The grand premiere of Bigg Boss Tamil 4 has begun on Vijay TV with much fanfare. The host of the reality show, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan will be bringing in the new season with full-on entertainment and drama into the living rooms of the mini-screen audiences.
It is to be noted that the 16 contestants of the show have been quarantined and also have tested negative for COVID-19 tests before their entry. A team of expert doctors will be monitoring the contestants with regular body checkups once they are inside the house.
Interestingly, the makers have chosen some well-known faces from the TV-film industry and also a few controversial contestants for the show.
Aajeedh Khalique -Sixteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Playback singer Aajeedh Khalique is the title winner of Super Singer Junior 3. His song Enakkondrum Vaanveli from the 2014 film Poovarasam Peepee was highly appreciated by music lovers.
Suresh Chakravarthy -Fifteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
The actor-director turned entrepreneur is best known for his acting chops in K Balachander's film Azhagan that featured Mammootty, Madhoo and Geetha. Interestingly he also has a cookery channel on YouTube.
Samyuktha Karthik- The fourteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Model turned actress Samyuktha won the Miss Chennai title in the year 2007. She is also an entrepreneur and hopes that the Bigg Boss Tamil 4 platform would help her grow in the film industry.
Ramya Pandiyan -Thirteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4!
The actress kicked off her career with a short film titled Maane Theyne Ponmaane, which was directed by Mani Ratnam's former assistant director Shelley. Eventually, she made her Tamil debut with OS Ravi's rom-com Dummy Tappasu released in 2015.
Ramya's 2016 film Joker helmed by Raju Murugan was highly appreciated by the audiences as she essayed the role of a village belle, Malliga.
Aranthangi Nisha - The Twelfth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Aranthangi Nisha is a stage performer. She kicked off her career with comedy reality show Kalakka Povathu Yaar Season 5. Nisha made her film debut with Kalakalappu 2. She has shared screen space with actors like Dhanush, Vishal and Nayanthara.
Gabriella Charlton- The Eleventh Contestant
Gabriella is a former child artist who has appeared in several hit films that also include Dhanush-Shruti Haasan's 2012 romantic psychological film 3. The actress was appreciated by both critics and audiences for her portrayal as Shruti's mute sister Sumi. She has also featured in Chennaiyil Oru Naal (2013), Appa (2016) and Appa 2 (2020).
Som -Tenth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Somasekhar is a model and an actor. During his interaction with Kamal Haasan, he talks about his dreams in life and love towards MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
Aari- The ninth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Actor Aari Arjunan made his debut with the 2005 film Aadum Koothu directed by TV Chandran. His best work includes Rettaisuzhi (2010), Dharani (2015), Maya (2015), Unnodu Ka (2016) among others.
Vijay Music channel is launched by Kamal Haasan on the floors of Bigg Boss Tamil 4!
A live performance by a team of singers is held.
Vel Murugan is the eighth contestant of the show!
The playback singer rose to fame with his folk songs that include 'Madura' from Subramanipuram, 'Aadungada' from Naadodigal, 'Otha Sollala' from Aadukalam and the recent 'Kathari Poovazhagi' from Dhanush's Asuran.
Jithan Ramesh -Seventh contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Ramesh Choudary aka Jithan Ramesh has been a part of several Tamil and Telugu films. He is the son of film producer R. B. Choudary and elder brother of actor Jiiva. He made his Tamil debut with the 2005 film Jithan. Jithan has backed the Vijay-Mohanlal-starrer Jilla.
Sixth Contestant- Shivani Narayanan
The model-turned-actress rose to fame with the daily soap Pagal Nilavu. She has also been a part of several serials including Saravanan Meenatchi (Season 3), Kadai Kutty Singam and Rettai Roja.
News Reader Anitha Sampath- The fifth contestant of BB Tamil 4
The popular Tamil host and news anchor is also a well-known voice artist. She is happily married to Prabha, a graphic designer.
The fourth contestant of the show is Balaji Murugadoss
Balaji Murugadoss won the title Mr. Perfect Body during Mr. India 2017. He has also won the title Mr. International India in 2018. Balaji has also been a part of a few Tamil films.
Rekha - The third contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Rekha hails from Kerala's Alappuzha. She ruled the South film industry as the leading actress during the years from 1986 to 1996. She now works mostly in daily soaps, and occasionally does supporting roles in films
Sanam Shetty is the second contestant of the show
Sanam Shetty's entry in the Bigg Boss Tamil 4 house is indeed a highly anticipated one. Interestingly, she became the talk of the town during the third season of the show when she alleged that she was engaged to the then contestant of the show Tharshan Thiyagaraj. She has been a part of almost 24 films as of now. Sanam forayed made her debut in Tamil film Ambuli released in 2012 which was directed by Hari Shankar.
The first contestant of the show- Rio Raj
Fantin Rio Raj aka Rio Raj is an actor and a Video Jockey. He is best known for his role in the 2017 film Sathriyan directed by SR Prabhakaran. His upcoming release Plan Panni Pannanum's release has been kept on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown
Kamal appreciates the COVID-19 warriors and expresses gratitude towards their respective services.
Ulaganayagan introduces a live audience. The audience will now be able to join the show via video conferencing.
Kamal Haasan gives a tour of the newly designed BB house including the confession room, living room, washrooms, gym, play area, kitchen, incoming phone booth and jail.
A sneak-peek of Bigg Boss Tamil 4 house!
Grand premiere promo of Bigg Boss Tamil 4!
Let us tell you that the usual episodes of the show will be telecast on Vijay TV from Monday to Friday at 9.30 pm displaying the daily activities and tasks of the contestants. Kamal Haasan will join the contestants during the weekend episodes- Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm, wherein he will be seen hosting the show with his candid chit-chats and serious take on the issues inside the house. Apart from Vijay TV, the audience can also feast their eyes on the show with the Disney Plus Hotstar app.