The Bigg Boss Season 3 started on October 4, 2009 and was aired on Colors channel. It ends on December 26, 2009; after the housemates completed a total of 84 days. Amitabh Bachchan presented the show. The Bigg Boss House for this season was located in Karjat, Maharashtra. Film and television actor, Vindu Dara Singh was the declared winner in Bigg Boss 3 while male model, Pravesh Rana came first and Hindi actress, Poonam Dhillon was the 2nd runner-up. Vindu received prize money of Indian Rupees 10-Million.
The following celebrities entered the house:
• Violinist, singer and music composer, Ismail Darbar.
• Model turned actress, Sherlyn Chopra.
• Comedian, actor, writer, producer and director, Kamaal Rashid Khan.
• Hindi film, television and theatre actress, Poonam Dhillon.
• Actor, Bakhtiyaar Irani.
• Model and actress, Tanaaz Irani.
• Film and television actor, Vindu Dara Singh of Ssshhhh…Koi Hai fame.
• Model, actress and a doctor by profession, Aditi Gowitrikar.
• The mother of Rakhi, Jaya Sawant.
• Actress, model and interior designer, Shamita Shetty.
• Polish-German actress and model, Claudia Ciesla.
• Prominent fashion designer, Rohit K. Verma.
• Comedian and actor, 'Raju Srivastav'.
The Wild Card Entrants includes:
• Former cricketer, Vinod Kambli.
• Model and Mr. India 2008, Pravesh Rana.
Vinod and Pravesh entered the Bigg Boss House on November 5 and 6 respectively, through wild card. They replaced the late Bollywood actor and producer, Rajesh Khanna. Pravesh won the first runner-up courtesy of the hand grenade made by Claudia Ciesla. Hand Grenade is the power which was given to a housemate that has been evicted before leaving the house. He/She should select a task from Bigg Boss’ given options and the housemate(s) who will do the task for one week.
The Guest Celebrities who appeared in Bigg Boss Season 3:
• Actor and producer, Akshay Kumar for the promotion of his Bollywood underwater action film, Blue in 2009. Kumar went to the activity area to watch the dance number of the female housemates.
• In week 7, the son of Bhakhtiyar, Zeus Irani, entered the house to spend time for his father’s birthday.
• The cast of the Hindi film, De Dana Dan including Akshay Kumar, Sameera Reddy, Sunil Shetty and more entered the house on the 54th day. Akshay also brought the letters of the housemates for their families outside.
• Kamal Rashid Khan who got evicted due to his behavior re-enters the house as a house guest for another three weeks. The housemates didn’t know that he is only a guest and not a wild card entry.
• Jacqueline Fernandez and Ritesh Deshmukh for the promotion of their fantasy adventure film, Aladin.
• Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor for the promotion of their romantic comedy film, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.