With the grand opening of Bigg Boss 9, 2015 all the buzz about the double trouble funda of the show got clear when Salman Khan paired the contestants and they entered the Bigg Boss house as seven pairs and not as individuals. Contestants were given two choices to choose their partners. As always the not-so-famous faces of the industry are here in Bigg Boss house in search of some recognition. Here are the things you should know about the pairs of Bigg Boss 9.
1. Mandana Karimi and Keith Sequeira
Mandana Karimi is an Iranian model and actress who began her career as an air hostess and entered Bollywood with a cameo role in film ‘Roy’. Vikram Bhatt found her and gave her a debut film ‘Bhaag Johnny’. She will be seen opposite Tusshar Kapoor in the sex comedy ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’.
Keith Sequeira is a VJ turned actor from Goa. He started his career with Raymond’s ‘The Complete Man’ campaign. Later he proved everybody wrong by speaking fluent Hindi in the movie ‘Sixteen’, where he played an author. He is the boyfriend of IPL Extra Innings host Rochelle Maria Rao who is another contestant of Bigg Boss 9. Let’s see if their happy days still continue in the Bigg Boss house.
Suyyash Rai is a popular face on the TV screen. He has done many famous daily serials like ‘Kya Hua Tera Vaada’, ‘Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai… Ajab Sa Risk Hai’ and many more. He had the desire to enter the house with his girlfriend Kishwer, but the pattern of the show landed him with Bengal beauty Rimmi Sen.
Though it was claimed by the media that she has no traits to survive in the Bigg Boss house, Rimmi Sen is the most famous face among all the contestants and has worked hard to create a place for herself in the industry. She has done many films with big Bollywood names including Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.
Kishwar Merchant, the lady love of Suyyash Rai, rose to fame with the show ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ which aired on Zee TV in 1998. She has been doing many famous daily soaps and has been a common face in Ekta Kapoor’s soaps.
Aman Verma is a popular TV actor and anchor who has worked in many TV shows like ‘Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Khullja Sim Sim’, ‘Indian Idol’ and currently he is on ‘Humne Li Hai Shapath’. Aman’s casting couch controversy was a stain on his career. He has taken up Bigg Boss to get out of those shadows.
The infamous Rupal Tyagi got fame through her first daily serial ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’ and her relationship with her co-star of the same show Ankit Gera. She entered ‘Jhalak Dikhlaja Reloaded’ as a wild card entrant.
Digangana Suryavanshi made headlines for her cat-fights with her co-star Farnaz Shetty of the show ‘Ek Veer Ki Ardaas Veera’. She is a pampered child of her parents who believes in the princess culture. She said in her interview that she bathes with milk, honey, etc. on her birthdays and believes in living a life like a princess.
Ankit Gera got fame from his first show ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke‘. He later got into controversies like double dating and was given the title of a playboy for having three relationships in three years. He is considered to be the Casanova of the show and who is still rejected by the girls.
Gera entered the house with Arving Vegda who is a famous Gujrati singer and is known for his fusion music. He is a favorite at all garba and dandiya festivals.
Prince Narula bagged the crown of Mr. Punjab and has a popular stint on ‘Roadies X2’ where he walked away with the crown and cash prize. Reports say that Prince is furious and short-tempered. That means Prince might be the one who gives all the masala in BB9.
Rochelle Maria Rao is an Indian model and anchor. Three years ago, Rochelle Rao was crowned the Femina Miss India International. She is the girlfriend of another contestant of the show, Keith Sequeira.
7. Vikas Bhalla and Yuvika Chaudhary
Vikas Bhalla is the son-in-law of famous TV personality Prem Chopra. He has done a couple of TV shows and films. He is also known for his great singing. He was last seen in the TV show ‘Uttaran’.
Yuvika Chaudhary participated in the 2005 reality show ‘Zee Cine Stars Ki Khoj’. She is among the few celebs who started with a reality TV show and then went on to feature in blockbuster movies like ‘Om Shanti Om’. She has not been seen anywhere else so far. Her main motive to enter the show is to gain the limelight and gather fame.