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Bigg Boss Kannada Winners List of All Seasons | Year and Prize Money

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The reality television program Bigg Boss is aired on Colors TV network in India. Its Kannada version is known as Bigg Boss Kannada (BBK ) which airs on the Colors Kannada Channel in India. Production of the show is handled by Endemol Shine India, the owner of the Big Boss worldwide model.

Here is a summary of every Bigg Boss Kannada winners list with prize money and the time period of every season.

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Every Bigg Boss Winner Lists From Season 1 to 9

1. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 1- Vijay Raghavendra

vijay raghavendra Bigg boss season 1 winnre

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2013

  • Bigg Boss Kannada’s inaugural season debuted in 2013 on ETV Kannada, with Kiccha Sudeep serving as the presenter/host. He has been hosting the program since its debut.
  • Bigg Boss Kannada’s 1st season winner was Vijay Raghavendra and it took place in 2013.
  • Vijay Raghavendra is a renowned actor in Sandlewood and has debuted as a child actor in a number of movies. He is best known for “Chinnari Mutta” where is played the lead role as a child actor.
  • Recently, he appeared in the suspense thriller Seetharam Benoy Case No. 18 in Kannada, which was produced by Devi Prasad Shetty.
  • Season 1 ran for 99 days, from 24 March 2013 to 30 June 2013.

2. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 2- Akul Balaji

Akul balaji Bigg boss season 2 winner

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2014

  • Bigg Boss Kannada Season 2 winner was Akul Balaji in 2014.
  • Akul Balaji is a well known reality show host and work predominently in Kannada industry.
  • He has experience performing in both Kannada and Telugu as a performer, host, and dancer.
  • He has acted in a numerous Kannada movies but he found his success as a reality show host.
  • He currently works as a presenter and participated in the 2022 seasons of Dancing Champion and Dance India Dance Telugu.
  • The season 2 conclusion took place on October 5, 2014, after a run of 98 days beginning on June 29, 2014.

3. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 3- Shruthi

shruti Bigg boss season 3 winner

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2016

  • Shruthi was the victor of Bigg Boss season 3 Kannada.
  • Shruthi is a veteran actress who have given immense contribution to Kannada cenima. She is an actress, politician, and media personality.
  • He is currently very active in Kannada film industry and countinuing her contribution to Sandlewood industry.
  • Season 3’s 98-day run began on October 25, 2015, and ended on January 31, 2016, with the season finale.

4. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 4- Pratham

pratham Bigg boss season 4 winners

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2017

  • Pratham is popularly known as “Olle hudga Pratham” is an actor who primarily performs on television and has a background in Kannada theatre.
  • He was born in Punith Halagapura in the Kollegal District of Karnataka.
  • Season 4 remains one of the most memorable seasons for Bigg boss lovers as there was a huge conflict between Pratham and Huchha Venkat.
  • Pratham was physically abused by Huchha venkat in front of camera for their disagreements. But as he gained immense love from people he was successful in winning Bigg boss trophy for that season.
  • He was the director of a 2022 Kannada horror comedy drama film.
  • Season 4 ran for 112 days, from 9 October 2016 to 29 January 2017.


5. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 5- Rapper Chandan Shetty

Chandan Shetty Bigg boss season 5 winner

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2018

  • Chandan Shetty is a Kannada inde music rapper and composer who is know for his work like 3 peg, Saige, Nodu Shiva, Laka Laka Lamborghini and many more.
  • Chandan Shetty is one of the pioneers in Kannada inde music and rap scene.
  • Chandan Shetty was people’s favourites in this season for this sense of humor and music composing creative sense.
  • He eventually married Niveditha Gowda who he met in Bigg boss as a fellow contender.
  • Beginning on October 15, 2017, and concluding on January 28, 2018, Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5 ran for 105 days.

6. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 6- Shashi Kumar

Shashi kumar Bigg boss season 6 winner

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2019

  • In addition to being a farmer, Shashi Kumar is a native of Bangalore and presently resides here.
  • Shashi Kumar obtained both his undergraduate degree from GKVK in Bengaluru and his master’s degree in agriculture from the University of Agriculture Sciences in Dharwad.
  • Shashi married Swathi, the love of his life, after Bigg Boss.
  • Season 6 ran for 100 days, from 21 October 2018 to 27 January 2019.

7. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 7- Shine Shetty

Shine shetty Bigg boss season 7 winner

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2020

  • Shine Shetty took home the title of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 7 champion.
  • He is a performer who has appeared in a number of reality and serial television programs.
  • In 2014, ‘Ka’ marked his first Kannada appearance.
  • Shine’s Tulu industry début came in 2016 with the release of the movie Kudla Cafe.
  • Shine Shetty has also acted in recent Indian sensational movie from Kannada industry “Kantara” in supporting role.
  • Season 7 ran for 112 days, from 13 October 2019 to 2 February 2020.

8. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 8 – Manju Pavagada

MANJU PAVAGADA Bigg boss season 8 winner

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2021

  • Manju Pavagada took home the title of Bigg Boss kannada season 8 champion.
  • He is a comedian and performer from Pavagada taluk, Tumkur district of Karnataka.
  • He got his recognisition from Kannada comedy reality show “Maja Bharata”
  • Manju has performed in theatre productions, and in 2018 he appeared in the Kannada film “Love you 2”.
  • The Kannada movie Ramarjuna and Bajrangi 2, which was released in 2021, featured him in a supporting part as well.
  • From 3 June 2021 to 8 August 2021, Season 8 spanned a period of 47 days.

9. Kannada Bigg Boss Winner Season 9- Roopesh Shetty

Roopesh Shetty Bigg boss season 9 winner

Prize Money- 50 Lakh, Year- 2022 

  • Roopesh Shetty was crowned the winner of Bigg Boss 9 Kannada and he was awarded a cash reward of Rs. 50 lakh.
  • The grand finale of the program was telecasted on December 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m on Voot and Colors Kannada.
  • Roopesh Shetty is known as Rockstar in Tulu film industry. He is born in Mangalore.
  • The most likely candidates to win Season 9 of Bigg Boss Kannada were Roopesh Shetty and Rakesh Adiga.
  • Rakesh Adiga came in as the first runner-up, followed by Deepika, Rupesh R, and Divya, while Roopesh Shetty ultimately took home the prize.
  • Rakesh Adiga and Deepika Uruduga, who placed first and second runnerups respectively, received reward money of Rs. 12 lakhs and Rs. 5 lakhs respectively.
  • Throughout Big Boss Kannada Season 9, Roopesh Shetty had consistently been a top contender.
  • He had previously won the Bigg Boss Kannada OTT Season 1 competition, which ran from August 6 to September 16 of 2022.


Bigg Boss has been one of the most preferred reality shows by many Indians. It has had its own fan craze for a long time. The viewership of such shows is high. The fact that these programs feature truth has made viewers crazy for this genre. Since people believe that everything is occurring in real time, the word “reality” alone attracts more viewers. Consequently, the show’s enthusiasm and addiction are greater. There are individuals who are very interested in observing the problems and way of life of more successful people.  Bigg Boss Kannada winner gets 50 Lakh as cash prize. This article comprises Bigg Boss Kannada winner list with prize money and year.

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