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|Born||Gauahar Zafar Khan
23 August 1983 
Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Relatives||Nigaar Khan (sister)|
Gauhar Khan (also known as Gauahar Khan, born 23 August 1983) is an Indian model and actress. 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).
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.
Early life and Modelling career
Gauhar Khan was born on August 23, 1983 in a Muslim family in Pune, Maharashtra. 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.
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. Later that year, she represented India in the Miss International contest. 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. In 2009, she participated in the celebrity dance show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3) where she became the first runner up of the show.
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". 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."
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." Mrigank Dhaniwala from Koimoi stated, "Gauhar, who plays courtesan Chand, does very well." Taran Adarsh said, "Gauhar is lovely in a special role. Also, she dances very well in the two tracks."
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. 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". He was later produced in court on 1 December 2014.
Khan was engaged to director Sajid Khan in 2003, but the relationship didn't last long. Khan was then in a relationship with actor and fellow contestant of Bigg Boss, Kushal Tandon in 2013, but later they split. Sources conflict about her birth year, listing the year as 1983 or 1980.
|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|
|2015||Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya||Gunjan Kaur||Punjabi|||
|2016||Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3||Special appearance in song "Jawaani Le Doobi"||Hindi|||
|2016||Fever||Kavya Chaoudhary/ Pooja Warrier||Hindi|
|2016||Fuddu||Special appearance in song "Intoxicating killer curvers"||Hindi|||
|2017||Badrinath Ki Dulhania||Laxmi Shankar||Hindi||Cameo|
|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|
- 2010–present Zangoora as Lachi
- Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year at Screen Awards 2010
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Female for Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year at Screen Awards 2010
- Best Breakthrough Performance - Female for Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year at Stardust Awards 2010
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Ishaqzaade at Renault Star Guild Awards 2013
- "TV’s bombshell Gauhar Khan turns a year older!".
- "Gauahar Birthday wishes".
- Gauhar Khan Biography, Gauhar Khan Profile. entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- "Kushal wishes Gauahar on her birthday with roses".
- "Gauahar 29th birthday in 2011".
- "Gauahar Khan sizzles in bikini, shares lip-lock with Rajeev for 'Fever'".
- "Gauhar Khan in pink bikini".
- "I may not be an A-list actor, but I am successful: Gauahar Khan".
- "Kingdom of Dreams formally opens to public". The Times of India. Sep 18, 2010.
- "Negaar & Gauhar Khan: The Indian Kardashians".
- "Gauhar Khan: International Miss-ion". The Times of India. Jul 18, 2002.
- "Talking point with Gauhar Khan". Indian Express.
- "Bhaichung Bhutia wins 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'". ibnlive. May 31, 2009.
- Rocket Singh | NDTV Movies.com. Movies.ndtv.com (2009-12-11). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year | Namrata Joshi. Outlookindia.com (2009-12-28). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- Review: Game | NDTV Movies.com. Movies.ndtv.com (2011-04-01). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- Review 'Ishaqzaade': Almore haramzaade shine steadily!. Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
- "Ishaqzaade Review". koimoi. May 11, 2012.
- "Ishaqzaade". BollywoodHungama. May 11, 2012.
- "India's Raw Star: Finale highlights 3/8". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- "Bollywood actress Gauhar Khan slapped for wearing 'short dress'". BBC News. 1 December 2014.
- "Gauahar Sajid".
- "Gauahar Kushal".
- "Final list of 'Bigg Boss' 7 contestants". DNA. Sep 16, 2013.
- "Gauahar Khan is all set to play a Punjabi kudi".
- "Gauahar Khan on Punjabi films debut: I work for the excitement, not the money".
- "Gauahar in 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'".
- "Gauahar Khan clarifies she is not a part of Fuddu".
- "Nominations for 16th Star Screen Awards". OneIndiaEntertainment. Dec 31, 2009.
- "Nominations for Max Stardust Awards 2010". BollywoodHungama. Jan 16, 2010.
- "Star GuildNominations". StarGuildAwards. Feb 13, 2013.
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