Vote: Who is most likely to win Bigg Boss 3?
Bigg Boss Season 3, the desi version of Big Brother, comes with unique twists this year making it bigger and better.
For starters we have a brand new host -- Amitabh Bachchan -- whose rich baritone is sure to keep us hooked to the goings on in the house.
Then there are the housemates themselves, a mix of newsmakers including an item girl, a music director, an actress, a comedian and a non-celebrity -- all set to woo you for your votes.
While it's still too early to vote for your favourite, there's no harm in speculating who has the staying power. To make your job easier, we bring the contestants to you. All you have to do is vote who is most likely to stay on till the end.
We begin with Sherlyn Chopra, who continues to hog the limelight with her sexy bikini pictures and famous quotes though her entry into Bollywood with skin-baring flicks such as Time Pass, Naughty Boy, Game and Red Swastik is nothing to write home about.
Last year Bigg Boss 2 slammed the door on her for making bold demands. It was reported that the sexy diva was willing to bathe on camera in return for Rs 3 crore.
In the meantime, Sherlyn tried her hand at singing and launched her first album Outrageous followed by a second one titled Dard-E-Sherlyn. She was seen recently in a big banner film Dil Bole Hadippa.
So will this beauty's oomph factor be enough to take her to the finale? Only time will tell.
Image: Sherlyn Chopra
Shilpa's little sister started with a hit Mohabbatein. But since then Lady Luck has been evading her.
Recently, she was in the news for her alleged proximity to cricket legend Shane Warne, who captained the Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals where her sister Shilpa had a stake.
We all know that Shilpa got lucky with Big Brother. Will Shamita hit the jackpot too?
Image: Shamita Shetty
This former Mrs World 2001, ex-Gladrags champion and actress is also a doctor! Talk about beauty and brains.
She also showed off her daring side in the first season of Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Will this beauty get your vote?
Image: Aditi Gowitrikar
This music director was behind several hits in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya and Devdas.
He was also the judge of reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Amul Star Voice of India.
Image: Ismail Darbar
You may not know her, but her daughter is certainly famous. Yes, she is Rakhi Sawant's mother.
Jaya isn't too happy with her daughter after she wasn't invited for her daughter's Swayamvar. Rakhi fired off with a statement of her own during the finale of Rakhi Ka Swayamvar where she said she would never forgive her mother, and that she is done with her past.
It will be interesting to see what Jaya has to say about her estranged relationship with her daughter.
While Jaya is not a stranger to the arc lights -- she has acted in her son Rakesh Sawant's film Hot Money -- this is her first participation reality show.
Image: Jaya Sawant
This German super model, singer and actress first caught our attention when she was clicked with Abhishek Bachchan in Cannes last year.
Ciesla, who starred in the recently released Indo-English movie Karma, Passion, and Recincarnation, also made headlines for her alleged proximity to Salman Khan.
Image: Claudia Ciesla
After marriage to film producer Ashok Thakeria in 1988, this actress settled down to raise her two children -- son Anmol and daughter Paloma.
After the marriage ended in 1997, the former Miss India is hoping to revive her career with Bigg Boss.
Image: Poonam Dhillon
Years ago, Raju Srivastav entered the industry as an Amitabh Bachchan duplicate.
He is a popular stand-up comedian and actor who has worked in movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar and Bombay to Goa.
Image: Raju Srivastav
His designs are one of a kind, and so is this flamboyant designer who leads a colourful life.
Image: Rohit Varma
Kamaal R Khan
Kamaal R Khan aka KRK is the man behind the controversial film DeshDrohi.
The film which also starred the Bhojpuri actor was banned in Maharashtra over fears of backlash as it dealt with the injustice meted out to North Indians in Mumbai.
Image: Kamaal R Khan
Vindoo Dara Singh
Son of noted actor and former Indian wrestler Dara Singh has played the role of Hanuman in a television serial.
Vindoo's career further got a boost thanks to his new friend Akshay Kumar. He was last seen in Kambakkht Ishq where he played Akki's sidekick. Now that character has spilled out in real life as well.
It is rumoured that Akshay is also responsible for getting Vindoo on Bigg Boss 3.
Image: Vindoo Dara Singh
Bakhtiyar and Tanaz Irani
These two actors are the only married couple on the show.
Bakhtiyar Irani is a famous television actor [of Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Is Ghar Ki fame] who had participated in many reality shows including Nach Baliye and Hans Baliye.
Tanaz too has acted in television serials like Shree, Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil as well as Bollywood flicks like Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Main Prem Ki Dewani Hoon and Roadside Romeo.
Image: Bakhtiyar and Tanaz Irani