Ashutosh comes from Bihar and he entered the TV industry as a roadie on MTV Hero Honda’s show Roadies. He went on to win the show. He later won Bigg Boss in 2008.
Bigg boss season 2 was started on 17th August 2008 on colors channel of Indian television. It was hosted by Shilpa Shetty , famous Indian Actress , winner of Big Brother a foreign reality show on which this show is based . Shilpa Shetty replaced Arshad Warsi ( an Indian actor, host of Bigg Boss season 1) . This show got a quiet more TRP’s as compared to Bigg Boss 1 ,one of the reasons were Shilpa Shetty’s issue in Big Brother show which got lot of attention and support from all over India . The winner of this season was Ashutosh Kaushik who was the winner of MTV Roadies season 5. In this show fourteen contestants were kept together in a house,all of them were strangers to each other. Contestants for this season of Bigg Boss were :
Alina Wadiwala ( an Indian Model and has done a small role in Mani Ratnam’s film ‘Guru’) ,
Ashutosh Kaushik (was the winner of ‘MTV Roadies season 5’, he comes from the small town of Saharanpur. He emerged as the winner of the show) ,
Debojit Saha ( a singer, and winner of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005’ ) ,
Jade Goody ( a British television celebrity who appeared on Big Brother 3 in the UK in 2002, and Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, where an alleged bullying situation took place between her and Bigg Boss (Season 2) host Shilpa Shetty. Jade Goody left the House on the second day of the show after it was revealed she had cervical cancer cause of which she died on 22 March 2009) ,
Ketaki Dave ( a TV actress who became popular with her role in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. She also worked in some Bollywood movies- most notable movie ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ as Saif Ali Khan‘s mother) ,
Monica Bedi ( a former starlet and the ex-girlfriend of underworld don Abu Salem. It is rumored that because of her connection with underworld- she got roles in movies like ‘Jodi No. 1’, ‘Jaanam Samjha Karo’ and ‘Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’. She also has a short role in ‘Hadh Kar Di Aapne’) ,
Rahul Mahajan ( the only son of politician Pramod Mahajan. Rahul was reportedly admitted to a hospital for drugs overdose right after his father’s death in May 2006. In a more recent controversy, his newly wedded wife Sweta claimed to the media that she was being abused by Rahul. In August, 2008, two weeks before his joining Bigg Boss (Season 2) they got divorced. Rahul made a voluntary exit in the last week of the show. He won a car on the last day and was named the Bada Dil Wala of the show) ,
Rakhi Vijan ( a TV actress famous for her portrayal as Sweety in Hum Paanch. She also played a small role in the movie Golmaal Returns) ,
Sanjay Nirupam( a politician and a member of the Congress (I) Party) ,
Zulfi Syed ( an actor and model hailing from southern state Karnataka. He starred in an Urdu movie which is released in Pakistan and India, Akbar Khan’s Taj Mahal and the controversial movie “Deshdrohi”. Zulfi also acted in other Bollywood movies in small roles. Zulfi is the second runner up of Bigg Boss season 2).
As the show says they were strangers for each other. They spent 98 days or nearly 14 weeks together under one roof doing different tasks and nominating each other under the 24×7 supervision of 32 cameras, fitted around the Bigg Boss house at Lonavala, Mumbai.
This show also allows guests to come and stay in the house for some time but not as a contestant. Many celebrities came in the house for promotion of their films or for some other reason.
The guest appearances in this season were
Sana Wadiwala(she is a twin-sister of the house-mate Alina they both are identical twins. On day 33 when Alina was later evicted from the house Bigg Boss introduced Sana into the house for a while by replacing Alina. She was to impersonate Alina and if she could replicate Alina for a whole day Bigg Boss would announce that she may be introduced into the house as a regular house-mate beside Alina but Sana’s entry remained short-lived as her impersonation was quickly identified by the house-mates and she was unsuccessful in her task) ,
Abhishek Bachchan( Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan entered the house for a while as a guest during the eviction process on day 40 at the end of week six which was fake just to confuse the housemates . He was promoting his upcoming Bollywood film Drona) ,
Kut ( it was a Labrador puppy who was sent into the house as a task for the contestants) ,
Ravi Kishan(a bollywood actor who was sent into the house for sometime just to confuse all the contestants, he was part of Bigg Boss season 1) ,
Jumbo(an elephant was sent on the last day to the Bigg Boss house just for promoting the upcoming movie ‘Jumbo’ at that time) and
Akshay Kumar ( Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was sent on the last day to the Bigg Boss house.Alongwith Shilpa Shetty he also announced the winnerof season 2 ).