The third season premiered in 2009 on Colors Television from 4th Oct 2009 to 26th Dec 2009, a total of 84 days. This show uses celebrities as housemates, not members of the general public. The Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan hosted it. The series ended on 26th Jan 2007 with Vindu Dara Singh becoming the winner. Vindu Dara Singh was awarded prize money of INR 10 million. He was also announced as the most stylish and bold contestant and won a Chevrolet Cruze.
Bigg Boss Season 3 Contestants / Housemates:
The participants in the order of their appearance and entered in the house are:
Ismail Darbar: Born on 1st Jun 1964. He is an Indian bollywood film score composer, instrumentalist, violinist, and music director, a popular name in Indian Film Industry: Bollywood. Darbar is a national award-winning music director. He is known for directing the songs for the hit film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam starring Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, and Ajay Devgan. Later, he also produced the music of the movie Devdas and Shakti: The Power.
Sherlyn Chopra: Born on 11th Feb 1984, she is an Indian film actress and model known for her work in Bollywood. In July 2012, Chopra became the first Indian woman to pose for Playboy magazine. She was then selected to host the sixth season of the show MTV Splitsvilla. In December 2013, she released her music single titled "Bad Girl."
Kamal Rashid Khan: He is a Director. He became famous from a small movie, 'Desh-Drohi.' He is a Bhojpuri actor and got some popularity for his role in the film 'Desh-Drohi' in 2008. He also appeared in a small part in Ek Villain.
Poonam Dhillon: Born on 18th Apr 1962, she is an Indian Hindi-language film, theatre and TV actress and politician. A former Femina Miss India (1977). She is best known for her 1979 film Noorie and many others. She has done Theater, starting with award-winning " The Perfect Husband. " She appeared in the hit Zee TV show Kittie Party.
Bakhtiyaar Irani: Born on 19th Nov 1979, he is an Indian film and television actor who has participated in Indian television reality shows. He has appeared in the reality dance series Nach Baliye, paired with his wife, Tanaaz Irani. He is known for his role as Shiv in Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Iss Ghar Ki.
Tanaaz Irani: Born on 8th Apr 1971. She is an Indian actress and wife of Bakhtiyaar Irani, who also participated in Season 3. She has acted in Bollywood films and Hindi television serials. She has also been credited as Tanaaz Lal, her maiden name, and Tanaaz Currim (her ex-husband being Farid Currim). She was also the Runner-up of Mrs. India 2002. Tanaaz began her film career in 2000
Vindu Dara Singh: Born on 6th May 1964, he is an actor and son of wrestler and actor Dara Singh. Vindu made his acting debut in the 1994 Hindi film Karan. He has also acted in TV serials, including the role of Hanuman in the TV serial Jai Veer Hanuman He was the winner of the third season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss.
Aditi Gowitrikar: Born on 14th May 1972, she is an Indian model, actress, and a doctor. She has appeared in films like Paheli and shows like Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. She has been touted by Hindustan Times as "Beauty with Brains."She won the Gladrags Mega model Contest in 1996 and the Gladrags Mrs. India in 2000, subsequently winning Mrs. World contest in 2001. Govitrikar remains the first and the only Indian woman to have won the Mrs. World title. Govitrikar launched PETA in India and has also endorsed top tier international brands such as Coca-Cola, Chopard, Fendi, and Harry Winston.
Jaya Sawant: She is the mother of Indian actor Rakhi Sawant.
Shamita Shetty: Born on 2nd Feb 1979, she is an Indian Bollywood actress and interior designer. She is the sister of Shilpa Shetty, a famous Bollywood actress. She is known for her role in Mohabbatein as Ishika. She later appeared in films like Saathiya in song Choli Pe Choli, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai in song Sharara Sharara, and Cash. Her portrayal of Ishika earned her the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the year.
Claudia Ciesla: Born on 12th Feb 1987, she is a Polish-German-Indian film actress and model and best known for her work in Bollywood. She later became famous for appearing in the song Balma in film Khiladi 786 after her appearance on Bigg Boss.
Rohit Verma: He is a Fashion designer. He also was seen in the film Fashion along with Diandra Soares.
Raju Srivastav: Born on 25th Dec 1963. Comedian. He is a famous comedian who has appeared in shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and Comedy Circus. He also appeared in films like Baazigar, Tezaab, and Maine Pyaar Kiya.
Wild card entrants
Vinod Kambli: Born on 18th Jan 1972, he is a former Indian cricketer, who played for India as a middle-order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa.
Pravesh Rana: Born on 26th Feb 1983, he is a male model and Mr. India 2008, and a reality TV show personality. He has done more than 850 shows in the whole of India and overseas. Rana has worked for television channels like Zoom, STAR Plus, Bindass, and Colors as an anchor. Pravesh has been walking the ramp for all the top designers of India and has been the face of all the major fashion weeks in India like Lakme Women's Fashion Week, Wills India fashion week, Lifeyboy Fashion week, Couture fashion Week, Playboy tomboy magazine, Wills Fashion Show, Ghanees Film Festival.
Bigg Boss Season 3 Host: Indian film industry actor Amitabh Bachchan hosted the Season 3 of Bigg Boss.
Bigg Boss Season 3 Winner: Vindu Dara Singh, an actor and son of wrestler and actor Dara Singh, won season 3 of Bigg Boss.
Bigg Boss Season 3 Runner-ups: Pravesh Rana was the first runner-up, while Poonam Dhillon was the second runner-up.
Host: Amitabh Bachchan
Prize Money: 1 Crore (US $141,000)
Bigg Boss House Location: Lonavala, Pune India
Premiere: 4th October 2009
Finale: 26th December 2009
Days of the season: 84 days
Total Housemates: 15
Total episodes: 85
TV TRP: 2.83
Winner: Vindu Dara Singh
1st Runner-up: Pravesh Rana
2nd Runner-up: Poonam Dhillon