Born as Gauahar Zafar Khan, Gauhar Khan is an Indian film actress, TV host, and a model. She was the winner of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 7’ telecast on Colors TV.
At age 18, Gauhar took part in the Femina Miss India contest and was placed fourth overall. She received the ‘Miss Talented title’ at the pageant and later went on to represent India at the Miss International event.
Khan then appeared in many TV commercials for brands such as Bajaj Auto, Ford Ikon, Tanishq jewelry, and Opel auto. The 5’7” beauty also modelled and walked the ramp for famous fashion designers like Manish Malhotra, Payal Jain, Ritu Kumar, and Neeta Lulla. Gauhar appeared in different music videos, including the very popular ‘Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye’ song by Bombay Vikings. She hosted ‘Page 3,’ a movie gossip show on Zoom TV. She was the first runner up in season 3 of the reality dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Khan made her Bollywood acting debut in 2009 with the Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year.’ Before that, she had appeared in different Bollywood movie songs such as 2004’s Aan: Men at Work; 2010’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai; and in the Telugu movie ‘Shankar Dada M.B.B.S.’ She has appeared in an item song in the recently released film ‘Kya Kool Hai Hum 3.’
Gauhar had a lead role in ‘Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince,’ a Bollywood musical shown at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon. She played the role of ‘Samara Shroff’ in 2011 thriller ‘Game’ and ‘Chand Bibi’ in ‘Ishaqzaade,’ the romantic drama hit of 2012. In 2015, she played the female lead in a Punjabi movie ‘Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya.’ She will be seen in the lead role once again in an unreleased movie titled ‘Fever.’
Personal Life and Trivia
- Khan was born on August 23 1983 in Pune, Maharashtra into a Muslim family. Actress Nigaar Z. Khan is her sister. Gauhar attended the Mount Carmel Convent School located in Lullanagar, Pune.
- In 2014, Khan was slapped by an audience member when she was hosting the show ‘India’s Raw Star.’ The audience member had slapped her because she was wearing a very short skirt. He was subsequently arrested.
- Kushal Tandon proposed to Gauhar in Bigg Boss 7 (2013). The relationship looked solid and steady, but the couple broke up in 2014.
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