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Bigg Boss winners: what they are up to

tv Updated: Jan 05, 2014 17:24 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times
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While some inmates of the past seasons of Bigg Boss are remembered just for their antics, affairs and screaming, there are some who are remembered as the winners of their seasons.

Although when they won they were greeted with much fanfare, there wasn’t much that was heard about them, post the show.
So, if you often wonder about their whereabouts, we give you a lowdown on what the last six winners of the reality show have been busy doing all this while.

Rahul Roy
Age: 45
Year: 2006
After a long hiatus, the Aashiqui (1990) fame actor is now making his Bollywood comeback with psychological thriller To Be Or Not To Be. “I said yes to this film because I was really looking for a strong storyline to make my comeback. I play a mad character,” says Roy.

Talking about starting anew, he says, “I’ve realised that I can’t take myself for granted. I’ll strive to regain my respectability and position in the industry. I wish to now play my cards wisely.”

Ashutosh Kaushik
Age: 34
Year: 2008
Post winning the show, Kaushik, who had also won Roadies 5.0 in 2007, was part of films such as Zila Ghaziabad (2013) and Shortcut Romeo (2013).

This small-town guy from Saharanpur was also seen on a few episodes of various TV shows such as Comedy Circus — Chinchpokli to China and Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, among others.

He is currently shooting for a film called Love Ke Funday, which is a romantic comedy.

Urvashi Dholakia
Age: 33
Year: 2012
Urvashi, who is best known for portraying Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, was seen doing stand-up comedy on the show Nautanki the Comedy Theatre, post winning the reality show.

She then took a break. Now, she says she has started a venture on foreign shores. “There are lot of things that are keeping me busy, but you will have to wait before I make any official announcements. I don’t like to brag. All I can reveal is that I have set up a venture abroad which I have always ­wanted to do. I believe that I have a life beyond acting, and I also like it that way.”

Shweta Tiwari
Age: 33
Year: 2011
She played Sweety on the TV show Parvarrish — Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi till August 2013 and also participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa. In July 2013, Shweta married her boyfriend of three years, Abhinav Kohli.
“As of now, I’m not doing ­anything. I’m planning to expand my acting school now,” she said about her professional plans.

Vindu Dara Singh
Age: 49
Year: 2009
After winning the show, Vindu Dara Singh did small roles in movies like Housefull and Son of Sardar. He was also seen on some TV shows. In 2013, his name got embroiled in the IPL ­betting scandal. He is now looking forward to his films Jatt James, Non Veg, Pranam Valekum, Khanna Patel and Famous Ho Gaya.

Juhi Parmar
Age: 33
Year: 2012
The actor, best known for playing Kumkum in the TV show Kumkum — Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, chose to spend time with her family, post ­winning the show.

Juhi, who is ­married to TV actor Sachin Shroff, gave birth to a ­daughter in Jan last year. “My daughter Samaira is ­keeping me completely busy. I can work my entire life, but being with my child when she uttered her first word or when she sat for the first time was more important to me,” she says.