Bigg Boss is the Indian version of the highly popular Dutch reality show ‘Big Brother’ which was developed by John de Mol. The format of the show is based on a number of contestants or ‘housemates’ are confined in a purpose-built house for about three months and how they cope up with each other in different situations. The house is well-furnished and decorated and has all the modern amenities but has no connection with the outside world – no TV, no Internet and no phone. Contestants do not have clocks, pen or paper too. Also Read - JEE Mains Exams 2021: Here are the Tips and Tricks That Can Help You Pass With Flying Colours | Watch Video

Each week, housemates nominate two of their peers for eviction. Housemates who receive most nominations face public vote process. One who receives least vote by the public is evicted from the House. Also Read - Looks Like NTA Has Another Test Called Joint Patience Exam: Delayed JEE Mains Result 2021 Sparks Meme Fest on Twitter

‘Bigg Boss’ – the unseen entity known only by his voice – calls all the shots in the House. He assigns tasks, reprimands contestants and may dole out punishments for breaking rules or not following his instructions. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video

Hosts & Winners of Bigg Boss

Bigg Boss SeasonsHostWinner
Bigg Boss Season 1Arshad WarsiRahul Roy
Bigg Boss Season 2Shilpa ShettyAshutosh Kaushik
Bigg Boss Season 3Amitabh BachchanVindu Dara Singh
Bigg Boss Season 4Salman KhanShweta Tiwari
Bigg Boss Season 5Sanjay DuttJuhi Parmar
Bigg Boss Season 6Urvashi Dholakia
Bigg Boss Season 7Salman KhanGauhar Khan
Bigg Boss Season 8Salman Khan

Awards won by Bigg Boss

Year

Award

Title

Winner

2007

Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Anchor Game/Quiz ShowArshad Warsi
Best Reality ShowBigg Boss 1
Best Art DirectorNitin Dessai
Indian Telly AwardsBest Reality ShowBigg Boss 1

2008

Indian Telly Awards

Best Reality ShowBigg Boss 2

2009

New Talent AwardsBest New Host (Female)Shilpa Shetty

2010

Indian Television Academy Awards

Best Anchor Talk/Chat ShowAmitabh Bachchan
Best Art DirectorSamir Chanda

Indian Telly Awards

Scriptwriter (Non Fiction)RD Tailang

2011

The Global Indian Film and TV HonoursBest Non Fiction SeriesBigg Boss 4

2011

The Global Indian Film And TV Honours

Best Host TelevisionSalman Khan

Golden Petal Awards

Most Chaheta Personality
Most Lokpriya Reality ShowBigg Boss 4
Best Debutante PersonalitySanjay Dutt

2012

Indian Telly Awards

Best Reality ShowBigg Boss 5
Art Director (Non-Fiction)Shyam Bhatia

2013

Golden Petal Awards

Most Lokpriya Dharavahik (Non-Fiction)Bigg Boss 7

The first season of the reality show was aired on Sony TV. Since Season 2, it is being aired on Colors TV.

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