The first season premiered in 2006 on Sony Entertainment Television from 3rd November 2006 to 26th January 2007, a total of 86 days. This show uses celebrities as housemates and also non-celebrities who came through auditions of Bigg Boss. It was hosted by the Bollywood Actor Arshad Warsi. The series ended on 26th January 2007 with Rahul Roy becoming the winner.
Bigg Boss Season 1 Contestants / Housemates:
The participants in the order of their appearance and entered in the house are:
Rahul Roy: Rahul Roy was born on 9th February 1968. He is an Indian film actor, producer, and former model known for his works in Bollywood and Indian Television. Rahul Roy began his acting career with the 1990 blockbuster Movie Aashiqui, a Mahesh Bhatt production as the lead actor. He has worked in more than 25 films.
Carol Gracias: She is an Indian supermodel. She is a past winner of coveted India's L'Oréal / Elite Look of the Year title. She has worked in three Indian films and two Indian TV series. She was also the second runner up in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 2 Indian TV show. She gained much publicity after a wardrobe malfunction in a Modeling show.
Ravi Kishan: Ravi Kishan was born on born 17th July 1969. He is a superstar of the Indian Bhojpuri cinema and a well-known TV personality. Now he is a part of Indian Politics and is the current Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Gorakhpur city of India. His acting in the film Tere Naam made him a well-known celebrity.
Rakhi Sawant: Rakhi Sawant was born on 25th November 1978. She is an Indian dancer, model, Hindi film and television actress, and also television talk show host. She has appeared in many Hindi and a few Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Telugu and Tamil films. She is a well-known celebrity known for various controversies and always on news.
Amit Sadh: Amit was born on 5th June 1983. He is an Indian actor. Amit Sadh had made his film debut with the 2010 Indian horror film Phoonk 2. He participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye with his ex Neeru Bajwa. He has acted in television shows like Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr & Saaksshi.
Rupali Ganguly: Rupali Ganguly was born on 5th April 1977. She is an Indian television actor and daughter of director Anil Ganguly.
Ragini Shetty: She is the commoner who has participated in the Bigg Boss season 1.
Anupama Verma: She is a model, actress, and television personality from Lucknow India. She was the main lead in the song Biddu Boom boom, sung by late Nazia Hassan
Aryan Vaid: Born on 4th July 1976. He is an Indian male model, who won the Graviera Mister India World modeling pageant in the year 2000. He also won the Mister International Award in 2000. Aryan Vaid is a qualified chef and lifestyle columnist with The Hindustan Times.
Kashmira Shah: She is a Bollywood actress and reality television star. She has appeared in various Hindi and Marathi films. She also participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye in 2007.
Deepak Parashar: Deepak Parashar was born on 2nd April 1952. He is an Indian actor and former model. In the year 1986, he received the Kala Ratan best actor award for his film "Nikaah.
Bobby Darling: She is an openly transgender Indian actress active in Bollywood. She is also regional Indian films, celebrity, reality show participant, and a model. Before transitioning by the age of 23 years, she appeared in the Limca Book of Records for doing 18 roles as a gay man.
Salil Ankola: Salil Ankola was born on 1st March 1968. He is an Indian actor and former international cricketer who played one Test match and 20 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for India. After retiring from cricket, Ankola shifted his focus towards entering films. He made his cinematic debut in 2000 with the Hindi film Kurukshetra.
Wild Card Entrants:
Deepak Tijori: Born on 28th August 1961. He is an Indian film director and actor who works in Bollywood and Gujarati films and is well known for his supporting roles in Aashiqui (1990), Khiladi, and many more. Tijori started his directing career with movie Oops! (2003), a film about male strippers.
Baba Sehgal: He is a well-known singer and an Indian rapper. He is considered to be the world's first Hindi rap megastar. His entertainment career started in the 1990s when he emerged as part of the Indipop scene and released an album that got frequent airplay on MTV India.
Bigg Boss Season 1 Host: Indian film industry actor Arshad Warsi hosted the Season 1 of Bigg Boss.
Bigg Boss Season 1 Winner: Rahul Roy, a former film actor, won season 1 of Bigg Boss.
Bigg Boss Season 1 Runner-ups: Carol Gracias was the first runner-up, while Ravi Kishan was the second runner-up.
Host: Arshad Warsi
Prize Money: 1 Crore (US $141,000)
Bigg Boss House Location: Lonavala, Pune India
Premiere: 3rd November 2006
Finale: 26th January 2007
Days of the season: 86 days
Total Housemates: 15
TV TRP: 2.72
Winner: Rahul Roy
1st Runner-up: Carol Gracias
2nd Runner-up: Ravi Kishan