Gauahar Khan is an Indian actor and model, who mainly works in Hindi films and TV serials. She won the Colors reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Season 7’ in 2013.
She did her schooling at Bai RFD Panday Girls’ High School, Mumbai and Mount Carmel Convent School, Pune.
She then attended Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune, however, she dropped out of the college in her first year. City Air News She did her training in acting at Anupam Kher’s Acting School. The Indian Express
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
She belongs to a Muslim family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Zafar Ahmed Khan, used to work in Japan and died in 2021. Her mother’s name is Razia Zafar Khan. She has three elder sisters named Kausar Khan, Zakia Khan, and Nigaar Khan and one elder brother named Asad Khan. Her sister, Kausar Khan, owns a salon in Dubai. Her sister, Nigaar Khan, is an actor and model.
Husband & Children
In 2020, there were rumours that she was dating the famous Indian actor, dancer, influencer, and content creator Zaid Darbar, who is more than ten years younger than her. The rumours turned out to be true when she shared a video on Instagram about her ‘lockdown’ love story. The animated video begins with how Gauahar and Zaid met while shopping for groceries during the lockdown, they started chatting with each other via texts and soon, the duo bonded over long drives and video calls. Ultimately, Zaid asked Gauahar to marry him. On 3 September 2020, Gauahar and Zaid shared a video, dancing to Neha Kakkar‘s song ‘Diamond Da Challa.’ At the end of the video, Zaid bent down on his knees and slided a ring on her finger.
On 25 December 2020, the couple got married.
On 10 May 2023, Gauhar and Zaid became parents to their first child, a baby boy named Zehaan.
Her father-in-law, Ismail Darbar, is a popular Indian music director. Her brother-in-law, Awez Darbar, is a choreographer and social media influencer. Her sister-in-law, Anam Darbar, is a social media influencer.
In 2003, she was in a relationship with the Indian film director Sajid Khan. After dating for a year, they got engaged in a private ceremony. Later, they broke their engagement and got separated. The Times of India In an interview, while hinting towards Gauhar, Sajid said,
I wasn’t even a bad person that time. I didn’t even cheat her. I think that she got bored of me.”
Before participating in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss’ in 2013, she was rumoured to dating the Indian actor and model Nihaar Pandya for a few years. Reportedly, before entering the Bigg Boss house, the couple broke up. DNA India
In 2013, Gauahar Khan and Kushal Tandon met for the first time on the reality TV show Bigg Boss, which marked the beginning of their love story. Their fans lovingly called them ‘Gaushal’. Even after the show ended, the couple stayed together. However, one day Kushal surprised everyone by announcing on the internet that he and Gauahar had broken up. At the same time, there were rumours circulating about Gauahar Khan getting engaged to Kushal Tandon. Kushal used his Twitter account to share the news of their breakup with his fans. According to a report, Kushal later told one of his journalist friends that the main reason for their break up was their religion. Gauahar wanted him to change his religion from Hindu to Muslim. News 18
In 2017, there were rumours that Gauhar was dating the Indian singer-actor Rupin Pahwa who represented India at the World Karaoke Championship held in Finland in 2013. Reportedly, they met at an event and became good friends there. Soon, they started dating each other. Bollywood Life In an interview, when Khan was asked about the same, she said,
It’s a joke… Can’t a girl and boy be friends? Boyfriend-girlfriend is not the only relationship in the world. Gossip bloggers need to get a life. Rupin is just a friend, we are not dating.”
Gauahar started her career as a model. At the age of 18, she finished on fourth place in the beauty pageant Femina Miss India. She won Miss Talented Title in the sub-contest of the beauty pageant.
She then represented India at the Miss International beauty pageant.
She has also appeared in various print advertisements.
She has been featured in TV commercials for various brands like Godrej soap, Ford Ikon, Tanishq, and VLCC.
She has also walked the ramp for many ace Indian fashion designers.
She has performed in various theatre plays like ‘Kya Kare, Control Nahin Hota,’ ‘The Classroom,’ and ‘Freaky Friday.’ For a few years, she played the role of Lachi in the musical theatre play Zangoora at Nautanki Mahal of Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram.
In 2003, she made a small appearance in the Hindi film ‘Miss India: The Mystery’ as a model.
In 2009, she made her acting debut with the Hindi film ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’ in which she played the role of Koena Sheikh.
Some of her other Hindi films are ‘Game’ (2011), ‘Ishaqzaade’ (2012), ‘Fever’ (2016), ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ (2017), and ’14 Phere’ (2021).
She made her Punjabi film debut with the film ‘Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya’ (2015) in which she played the role of Gunjan Kaur.
Khan has appeared in various Hindi items songs like “Nasha” from ‘Aan: Men at Work’ (2004), “Parda” from ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’ (2010), “Jawaani Le Doobi” from ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’ (2016), and “Barbie” from ‘Tera Intezaar’ (2017).
In 2004, she appeared in the Telugu music video “Naa Pera Kanchan Mala” from the film ‘Shankar Dada M.B.B.S.’
In 2002, she appeared in the British TV documentary film ‘Bitches & Beauty Queens: The Making of Miss India.’ She has participated in various reality TV shows like ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3’ (2009; Sony), ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 5’ (2014; Colors), and ‘I Can Do That’ (2015; Zee TV).
In 2011, she appeared in the reality show ‘The Khan Sisters’ which showcased her real life. The show was aired on the UTV Bindass channel.
In 2013, she won the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss 7,’ which aired on Colors.
She appeared as a mentor in the reality TV show ‘Ticket to Bollywood’ (2014) which aired on NDTV Prime. She has also made special appearances in various seasons of Bigg Boss.
Gauahar has acted in a few Hindi short films like ‘Peanut Butter’ and ‘Ek Dopahar’ in 2017.
Khan has acted in a few Hindi web series like ‘Parchhayee: Ghost Stories’ (2019; ZEE5), ‘Tandav’ (2021; Amazon Prime Video), ‘Salt City’ (2022; SonyLIV), and ‘Shiksha Mandal’ (2022; MX Player).
She has also been featured in various Hindi music videos like “Baar Baar Dekho” (2002; by Jalwa III), “Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye” (2002; by Bombay Vikings), “Tohmat” (2021; by Shipra Goyal), and “Dil Ka Gehna” (2022; by Yasser Desai).
She owns a clothing line www.gauahargeous.com.
Faux Cover Photo
The Indian actor Kushal Tandon once posted a picture of Gauahar with the Stardust magazine logo. Many people started speculating that Gauahar was featured as the cover girl for that month’s magazine. However, it turned out that the image was fake. As a result, the officials from Stardust magazine released a statement clarifying that Gauahar’s Instagram post with the Stardust logo had nothing to do with them. They reached out to Gauahar to ask her to remove the post, but she was hesitant because she was afraid that the media would make negative speculations about her. The magazine officials even said that they would take legal action against the person who used their logo without permission, which goes against their company policy. Later, in a video, Gauahar explained the situation and made everything clear. Zoom TV Entertainment She said,
It’s very unprofessional when certain media outlets use my personal conversations with them as quotes. It’s saddening. The picture itself doesn’t show that it was a cover of the magazine they talked about. They have also mentioned that they will take legal action against the people who made it, so please stay calm!”
In 2006, in the fashion show Fashion Week in Mumbai, Gauahar Khan was walking the ramp as one of the runway models. On the third day of the event, she wore a golden top and a black skirt designed by fashion designer Lascelles Symmons. While walking down the ramp, her skirt tore in the middle. However, she quickly covered it with her hand and continued her walk. Some media sources speculated that it was a planned act, and she did it intentionally to gain publicity. DNA India
Slapped in a Reality Show
In 2014, while hosting the Hindi reality TV show India’s Raw Star finale, Gauahar Khan was slapped by a man named Akil Mallik. He also made inappropriate comments about her clothing and said that as a Muslim woman, she shouldn’t wear short clothes. However, in an interview, Akil admitted that it was actually a planned publicity stunt and shared his side of the story. According to Akil, he had met Gauahar two days before the incident, and she had proposed the idea of creating controversy by slapping her during the reality show. Gauahar had promised him a significant role in Salman Khan‘s movie ‘Dabangg 3’ as a reward. When asked why he changed his perspective and revealed the truth, Akil explained that Gauahar had not kept her promise, and he felt the need to come forward and share the real story with the world. Telly Chakkar
- 2014: Gold Award for Fittest Actor Female
- 2015: Kalaakar Award for Star Anchor for the Hindi TV show India’s Raw Star
- 2015: Hindustan Times Most Stylish TV Personality Award
- 2015: Tassel Award for Youth Icon of the Year
- 2015: Miss India Organisation for her Achievements
- 2016: PTC Punjabi Film Award for Best Actress
- 2018: IFTDA for Best Actress in Short Film
- 2019: Passion Vista Award for Young Achiever and Fashion Entrepreneur
- 2019: Global Excellence Award
- Mercedes Benz GLA
- Audi Q7
As of 2023, her net worth is around $60 million.
- Actress: Sushmita Sen
- Fashion Designer(s): Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar, Gavin Miguel
- Restaurant: The Calamari Beach Shack in Goa
- Perfume: Cartier by Mont Blanc
- Food: Chicken Biryani, Chocolate Fudge
- Travel Destination: London
- Cuisine(s): Goan Coastal, Thai
- She has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Thnk Mkt Magazine, Fitlook, Fablook, and Women Fitness.
- She was once best friends with the Indian TV actor VJ Bani.
- She is an avid animal lover and has a pet cat named Snow.
- She has appeared in dance videos on various YouTube channels.
- In her leisure time, she loves to travel and hang out with her friends.
- To maintain her fitness, she regularly workout at a gym.
- Before participating in Bigg Boss (2013), she added an extra ‘A’ to her name and changed it to Gauahar Khan from Gauhar Khan at the suggestion of her astrologer. Mens XP
- Gauahar Khan was chosen as one of the top 10 sexiest women in Asia for four years in a row, from 2014 to 2017. News 18
- She has been involved in various charitable activities and has been associated with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for a very long time.
- She has started a YouTube channel on which she uploads her makeup videos and vlogs.