitions in Bangalore. Owing to his successful fashion career, he is also known as the ‘Milind Soman of Hyderabad’. Jaswanth Padala made his television debut with the serial Saptha Mathrika. Later, he appeared in the film Entha Machivadavura alongside Kalyanram Nandamuri.
9. Priyanka Singh
Priyanka Singh of Jabardasth fame will be participating in Bigg Boss Telugu. Priyanka entered with a performance on rang de rang de song. Priyanka promo features struggle, life and about freedom of transgenders. Priyanka opened up a truth of his gender change to his father on the bigg boss 5 stage. Priyanka Singh fought her way to the face of mainstream entertainment; thanks to her successful journey with Jabardasth, a popular comedy TV show that needs no introduction. Although she joined Jabardasth initially to only ‘play’ female characters, it is her association with the show and the thousands of her TikTok platform followers that gave her the much-needed courage and strength to get the gender reassignment surgery, and helped her transition to her desired gender, and desired life. Priyanka took a break from her projects to focus on her health, and is back to the bigg screen to do what she does best.
This social media influencer recently made headlines for being charged with drunken driving. He is now a part of the upcoming edition of Bigg Boss Telugu. The fact that social media influencers hogged limelight in BB Telugu 4 is fueling rumours about his participation in season 5. Notably, his rumoured beau Deepthi Sunaina was a contestant on Bigg Boss Telugu season 2.
Hamida is an Indian actress, who has worked predominantly in Telugu Television industry. Hamida’s previous film to hit the theatres was Sahasam Seyyara Dimbaka in the year 2015.
12. Natraj Master
Nataraj is the 12th contestant to enter the house. He enters the show while performing to Dakko Dakko Meka song from Allu Arjun’s upcoming film Pushpa The Rise. Even his costume is inspired by Allu Arjun character in the film. Nataraj sought to become an actor in movies. But, he ended up as a dance choreographer.
13. Sarayu Roy
Sarayu is the next contestant to step into the house. She gets quite an introduction video, where she promises to be bold, brave and uncompromising on her beliefs. And that can mean only one thing in the house of Bigg Boss: endless confrontations. Sarayu Roy is an actress from the Telugu movie trade. She was featured in varied quick movies and collection like Tholi Parichayam, Carpool, Gangster, and extra. Her quick video of Sarayu Clinic lo Pellichoopulu acquired consideration and went viral on social media. It was launched on the 7 arts YouTube Channel.
TV actor Vishwa is quite a familiar face to the telly audiences. He played prominent roles in the popular TV shows Yuva, Ganga tho Rambabu and Ganga and Manga and appeared in Dance Jodi Dance and many other special shows.
Vishwa is also a fitness freak who never misses a chance to hit the gym. Vishwa is one of the most sought-after fitness trainers in the industry with clients from both inside and outside the telly world. During the lockdown, he has inspired and tutored many to stay fit physically and mentally fit.
15. Uma Devi
Uma Devi aka Bhagyam of Karthika Deepam fame is an interesting name on the list of the contestants. She is playing a key role in the show and a few other daily soaps as well. Uma Devi is planning to up the ante with her participation in the upcoming season 5 of BB Telugu.
16. Maanas Nagulapalli
This Koilamma actor’s successful stint on TV has made him one of the most probable contestants of the season. He started his career quite early as a child actor with the 2001 Telugu film Narasimha Naidu and has even won the prestigious Nandi award for his exceptional performance. Having made his debut as a male lead with Zhalak (in 2015), he went on to feature in the films Kai Raja Kai, Premikuda, Goli Soda, etc. On the TV front, Maanas appeared in the Doordarshan show Pithrudevobhava and Bhale Chancele. However, she shot to fame with the show Koilamma, produced by eminent filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao and the daily soap Deeparadhana featuring Prabhakar and Priyanka Naidu in the lead roles.
16. RJ Kajal
This Radio Jockey-anchor from Vijayawada is most likely to be seen on BB Telugu season 5. Besides RJing, Kajal used to host events across the Telugu states. Known for her sweet voice, Kajal also struck gold with her dubbing stint that kicked off with 2009 Telugu film Ninnu Kalisaka. She has reportedly dubbed for female leads in many notable daily soaps. Kajal is also a social media influencer with vlogs and food challenge videos and often entertains fans on social media with her lip-sync and dance videos.
17. Swetha Varma
Swetha Varma is an actress mainly works in Telegu movies. She started her career with a Malayalam movie symphony in the year 2004. Swetha Varma is from Mumbai. She is selected for bigg boss this season Telegu.
18. Anchor Ravi
Anchor Ravi, who is the telly audiences’ favourite entertainer, is touted to be a part of the upcoming season. He shot to fame as a Video Jockey with the music show Something Special featuring Lasya Manjunath as his co-host. He went on to work as a Radio Jockey in a FM channel for over 2 years. His popularity grew multifold with the game show Pataas which he co-hosted with Sreemukhi for a long while and later with Varshini Sounderrajan as well. His recently launched show ‘Happy Days’ which he is co-hosting with BB Telugu 3 fame Ashu Reddy has been entertaining fans.
Telugu Bigg Boss 5 Start date and Show Timing
Bigg boss telugu 5th Season will be start from 5th September 2021. this will be telecast on star maa & Disney Hotstar+ App. show timing will be on Mon to Fri at 9:30 PM & Sat-Sun at 9:00 PM.