Bigg Boss Season 5 on Disney+Hotstar: Here's what you need to know about the contestants

Bigg Boss has chosen a unique mix this year. Photo: Disney+Hotstar

Bigg Boss Season 5 hosted by Mohanlal has lined up a set of interesting contestants. From film and serial stars to martial art enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, this year, Bigg Boss has chosen a unique mix. Here are some interesting facts to know about the candidates of Bigg Boss Season 5.


Raneesha Rahiman

Raneesha is a fashion enthusiast who played the role of Swathi in the popular serial 'Seetha Kalyanam'. She is a BBA graduate who hails from Alathur in Palakkad. She considers herself a sociable person and loves making new friends.

Raneesha Rahiman. Photos: Instagram | @rahimanraneesha


Rinosh George

Remember the singer who rapped his way into fame with the song 'I'm a Mallu', which discussed Malayalis' favourite movies, actors and food? His 'Oh Machane' number about being single was also a huge hit. The 30-year-old has acted in the sports thriller 'Nonsense' directed by M C Jithin.

Rinosh George. Photos: Instagram | @rinosh_george


Cerena Ann Johnson

Born and raised in Dubai, she won the title in the Miss Queen Kerala 2022 beauty contest. Cerena is currently working in a private firm after completing her MBA in HR and marketing. She loves to dance, doodle and modelling.

Cerena Ann Johnson. Photo: Instagram | @cerena.ann


Sobha Viswanath

A popular entrepreneur in Kerala, Sobha is also the first Pinkathon brand ambassador in Kerala. She founded the 'Weavers Village', a clothing store which sells a wide variety of handloom textiles. She has participated in several marathons and also runs barefoot in a saree to promote handloom.

Sobha Viswanath. Photo: Instagram | @sobhaviswanath_


Sagar Surya

Though a model, Sagar Surya rose to fame after appearing in the popular sitcom 'Thatteem Mutteem', hosted by Mazhavil Manorama. He also played a role in the Prithviraj-starrer 'Kuruthi', which was released in 2021.

Sagar Surya. Photo: Instagram | @sagarsurya_


Vishnu Joshi

Vishnu is a fitness trainer who has won several bodybuilding competitions held across Kerala, including Mr Kerala 2017 and Mr Ernakulam 2017. He was also one of the six finalists in the 2019 Mr India. Though he hails from Ernakulam, he is settled in Bengaluru.

Vishnu Joshi. Photo: Instagram | @vishnu.joshiii


Angelin Maria

Angelin Maria, is an aspiring actor, who made her debut with Omar Lulu's film 'Nalla Samayam'. Her statement about MDMA had gone viral soon after the release of the film.

Angelin Maria


Viber Good Devu

Devu's real name is Sridevi. She is a popular social media content creator.

Viber Good Devu. Photo: Instagram | Viber.Good


Junaiz VP

Hailing from Kannur, Junaiz V P is a popular YouTuber who is known for generating hilarious content. He has over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube and also enjoys a similar fan following on Instagram.

Junaiz VP | Photo: Instagram | @junaiz.vp


Akhil Marar

Akhil Marar directed the film 'Oru Thatvika Avalokanam', starring Joju Goerge, Aju Varghese and Abhirami in lead roles. He is also inclined to politics and is vocal on social media.

Akhil Marar. Photo: Instagram | @akhilmarar1


Anju Rosh

Anju Rosh is a model-turned-actor, who played a prominent role in the sitcom 'Ladies Room', which deals with the daily lives of five girls.

Anju Rosh. Photo: Instagram | @anjuzrosh_official



Apart from being a dubbing artist, Maneesha is also a radio jockey and singer. She has appeared in various channels and stage shows and was also part of Mazhavil Manorama's sitcom 'Thatteem Mutteem'. She is settled in Dubai with her family



Aniyan Midhun

He is best known for his Wushu skills. He was also the first South Indian to become part of the Indian Wushu team.

Aniyan Midhun. Photo: Instagram | @aniyan_midhun


Sruthi Lakshmi

Sruthi is also an actress who has dabbled both on the small and big screen. She is a classical dancer who debuted in the television series 'Nizhalukal'. She is also a recipient of the Kerala State Television Award for Best Actress for her role in 'Pokkuveyil'.

Sruthi Lakshmi. Photo: Instagram | @lakshmi.sruthi


Nadira Mehrin

Nadira had broken stereotypes by becoming the first transwoman to enrol for a second post-graduation course under the Kerala government's transgender quota. She did her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. She hails from Thiruvananthapuram.

Nadira Mehrin. Photo: Instagram | @nadira_mehrin


Lachu Gram

Lachu Gram's real name is Aishwarya Suresh. She shot to fame after contesting in a dance reality show for children.

Lachu Gram. Photo: Instagram | @thisislachugram


Shiju A R

Shiju A R is an actor and model who has appeared in several TV shows and films. He has worked in Telugu films and is known popularly in Telugu as Devi Shiju.

Shiju A R. Photo: Instagram | @ar.shiju_official



Gopika, a single mother, joins the program as a 'common audience' and she does not have any experience as a YouTuber or an artist. She is working at a courier service office in Kochi.

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