Bigg Boss Contestants Who Ended up in Jail

In the kaleidoscopic world of reality television, where drama unfolds with each episode, the controversies often extend far beyond the screens. Bigg Boss, a show that has captured audiences with its blend of entertainment and intrigue, has also seen its fair share of contestants embroiled in legal battles. From drug-related charges to allegations of extortion and even sedition, the journey from the Bigg Boss house to the confines of a jail cell is not unheard of.

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Here, we delve into the stories of some Bigg Boss contestants who found themselves on the wrong side of the law:

  • Elvish Yadav: Elvish Yadav, the victor of Bigg Boss OTT 2, faced legal ramifications in a case involving snake venom drugs. Currently, he is out on bail pending further legal proceedings.

Elvish Yadav

  • Munawar Faruqui: Munawar Faruqui, winner of Bigg Boss 17, was recently apprehended following a raid at a Hookah bar in Mumbai. This incident comes after a previous 37-day stint in jail on charges of purportedly offending religious sentiments.

Munawar Faruqui

  • Armaan Kohli: Armaan Kohli, a participant in Bigg Boss season 7 (2013), was arrested in 2022 after authorities allegedly discovered cocaine in his residence in Andheri.

Armaan Kohli

  • Ajaz Khan: Ajaz Khan encountered legal troubles when he was apprehended by the NCB at Mumbai airport in 2021, charged with involvement in a drug case. He served a sentence of two years and two months for possession of Alprazolam tablets, weighing a total of 4.5 grams, and was accused of illicit drug trafficking and procurement.

Ajaz Khan

  • KRK: Kamaal Rashid Khan, known as KRK and a contestant on Bigg Boss season 3, was incarcerated in 2022 after his arrest by Versova Police. The charges against him included allegations of demanding sexual favors from an actress and inappropriate physical contact dating back to January 2019. Additionally, in December 2023, he faced arrest over an FIR concerning his controversial social media posts from 2020.


  • Jigna Vora: Journalist Jigna Vora, who participated in Bigg Boss 17, was arrested under suspicion of collusion with gangster Chhota Rajan in the murder of crime reporter J Dey in 2011.

Jigna Vora

  • Swami Om: The self-proclaimed godman who partook in Bigg Boss 10 was incarcerated due to his alleged involvement in a brawl in 2008.

Swami Om

  • Monica Bedi: Monica Bedi spent five years behind bars subsequent to her arrest in Lisbon in 2002. The contestant from Bigg Boss season 2 was apprehended for traveling with a counterfeit passport alongside her boyfriend, gangster Abu Salem.

Monica Bedi

  • Raja Chaudhary: Bhojpuri actor Raja Chaudhary, frequently in the limelight due to his temperamental behavior, was imprisoned for causing a disturbance outside a hospital in Jaipur. This incident was not his first brush with the law, as he had been previously arrested for disorderly conduct. Chaudhary, who was married to actress Shweta Tiwari, participated in Bigg Boss season 2.

Raja Chaudhary

  • Zubair Khan: Zubair Khan, one of the most controversial contestants of Bigg Boss 11, was incarcerated on extortion charges. He was reportedly part of a group attempting to extort one crore rupees from a Mumbai businesswoman using the name of underworld figure Dawood Ibrahim.

Zubair Khan

  • Rahul Mahajan: Rahul Mahajan, son of the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan and a participant in Bigg Boss season 2, was arrested under the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on charges related to the sale, purchase, and consumption of drugs.

Rahul Mahajan

  • Devender Singh, aka Bunty Chor: Devender Singh, also known as Bunty Chor, gained notoriety in India for his involvement in numerous high-profile thefts and burglaries, inspiring the film "Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye."

Devender Singh, aka Bunty Chor

  • Aseem Trivedi: Aseem Trivedi, an Indian political cartoonist and activist, was arrested in 2012 on charges of sedition among others, stemming from his participation in the India Against Corruption movement and his critical cartoons targeting corruption within the Indian government. Trivedi participated in Bigg Boss 6 in 2012.

Aseem Trivedi

  • Sampat Pal Devi: Sampat Pal Devi, leader of the vigilante women's group called Gulabi Gang, has faced incarceration twice for her activities. Despite her time behind bars, she persisted in her efforts to combat social injustice against women. Sampat's Gulabi Gang has garnered international attention, with a chapter even established in France. A film released recently starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla was inspired by her story. She was a contestant on Bigg Boss season 6.

Sampat Pal Devi

These tales serve as a reminder that fame, gained within the glittering confines of reality television, often comes with its own set of challenges and pitfalls. Beyond the glitz and glamour lies a world where the consequences of one's actions can lead to a stark reality behind bars. As viewers, we're captivated by the drama on our screens, but it's crucial to remember the complexities and struggles that lie beyond the entertainment facade.

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