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Bigg Boss 11: Shilpa Shinde Beats Hina Khan To Emerge Winner

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| January 15 , 2018 , 08:43 IST

Based on the international reality television show Big Brother, Bigg Boss, has garnered a hefty fan following through its 11 seasons, aided by host, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

The 11th season of Bigg Boss came to an end on Sunday night, with popular TV actress Shilpa Shinde emerging winner, Hina Khan as the first runner-up and TV show producer Vikas Gupta as the second runner-up. Apart from the Bigg Boss trophy, Shilpa also won prize money of Rs 44 lakhs.

Bigg Boss 11 premiered on October 1, 2017 and over a span of 105 days made the contestants household names. Shilpa, of 'Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain' fame, who entered the house with rival Vikas Gupta, endeared herself to the fans with her warm nature, although she was criticised for not giving her best in the tasks and of being in the kitchen too much.

"I still can't believe it has happened. I think if people made me a winner it is because they got to see my real personality," Shilpa said to media.

Shilpa Shinde made her debut on the small screen in 1999 and has acted in several hit soaps including Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai, Sanjeevani, Chidiya Ghar and Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev. Despite her successful run on TV, she had reportedly been out of work for more than a year, and bagged Bigg Boss when she did not have any other projects, and considered it to be a game changer.  

The grand finale of Bigg Boss 11, witnessed celebrity guest Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, alone with selected previous housemates including 'Dhinchak Pooja' who gave performances.