[caption id="attachment_807888"] Celebrity trans-gender Laxmi Narayan Tripathi represents the LGBT community in 'Bigg Boss 5' this time. Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, who is also a social activist, continues the tradition of representing sexual minorities on the show which started with actor Bobby Darling, followed by designer Rohit Verma and Pakistan's Begum Nawazish Althat. Laxmi has been part of TV shows like 'Sach Ka Saamna' and 'Raaz Picchle Janam Ka'. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807889"] Shonali Nagrani has made appearances in films like 'Dil Bole Hadippa' and 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' and also hosted a couple of TV shows. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807890"] Sonika Kaliraman made name for herself by participating in reality shows like 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' and 'Zor Ka Zatka'. She is also 6 months pregnant. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807891"] While Bollywood baddie Shakti is famous for playing a molester on-screen, is the lone male contestant among all the women. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807892"] TV actress Juhi Parmar is best known for her role as the title character in the daily soap 'Kumkum'. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807893"] Actress-cum-reality TV star Pooja Bedi, after 'Jhalak Dikhla Ja' and 'Khatron ke Khiladi' steps in to the 'Bigg Boss' house. Pooja Bedi, who shot to fame in Aamir Khan starrer film 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar', was earlier seen in reality shows like 'Maa Exchange'. [/caption]
Pooja Misrra has earlier been part of 'The Big Switch'show on Bindass channel.
[caption id="attachment_807895"] Shraddha Sharma made headlines after being reportedly beaten by ex-beau Raja Chaudhary, TV actress Shweta Tiwari's estranged husband. She has starred in a few television serials. [/caption]
Vida Samdajai is a former Miss Afghanistan beauty queen.
[caption id="attachment_807897"] Mandeep Belvi is an anchor with Headlines Today and is TV's gossip girl. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807898"] Singer-Actress Raageshwari, who was diagnosed with Bell's palsy and had almost given up on her career, is gearing to launch her first album in five years. [/caption]
Meet Shakti Kapoor and his bevy of 13 women for the next 3 months in the 'Bigg Boss' house. (Text from PTI)
[caption id="attachment_807900"] One of the first contestants on 'Bigg Boss 5'is wife of convicted serial killer Charles Sobhraj, Nihita Biswas. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807901"] Gulabi Sapera, also known as Gulabo the Kalbeliya dancer from Rajasthan, is part of the international culture and music circuit, part of jazz bands and a performer in films. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_807902"] Actress Mahek Chahal is another one of the housemates. Another inmate actress Mahek Chahal was seen in films like 'Wanted' and 'Nayee Padosan', besides an item number in 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'. [/caption]