Gauhar Khan

  • Actor

Aug 23, 1983  in Pune, Maharashtra, India

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A model and actress, Gauhar Khan primarily works in the Hindi film and television industry. Winner of the seventh season of an Indian reality show, Bigg Boss, Gauhar made her acting debut with Yash Raj Films` Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year.

Early Life
Born on 23rd August 1983, in Pune, Maharashtra in a Muslim family, she is the youngest of five siblings and her elder sister, Nigaar Khan is also an actor in the TV industry. Before venturing into the glamor world, Gauhar completed her schooling from Mount Carmel Convent School, Pune. At the age of 18, she participated in the Femina Miss India Contest where she came fourth and won the Miss Talented title. She then walked the ramp for celebrated designers like Rohit Bal, Ritu Kumar, Neeta Lulla, and Manish Malhotra.

Personal Life
Gauhar was in a serious relationship with Bollywood director Sajid Khan. The couple got engaged in 2003 but soon, the news of their break-up started circulating in the media. Neither of them gave any official statement regarding their separation. She then fell in love with her fellow contestant on Bigg Boss, Kushal Tandon, but the couple later parted ways.

Movie Career
Gauhar Khan broke into the film industry with a special appearance in the song Nasha in the film Aan: Men at Work but she made her acting debut in the 2009 Yash Raj Films production Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Directed by Shimit Amin, this comedy-drama starred Ranbir Kapoor in the titular role. She then starred in the film Game, which bombed at the box office. In 2012, she featured as Chand Bibi in Habib Faizal`s Ishaqzaade and also did two item numbers Jhalla Walla and Chokra Jawaan, which went on to become chartbusters. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film starred Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles. Her 2016 projects include Kya Kool Hai Hum 3, in which she appeared in a song and Fever, her first film as the lead actress. She was also a part of Bollywood`s first musical play Zangoora- The Gypsy Prince. In 2017, Gauhar will be seen in the Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and Vidya Balan starrer Begum Jaan.

Television Career
She began her TV career by anchoring a show on Zoom TV called Page 3. After that she participated as a contestant in reality shows like Jhalak Dikhla Ja 3, Bigg Boss 7, Khatron Ke Khiladi and hosted India`s Raw Star. She, along with her sister Nigaar was also a part of reality show The Khan sisters, which was an unabashed version of an American reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.