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Gauhar Khan
Gauhar Khan gracing ‘Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards 2016’.jpg
Khan gracing ‘Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards October 2016’
Born Gauahar Zafar Khan
(1983-08-23) 23 August 1983 (age 33)[1][2]
Pune, Maharashtra, India[3]
Residence Mumbai, India
Occupation Actress, model[3]
Years active 2003–present
Relatives Nigaar Khan[3] (sister)

Gauhar Khan (also known as Gauahar Khan, born 23 August 1983) is an Indian model[3][4][2] and actress.[5][3] After pursuing modeling, she made her acting debut with Yash Raj Films' Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009). Khan also starred in films such as the action thriller Game (2011), the revenge drama Ishaqzaade (2012), the suspense thriller Fever (2016), the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) and the Indian period drama Begum Jaan (2017).[6][7][8]

She has featured in songs including "Naa Pere Kanchan Mala" (Shankar Dada M.B.B.S., 2004), "Nasha Nasha" (Aan: Men at Work, 2004), "Parda Parda" (Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, 2010), "Jhalla Walla" and "Chokra Jawaan" (Ishaqzaade, 2012). She was the winner of Bigg Boss 7, a reality show on Colors TV. She has a starring role in the Bollywood musical, Zangoora.[9]

Early life and Modelling career

Gauhar Khan was born on August 23, 1983 in a Muslim family in Pune, Maharashtra.[1] She completed her schooling from Mount Carmel Convent School, Pune. Khan is one of five siblings in her family. She is the youngest of five siblings and the sister of actress Nigaar Khan.[10]

Gauhar Khan's photo-shoot for Game movie

Khan has modeled for Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Payal Jain and Neeta Lulla. She has also acted in numerous television ads such as Ford Ikon, Bajaj Auto, Opel Car and Tanishq jewellery. In 2002, at the age of 18, she participated in Femina Miss India contest where she came fourth and won the Miss Talented title.[11] Later that year, she represented India in the Miss International contest.[11] She also appeared in a couple of music videos of which "Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye" by Bombay Vikings became hugely popular. She has anchored the film gossip show Page 3 on Zoom Television.[12] In 2009, she participated in the celebrity dance show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3) where she became the first runner up of the show.[13]

Acting career

Gauhar Khan at the Mod'Art Fashion Show, 2012

She made her acting debut in the 2009 Yash Raj Films production Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Anupama Chopra said, "Gauhar was fashionable, ambitious and smart receptionist, she was sharply etched and memorable as Koena in the film".[14] Namrata Joshi from Outlook India stated that "Leading the pack is Gauhar Khan as the feisty office secretary. Gauhar is the colorful character in the film who played too nice."[15]

Khan next appeared as outspoken and rebellious Samara Shroff in the action thriller Game (2011). NDTV said that "Gauhar as the loyal secretary Samara is nicely outfitted."[16]

Khan played Chand Bibi in the 2012 romantic drama Ishaqzaade, in which she also did two item numbers "Jhalla Walla" and "Chokra Jawaan". Shomini Sen of Zee News stated that, "Gauhar as a kind-hearted prostitute Chand sizzles in two songs. It is pity that she is used so less in the film."[17] Mrigank Dhaniwala from Koimoi stated, "Gauhar, who plays courtesan Chand, does very well."[18] Taran Adarsh said, "Gauhar is lovely in a special role. Also, she dances very well in the two tracks."[19]

On 30 November 2014, Khan was slapped during the shooting of a singing reality show called India's Raw Star by a member of the audience who admonished her for wearing a short dress.[20] Police arrested 24-year-old Akil Malik for attacking the actress at show's studio in Mumbai. They quoted the man as telling Khan that "being a Muslim woman, she should not have worn such a short dress".[20] He was later produced in court on 1 December 2014.[21]

Personal life

Khan was engaged to director Sajid Khan in 2003, but the relationship didn't last long.[22] Khan was then in a relationship with actor and fellow contestant of Bigg Boss, Kushal Tandon in 2013,[4] but later they split.[23] Sources conflict about her birth year, listing the year as 1983[24] or 1980.[3]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Aan: Men at Work Special appearance in song "Nasha" Hindi
2004 Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. Special appearance in song "Naa Pera Kanchan Mala" Telugu
2009 Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year Koena Sheikh Hindi
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Special appearance in song "Parda" Hindi
2011 Game Samara Shroff/Natasha Malhotra Hindi
2012 Ishaqzaade Chand Bibi Hindi
2015 Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya Gunjan Kaur Punjabi [25][26]
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Special appearance in song "Jawaani Le Doobi" Hindi [27]
2016 Fever Kavya Chaoudhary/ Pooja Warrier Hindi
2016 Fuddu Special appearance in song "Intoxicating killer curvers" Hindi [28]
2017 Badrinath Ki Dulhania Laxmi Shankar Hindi Cameo
2017 Begum Jaan Rubina Hindi


Year Show Role Channel Notes
2002 Bitches & Beauty Queens: The Making of Miss India Herself Channel 4 British Television Documentary film
2009 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 Herself(contestant) Sony First runner up
2011 The Khan Sisters Herself Bindass Reality show focused on the lives of Khan and her sister Nigaar Khan
2013 Bigg Boss 7 Herself(contestant) Colors Winner
2014 Khatron ke Khiladi Herself(contestant) Colors
2014 India's Raw Star Herself(Host) Star Plus
2014 Bigg Boss 8 Herself Colors Guest appearance
2015 Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself(Guest) Colors
2016 The Kapil Sharma Show Herself(Guest) Sony To promote Fever
2016-2017 Bigg Boss 10 Herself Colors Guest appearance
2017 The Kapil Sharma Show Herself(Guest) Sony To promote Begum Jaan



See also


  1. ^ a b "TV’s bombshell Gauhar Khan turns a year older!". 
  2. ^ a b "Gauahar Birthday wishes". 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gauhar Khan Biography, Gauhar Khan Profile. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  4. ^ a b "Kushal wishes Gauahar on her birthday with roses". 
  5. ^ "Gauahar 29th birthday in 2011". 
  6. ^ "Gauahar Khan sizzles in bikini, shares lip-lock with Rajeev for 'Fever'". 
  7. ^ "Gauhar Khan in pink bikini". 
  8. ^ "I may not be an A-list actor, but I am successful: Gauahar Khan". 
  9. ^ "Kingdom of Dreams formally opens to public". The Times of India. Sep 18, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Negaar & Gauhar Khan: The Indian Kardashians". 
  11. ^ a b "Gauhar Khan: International Miss-ion". The Times of India. Jul 18, 2002. 
  12. ^ "Talking point with Gauhar Khan". Indian Express. 
  13. ^ "Bhaichung Bhutia wins 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'". ibnlive. May 31, 2009. 
  14. ^ Rocket Singh | NDTV (2009-12-11). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  15. ^ Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year | Namrata Joshi. (2009-12-28). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  16. ^ Review: Game | NDTV (2011-04-01). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  17. ^ Review 'Ishaqzaade': Almore haramzaade shine steadily!. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  18. ^ "Ishaqzaade Review". koimoi. May 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Ishaqzaade". BollywoodHungama. May 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "India's Raw Star: Finale highlights 3/8". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  21. ^ "Bollywood actress Gauhar Khan slapped for wearing 'short dress'". BBC News. 1 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "Gauahar Sajid". 
  23. ^ "Gauahar Kushal". 
  24. ^ "Final list of 'Bigg Boss' 7 contestants". DNA. Sep 16, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Gauahar Khan is all set to play a Punjabi kudi". 
  26. ^ "Gauahar Khan on Punjabi films debut: I work for the excitement, not the money". 
  27. ^ "Gauahar in 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'". 
  28. ^ "Gauahar Khan clarifies she is not a part of Fuddu". 
  29. ^ a b "Nominations for 16th Star Screen Awards". OneIndiaEntertainment. Dec 31, 2009. 
  30. ^ "Nominations for Max Stardust Awards 2010". BollywoodHungama. Jan 16, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Star GuildNominations". StarGuildAwards. Feb 13, 2013. 

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