Saisha Shinde, Sara Khan to Payal Rohatgi, Sunil Pal; meet the contestants of Ekta Kapoor-Kangana Ranaut's Lock Upp

Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut's reality show, Lock Upp, premiered on ALT Balaji and MX Player on February 27 at 10 pm. It will stream live 24x7 on the OTT platforms. 16 celebrities will be put together in a lock-up for months without basic amenities. During the premiere, the contestants were introduced. Take a look at all the celebrities who are participating in the reality show.

Nisha Rawal

Known for her role in the recent show Shaadi Mubarak, Nisha Rawal made headlines for her troubled marriage with actor Karan Mehra. Accusing him of domestic violence and physical assault, the actress filed a case against him in 2021. The estranged couple went on to level serious allegations on each other. Nisha has a son named Kavish with Karan. 


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Munawar Faruqui

Munawar Faruqui made headlines after his stand-up comedy show irked BJP MLA's son who got him arrested in Indore last year for hurting religious sentiments. After spending a month in jail, his show in Bengaluru got cancelled after the police denied permission.

Poonam Pandey

Poonam Pandey is one of the most controversial names in India. She made headlines in 2021 after accusing her husband of physical violence. Poonam was admitted to a hospital after sustaining injuries.  

Babita Phogat

Wrestling champion Babita Phogat has participated in Lock Upp. She gained additional popularity after Aamir Khan made a film on her father, Mahavir Phogat, titled Dangal. In the biopic, Sanya Malhotra played her role. 

Karanvir Bohra

After participating in Bigg Boss 12, Karanvir Bohra got locked up in this jail. He is popularly known for daily soaps like Shararat, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?, Naagin 2 and Qubool Hai among many others.

Sunil Pal
Sunil Pal is another comedian on the show. Apart from appearing on several reality shows, he has been in news for his sharp and bold statements against actors, including Manoj Bajpayee. 

Known as Chakrapani Maharaj, he was in news for his ‘gomutra party’ during the initial days of the pandemic.

Saisha Shinde
Formerly known as Swapnil Shinde, fashion designer Saisha Shinde came out as a transwoman early in 2021. 

Sara Khan

Sara Khan had participated in Bigg Boss 4. She made headlines for marrying her beau Ali Merchant on the show. However, after exiting the house, their marriage didn't last long. They separated within a few months. Sara was also in a relationship with Paras Chhabra.

Siddharth Sharma
Siddharth Sharma is a reality show star who participated in shows like Big F and Splitsvilla. He has also essayed the role of Ranbir Chowdhary in ALT Balaji's web series Puncch Beat.

Shivam Sharma
Shivam was also a participant in Splitsvilla.

Anjali Arora
Anjali is a social media influencer.

Tehseen Poonawala
Before Lock Upp, Tehseen Poonawala participated in Bigg Boss 13 as a wild card contestant but didn't survive in the house for long. By profession, he is a lawyer and is known for his controversial statements. 

Payal Rohatgi
Former Bigg Boss contestant Payal Rohatgi is a known actress too  She has often been in news for her controversial statements.