7 Reality Show Contestants Who Got Two Minutes Of Fame.

The reality show has been one of the most amazing platforms that have given various rising stars to the industry. While there have been innumerable reality shows that have been made to-date, some of them have truly remained close to our hearts.

The reality shows have been an amazing platform for some popular stars and singers like Arijit Singh, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, etc.

While the other reality shows like Bigg Boss helped many stars kick start their careers and grow big in the industry, there have been times when some contestants and participants of these reality shows got immensely popular with showcasing their skills and talents but as soon as the show ended, they vanished into thin air.

While some of them enjoyed their fame for a brief amount of time and then vanished, the others disappeared right after the end of the shows.

So, today with this post, we have recollected upon a list of some popular yet favorite contestants from the reality shows who could not manage to stay longer in the industry:

Bandgi Kalra


The reality shows Bigg Boss season 11 famed contestant Bandagi Kalra created were much-hyped throughout the show. This actress and model hails from Delhi and is 28 years old.


While the love story of Bandgi and Puneesh Sharma attracted many audiences to the show, their so-called scripted love eventually turned into a real one. Post getting famous in this show, the actress did not mark her appearance in any other show. However, the duo of Puneesh and Bandgi are still together and going strong. 

Isha Sharvani


After getting into the list of “top 3 contestants” in the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 5, the actress Isha Sharvani had to withdraw herself from the show due to an injury. While she was one of the most loved and talented contestants of the show, she bagged immense fame and popularity from the same.

Apart from her appearance in this show, she has also been a part of various other Bollywood movies like Kisna: The Warrior Poet, Luck by Chance, Good Boy, Bad Boy, etc.


Though she was not able to make it big in the industry through her work in the films, this beauty must have gotten way higher with her performance in this show. But unfortunately, the actress vanished into thin air post her appearance in the show and has only been a part of a few movies afterward. 

Manveer Gurjar


The winner of the popular reality show Bigg Boss season 10 back in 2016, Manveer was one of the most loved commoners from the show. Following his brilliant performance and engaging drama in the show he rose as a winner to the show and was deeply loved by the audiences.

However, the only non-celebrity winner of the entire series of Bigg boss, Manveer vanished into the air post the show. He again made a mark in season 14 as a challenger in the show but wasn’t able to grab heights in the industry. 

Abhijeet Sawant

Bollywood Hungama

“Mohabbatein lutaunga”!! While we still can’t get over the mesmerizing voice and personality of this popular reality show winner, he would certainly have been the other “Sonu Nigam” of the industry.

However, after enjoying fame and popularity for a brief amount of time, this singer vanished from the industry. The first-ever winner of the reality show, Indian Idol season 1, he became quite a hot topic for the audiences both for his mesmerizing voice and debates over the other contestant Amit Sana more deserving as a winner to the show.


Abhijeet had a brief flick in the industry as an actor and a playback singer where he marked his appearance in some TV shows and special appearances in two films, Tees maar khan and Lottery as the main lead. We all truly wished to see more of him however, things were certainly not in favor of the singer. 

Elesh Parujanwala


After being a contestant and winner of the reality show, Rakhi ka swayamvar alongside actress Rakhi Sawant, Elesh Parujanwala emerged as a winner and got engaged to Rakhi on the show. However, after the show ended, the actress denied getting married to this contestant.


While he would have become quite popular post this show, he became one of the most neglected ones of all those on the list and vanished immediately after the show ended. 

Ashutosh Kaushik


While we certainly have no idea where this winner is, let’s see if you’re able to figure it out! To clear out your memories about this popular contestant who won two times in two different reality shows.

While he first got hold as a winner to one of the most notorious reality TV shows, Roadies season 5 back in 2007, Ashutosh again emerged as the winner to another reality show, Bigg Boss season 2 in 2008.


Despite being a two-time winner, he was not able to cast his image and make it big in the industry. Though he had a brief flick in the Bollywood industry, he soon vanished and wasn’t seen since 2016. 

Kushal Punjabi

Qazi Toukeer


Almost after a decade of being a winner of the reality show, Fame Gurukul, this contestant managed to mark his appearance in the popular song, “afgan jalebi” in 2015.

Even after overshadowing his fellow contestant and one of the most popular singers of all time, Arijit Singh, he was loved for his unique hairstyle, handsome looks, and great singing skills in the cringy reality show, Fame Gurukul.


However, despite getting extremely famous and almost getting a hold of Arijit’s fanbase, Qazi was not able to make it big in the industry. 

Out of all these, which ones do you feel were more deserving and should have appeared in other ventures? Do let us know in the comments below!