The sixth season of Bigg Boss Kannada launched in a grand event on Sunday. This season will have 18 contestants predominantly from the small screen and as well as the film industry.  Here are the 18 contestants from Kiccha Sudeep-hosted show:

Sonu Patil – she is a daughter of a poor farmer from Uttar Karnataka. She has studied journalism and aspires to work in the film industry.

Andrew – Also called Andy, was the second contestant to enter the house. He is a corporate trainer and motivational speaker. He is also a big time foodie.

Jayasri – Popular TV actress Jayasri was the third contestant to enter the house. She acted in over 40 serials including Janani, Samagama, Manvanthara, Rathasapthami, Guptagamini and Punyakoti and Sahana. She has also hosted many TV shows and acted in the films like Bhoothayanna Makkalu, Ninagagi, Dumbee and Smile.

MJ Rakesh – He hails from Rajasthan and is the first contestant to enter the house. Rajesh, 35, is a radio jockey and emcee.

Murali – From Oggarane Dabbi fame has tasted 6000 types of food in his life.

Akshata Pandavapura – The sixth contestant to enter the house is a theatre artist.

Rakshita Rai – The seventh contestant is a budding cricketer and a huge fan of MS Dhoni.

RJ Rapid Rashmi – She was the eighth contestant to enter the house.

Adam Pasha – The ninth contestant of the house belongs to the LGBTQ community. He is the first Drag Queen from Bangaluru.

Kavitha Gowda – She is the 10th contestant to enter the house. She is a popular television actor.

AV Ravi – He is a bodybuilder and has won Mr. India seven times.

Shashi Kumar – He is a farmer from Chikkaballapura who is also a folk dancer.

Reema – She hails from Puttur and works in an IT firm.

Naveen Sajju – He has sung for over 100 movies and is the 14th contestant of the house.

Sneha Acharya – She is an actress whose debut film is Josh. She is also a choreographer who has worked with Bollywood stars like Govinda, Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra among many others.

Anand – He is the 16th contestant of the house and is a BMTC bus conductor and hails from Yadgir.

Dhanraj – He is the 18th contestant of the house. He is a voice-over artist and a struggling actor.