Gauhar Khan (also known as Gauahar Khan, born 23 August 1983) is an Indian model and actress. After pursuing modeling, she made
her acting debut in 2009 with Yash Raj Films’ Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Khan also starred in films such as the action thriller
Game (2011), the revenge drama Ishaqzaade (2012) and the suspense thriller Fever (2016). She has featured in songs including “Naa
Pere Kanchan Mala” (Shankar Dada M.B.B.S., 2004), “Nasha Nasha” (Aan: Men at Work, 2004), “Parda Parda” (Once Upon a Time in
Mumbaai, 2010) and “Jhalla Walla” and “Chokra Jawaan” (Ishaqzaade, 2012). She was the winner of Bigg Boss 7, a reality show on
Colors TV. She has a starring role in the Bollywood musical, Zangoora.
She made her acting debut in the 2009 Yash Raj Films production Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Anupama Chopra said, “Gauhar
was fashionable, ambitious and smart receptionist, she was sharply etched and memorable as Koena. in the film”. Namrata Joshi from
Outlook India stated that “Leading the pack is Gauhar Khan as the feisty office secretary. Gauhar is the colorful character in the film
who played too nice.”
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.”
Khan played Chand Bibi in the 2012 romantic drama Ishaqzaade, in which she also did two item numbers “Jhalla Walla” and “Chokra
Jawaan”. Shomini Sen of Zee News stated that, “Gauhar as a kind-hearted prostitute Chand sizzles in two songs. It is pity that she is
used so less in the film.” Mrigank Dhaniwala from Koimoi stated, “Gauhar, who plays courtesan Chand, does very well.” Taran Adarsh
said, “Gauhar is lovely in a special role. Also, she dances very well in the two tracks.”
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.
Khan was engaged to director Sajid Khan in 2003, but the relationship didn’t last long. Khan was then in a relationship with actor and
fellow contestant of Bigg Boss, Kushal Tandon in 2013, but later they split. Sources conflict about her birth year, listing the year as 1983
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