The fifth season of Bigg Boss Telugu hosted by Nagarjuna Akkineni was finally launched on 5 September with a big four-hour opening event. The procedure of the show opening is the following: the host introduces the participants and then locks them in the house where they will be living together for a set period of time. Nagarjuna Akkineni, an Indian actor, film producer, and television presenter, hosts the show for the third time.
There is an exciting combination of contestants this year, including TV stars, serial and film actors, singers, radio jockeys, and social media influencers. All of them were tested for Covid-19 to make sure all are healthy.
In this article, you can get acquainted with the confirmed list of participants of Bigg Boss Telugu 5.
1. Siri Hanmanth (Siri)
This actress and YouTuber is famous for the TV series “Evare Nuvvu Mohini”, “Agnisakshi & Savitramma Gari Abbayi”, and for YouTube shows “Madam Sir”, “Madam Anthe”, and “Ram Leela”.
2. Ravi Kiran
Ravi Kiran is a Video Jockey with the music show “Something Special” with Lasya Manjunath as his co-host. He has been a Radio Jockey for two years. Ravi has become even more popular when he started hosting the game show Pataas together with Sreemukhi and then with Varshini Sounderrajan, as well as his most recent highly-entertaining show “Happy Days”. Ravi Kiran is a family man, he has a daughter. His aim at the show is to feel and express various emotions and to have more fans.
3. VJ Sunny
VJ Sunny is an actor, known for the series Kalyana Vaibhogam. He stepped onto his professional path becoming a host of the TV show “Just For Men”. After that, he was a lifestyle reporter on the news TV channel. He worked as a VJ and interviewed celebrities. In the TV series, Kalyana Vaibhogam VJ Sunny played the leading part of Jaisurya aka Jai. His brilliant acting brought him popularity and a great number of fans.
4. Sarayu Roy
Sarayu Roy is famous for adult comedy content on Facebook and YouTube. The most popularity was brought to her by the video “Sarayu Clinic lo Pellichoopulu”, posted on social media. Sarayu Roy is admired by a huge fanbase. Her Instagram account, for instance, has got more than 35.1k followers, and her YouTube channel has more than a million subscribers. She also writes online reviews.
5. Lahar Shari
Lahar Shari is a newsreader with Mahaa News, a model and an actor in movies like the blockbuster Telugu film “Arjun Reddy” where she played a nurse. She started her acting career with the film “Sorry Naku Pellaindi” in 2016.
6. Swetaa Varma
This Telugu movies actress is famous for her acting in “Pachchis”, “MAD”, “Negative”, “Raani”, and “Cycle”.
7. Sree Rama Chandra
Sree Rama Chandra is an Indian Idol winner, a singer, and an actor. Before the fame, in Indian Idol, he took part in lots of regional singing shows. As for his acting career, he started it in 2013 with the Telugu film Sri Jagadguru Aadi Shankara which featured also the Bigg Boss Telugu host Nagarjuna. Since then he has been singing in numerous Telugu films. Sree Rama Chandra appeared in several TV shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Telugu and the comedy show “Comedy Stars” hosted by Sreemukhi.
8. Maanas Nagulapalli
This actor started his professional way in his childhood in 2001with the Telugu movie “Narasimha Naidu” and was given the Nandi award for his excellent acting. After that, being an adult, he continued appearing in various films such as “Zhalak”, “Kai Raja Kai”, “Premikuda”, “Goli Soda”, and others. He is a participant in TV shows as well, such as the Doordarshan show “Pithrudevobhava” and “Bhale Chance Le”. However, his major success came with the show “Koilamma” and the daily soap “Deeparadhana”.
Kajal is a social media influencer, radio DJ in a Telugu FM station, and dubbing artist. She is also known for hosting the YouTube show “Crazy Talks with Kajal”. This easy-going and friendly girl’s remarkable style is associated with wearing various hats. Her fans enjoy her vlogs, food challenge, and dance videos, as well as her pleasant voice in numerous series dubbed by her.
10. Anne Master
This choreographer began her professional career as a dancer and became known after participating in the Dhee dance show in ETV. For making her dream come true – becoming a dancer, Anne Master had to quit her studies. She was a finalist of the TV show Kaboom judged by Prabhu Deva. Her choreographing career started with Jyothi Lakshmi. Now she works as a choreographer in Telugu Film Industry and a TV judge. Anne Master has choreographed 25 songs, judged the dance series Dhee alongside Sekhar Master and Priyamani. The most recent show where she appeared was the game show Sixth Sense.
11. Priyanka Singh
Priyanka Sigh is an actress and comedian. She is the second transgender participant of Bigg Boss. The first one was Tamannah who took part in the fourth season of Bigg Boss Telugu. She became really popular thanks to the comedy TV show Jabardasth, where she played female characters initially being a man. Participation in this show and a huge fanbase on TikTok encouraged and helped make up her mind to undergo surgery to change her gender and obtain the life of her dream.
Being famous for playing the lead role in the popular TV series “Karthika Deepam”, Umadevi is the oldest person to enter the Bigg Boss house this season. She is known for playing hot and daring parts. She appeared in several other daily shows as well.
13. Lobo (Mohammed Khayyam)
His participation came as quite a surprise for many, because of this anchor’s original and eccentric style, courageous choices of clothing, hairstyles and makeups, and lots of controversies. Besides appearing in numerous shows, Lobo is the owner of a tattoo salon.
Vishwa is a participant in various TV shows like Yuva, Ganga tho Rambabu and Ganga and Manga, as well as Dance Jodi Dance show and others. Being a fitness model as well, he tested himself taking part in WWE, but didn’t manage to qualify for the show. His fitness coaching skills are quite in a demand, and he’s been an example and an inspiration for many, especially in the covid times. Vishwa is a family man, he’s married and has a daughter.
Priya (Shailaja Priya) has become popular due to the series Chinna Kodalu, Sasirekha Parinayam, Kalyan & No. 1 Kodalu Serial in Zee Telugu. She also acted in Telugu feature films and several Hindi and Tamil language movies. The government of Andhra Pradesh presented her with the Nandi Award for her exceptional acting in the Priya Sakhi series.
16. Jessi (Jaswanth Padala)
Jessi is a model who did shows for such prominent brands as Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Coach, and Zara. His acting experience includes playing in the TV series “Saptha Mathrika” and the Telugu film “Entha Manchivaadavuraa”.
This successful choreographer initially wanted to become an actor. He also dreamed to take part in Bigg Boss, and his dream came true! He is married, and their family is waiting for a baby.
Fame came to this Youtuber after featuring in Software Developer Web Series on Youtube. Now his channel Shanmukh Jaswanth has got about 4 million subscribers. In 2018 Shanmukh played in the Telugu movie “Nannu Dochukunduvate”.
Hamida is an actress who started her career in 2015 with “Sahasam Seyara Dimbaka”.