Gauahar Khan (born 23 August 1983) is an Indian model and actress who appears in Hindi films and television. She started her career as a model and participated in the Femina Miss India contest in 2002.
After appearing in dance songs, Khan made her acting debut with Yash Raj Films’s Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009). Khan later 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).
In 2013, she participated in Bigg Boss 7 and emerged as the winner.
Khan was born on 23 August 1983 in a Muslim family in Pune, Maharashtra to Zafar and Razia Khan. She completed her schooling from Mount Carmel Convent School, Pune. She is the youngest of five siblings and the sister of actress Nigaar Khan.
Khan was in a relationship with Kushal Tandon her Bigg Boss 7 co-contestant in 2013, but later they broke up.
In November 2020, she got engaged to actor and son of music director Ismail Darbar, Zaid Darbar. The two were married on 25 December of the same year. On 20th December, 2022 she announced on her instagram that the couple is expecting their first child together. On 10th May 2023 she gave birth to a baby boy, named ‘Zehaan’.
Gauhar Khan Age Boyfriend Husband Family Biography
|Actress and Model
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 7″
|in Kilograms- 55 Kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)
|Date of Birth
|23 August 1984
|Age (as of 2023)
|Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Mount Carmel Convent School, Pune
|Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune
|Film: Miss India: The Mystery (2003)
TV: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 (2009)
|Father– Zafar Khan
Mother– Razia Zafar
Sister– 2 Elder sisters- Nigaar Khan (Actress), Kausar Khan (Spa owner in Dubai)
Brother– Not Known
|Watching theatre plays
|• During a reality show called India’s Raw Star, a guy called Mohammad Akil Malik slapped her because he was angry upon her inappropriate dressing.
• During a walk in a fashion show, she faced a wardrobe malfunction.
|Chicken biryani, chocolate fudge and Thai food
|Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan
|Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar and Gavin Miguel
|The Calamari Beach Shack in Goa
|Cartier by Mont Blanc
|Boys, Affairs and More
|25 December 2020 (Friday)
|• Sahil Peerzada (Businessman)
• Nihar Pandya
• Kushal Tandon (Actor)
|Sajid Khan (Director, engaged in 2003)
|On 10 May 2023, she was blessed with a baby boy named Zehaan.
Khan started her career as a model. 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. Khan appeared in a small role in movie Miss India: The Mystery as a model participant.
She appeared in a couple of music videos one of which, “Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye” by Bombay Vikings, became hugely popular. She anchored the film gossip show Page 3 on Zoom Television. In 2004, Khan made her entry in Bollywood with two films, Aan: Men at Work and Shankar Dada M.B.B.S., a Telugu film in item songs.
In February 2009, she participated in Sony TV’s celebrity dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 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, “Gauahar was fashionable, ambitious and smart receptionist, she was sharply etched and memorable as Koena in the film”. In 2010, Khan appeared in Ekta Kapoor’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai in an item number, “Parda”.
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.” Later in the year, along with her sister Nigaar Khan, Gauahar appeared in the reality show, The Khan Sisters. Khan played Chand Bibi in the 2012 romantic drama Ishaqzaade, in which she also appeared in two item numbers “Jhalla Walla” and “Chokra Jawaan”. Shomini Sen of Zee News stated that, “Gauahar as a kind-hearted prostitute Chand sizzles in two songs. It is pity that she is used so less in the film.”. Taran Adarsh said, “Gauahar is lovely in a special role. Also, she dances very well in the two tracks.”
In 2013, Khan became a celebrity contestant in the seventh season of Colors TV’s reality show Bigg Boss, Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother. Khan took an exit after her boyfriend Kushal Tandon was asked to leave after he hit VJ Andy. A day later she returned to the house. She emerged as the winner in December 2013 defeating actress Tanishaa Mukerji.
In May 2014, Khan participated in Colors TV’s stunt show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in its Fifth Season along with Kushal Tandon.
She later was a mentor for a reality show, Ticket To Bollywood. In September 2014, Khan hosted Star Plus’s singing reality show India’s Raw Star. 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.
In May 2015, Khan made her Punjabi debut with the film Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya, opposite Jassie Gill as Gunjan Kaur. In October 2015, Khan participated in Zee TV’s I Can Do That and was paired along with Bani J. Khan emerged as the first runner-up whilist Rithvik Dhanjani emerged as the winner. In January 2016, Khan started the year with appearing in Ekta Kapoor’s Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 for the item song “Jawani Le Doobi”. In August 2016, Khan played one of the main leads in Ravi Agrawal’s Fever, co-starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Gemma Atkinson as Kavya. The film released in August however failed at the box office. In October 2016, Khan appeeared in the film Fuddu for an item song, sung by Jasmine Sandlas.
In 2017, Khan appeared in Karan Johar’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the sequel to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt as Laxmi. The film released in March. In April 2017, Khan acted in the film Begum Jaan, co-starring Vidya Balan. In December 2017, Khan acted in Tera Intezaar. In 2018, she acted in Nine Hours in Mumbai as Gulabi.
In June 2019, Khan appeared in the Indian version of The Office, an adaptation of the hit BBC series of the same name. The show released on streaming service Hotstar on 28 June 2019. Gauhar plays the character of Riya Pahwa, who is the boss of the lead character Jagadeep Chadda. Later in the same year, Khan acted in a web series, Parchayee.
In 2020, she returned to Bigg Boss as a toofani senior for its fourteenth season along with Hina Khan and Sidharth Shukla for the first three weeks. In 2021, Gauahar played the role of Maithili Sharan in amazon web series Tandav.
|Aan: Men at Work
|Special appearance in song “Nasha”
|Shankar Dada M.B.B.S.
|Special appearance in song “Naa Pera Kanchan Mala”
|Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
|Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
|Special appearance in song “Parda”
|Samara Shroff/Natasha Malhotra
|Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya
|Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3
|Special appearance in song “Jawaani Le Doobi”
|Kavya Chaoudhary/Pooja Warrier
|Special appearance in song “Intoxicating killer Curvers”
|Badrinath Ki Dulhania
|Special appearance in song “Barbie”
|Nine Hours in Mumbai
|Bitches & Beauty Queens: The Making of Miss India
|British Television Documentary film
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3
|The Khan Sisters
|Bigg Boss 7
|Khatron Ke Khiladi 5
|Ticket to Bollywood
|India’s Raw Star
|I Can Do That
|Bigg Boss 14
|Bigg Boss 8
|Bigg Boss 10
|Bigg Boss 11
|Bigg Boss 12
|Bigg Boss 13
|Anuradha Singh Shrivastava
|Main Pyaar Mein Hoon
|Dil Ka Gehna
|Baarish Mein Tum
|Neha Kakkar, Rohanpreet Singh