Bigg Boss Kannada 9 names, photos and more updates

Bigg Boss Kannada, a spin-off series of reality show Bigg Boss, is ready to be back with its 9th season and it is said that the upcoming season will be a little different but very interesting.

The show was launched in 2013 and has been one of the most popular reality shows in the Kannada language. The final season aired from February 28 to August 8, 2021 and declared Manju Pavagada the winner.

Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep will be back as the show’s host. He has hosted the show since it started and his presence on the show is one of the main reasons for its popularity.

He also hosted Bigg Boss OTT Kannada which recently concluded. Now the actor will be back with Bigg Boss Kannada 9, which is set to have its big release on September 24, 2022 at 6pm. After that, the show will premiere daily at 9:30 p.m. on Colors Kannada as well as Voot (online).

It has been learned that this season of Bigg Boss Kannada will bring back old contestants from previous seasons. It is also expected that some contestants from Bigg Boss OTT Kannada Season 1 will be part of the show.

Here we have compiled the names of the expected and confirmed attendees of the show, in the list given below, take a look:

1- Prema

Actress Prema known for her work in Kannada and some Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films is also expected to become the contestant in Bigg Boss Kannada 9. The 45-year-old actress was honored with the Karnataka State Film Awards and Filmfare Best Actress awards.

2- Naveen Krishna

Naveen Krishna, the Sandalwood actor and filmmaker, is known for his work in films such as Haggadah Kone (2014) and Actor (2016) which have garnered him multiple awards and recognition. He is the son of veteran actor Srinivasa Murthy. Naveen is also expected to enter the Bigg Boss House this time.

3- Tarun Chandra

Actor Tarun Chandra who made his acting debut with 2003 multi-starr film Khushi is among the expected names of Bigg Boss Kannada 9. He has also acted in films like Love Guru, Gaana Bajaana, Gharshane and Goa etc.

4- Vinay Kumar

Vinay Kumar is the former Indian cricketer who has represented India at the Test, One Day International and T20 levels. He played national cricket for Karnataka and Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. In February 2021, Kumar announced his retirement from all cricket formats. Now it is reported that he will soon join Bigg Boss Kannada 9 as a contestant.

5- Sonu Gowda

Sandalwood actress Sonu Gowda is another name in the list of expected contenders for Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9. She made her acting debut in 2008 film Inthi Ninna Preethiya and also appeared in films like Paramesha Panwala and Gulama etc. She has also acted in some Tamil and Malayalam films where she is credited as Shruthi Ramakrishnan.

6- Dileep Raj

Dileep Raj is known for his work in Kannada TV series and movies. Series fame “Hitler Kalyani” could also enter the house of Bigg Boss in the upcoming season. After a successful television career, he made his acting debut in the 2005 film Boyfriend. In 2007 he became famous with the blockbuster Milana.

7- Gopi mimicry

Gopi mimicry is a popular comedian and mimic who has gained immense popularity due to his perfect comedy timing and humor. He’s known for hilariously mimicking the most iconic dialogues and behaviors of celebrities. He is expected to become the contestant on the upcoming show.

8- Namratha Gowda

TV actress and model Namratha Gowda, who won 2 million hearts for her performance in Kannada TV series Naagin, is also said to be the contestant of the upcoming season of Bigg Boss Kannada. She has also starred in Putta Gowri Maduve and Krishna Rukmini.

9- Tennis Krishna

Popular Kannada actor and comedian Tennis Krishna, who has appeared in over 600 films, is expected to take part in the upcoming show. He used to be a tennis coach, which is why he was given the name “Tennis” to make it easier to distinguish him from other Krishnas in the industry.

10- Deepika Das

Kannada TV and film actress Deepika Das is rumored to be the Season 9 contestant of Bigg Boss Kannada. Besides her work in Kannada films, she also appeared in several Telugu films such as Ee Manase. She made her acting debut in the film “Doodh Sagar” directed by Samuel Tony.

11- Roopesh Shetty

Actor Roopesh Shetty has starred in Tulu, Kannada and Konkani Films and is also a radio jockey in Mangalore. He rose to fame after emerging as the winner (Top Performer) of the recently completed Bigg Boss OTT Kannada Season 1. He is one of the confirmed contestants for the upcoming season of Bigg Boss Kannada.

12- Aryavardhan Guruji

Aryavardhan Guruji is an Indian astrologer and numerologist known for his predictions about politicians and celebrities. He is among the top 4 contestants of Bigg Boss OTT Kannada Season 1. Now, according to the latest news, his participation in the upcoming season of Bigg Boss Kannada has been confirmed.

13- Rakesh Adiga

Actor-rapper Rakesh Adiga is another name among the confirmed Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9 contestants. He made his acting debut in the 2009 hit film Jhhosh. He was in the top 4 of Bigg Boss OTT Kannada Season 1.

14-Saanya Iyer

Actress and dancer Saanya Iyer, who was one of the top four finalists of Bigg Boss OTT Kannada Season 1, is confirmed as a contestant for the upcoming season of Bigg Boss Kannada. She made her acting debut in the 2018 TV show Putta Gowri Maduve.

15- Bhumika Basavaraj

Karnataka-born model/actress Bhumika Basavaraj is also a social media entertainer. She has a huge following of around 1 million on Instagram. It is reported that she could be part of the upcoming seasons of Bigg Boss Kannada.

16- Rekha Vedavyas

Rekha Vedavyas also known as Akshara is a Kannada actress who has also acted in some Tamil and Telugu films. She made her film debut in the 2001 Kannada film Chithra and has acted in over 30 films in various South Indian languages ​​to date.

17- Samiksha

Actress Samiksha is not new to Kannada television audiences. She has been in the industry for more than six years. Rumors are rife that she left daily soap opera Maddulakshmi as she agreed to enter Bigg Boss Kannada 9. It will be known in the coming days if it is just a rumor or true.

18- Asha Bhatt

Actress-model who is also the winner of Miss Supranational 2014 contest and was the first Indian woman to do so. She made her acting debut with Vidyut Jammwal in Hindi film Junglee in 2019 and appeared in Kannada action thriller Robertt in 2021.

19-Ravi Srivatsa

Ravi Srivatsa works mostly in the Kannada film industry. He is best known for his work in films such as Dashamukha (2012), Tiger Galli (2017) and Deadly Soma. He is among the expected candidates for the show.

20- Chandan Sharma

Chandana Sharma is a popular news anchor and actress. According to his Instagram bio, he is the Chief Executive Editor of Power TV and a recipient of the Kempegowda Award. Known for his outspokenness, Chandan is expected to be a contestant in Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9.

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