The Indian counterpart of Big Brother, Bigg Boss was an iconic part of this decade. The latest instalment of the show, Bigg Boss 13 was won by the TV actor, Sidharth Shukla who is known for his roles in Balika Vadhu and Dil Se Dil Tak. 

Here is a list of all the winners over the years:

Rahul Roy – Season 1; 2006

This Aashiqui actor won the first-ever season of Bigg Boss India. He is still very much a part of the industry, albeit not an extremely successful one. 

Prize Money: 1 Crore

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Ashutosh Kaushik – Season 2; 2008

After winning Roadies V, Ashutosh won the second season of Bigg Boss and tried his hand at acting. He appeared in TV shows like Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli to China and Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Prize Money: 1 Crore


Vindu Dara Singh – Season 3; 2009

After winning the third season of the show, Vindu Dara Singh appeared in a ton of Bollywood movies including some prominent ones like Housefull and Son of Sardar. In 2013 he made headlines for being involved in the IPL scandal.  

Prize Money: 1 Crore


Shweta Tiwari – Season 4; 2010 

The actor who made her mark by playing Prerna on Kasautii Zindagii Kay won the show in 2010. After concurring this reality TV show, she went back to being the leading actress on Indian television. Shweta was last seen in Hum Tum And Them, an ALT Balaji web series. 

Prize Money: 1 Crore


Juhi Parmar – Season 5; 2011 

After winning the show in 2011, Juhi left the TV industry. She runs a successful YouTube channel now and Vlogs regularly. 

Prize Money: 1 Crore


Urvashi Dholakia – Season 6; 2012 

Famous for her role as Komolika, Urvashi took a break after winning Bigg Boss. Now, the actor is back on Indian television and was last seen on Nach Baliye

Prize Money: 50 Lakh


Gauhar Khan – Season 7; 2013

Gauhar, who was an actor and already had a reality TV show called the Khan Sisters before she came on Bigg Boss, continued to be in the limelight. She was last seen in The Office‘s Indian version on Hotstar. 

Prize Money: 50 Lakh


Gautam Gulati – Season 8; 2015

After winning Bigg Boss, Gautam Gulati went on to star in Azhar and was last seen in the 2019 web series, Operation Cobra on Eros Now. 

Prize Money: 50 Lakh


Prince Narula – Season 9; 2016

After winning MTV Roadies and Splitsvilla, Prince went on to win Bigg Boss in 2016, pulling a hattrick in reality TV. After the win, Prince bagged his first acting opportunity on TV in Badho Bahu. Since he has been seen in various TV dramas like Laal Ishq and Naagin 3. In 2019, Prince also won Nach Baliye 9 with his wife and fellow actor, Yuvika Chaudhary. Is there any reality TV show he hasn’t aced yet? 

Prize Money: 50 Lakh


Manveer Kumar Baisoya (Manveer Gurjar) – Season 10; 2017

The first non-celebrity to win the title, Manveer is actually a farmer and dairy agriculturist by profession. Post his win, he went back to his life in Noida and is an avid social worker. 

Prize Money: 50 Lakh


Shilpa Shinde – Season 11; 2018

This popular Indian television actress gave up her career in TV post her Bigg Boss win for a career in politics. In 2019, she joined the Indian National Congress and will be seen participating in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

Prize Money: 50 Lakh

Hindustan Times

Dipika Kakar – Season 12; 2018

Dipika Kakar, who rose to fame with Sasural Simar Ka won Bigg Boss 12 in 2018. Post her win, she went back to appearing on TV shows and was last seen in Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum opposite Karan Grover. 

Prize Money: 30 Lakh

Indian Express

Who’s your favourite?