When Bigg Boss launched in 2006 on Sony TV for the first time, very few had any idea what it would turn out to be. An adaptation of the Dutch reality show, Big Brother, the show tests the survival capabilities of a person. While initially, the series started with a humble setting, over the years, the house has undergone significant makeovers with a lot of luxuries provided to the housemates. Now, it has started airing on Colors and has been a part of its programming till now.

Bigg Boss is widely known to have acted as a turning point for celebrities who participated, especially for their career. It has worked like a wonder for many by giving the fame that is desired to sustain in the industry. This is not only the case for the winners of the show but for the celebs who earned fame through it. There have been numerous contestants who did not win the title but went on to become more famous than the winners. Let’s take a look at the contestants who didn’t win but are much more successful than the winners. Check below!

Shehnaaz Gill: The actress who entered the house as ‘Punjab ki Katrina Kaif’ is now known as ‘Hindustan ki Shehnaaz Gill’. She has reached a new high in her career and it is all thanks to Bigg Boss 13. She did not win the show and was the second runner-up but made a special place in fans’ hearts.

Asim Riaz: The young and budding star was the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 13 but his popularity was on par with the winner of the show, who was Sidharth Shukla. Post the show he featured in a few music videos and even created his own rap songs. The actor is now a popular name in the industry.

Umar Riaz: Just like his brother Asim Riaz, Umar’s journey in Bigg Boss is definitely one to remember. He entered with a bang from the very start he made the audience feel his presence on the show. Umar’s connection with Rashami was widely appreciated by the fans and they often call them ‘UmRash’. His brotherhood with Karan Kundrra was unavoidable.

Pratik Sehajpal: The young lad turned out to be the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 15. There were many who were rooting for him to become the winner of the show. His popularity has definitely increased thanks to the reality show.

Sapna Choudhary: The Haryani singer and dancer, who was a part of Bigg Boss 11, used to dance at events to make money. Post her stint in Bigg Boss, she now features in music videos and more. She has indeed become one of the popular celebrities.

Vikas Gupta: Producer Vikas Gupta who was the mind behind many of the hit television shows, became a part of Bigg Boss 11 for the first time. He was called the mastermind in the house. although appeared in a few more seasons after season 11 but could not win. However, he became widely popular and enjoyed a huge fan base.

Monalisa: She was a well-known actress in the Bhojpuri industry, but Bigg Boss gave her a new identity in the whole country. Monalisa appeared in season 10 of Bigg Boss which was won by Manveer Gurjar. However, Monalisa dominates social media more than Manveer.

Nora Fatehi: The Canadian dancer and actress was a wild card contestant in Bigg Boss 9. Her career took off as soon as the show ended. She has appeared in several Bollywood films as well as some of the most well-known Bollywood songs. Nora is a well-known Bollywood actress today.