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Bigg Boss Telugu 5 premiere episode LIVE UPDATES: From Ravi Kiran, Swetaa to Lahari Shari, here’s complete list of contestants

Bigg Boss Telugu 5 premiere episode LIVE UPDATES: Nagarjuna Akkineni returns to television screens for the third time with the fifth season of the much-awaited reality show.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 6, 2021 8:32:38 am
Nagarjuna AkkineniBigg Boss Telugu season 5, hosted by Nagarjuna Akkineni, will premiere today. (Photo: Star Maa/Twitter)

Bigg Boss has become one of the most loved shows across the country. As much as Bigg Boss Hindi has gained popularity, its regional versions have also gained audience over the years. While Bigg Boss Hindi is being hosted by Salman Khan for several years now, Bigg Boss Tamil has Kamal Haasan, Bigg Boss Kannada has Kichcha Sudeep and Bigg Boss Malayalam has Mohanlal as hosts. Bigg Boss Telugu, on the other hand, is all set to see Nagarjuna Akkineni as the host for the third time. The series launched with Jr NTR as the host of the first season. Second season of Bigg Boss Telugu was hosted by Nani. Later, the makers roped in Nagarjuna.

Now, Bigg Boss Telugu makers and Nagarjuna are returning to the television screens with Bigg Boss 5, which is all set to launch on Sunday evening from 6 pm onwards. The fifth season of the popular show promises to deliver on the five key aspects of entertainment — drama, romance, action and fun with new tasks, an interesting mix of contestants and wholesome entertainment for the entire family.

Talking about the show, Nagarjuna said in a statement, “The last few months have been tough and challenging for everyone and with this show, our endeavor is to bring joy and happiness in the lives of our fans with best-in-class entertainment. As an artiste, I am looking forward to representing and bringing forward the true feelings of the contestants so that the viewers can understand them better. I am happy to be a part of a show that is fulfilling; entertaining every member of the family.”

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Follow all the LIVE UPDATES from Bigg Boss Telugu Season 5 here:

22:11 (IST)05 Sep 2021
19 contestants in Bigg Boss house

Season five of Bigg Boss Telugu begins with 19 contestants in the house. "Looking forward to this wonderful journey with you," says Nagarjuna as he bids goodbye to them.

22:06 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Ravi Kiran is 19th contestant

TV anchor Ravi Kiran is the 19th contestant of the night. He says that the show provides a perfect stage for him to show his real self. And as a parting gift, he gets a handwritten letter from his daughter and her favourite toy to carry along with him inside the house.

21:52 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Swetaa enters Bigg Boss Telugu stage

Swetaa is lowered on the stage as Dhivara song (from Baahubali: The Beginning) plays in the background. She is given an impression of an angel, who is all for love and peace. But, she says if push comes to shove, she can put up quite a fight. Swetaa also seems like a warm and friendly person as she doesn't hesitate to appreciate her fellow housemates.  She seems like a heroine character straight out of a Telugu potboiler.

21:51 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Kajal is 17th contestant of Bigg Boss Telugu 5

The 17th contestant of the season is an energetic, bubbly and very talkative Kajal. She is a professional RJ, and that explains her warm and friendly personality.

21:28 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Maanas Nagulapalli is the 16th contestant

Maanas Nagulapalli is the 16th contestant of the season. He seems like a die-hard fan of Pawan Kalyan as he enters the stage while dancing to Gabbar Singh title song. He even mimics Pawan Kalyan in his performance. He has been acting since he was young. He is known for films like Kaai Raja Kaai, Gang Of Gabbar Singh, Premikudu to name a few.

21:19 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Bigg Boss Telugu’s next contestant is Umadevi

Umadevi is the 15th contestant to enter the show this evening. Compared to Sarayu and Vishwa's entry, Umadevi's introduction was rather dull. She gets a simple AV, where she talks about her dreams and life. No theatricality at all.

21:15 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Vishwa is the next Bigg Boss Telugu 5 contestant

It seems the showrunners have pulled all stops in putting together an extravagant musical entrance for Vishwa. He also gets a very heroic introduction video, where he shows off his well-sculpted muscles and a few exercises from his fitness routines. Nagarjuna says that he had reached the final round of the WWE try-outs when they happened in India. What's more, he can crack an apple in half with his bare hands. He seems like quite a showman.

21:00 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Sarayu enters as bold, brave and uncompromising contestant

Sarayu is the next contestant to step into the house. She gets quite an introduction video, where she promises to be bold, brave and uncompromising on her beliefs. And that can mean only one thing in the house of Bigg Boss: endless confrontations.

20:49 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Nataraj is the 12th contestant

Nataraj is the 12th contestant to enter the house. He enters the show while performing to Dakko Dakko Meka song from Allu Arjun's upcoming film Pushpa The Rise. Even his costume is inspired by Allu Arjun character in the film. Nataraj sought to become an actor in movies. But, he ended up as a dance choreographer. 

Nagarjuna invites Nataraj's 7-month pregnant wife on stage to bid goodbye. The interaction gets a bit emotional as both Nataraj and his wife get teary-eyed.

20:33 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Hamida is Bigg Boss 5's eleventh contestant

Hamida enters Nagarjuna's Bigg Boss season 5 as the eleventh contestant. Hamida describes herself as a person with a soft-heart and helping nature.

20:13 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Popular YouTuber Shanmukh enters Bigg Boss Telugu 5

YouTuber Shanmukh graces stage of Bigg Boss Telugu 5. Shamukh mentions an incident he is not proud of. Talking about the show, he says he is not prepared but is ready for what will happen on the show.

20:12 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Meet Priyanka Singh, the next contestant

Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 introduces Priyanka Singh as its next contestant. Priyanka, born as a man, shares about undergoing sex change. She revealed the news to her family on the national television. Talking about Priyanka, Nagarjuna says she will be an example for those who are struggling to find their identity. 

20:12 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Jessie enters Bigg Boss house

Nagarjuna welcomes supermodel Jessie as the eigth contestant of Bigg Boss season 5.

19:58 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Jessie enters Bigg Boss house

Nagarjuna welcomes supermodel Jessie as the eigth contestant of Bigg Boss season 5.

19:47 (IST)05 Sep 2021
TV actor Priya on Bigg Boss: 'Want to challenge myself'

Television actor Priya becomes the seventh contestant to enter Bigg Boss season 5. Priya tells Nagarjuna that she is on the show to challenge herself and test her strengths and weaknesses. Before entering the house, she receives a special message from her son.

19:33 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Nagarjuna introduces actor Lobo as sixth contestant

Actor Lobo enters Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 as the sixth contestant. Lobo says he has joined the show to change his life. "I used to stand outside Maa TV office for hours. I did that for years. Finally, I was called to be a part of Maa Music. And now, being on this stage feels like my life has come to a full circle," Lobo tells Nagarjuna before entering the house.

19:21 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Nagarjuna gives task to first 5 contestants

Nagarjuna assigns a musical task to Sreerama Chandra, Lahari Shahri, Sunny, Siri and choreographer Anee.

19:11 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Dance master Anee is the next contestant

Choreographer Anee, famously known as dance master Anee, is the next contestant to enter Bigg Boss show. As soon as her introductory video is played, she said even though she looks different, she was born in Secunderabad and comes from a military family. She spoke about her journey as a choreographer in the Telugu industry and gets emotional while talking about her son.

19:02 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Sreerama Chandra is the fourth contestant

Sreerama Chandra enters Bigg Boss Telugu 5 stage with a melodious performance. Nagarjuna introduces him as the fourth contestant. He also called him the "eligible bachelor" who is all set to entertain audience. Sreerama said his purpose of coming to the show is to grow closer to the Telugu audience.

18:59 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Lahari Shahri stuns Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna introduces Lahari Shahri as the third contestant of Bigg Boss Telugu 5. Lahari's video leaves Nagarjuna impressed. As soon as Lahari enters the stage, she offers a rare blue rose to Nagarjuna. She tells him to call her 'Amu' and shares that her screen debut was with film Arjun Reddy.

The previous season ended on a spectacular note, becoming the highest-rated grand finale in the history of Telugu entertainment, making it India’s most-watched reality show.

The grand premiere of the show will be broadcast on Star Maa on September 5 at 6.00PM. The audience can watch the show on Star Maa from Monday to Friday at 10 pm and Saturday-Sunday (weekend episodes) at 9 pm.

In case you miss the latest episodes of the show, you can stream it online. The latest episodes of the show will be available on Disney+ Hotstar app.

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