Logo of "Bigg Boss 3".
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of series||3|
|Running time||approx. 52 minutes|
|Original channel||Sony Entertainment Television India
Colors Viacom 18(Series Two and Three)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original run||2006 – present|
Big Boss is a reality show in which a group of contestants, housemates, that is custom built but includes everyday objects, such as a fully equipped kitchen and a garden. The House is also a television studio , and includes cameras and microphones in most of the rooms to record the activity of the housemates. The only place where housemates can escape the company of the other contestants is the Confession Room, where they are encouraged to voice their true feelings.
Each week all housemates nominate two of their fellows for potential eviction. The two or more housemates with the highest number of nominations face a public vote conducted by phone and, in some years, text message and the one with the most votes is evicted from the House. Occasionally more than one housemate may be evicted in a week. The last contestant remaining in the house is declared the winner and awarded a large cash prize. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 novel 1984, a dystopia in which Big Brother is the all-seeing, omnipotent leader of Oceania.
The main television coverage takes the form of a daily highlights programme and weekly eviction shows that are aired at 9pm on Colors TV.
|Series||Presenter||Launch date||Finale date||Days||Housemates||Winner|
|Season 1||Arshad Warsi||3 November 2006||26 January 2007||86||15||Rahul Roy|
|Season 2||Shilpa Shetty||17 August 2008||22 November 2008||98||15||Ashutosh Kaushik|
|Season 3||Amitabh Bachchan||4 October 2009||26 December 2009||84||15||Vindu Dara Singh|