The sixth edition of Bigg Boss Kannada has begun on October 21 as 18 candidates were welcomed by the host, star Kiccha Sudeep. With this, the secrecy maintained on who will be inside the Bigg Boss house has come to an end as the names of contestants have been revealed. This season has a brand new Bigg Boss house, as the earlier house was destroyed in an accidental fire.

Here is the complete information about the 18 contestants, who will be locked inside the Bigg Boss house.

1) Sonu Patil

Sonu is a journalism graduate and a farmer's daughter, who comfortably rides a bullet. She is also aiming to enter the Kannada film industry. She calls herself an “atom bomb”. Sonu hails from Jamkhandi in Bagalkote, Karnataka.

2) Andrew Jaypaul

Andrew calls himself a foodie and is all ready to perform any task that comes his way. But his only condition is that he needs food on time. Weighing 140 kg, Andrew cannot stay away from food. 

3) Jayashree

TV actress Jayashree is the third contestant of the reality show. Known to be talkative, this actress shot up to fame with her role in the serial Mayamruga. 

4) MJ Rakesh

Rakesh is a RJ and has already announced that he is single and ready to mingle. He hails from Rajasthan, but is fluent in Kannada as he grew up here.

5) Murali

Murali of Oggarane Dabbi food show fame is known for his witty, but straightforward comments. Though he is the host of the food show, he has no idea how to cook. 

6) Akshatha Pandavapura

Theatre artiste and state award winner actress Akshatha Pandavapura is the sixth contestant in the reality show. Akshata completed her theatre education from the National Institute of Drama. She is one of the youngest persons inside the house and hails from Pandavapura in Mandya, Karnataka.

7) Rakshitha Rai

Rakshitha is a cricket player. She is said to be out of touch with parents for nearly nine years. She hails from Mangaluru, Karnataka. 

8) Adam Pasha

Though born in Bengaluru, Adam grew up in England. He is the first transgender in the reality show. 

9) Kavita Gowda

Chinnu of Lakshmi Baramma serial fame, Kavita Gowda is the ninth contestant in the Bigg Boss reality show. She has also tried her luck in the big screen with Srinivasa Kalyana movie. 

10) Gym Ravi

Gym Ravi, also an actor, has represented India in bodybuilding 15 times. He has won accolades including Mr India. He has also trained stars like Megastar Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan.

11) Shashi Kumar

26-year-old Shashi Kumar is a farmer by profession. He holds MSc in Agriculture and is also interested in acting. 

12) Reema Dias

Reema is a techie from Puttur, Karnataka. She loves dancing and is all set to take on any task in the Bigg Boss house.

13) Naveen Sajju 

Enne Namdu, Uta Nimdu famed singer-music composer Naveen Sajju has also entered the Bigg Boss house. Like last season's Chandan Shetty, this time Naveen Sajju is expected to offer musical treat to the contestants.

14) Sneha Acharya

Sneha is a dancer and a choreographer. Sneha has hosted programmes like Styly Star, Lights Camera Action, and Kuniyonu Baara.

15) Aravind Malagatthi

Aravind Malagatthi works as a conductor in the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus.

16) Naina Puttaswamy

Naina is the winner of Pyate Hudgir Halli Lifu reality show. She has also acted in a Kannada film and latest reports are that she is recently married.

17) RJ Rapid Rashmi

Rashmi is a popular RJ known her radio show Rapid Rashmi. Known for her unique style of speaking, she was also marred in controversy during one of her shows.

18) Dhanraj

Dhanraj is a struggling actor and dubbing artiste in the Kannada film industry. He wants to make it big name in the industry.