Who is Gauhar Khan?

Gauhar Khan is an Indian actress who declared the winner of ‘Big Boss 7‘ in 2013 and became the runner up of dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3‘ in 2009. She is best known for her roles in web series such as Tandav, Bestseller and The Salt City. In political thriller ‘Tandav’ she played the role of ‘Maithili Sharan’, a PA and an advisor to the CM ‘Dimple Kapadia’.

Gauhar Khan lifted the winning trophy of big boss 7 beating Tanisha Mukherjee

In Bestseller she played the prominent role of ‘Mayanka Kapoor’, the wife of a novelist ‘Tahir Wazir’ played by actor Arjan Bajwa. In Sony Liv’s latest released family drama series ‘The Salt City’, Gauhar Khan appeared as Gunjan Bajpai, the daughter in law of the Bajpai family, headed by Piyush Mishra while other members are Manish Anand, Jitin Gulati, Divyenndu Sharma, Eisha Chopra, Navni Parihar, Pranay Singh Pachauri, Monica Chaudhary and Nivedita Bhattacharya.

Most recently, Gauhar has been signed for MX Player’s upcoming web series Shikshamandal, in this series she will play the lead role of a cop who investigates the conspiracy and suspicious murders, while other actors in the parallel lead roles are Gulshan Devaiah and Pavan Raj Malhotra.

Gauhar Khan Biography

Gauhar Khan was born on 23rd August 1983 in Pune, Maharashtra. She did her schooling from Mount Carmel Convent School and completed her graduation in B.Com from Ness Wadia School of Commerce, Pune.

Gauhar Khan Childhood Picture
Gauhar Khan Childhood Picture
Real NameGauhar Khan
Other NameGauahar Khan
Nick NameGauhar
ProfessionActress and Model
Date of Birth23 August 1983
Age39 Years (as on August 2022)
Place of BirthPune, Maharashtra
NationalityIndian
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
Sexual OrientationStraight
Zodiac SignVirgo
ReligionIslam
HometownPune, Maharashtra
Current LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Languages KnownHindi, English
SchoolMount Carmel Convent School, Pune
CollegeNess Wadia School of Commerce, Pune
Educational QualificationB.Com Graduate
TheatreNo
Hobbies and Favourites StuffWatching Theatre Plays, Dancing
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan
Favorite ActressSushmita Sen
Favorite MoviesUnknown
Food PreferenceChicken Biryani

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Body Measurements and Physical Appearance

Gauhar Khan is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 56kgs. She has got brown eyes and fair complexion. If we look at her body statistics her breast size is 32 inches, waist size is 26 inches and hips size is 32 inches. She has got pleasant personality and attractive figure which she has achieved by gymming and fitness training. Apart from that she religiously follows the diet suggested by her nutritionalist.

Height5’7″ ft
Weight56 Kgs
Breast Size32 inches
Waist Size26 inches
Hips Size32 inches

Family and Relatives

Gauhar Khan was born in a muslim family. Her father’s name is Zafar Khan and mother’s name is Razia Khan. She has got 5 siblings and Gauhar is the youngest of all. Her siblings names are:-

  • Nigaar Khan
  • Kaushar Khan
  • Zakia Z Khan

Her sister Nigaar Khan is also a known actress but not as popular as Gauhar. Her another sister Kausar Khan is a fashion designer, motivational speaker, content creator and a spa owner in Dubai.

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Affairs and Dating Information

Gauhar Khan has had several affairs through out her life. She has dated Sahil Peerzada, Nihar Pandya and Kushal Tandon whom she met at the set of Big Boss 7. Kushal and Gauhar dated for a brief period of time, Infact, they featured in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s most popular song ‘Zaroori Tha‘. Later they got separated and Gauhar started dating Zaid Darbar, whom she married on 25th December 2020.

As of August 2022, Gauhar Khan is happily married to Zaid Darbar but they don’t have any children.

Debut and Career

Gauhar Khan started her career as a model. At the age of 18, she participated in Femina Miss India contest (2002) and came fourth. Later she represented India at Miss International Contest but couldn’t win the title.

Thereafter, she appeared in couple of music videos with one of them ‘Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye‘ by Bombay Vikings has been hugely popular. Gauhar also anchored the shows such as Page 3 on Zoom and B4U music.

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Gauhar made her acting debut in 2009 from Yashraj banner film ‘Rocket Singh-Salesman of the Year‘. Later she appeared in several other movies such as:-

  • Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
  • Game (2011)
  • Ishaqzaade (2012)

In 2015, she made her debut as ‘Gunjan Kaur’ in Punjabi cinema from film ‘Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya’. Afterwards, she did several cameos and special appearances in feature films such as:-

  • Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 (2016)
  • Fever (2016)
  • Fuddu (2016)
  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
  • Begum Jaan (2017)
  • Tera Intezaar (2017)
  • Nine Hours in Mumbai (2018)
  • 14 Phere (2021)

In 2009, Gauhar participated in dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla jaa 3‘ and became the first runner up of the show. In 2011, she appeared in The Khan Sisters, along with her sibling Nigaar Khan.

Gauhar Khan in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 3 - Runner Up Moment
Gauhar Khan in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 3

In 2013, she got a major breakthrough in her career, when she became the winner of the reality show ‘Big Boss 7’ hosted by Salman Khan.

Following year, she was invited in a reality based shows such as Khatron K Khiladi, Ticket to Bollywood and India’s Raw Star. Although in KKK she participated as a contestant, while in other two shows Ticket to Bollywood and India’s Raw Star, she appeared as Mentor and Host.

By the end of 2018, Gauhar became one of the most talked celebs of the B-town.

In 2019, Gauhar geared towards the OTT platform and debuted from Web Series titled ‘Parchhayee‘. Couple of years later, Gauhar roped in for Amazon Prime series ‘Tandav‘ which created a buzz across the internet, having the stellar starcast such as Saif Ali Khan, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Dimple Kapadia, Kumud Mishra, Sunil Grover, Dino Morea, Anup Soni, Sandhya Mridul, Kritika Kamra and Tigmanshu Dhulia in the pivotal roles.

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Gauhar Khan in web series Tandav

Tandav was also accused of hurting people sentiments for portraying Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub as Lord Shiva and mouthing lines ‘Azaadi Azaadi’. Later the makers of the show apologised for unintentionally hurting the people’s sentiments and clipped the problematic scenes.

In 2022, Gauhar was casted in Amazon Prime’s suspense thriller series ‘Bestseller‘, where she played the role of ‘Mayanka Kapoor’, a novelist’s wife who was chased by an unnamed foe. The other important characters in the series are Mithun Chakraborty and Shruti Haasan.

Later in 2022, Gauhar appeared in Sony Liv’s drama series ‘The Salt City‘ where she played the character of Gunjan Bajpai, the daughter in law of the Bajpai family.

Soon Khan will be seen in Mx Player’s upcoming series ‘Shiksha Mandal‘, where she will be seen as a cop investigating a series of criminal events.

Awards and Nominations

  • In 2010, Nominated for Screen Awards under ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ category for Rocket Singh:The Salesman of the year.
  • In 2010, Nominated for Stardust Awards under the category of ‘Best Breakthrough Performance Female’ for Rocket Singh:The Salesman of the year.
  • In 2013, Nominated for Star Guild Awards under the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for Ishaqzaade.
  • In 2022, Nominated for IIFA Awards under the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for 14 Phere.

Lifestyle and Luxury

Gauhar Khan has been living a luxurious life in Mumbai. She has got a luxurious car and an Apartment in Mumbai. Apart from that, she has the privilege to stay in 5 star hotels and travel several countries across the globe.

Facts about Gauhar Khan

  • Gauhar Khan participated in Femina Miss India contest and came 4th.
  • Gauhar Khan got engaged to director Sajid Khan in 2003 but it didn’t turn into marriage.
  • She has 5 siblings and Gauhar is the youngest of all.
  • She drinks alcohol occasionally.
  • She is married to ‘Zaid Darbar’, the son of a famous music director Ismail Darbar.
  • She was slapped by a muslim guy during the shoot of a singing reality show ‘India’s Raw Star’, who criticised her for wearing a short dress. The 24 year old guy ‘Akil Malik’ was later arrested by the Mumbai police.
  • She garnered a lot of praise for her item song ‘Nasha Nasha’ featured in movie ‘Aan: Men at Work’, 2004.
  • She has also appeared in an amazon mini series called ‘Sorry Bhaisaab’.
  • She love pets and has a cat named ‘Snow’.
Gauhar Khan's cat named Snow
Gauhar Khan with cat ‘Snow’
  • She has allegedly performed a lip surgery for which she was heavily trolled on the internet.
  • In April 2022, she visited the holy Makkah along with her family for Alhamdulillah.
Gauhar Khan with Zaid Khan at Makkah
Gauhar Khan with Zaid Khan at Makkah

Salary and Net Worth

Based on Gauhar Khan’s experience, work profile and brand value, her net worth is estimated at around 10-12 crores of Indian rupees. She earns most of her income from tv shows and web series. Apart from that she also earns sizeable income from movies, brand collabs and tv advertisements.

Social Media Accounts

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