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Bigg Boss season 9 has begin with a lot of anticipation and fan fare. This time, the contestants have been paired together quite literally to go with the theme of the season: Double Trouble. If you are a Bigg Boss fan, you know by now the names of all the contestants. If you want to get to know them better, read through these 14 lesser know facts.

Digangana Suryavanshi was just 17 years old when approached for Big Boss 9. Her mother wanted her to be at least 18 before entering the house. But things worked out in her favour and she is now one of the contestants.

Roopal Tyagi started her career as a choreographer in 2007 and in 2013, she was nominated in the Indian Telly Awards for Fresh New Face as Gunjan (Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke).

Kishwar Merchant was 17 when she debuted in a popular TV show Hip Hip Hurray and played the character of a school girl called Nonie. She is 7 years older than her boyfreind.

Aman Verma made his acting debut in the TV serial Pachpan Khambe laal Diwar with Meeta vashishta in 1987. He has acted in two Bollywood films as the solo lead.

Mandana Karimi was born to an Iranian mother and Indian father. She entered into Bollywood with her cameo role in the film Roy.

Keith Sequeira has a degree in Economics and loves cooking. He cooks Indian, Italian and Thai dishes.

Ankit Gera made his television debut with the serial Mahi Way. It is rumored that he and Roopal Tyagi were in relationship for long time but they parted their ways.

Arvind Vegda shot to fame with his Bhai Bhai composition; which became a cult in Garba events. He also helps budding musicians realse their potential and dreams.

Rochelle Rao holds a B.Sc degree in Electronic Media Degree from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai. She was crowned Femina Miss India International in 2012.

Prince Narula was a model before he got into reality shows and has confessed that he wants to be an action hero like Akshay Kumar.

Suyash Rai has captained the cricket team Delhi Dragons in Box Cricket League, and lead them to victory in BCL’s maiden season aired on Sony TV.

Born as Shubhomitra Sen, Rimmi Sen’s debut film is not Hungama but a Telugu movie titled Nee Thodu Kavali.

Vikas Bhalla trained in Hindustani classical music under Pandit Jialal Vasant from the age of 11 to 12 and later under Guru Iqbal Gill. He made his acting debut as the lead in the film Sauda opposite actress Neelam Kothari.

Yuvika Chaudhary got her break in television after she participated in the talent hunt show Zee Cine Stars Ki Khoj in 2004. She also appeared in a Coke advertisement opposite Kunal Kapoor.

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