Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5 Contestants: Kiccha Sudeep has been hosting Bigg Boss Kannada ever since its first season aired in 2013. The season 5 of the reality show was launched on Sunday. According to reports, 17 contestants have been locked inside the house, including six commoners, which is a first for the Kannada version.

This time, there are 11 celebrities, who are popular faces of small and big screen and six common people, who will be competing to win the trophy. Totally, There are nine male contestants and eight female contestants. Sudeep’s show will include celebrities such as director Dayal Padmanabhan. Here’s the contestants’ list of the fifth season.

The Six commoners, who got selected to became the part of the show are – Suma R (homemaker), Divakar (salesperson), Sameer Acharya (priest), Megha (The lady is from Kodagu, Niveditha Gowda (dubsmash artist and the youngest contestant to enter the house) and Riaz Pasha (He hosted shows and is an RJ and anchor).

Here is the List of 11 celebrities who got selected for the 5th season of the show along with the other 6 commoners. [Also Read: Two Receptions for Naga Chaitanya & Samantha]

Krishi Thapanda – She is a popular actress and model, who made her debut with Kannada film Akira. She is also working on Alpavirama.

Anupama Gowda – The lady has worked in Tv shows Akka Tangi, Akka and Chi Sou Savithri. She is one of the popular faces of the industry.

Jayasreenivasan – The popular numerologist is another celebrity contestant of the season. He appeared on the third season of the show and made some predictions.

Sihi Kahi Chandru – He is a popular name. The contestants has produced and directed many TV shows.

Ashita Chandrappa – She has worked in TV shows like Neeli and Jothe Jotheyali.

Tejaswini Prakash – The lady has worked with many popular actors. She has worked in small and silver screen.

Karthik Jayaram – The actor has also worked with Sudeep in films like Kempe Gowda and many more. He also acted in Hindi soap Siya Ke Raam.

Chandan Shetty – He is a popular inger, lyricist and music composer.

Dayal Padmanabhan – The popular filmmaker has helmed 13 projects so far.  One of his films Sathya Harishchandra is set to release next week.

Jagan – The contestant has worked in many Kannada serials.

Shruti Prakash – The actress has worked in popular Hindi soap Saath Nibhana Saathiya. She has not made her debut in Kannada films.

While there is a lot of excitement around the show itself, incidents like season 4 winner Pratham’s suicide attempt loom large. Pratham attempted suicide in April live on Facebook after alleging that he wasn’t paid the prize money for winning season 4 of the show. He took the step after failing to come through after promising to donate his winnings to charity.

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