Bigg Boss 5 will be hosted by Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt . The show will air on Colors from 2 October 2011 to 7 January 2012. The contestants for season 5 will be:
Vida Samdajai a former winner of the Miss Afghanistan beauty contest.
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is a celebrity transgender and social activist.
Nihita Biswas is the wife of smuggler and serial killer Charles Sobhraj.
Mahek Chahal actress who was last seen in the films Wanted and in an item song in Yamla Pagla Deewana.
Shonali Nagrani is a model and an actress.
Pooja Mishra a model, VJ, film actress and a socialite.
Juhi Parmar is best known for her role as the title character Kumkum in the popular TV serial.
Actor Shakti Kapoor.
Raageshwari Loomba a singer, actor and a VJ.
Pooja Bedi model and actress.
Mandeep Belvi an anchor with Headlines Today.
Gulabi Sapera is famous as Gulabo the Kalbeliya dancer from Rajasthan.
Sonika Kaliraman a wrestler who had earlier participated in Kathron Ki Khiladi Season 2.
Actress Shraddha Sharma.
Along with the following who will enter the house at a later dates: Shakira a Latin songstress will stay in the Bigg Boss house for five days.
Jonty Rhodes former South African cricketer will enter house at later date.
Mike Tyson, former world heavyweight boxing champion will also enter the house at a later date.
The Bigg Boss house is built in Karjat, 90 km from Mumbai at ND Studio.