Hosted by Kangana Ranaut, Lock Upp is one of the best reality shows in India right now. If you are someone who thrives on reality drama, then this is a must-watch for you. Lock Upp has become the highest watched reality show in the OTT space with over 300 million viewers. Clearly, the unique concept of the show has gained immense traction but what’s also working for the show is its contestants. In this article, we’ll discuss in length about Lock Upp show contestants:

  1. Munawar Faruqui: He is an Indian standup comedian and rapper who is popular for his YouTube videos. He has been in the news lately for his controversial political jokes. He has even spent a month in Indore jail in January 2021, when a politician’s son accused him of hurting religious sentiments.
  2. Nisha Rawal: A famous television actress and model, Nisha Rawal is another in-mate in the latest Lock Upp show. Recently, she took the internet by storm when she accused her husband, Karan Mehra of domestic violence and an extra-marital affair. She’s currently fighting to win the sole custody of their son.
  3. Babita Phogat: Babita Kumari Phogat is an Indian wrestler, who won the gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has won several accolades for her performance in wresting and has recently joined the Bhartiya Janta Party.
  4. Sara Khan: She is an Indian model and actress. She won the Miss Bhopal title in 2007.  She has been in the news for her controversies related to her marriage with Ali Merchant. In the Lock Upp show, things are intense because both Sara and Ali are locked up in jail.
  5. Anjali Arora: Next name in the list of Lock Upp show is Anjali Arora. She’s amongst the top Tik Tok influencers in the country. After the Tik Tok ban, she now has over 11 million followers on Instagram. She is known for her acting in a number of hit Punjabi songs.
  6. Saisha Shinde: Saisha Shinde is an Indian fashion designer. She is famous for being the first Indian transgender fashion designer. She stands as a great representative of the LGBTQ community leading out a motivating example for others.
  7. Payal Rohatgi: Payal Rohatgi is an Indian actress and reality TV performer who appears in Hindi films. She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2008. She won the title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World 2001 and Miss India Tourism 2001.
  8. Karanvir Bohra: Karanvir Bohra is a TV actor who has previously starred in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Naagin, Shararat, and is now a part of this interesting reality show. He participated in the reality shows Nach Baliye 4, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5, and Bigg Boss 12.
  9. Siddharth Sharma: Siddharth Sharma is an actor, model, and producer. He is best known for playing the role of Ranbir Chowdhary in ALT Balaji’s web series Puncch Beat. He has appeared in reality shows like Big F and MTV Splitsvilla.
  10. Shivam Sharma: A social media celeb and a model, Shivam Sharma has been revealing some of his dark secrets in the Lock Upp show. He is a TV actor, and model in India. He came to the limelight when he participated in the dating series MTV Splitsvilla 13 as a contestant in 2021.
  11. Ali Merchant: DJ turned into an actor, Ali Merchant has featured in over 35 television shows including fiction and non-fiction. He and Sara have a 12-year-old past, but in the show, all their bitterness seems just as fresh.
  12. Chetan Hansraj: Chetan is no less than a rebel. In LockUpp, you’ll see Chetan Hansraj provoke other inmates and even violate quite a few rules, laid down by Kangana Ranaut. He made his television debut with a role as young Balram in ‘Mahabharat’ which gained huge fame.
  13. Mandana Karimi: She is an Iranian actress and model based in India. She participated in the popular reality TV show, Bigg Boss 9 and became the 2nd runner-up in 2015. She would be seen revealing some of her dark secrets in the Lock Upp show.
  14. Poonam Pandey: Poonam Pandey and her controversies need no introduction. She’s bold and has received a lot of trolling for posting revealing photos of herself on social media. She is an Indian model and actress. She debuted in Bollywood with the film Nasha in 2013
  15. Swami Chakrapani: Swami Chakrapani is a political activist who has been in the news for his controversial political statements and actions.
  16. Tehseen Poonawalla: Tehseen Poonawalla is a successful entrepreneur and social activist. Political commentator, co-anchor of ‘Bhai versus Bhai,’ and writer for the New York Times. In 2019, he became recognized after appearing in one of the most popular reality television series, “Bigg Boss 13,” with several well-known celebrities.

3 wild card entries have recently entered the jail, that is being ruled by the iconic Kangana Ranaut. The wild card entries include:

  1. Azma Fallah: A popular Indian beauty and fashion influencer who earlier featured in MTV Splitsvilla 13. In 2020, Azma launched her own beauty product named ‘Azma Fairness Cream’
  2. Zeeshan Khan: Zeeshan Khan is an Indian Actor who has starred previously in reality shows. He gained immense popularity with his role Aryan Khanna in the popular Hindi TV serial ‘Kumkum Bhagya’. In 2021 he was also part of a reality show ‘Bigg Boss OTT ‘as a contestant.
  3. Vinit Kakar: Vinit Kakar started his career as a model. He is an Indian film and television actor. He first appeared in a reality show named  Truth Love Cash as a contestant. He got recognition as the sexiest and handsome guy on the show.

We will also see Karan Kundrra being the Jailor of the house and Prince Narula entering the show as a Troublemaker. The show is only going to become interesting from here on.

You ought to watch Lock Upp on ALTBalaji. The best part is you can watch Lock Upp ALTBalaji anytime on the app and even be a part of the decision-making of the show. 

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