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Bigg Boss Tamil 5 Grand Finale Live Updates: Raju Jeyamohan is the winner, Priyanka Deshpande is first runner-up

Bigg Boss Tamil 5 Grand Finale Live Updates: Raju Jeyamohan emerged as the winner with Priyanka Deshpande, Pavani Reddy, Niroop Nandakumar and Amir as the finalists of the season. Jeyamohan took home Rs 50 lakh prize money.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 17, 2022 8:51:21 am
BB tamil 5 winner rajuRaju Jeyamohan wins Bigg Boss Tamil 5.

Curtains came down on Bigg Boss Tamil season 5 with Raju Jeyamohan emerging as the winner. Priyanka Deshpande was the first runner-up, with Pavani Reddy, Niroop Nandakumar and Amir as finalists.

The finale of the fifth season of Bigg Boss Tamil was hosted by Kamal Haasan, and aired on Vijay Television and ended with Raju Jeyamohan winning the trophy. The viewers could also stream it live on Disney Plus Hotstar.

The fifth season was launched on October 3 last year. Usually, the new season begins in June and ends in September. The outbreak of the pandemic, however, has upset the regular calendar of the show. The fourth season went on air in September 2020 and concluded in January 2021.

The fifth season began with as many as 18 contestants who were handpicked from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. There were also two Tamil speaking contestants of foreign origin. The diverse group of individuals made for an effective microcosm of society as they brought in different beliefs, ideologies and political thinking to the show.

The five finalists were Niroop, Raju, Amir, Priyanka and Pavni.

While Raju, Priyanka and Pavni managed to get to the final stage with the support of the audience, Niroop and Amir secured their position as finalists by winning certain games. Amir was the winner of the ticket to finale task, in which he beat Ciby.

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22:47 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Kamal Haasan ends Bigg Boss Tamil 5

Kamal Haasan bids goodbye by asking viewers to take the vaccination jabs against Covid and compulsorily wear masks in public places.

22:45 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Raju Jeyamohan says terrified during eviction

Raju Jeyamohan says that he was terrified throughout the eviction process today while expressing gratitude for his fans and the showrunners. Raju’s wife Tharika also thanked housemates and audiences for supporting him during the journey.

22:43 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Priyanka congratulates Raju
 
 
 
 
 
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“Patience is the take away for me from Raju and you are truly deserve it,” Priyanka told Bigg Boss Tamil 5 winner Raju.

22:43 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Watch Raju's winning moment
 
 
 
 
 
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22:41 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Raju Jeyamohan earns trophy, Rs 50 lakh

Raju Jeyamohan was declared the title winner of Bigg Boss Tamil season 5. He takes home a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh.

22:39 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Raju Jeyamohan is Bigg Boss Tamil 5 winner.

Raju Jeyamohan is the winner while Priyanka emerges as Bigg Boss Tamil 5 runner-up.

22:35 (IST)16 Jan 2022
‘Living the dream moment’
 
 
 
 
 
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While Raju Jeyamohan called the Bigg Boss Tamil 5 grand finale experience ‘living the dream moment’, Priyanka said her ‘dreams are coming true’.

22:30 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Kamal Haasan leads Raju and Priyanka out of the house

Kamal Haasan pays a visit to the top two finalists in the house and exchanges pleasantries. He also takes a polaroid picture individually with Raju Jeyamohan and Priyanka Deshpande. He came bearing gifts from his fashion line, KH House of Khaddar, and perfume brand. And then he leads them out of the house.

22:19 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Kamal Haasan enters Bigg Boss house, interacts with finalists

Kamal Haasan enters Bigg Boss Tamil 5 house to interact and click photos with the two finalists, Raju and Priyanka.

22:05 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Raju Jeyamohan and Priyanka Deshpande in the fray

Bigg Boss makes a rather lengthy farewell speech as he is about to bid goodbye to Raju Jeyamohan and Priyanka Deshpande. He heaps praises on them and makes both emotional. As per the show's tradition, Kamal Haasan will escort the top two finalists of the house.

21:58 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Pavani says ‘feel a lot stronger’ after eviction
 
 
 
 
 
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Three bikers were sent inside the house to bring Pavni Reddy out. 'I am so happy to have secured the third position in the show. I feel a lot stronger now to face the challenges in my life,' Pavni tells Kamal on the stage. Next Kamal will go inside the house to escort the top two finalists, Raju Jeyamohan and Priyanka Deshpande, out of the house.

21:57 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Pavani Reddy evicted

Pavani Reddy gets evicted. She is the second runner-up, with Priyanka and Raju in the fray for winner's trophy.

21:45 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Bigg Boss Ultimate
 
 
 
 
 
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Kamal Haasan announces 'Bigg Boss Ultimate', a 24/7 format of the show that will be made available for streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

21:37 (IST)16 Jan 2022
‘Film to be proud of’

"I am very fortunate to be associated with the film. This film will be something we all will be proud of," says Sivakarthikeyan on the Bigg Boss stage. It is noteworthy that he began his career in the show business as an anchor on Vijay Television.

21:26 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Kamal Haasan announces next film

Kamal Haasan praises director Rajkumar Periasamy and Sivakarthikeyan and calls them on stage. Kamal officially launches his next film, which he will bankroll along with Sony Pictures Films India. "This film will make a splash not just in Tamil Nadu but across the country. It is not a wish but a prediction," says Kamal. The project marks Sony's maiden venture in Tamil cinema.

21:08 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Aamir says he’s disappointed
 
 
 
 
 
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'I am disappointed,' says Amir after coming to stage. Kamal Haasan tells him not to be disappointed, while reminding him about the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Guru Dutt, Prabhu Deva and himself started their journey in the show business as choreographers.

20:59 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Kamal Haasan adds suspense to eviction process

Just to add suspense to a highly predictable order of eviction, Kamal Haasan made the four remaining finalists do a drill. He sent away each of them to various parts of the house. Priyanka Deshpande was asked to stay in the living area, Pavni Reddy was sent to the confession room, Raju Jeyamohan was sent to the storeroom and Amair was assigned to the activity area, from where he was escorted out of the house by a person dressed fully in PPE kit.

20:58 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Amir is the 2nd contestant to be evicted

Kamal Haasan makes all four Bigg Boss Tamil 5 finalists to go to different places inside the Bigg Boss house. He says they won’t see each other now and announces another eviction. Amir is then evicted, reportedly as he got lesser number of votes.

20:33 (IST)16 Jan 2022
A Bigg Boss Tamil spoof

Nanjil Vijayan and Kpy Bala perform a spoof of Bigg Boss Tamil, leave everyone in splits.

20:20 (IST)16 Jan 2022
Varun, Akshara perform

Varun and Akshara deliver a peppy dance performance. They were both evicted a few weeks ago.

However, for the first time in the history of the show, the showrunners introduced a new competition, which allowed Niroop to get to the finals without the help of the viewers.

Priyanka and Raju have remained strong contestants in terms of popularity with the viewers. And it won't be a huge surprise if Priyanka and Raju emerge as the top two contestants of the show as well.

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