Bigg Boss 17 started on 15th October 2023 with a total of 17 contestants which include Ankita Lokhande, Munawar Faruqui, Mannara Chopra, Aishwarya Sharma, Isha Malviya, Sana Raees Khan, Jigna Vora, Anurag Dobhal and the others. Later Samarth Jurel and Manasvi Mamgai also entered the show as wild cards. Salman Khan introduced them one by one on the night of grand premiere and the show is already in the full swing. Here we have covered everything you need to know about the per week salary of Bigg Boss 17 contestants in detail.
Bigg Boss 17 Contestants Salary Per Week List
1- Ankita Lokhande
Ankita Lokhande is the highest paid celeb in Bigg Boss 17. She is charging a huge amount of Rs 20 Lakhs per week for her stay in the Bigg Boss 17 house. She made her acting debut with an award-winning role in Pavitra Rishta. One of the highest paid television actors in India, Ankita Lokhande is a recipient of three Gold Awards, one Indian Television Academy Award and Indian Telly Award each.
Born as Tanuja Lokhande on December 19, 1984, in Indore, Lokhande hails from a Marathi family. Her parents are Shashikant Lokhande and Vandana Phadnis Lokhande, with her mother working as a teacher. Tanuja also has two brothers, Sooraj and Arun, along with a sister named Jyoti. She relocated to Mumbai in 2005 following her graduation, aspiring to establish a career in acting. Notably, she had previously excelled as a badminton champion during her earlier years.
2- Vicky Jain
Ankita Lokhande is married to the businessman Vicky Jain who has also entered the house with his wife. Vicky Jain is charging around Rs 5 Lakh per week for his stay in the Bigg Boss 17 house. He is one of the lowest paid contestants in Bigg Boss 17.
3- Munawar Faruqui
Popular stand-up comedian and the winner of reality TV show Lock Upp, Munawar Faruqui has entered the Bigg Boss 17 house as a contestant for a salary of Rs 14 Lakhs per week. He is the third highest paid contestant in Bigg Boss 17.
Munawar Faruqui was born in Junagadh, Gujarat, on January 28, 1992, into an Indian Muslim family. Due to the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, his family relocated to Mumbai, where he tragically lost his mother when he was just 13 years old.
At the tender age of 13, he took on the responsibility of working to support his family when his father fell ill. While juggling work at a utensil store, he continued his education.
In his early twenties, Munawar pursued a career as a graphic designer. It wasn’t until 2017, with the rise of various OTT platforms in India, that he discovered comedy and began his journey as a comedian.
4- Aishwarya Sharma
Bigg Boss invited Aishwarya Sharma to Bigg Boss 17 during her stint in the Khatron Ke Khiladi. Aishwarya is one of the toughest contestants in Bigg Boss 17 and she is getting a significant amount of Rs 12 Lakhs as her salary per week.
Aishwarya Sharma and actor Neil Bhatt crossed paths while working together on the set of Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin. Their engagement was officially revealed on January 27, 2021, and they subsequently tied the knot on November 30, 2021, in Ujjain.
5- Neil Bhatt
Aishwarya’s husband Neil Bhatt has also entered Bigg Boss 17 as a contestant for a good amount of fee of Rs 7 Lakhs per week. He is best known for his role in Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin.
Born on August 4, 1987, to parents Sunita and Himanshu Bhatt, Bhatt belongs to a Gujarati family and was raised in Mumbai. He has a younger sister named Shikha. Although he pursued a degree in law, his true passions have always revolved around acting and dance. Bhatt emphasized the importance of education, noting that it would consistently benefit him.
Additionally, Bhatt has received training in various physical disciplines, including gymnastics and capoeira, which he reportedly learned to achieve a flexible body.
6- Navid Sole
Navid Sole is a London based celebrity who has entered the Bigg Boss 17 house. According to the latest reports Navid is getting around Rs 4 Lakhs as his salary per week, making him one of the lowest paid contestants in Bigg Boss 17.
7- Anurag Dobhal / Babu Bhaiya
Popular moto vlogger Anurag Dobhal also known as UK07 Rider is among the top contestants in Bigg Boss 17. He is getting a significant salary of Rs 7.5 Lakhs per week for his stint in the Bigg Boss 17 house.
8- Sana Raees Khan
Criminal lawyer Sana Raees Khan who has been involved in high profile cases like Aryan Khan’s case has been included as one of the contestants in Bigg Boss 17 for a salary of Rs 6 Lakhs per week.
9- Jigna Vora
Jigna Vora is a famous Indian crime reporter whose story was made into a web series on Netflix. She was falsely accussed of a murder. Jigna is charging Rs 7.5 Lakhs as her salary per week in the Bigg Boss 17 house.
Her autobiographical memoir, titled Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison, served as the inspiration for the 2023 Netflix series Scoop. Currently, she engages in the practice of tarot reading and astrology.
10- Soniya Bansal
Hot Indian model and actress Soniya Bansal has joined Bigg Boss 17 as a contestant for a salary of around Rs 5 Lakhs per week. She recently made her Bollywood debut with the film 100 Crore.
Subsequently, she worked on a film titled Naughty Gang, which saw its release in 2019. Following this, she took part in the film Dubki, directed by Anand Kumar and produced by Anand Kumar, alongside Gavie Chahal and Pankaj Jha, in 2021. Notably, the film is available for streaming on MX Player.
Soniya’s next project, an action drama web series titled Shoorveer, directed by Samar Khan, is currently live on Hotstar.
11- Mannara Chopra
Mannara Chopra is a distant relative of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra. She was recently involved in a controversial moment with a director. Mannara Chopra is being paid Rs 15 Lakhs as her salary per week in the Bigg Boss 17 house. She is the second highest paid Bigg Boss 17 contestant.
Upon finishing her education in Delhi, Mannara relocated to Mumbai, where she embarked on her career in modeling and delved into the world of advertising. Her portfolio includes an impressive list of 40 commercials, featuring brands such as Suzuki alongside Salman Khan, Dulex paints with Farhan Akhtar, and Parle Marie in a commercial directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Notably, she was the original face of the Ganna.com commercial and was also featured in commercials for Myntra, three of which she shared with her cousin Priyanka Chopra. Among these, one stood out, which was for Dabur Amla Hair Oil and garnered her instant recognition. This recognition ultimately led to an offer to work in Telugu films.
12- Khanzaadi / Firoza Khan
Firoza Khan aka Khanzaadi is a rapper and songwriter who is earning a fee of about Rs 3 Lakh per week for her stint in the Bigg Boss 17 house. She is the lowest paid contestant in Bigg Boss 17.
13- Sunny Arya / Tehelka Bhai
Tehelka Bhai is a popular YouTuber who is famous for his pranks. He is a strong contestant who will give a tough fight to others. Sunny Arya is charging around Rs 3.5 Lakhs as his salary per week.
14- Rinku Dhawan
Rinku Dhawan, who became a household name after playing the role of Chhaya Agarwal in one of the iconic shows of Indian television, Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, is one of the contestant of Bigg Boss 17 for a salary of around Rs 4 Lakhs per week.
The actress tied the knot with her on-screen brother from the show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kiran Karmarkar, in 2002. Nevertheless, after a 15-year marriage, the couple made the mutual decision to go their separate ways and finalized their divorce in 2017.
15- Arun Mashettey
Arun Mashettey is a popular Indian gaming YouTuber. He has more than 300k subscribers on YouTube. Arun is reportedly getting around Rs 3.5 Lakhs as his salary per week for Bigg Boss 17.
16- Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar entered the show with his ex girlfriend Isha Malviya. He shot to fame with his role in Udaariyan. Abhishek is reportedly charging Rs 5 Lakhs as his salary per week.
17- Isha Malviya
Isha Malviya is often called as the youngest fashion model from Madhya Pradesh. She was in a relationship with the co-contestant Abhishek Kumar. Isha Malviya is being paid Rs 7 Lakhs as her salary per week for Bigg Boss 17.
18- Samarth Jurel
Samarth Jurel is the boyfriend of Isha Malviya and his entry in the Bigg Boss 17 house completely changed the dynamics among him, Isha and Abhishek in the show. According to the latest reports Samarth Jurel is charging around Rs 4 Lakhs per week as his fee for Bigg Boss 17.
19- Manasvi Mamgai
Manasvi Mamgai is an Indian model, actress, and activist who achieved success by winning Femina Miss India World 2010. She went on to represent India at Miss World 2010 after securing titles such as Miss India Tourism International and Miss Tourism International in 2008. She could survive only one week in Bigg Boss 17. Manasvi reportedly earned around Rs 6 Lakhs for her stint in the show.