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Bigg Boss 17: who are the contestants of bigg boss 17? Read all contestants biography

Bigg Boss 17, which went on-air from October 15 2023. It had an interesting lineup of faces this year. 
One of the most controversial reality shows on the Hindi small screen is back, this time with the theme “Dil, Dimaag aur Dum”. 
Apart from many interesting and new things, the house has a European design. 
The reality show has contestants who have participated in several controversies. 
There are popular couples from the TV industry like Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain, Aishwarya Sharma and Neil Bhatt, as well as single contestants like Munawar Faruqi and Abhishek Kumar.
 Let’s take a look of the season’s hottest names.

1. Ankita Lokhande.
Ankita Lokhande of “Pavitra Rishta” and “Manikarnika” fame is one of the first names to be cast this season. She is 38 years old. 
Ankita appears on the show with her husband, Vicky Jain. 
The actress also makes money from concerts, events and business and her investments contribute to Rs 2-3 crore in her wealth annually.
 Her net worth is estimated to be around Rs 25 crores. 
Ankita made her small screen debut as Archana in the hit show Pavitra Rishta opposite late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
In the house, Ankita revealed that she and Vicky plan to start a family by next year. 
In the house, Ankita revealed that she and Vicky intend to have a family by next year.
Ankita Lokande Jain was born on December 19, 1984 in Indore, India to a Marathi family. 
Her parents are Shashikant Fadni, a banker, and Vandana Fadni, a teacher. She made her television debut in Balaji Telefilms’ daily show .
 She then decided to leave television in 2018 to explore a career in the film industry.
Her feature film debut was as Jhalkaribai in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which was released on January 25, 2019. 
She then appeared in Ahmed Khan’s action film Baaghi 3, which was released in 2020.
Ankita Lokhandey and Sushant Singh Rajput were in a long relationship, which ended abruptly in 2016. 
After her breakup with Sushant, she completely broke down. Vicky Jain took care of her every time as a friend. 
Many people blamed Ankita, people sent comments to her, after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in 2020, she was blamed, but Vicky always supported and cheered her.
 Even when people were trolling Ankita over Sushant, Vicky gave a befitting reply to those who were trolling Ankita.In December 2021, actress Ankita married businessman Vicky Jain.
 Ankita won many awards for her performance in the TV show “Pavitra Rishta”.
In 2010, she won the 3rd Boropura Gold Award for her debut as a lead actress.
In 2010, she won the Indian Television Academy Award for GR8 Face of the Year.
In 2011, she won the Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress.
In 2012, she won the Indian Telly Award for Television Personality of the Year.
In the same year, Ankita also won the 5th Boro Plus Gold Award for Best Actress.
In 2014, Ankita also won the Star Guide Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2020, she won the Dada Saheb Farke Icon Award for Best Actress of the Year.
2. Vicky jain.
Ankita Lokande’s husband, businessman Vicki Jain, is one of the contestants of Bigg Boss 17.
He is 37 years old .Vicky Jain has an MBA degree and is a successful entrepreneur. 
He Is currently the Managing Director of Mahavir Inspire Group, a conglomerate involved in various sectors including coal trading, washery operations, logistics, power generation, diamonds, and real estate. 
He has a thick bond with Ankita. Vicky is already entertaining audiences in the house. Ever since the couple came on Bigg Boss season 17 together, the internet has been abuzz with their collective whopping net worths.
 Together their net worth stands at a staggering INR 130 crores plus, where Jain reportedly has a net worth of INR 100 crores, and Lokhande’s stands at INR 30 crores. 
Vicki was born in Chhattisgarh, India to a wealthy family.
After earning her MBA, he joined her family’s wholesale business.
He is friends with many TV celebrities. In 2019, Vicky bought an 8 BHK flat in the outskirts of Mumbai.
He owns a unique edition iPhone in 24 carat gold. He is also the secretary of Triveni Dental College in Raipur.
He entered the coal business in 2008. Vicky is also the owner of Mahavir Inspire Group. 
The group has a complex business portfolio that includes coal, diamonds, washery, real estate, and power plants.
 He is also the owner of the Mumbai Tigers cricket team and has appeared on the sports entertainment reality show Box Cricket League.
3. Isha Malviya
Isha Malviya made her acting debut in the TV show “Udaariyaan” produced by Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey. 
She is 20 years old . Here she played the role of Jasmine Kaur Sandhu. 
When Isha was 13 years old and began her modeling career and participated in various beauty contest.
 These competitions include “Miss Madhya Pradesh” in 2017, “Shaan of Madhya Pradesh” in 2018, “Miss LNCT Open Competition”, “Miss Teen Icon India, Bhopal” in 2018, and the second runner-up in 2019.
 Miss Teen India Worldwide,” which she won in 2019, among others.
Her father, Ashish Malviya, Is a clerk in the State Education Department and her mother is a housewife.
 She always wanted to be a dancer and joined the dance reality show Boogie Woogie.
At the age of 13, Malviya started modeling and was named Miss Teen Icon India 2018, Shaan of MP, and Miss LNCT Open Competition (2nd runner-up).
 In 2021, she was selected for the first TV show by Ravi Dubey and Surgun Mehta, “ Udaariyaan, which gave her the opportunity to debut in the television industry as Jasmine Kaur Sandhu.
4. Abhishek Kumar.
Abhishek Kumar, best known for his role as Amrik Singh Virk in the series “Udaariyan,” reunited with his former co-star and remarried partner Isha Malviya. 
He is 28 years old. 
Originally named Abhishek Pandey, the actor rose to fame with his role as Amrik Singh in “Udaariyan,” and speculation that Abhishek and Isha were dating was rife in “Udaariyaan,” and the two confirmed their relationship on BB17’s launch stage.
 The two frequently shared amicable videos on social media and were often spotted together, fueling dating rumors. 
Abhishek and Isha also had a huge fight on stage in front of Salman Khan. His Net worth is 80 lakh. 
 He lived in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Abhishek gained popularity on TikTok, but when the platform was banned in India, he moved his activities to YouTube.
Abhishek is known for his love of creating entertaining reels on Instagram, often featuring collaborations with famous celebrities such as Nora Fatehi, Sargun Mehta, and Urvashi Rautela.
Abhishek is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys riding various bikes in his free time.
Despite his phobia of syringes, Abhishek has also shown his philanthropic side by participating in blood donation camps.
Abhishek Kumar had a huge fight with most of the contestants in the house. The confrontation with Khanzadi escalated into many other fights in the house.
5. Manasvi Mamgai
Manasvi is an Indian model and actress who was a wild card contestant along with Samarth. 
She is a former Miss India and is best known for her films Katti Batti and Action Jackson.
She is 34 years old . 
Manasvi Mamgai is a famous film actress.
Born on October 10, 1989, Manasvi was born in New Delhi, India. 
An actress and model, Manasvi burst onto the Bollywood scene in 2014 as Marina in the action comedy Action Jackson; she was named Miss Tourism International in 2008 and Femina Miss India in 2010.
Manasvi was born in India. She directed Prabhu Deva in Action Jackson. 
Manasvi Mamgai’s parents separated and eventually divorced when she was 17 years old.
The Father of Manasvi is Shalab Mamgai. Who is Construction worker. Her Mother name is Prabha Nailwal. she was a teacher and had a strong inclination towards spirituality.
6. Neil bhatt
Neil Butt’s foray into the entertainment industry began when he entered the dance reality show “Kaboom” and won first place.
 He is 36 years old . His enthusiasm took him from one show to the next, eventually establishing his popularity on the iconic dance show “Boogie Woogie.
“In 2008, he made his acting debut in “Arslaan. “In 2018, he played the role of Ranveer Singh Vahera’s adversary in “Roop – Mard Ka Naya Swaroop”.
 He also played the role of Virat Chavan in “Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin” from October 2020 to the show’s generation change in June 2023.
 Neil Bhatt net worth is 40-50 crores (as in 2018) .
 He gained recognition for his roles as Abhinav Taneja in the popular TV series “12/24 Karol Bagh” and as Kesar in “Gulaal.” 
In “Ramayan,” he played the role of Lakshmana, the soul of Ram, to much acclaim. 
Neil Bhatt has played a number of difficult roles, including Zakir in “Diya Aur Baati Hum. 
Most recently, he played the lead role of Bhushan Petawala in the daily serial “Tum Hi Ho Bandhu Sakha Tumhi”.
 He has also appeared in the episodic series “Zindagi Wins” and “Pyar Tune Kya Kiya”. 
His first film, “Bhanwar,” tells the untold story of a Gujarati puppeteer in the modern era.
In 2018, he played the villainous role of Ranveer Singh Vaghela in Colors TV’s “Roop – Mard Ka Naya Swaroop.
 “Star Plus’ “Ghum Hai In “Kisikey Pyaar Meiin,” he plays ACP Virat Chavan, the show’s protagonist.
Along with his wife Aishwarya Sharma Bhatt, Neil Bhatt appeared in Star Plus’ Smart Jodi in February 2022.
6. Munawar Faraqui
Comedian Munawar Faruqi was offered the previous seasons of Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi. 
31 years Regrettably, he was unable to join these shows at that time due to prior commitments .
 The comedian has been involved in controversy and drama over the years, from his arrest to his undisclosed marriage to winning the first season of “Lock upp,” and he has always been in the news. 
On the day of his entry, he told host Salman Khan that he had planned to enter last year but had to withdraw due to a prior commitment, at which time MC Stan was taken.
Personal Life of Munawar Farooqi
Farooq’s house was destroyed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. 
When he was 16 years old , his mother committed suicide. Later, his father, fed up with the turbulent life in Junagadh, moved the family to Mumbai in 2007 for a fresh start.
Then in 2008, Munawar’s father fell ill and collapsed in bed. 
Munawar was then forced to assume responsibility for the family at the age of 17. 
Munawar then took on the responsibility of marrying off his three sisters.
Along with that, Munawar worked during the day and satisfied his needs with computer courses at night.
 Later, influenced by standup comedy, Farooqui began attending OPEN MIC, and his family encouraged him to pursue a career.
Once Munavar became interested in this, he made standup comedy his profession and lost track of time.
 When people started coming to take selfies, his family realized that standup comedy was a full-time profession.
 Munawar Faruqi’s wife :
In an episode of the television reality show Lockup, Munawar revealed that he is married with a son, has been with his son for over a year, and is separated from his wife. The host of the Lockup show revealed that Farooqui is also married and has a child.
7. Samarth Jurel
He is 23 year old. Maitree actor Samarth Jurel entered Bigg Boss 17 as a wild card on September 28. 
The actor  everyone when he entered the show claiming to be Isha’s current boyfriend; Samarth and Isha were co-stars in the TV show “Udaariyaan”; the 23-year-old is beloved for his role as Harsh in the TV show “Maitree.”
Drama and controversy abound on “Big Boss 17,” and this season is no exception: two weeks in, wild-card contestants are joining the show.
Samart Jurel is a 23-year-old actor known for his roles in serials like “Udaariyaan,” “Taftish,” and “Maitree,” as well as for his role in “MTV Splitsvilla.
His father initially encouraged him to pursue a career in cricket, but Samarth’s true passion was acting; in 2018, he moved to Mumbai to train for cricket, but secretly embarked on an acting and modeling career. 
To improve his acting skills, he diligently studied acting manuals, watched instructional videos, and received acting training at both the Film School of Mumbai and the Acting Institute of Indore.
Samarto Jurel’s Net Worth:
As of 2023, Samarth Jurel’s estimated net worth is over Rs. 1 crore. 
His main source of income is acting, from television serials. 
In addition, as reported by Filmibeat, he has been increasing his income from business ventures, brand endorsements, and other business-related activities.
Samart Jurel’s Relationship with Isha Malviya:
Initially, rumors about a romantic relationship between Isha Malviya and Samart Jurel were widespread.
8. Aishwarya Sharma.
Neil and Aishwarya are co-stars in this show. 
She is 29 yees old  as of 2021. 
 They met on the set of Ghum and fell in love and got married . 
Neil and Aishwarya are the second couple on television, as well as Ankita and Vicky.
 Aishwarya Sharma began her television career in 2015, appearing briefly in Code Red. 
The actress not only garnered great popularity, but also faced a lot of trolling due to her grayish role in Ghum Hai kisi ke pyar Mein.
 She started her career in the web series “Code Red” in 2015, Aishwarya Sharma was a finalist in “Khatron Ke Khiladi 13” in 2023. 
Aishwarya Sharma was born in a middle class Hindu family, is a Hindu.
 Her father’s name is Arvind Sharma and her mother’s name is Muktika Sharma.
He Is closest to his mother. 
He has two brothers in the family, Pranjal and Manas. He also has two sisters, Yukti Sharma and Rajnandini Sharma. Her net worth is 21 crore as of 2022 .
9. Mannara chopra
Mannara Chopra, who has appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada films, became the first contestant to enter the Bigg Boss 17 house. 
She is 32 years old. Mannara is Priyanka Chopra’s maternal cousin, who recently made headlines for her kissing controversy. 
The actress looked visibly surprised.
Her mother is a jewelery designer and a father work as a lawyer in the Delhi High Court.
 She has a sister, Mitali. She has cousins Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra.
He Is known for his leading roles in Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu film Rouge 2017 and Anubhav Sinha’s Zid (2014), Prema Geema Jantha Nai (2014), Jakkanna (2016), and Thikka, Sita (2019). Known for.
 She has also been a showstopper at major fashion weeks and events and was recently spotted at Lakme Fashion Week (2018).
 Total net worth of Mannara is 3.24 lakh (as of 2019).
10. Anurag Dobhal
Continuing the trend of having YouTubers and rappers on the show, the Bigg Boss makers have tapped popular YouTuber Anurag Dobhar for Bigg Boss 17. 
Anurag Dobhar, a popular UK07 rider, is a motor blogger and social media influencer. 
He launched his career as a Youtuber in January 2018 and enjoys 7.21 million YouTube subscribers. 
His popularity is not limited to Youtube. 
He is also quite famous on Instagram and has over 5.1 million followers.Born on May 3, 1997 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, UK07 rider is 25 years old and currently lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Anurag launched his YouTube channel “The UK07 Rider” on January 1, 2018 to follow his passion for travel and motorcycles. 
He posts motoblogs documenting his motorcycle travels in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. 
His down-to-earth personality and filming skills quickly made him popular. 
Today, he is a full-time professional travel blogger and each video has millions of views.
Personal Life of Anurag
Anurag was dating Savya Kc, a travel blogger from Nepal.
 Their friendship developed into a romantic relationship when they met at the India-Nepal border during Anurag’s travels. 
They began blogging together and exploring different places in India and Nepal. 
However, the relationship ended on bad terms. Currently, Anurag is dating Iqra, who lives in Dubai.
Net Worth of Anurag : Most of Anurag’s income comes from YouTube monetization and brand sponsorships. His net worth is estimated to be ₹2-3 crore.
UK07 Rider’s bikes range in price from Rs. 3.5 to 4 lakh, reflecting his passion for quality rides.
Anurag loves to travel and explore the country on his trusty bike.
11. Sana Raees Khan
Sana Raees Khan entered the Bigg Boss 17 house as the seventh contestant on the controversial reality show. 
Sana is a high-profile criminal lawyer known for her recent Aayan Khan drug case. 
She is also the defense attorney for Avin Sahu, one of the first co-defendants to secure bail in a drug case. 
When asked by moderator Salman Khan about her personality, Sana described herself as “feisty” and someone who believes in “fairness.” Netizens are eagerly awaiting her appearance on the show.
In 2021, Sana Raees Khan made headlines once again. 
She represented co-defendant Avin Sahu in the highly publicized arrest of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in 2021.
 During the trial, Sana argued that neither Avin nor Aryan was in possession of drugs when they were taken into custody by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). 
This claim played a pivotal role in her client Avin Sahu getting bail.
Sana surprised everyone with her foray into the world of Indian reality television. She became a contestant on Bigg Boss Season 17 and joined the show on October 15, 2023. 
According to media reports, she replaced former Miss India Manasvi Mamgai on the show and added a fascinating twist to the reality show.
Sana Raees Khan is the owner of a Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV, which showcases her taste for luxury. 
The Net worth of Sana Raees khan is 10-15 crores.
12. Arun Mashettey
Arun Srikanth Mashettey is a popular gamer from the South.  He is 35 years old. 
 He plays games and asks his followers to play them. 
He has over 792k followers on Instagram. He is a digital content creator from Hyderabad. Net worth 20 crore.
Arun Mashetti started his career as a gamer by playing games. 
Arun played games, recorded himself and posted them on youtube. 
Gradually he began streaming games and creating online content with omegle and prank videos.
In 2023, Arun Machetti appeared on bigg Boss season 17 and became a household name.
Arun Machetti is a YouTuber and gamer.
He was born in Hyderabad on October 23, 1983.
 He create online content and gaming videos . Arun Machetti recently appeared on Bigg Boss Season 17, where he became very popular and gained tremendous support from his fans and supporters.
13. Sunny Arya, (Tehelka Bhai)
Sunny Arya, also known as Tehelka Bhai, is a prankster. He is 34 years old and he used to play pranks on people and shares them on social media .
 He shared that he observes people before he plays pranks so that the pranks do not go wrong.
 60 lakh per annum as of October 2023. 
Sunny has a family of four. 
His parents, Ranveer and Jaanvi Arya, are supportive of his efforts and have appeared in some of his YouTube videos. 
Sunny Arya’s spouse, Deepika Arya, is a content creator, and the couple has a daughter named Ikhnoor Arya. 
Since childhood, Sunny has demonstrated immense dedication and imagination regarding his career. 
He launched his YouTube channel Theelka Prank in 2019, which has since grown to attract over 15,000 channel subscribers and 20,000 Facebook followers. In addition to this, his creativity powers five different YouTube channels.
14. Jigna vora :
She is a former Indian journalist and 49 years old. Her net worth is around 6-8 crore . 
Jigna Vora is a former Indian crime reporter who made headlines in 2011 when he was arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of renowned journalist Jyotirmoy Dey (nicknamed J Dey), who was cleared of all charges in 2018.
 He has worked for various media outlets, including the Free Press Journal, Mid-Day, Mumbai Mirror, and Asian Age. 
She underwent a spiritual transformation while in prison and became a consciousness healer and teacher of artmic awareness. 
She is also a professional tarot card reader. Her parents arranged the marriage at their behest, and he had left his internship at a well-known law firm. 
Her parents told her that her husband was an engineer and owned a printing company in Bharuch, Gujarat. She later realized that claim was false, leading to a tumultuous marriage and separation. 
She has a son. In 2009, when her son was 8 years old, Vora enrolled him in a boarding school in Panchgani.
15. Soniya Bansal
27 years old. Soniya Bansal is a talented Indian actress, model, and entrepreneur who rose to fame for her performance in the 2019 film Naughty Gang. 
Soniya has a large fan base on Instagram, where she shares photos and videos, and even had the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the IIFA Awards in 2023, where she looked stunning in a dress designed by Michael Cinco.
Soniya Bansal Age:
She born in Agra, India on October 28, 1996. She comes from a common Hindu family. Her father is Baijnath Bansal and her mother is Santosh bansal. 
She also has two younger sisters. Soniya began her acting career at the age of 22.
She earns about 25 lakh annually, with a monthly income of about 1.5 lakh. 
She earns her income from acting, advertising, and popularity on social media.
16. Firoza khan (khanzaadi) : 
Firoza Khan, known by her stage name Khanzadi, is an Indian rapper, singer, and musician.
 She has dominated the Indian music scene with her rap and melodic songs, captivating audiences with hits like “Aazma Le,” “Ziddi,” and “Begum.
Birth and Upbringing of khanzaadi :
Firooza Khan’s roots are a fusion of Indian and Afghan traditions.
 Firooza Khan burst onto the music scene in 2019 with her television debut on the reality show MTV Hustle 2.0.1 
During her appearance on the show, she captivated viewers with remarkable performances of songs like “Azaadi,” “No Boundaries,” “Lady Don,” and “Tarazu” .
She captivated the audience with her remarkable performances of songs like “Azaadi,” “No Boundaries,” “Lady Don,” and “Tarazu. Not limited to TV shows, Filosa often appears on live music shows as well, and in December 2022, she mesmerized the crowd at the Northeast Festival held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, where she sang live.
As for Firoza Khan’s personal life, she has remained relatively private.
However, she was spotted with former “Bigg Boss OTT 2” contestant Jad Hadid in 2023, sparking rumors of a romantic relationship. Firoza Khan currently resides in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
18. Rinku Dhawan : 
She is 47 years old. A well-known Indian actress in the Hindi television industry, best known for her role as Chhaya Agarwal in the popular television series “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii” on Star Plus; in 2023, she appeared in “Bigg Boss 17” on Colors TV.
Birth and Childhood of Rinku :
she was born on February 15, 1976 in Mumbai, India. 
Her mother’s name is Anita Dhawan. Her older sister, Janhvi Vohra, is also a TV actress. 
She graduated from St. Anthony’s Girls High School in Mumbai.
In 2002, she married TV actor Kiran Karmarkar. The two met when they co-starred in “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii” and played brother and sister on screen; their friendship developed into a romantic relationship before they decided to get married.
However, they separated in 2017 and finalized their divorce in 2019. 
They decided it was better to separate than to live in constant discord, and they have a son together named Ishaan.
19 Navid sole : Navid Sole is a celebrity who rose to prominence as a contestant on the popular Indian reality show Bigg Boss 17.
Navid Sole was born on August 7, 1994 in Rome, Italy and has lived a charmed life. 
He is 29 years old . 
He moved to London with his family when he was just 5 year old. This relocation marked the beginning of an amazing journey for Navid. 
He is a Christian and holds both Italian ethnicity and British citizenship. 
With a deep-rooted passion for chemistry since childhood, Navid excelled academically, completing a Master of Science in Pharmacy at King’s College, London in 2017. 
Currently, Navid Saul is in a relationship with Charlotte, but they have yet to get married.
 As of 2021, Navid’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million to $5 million.


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