Hina Khan

Hina Khan (born 2 October 1987)[1] is an Indian television and film actress. She is well known for playing Akshara in Star Plus's Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai[3] and portraying Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.[4] She participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 11 and emerged as the first runner up in 2017.[5]

Hina Khan
Hina in 2018
Born (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987[1]
Alma materColonel's Central Academy School
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present
Known forYeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Partner(s)Rocky Jaiswal (2014–present)[2]

Khan is one of Indian television industry's highest paid actresses.[6][7]

Early life

Khan was born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. She belongs to a family of 4 - her parents, herself and her younger brother Aamir Khan, who is the owner of a travel agency company.[8] She completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2009 at the CCA School of Management, Gurgaon, Delhi.[9]

Personal life

Khan is dating Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's supervising producer Rocky Jaiswal since 2014.[2] She had confirmed on Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 that she suffers from asthma.[10][11]


Khan made her television debut in 2009, when she starred in Indian soap opera Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai as Akshara.[12] After eight years, she quit the show in 2016 to pursue other projects.[13]

In 2017, she joined Colors TV's Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 as a contestant where she finished up as the 1st runner up.[14]

On 30 September, she entered the Bigg Boss 11 house as a celebrity contestant.[15] She was known for her controversial fights with Shilpa Shinde. She also was known for her controversial statements in the show where she said a lot of comments on Sanjeeda Sheikh, Kishwer Merchant, Karan Wahi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Gauhar Khan and Karan Patel.[16][17][18] She became a finalist and first runner up.[19]

In late February 2018, she wrapped up the shooting of a Punjabi music video with Sonu Thukral which released in March 2018.[20] On 31 March, it was announced that she has signed on to make her digital debut with Ankoosh Bhatt's short film 'SmartPhone' opposite actor Kunaal Roy Kapur.[21] In July 2018, Hina appeared in a Sonu Thukral's Punjabi music video "Bhasoodi".[22] Few months later, she bagged the role of Komolika, an antagonist in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.[23] In the same year, she signed her debut film Lines opposite actress Farida Jalal which is directed by Hussain Khan and written by Rahat Kazmi and Shakti Singh.[24] On 2 January 2019, she signed another short film Soulmate opposite actor Vivan Bhatena.[25] The film is directed by Pawwan Sharma. In March 2019, she revealed that she has signed her second film "Hacked" with director Vikram Bhatt alongside Rohan Shah.[26] In May 2019, she shot for Rahat Kazmi's short film "Wish List" opposite actor Jitendra Rai.[27] In September, she began shooting for Rahat Kazmi's third film, the Indo-Hollywood’ movie called 'The Country of the Blind' as Gosha.[28] In the same month, she signed a psychological crime drama, digital series called "Damaged 2".[29]

Other work and media image

Khan has also appeared as a guest in many serials. Her first guest appearance was in Kayamath in 2009. After that she appeared as a guest in Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai and Chand Chupa Badal Mein in 2010. In 2011 she appeared as a Guest in Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka a cooking show. In December 2016, Khan made an appearance on Bigg Boss 10 as a panellist to support good friend Rohan Mehra.[30][31]

She was named in the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women List by Eastern Eye in 2013,[32] 2014,[33] 2015,[34] 2016,[35] and 2017.[36] In 2014, she was listed eight among the "35 Hottest Actresses In Indian Television" by MensXP.com, an Indian lifestyle website for men.[37] She was included in fourth place on "Television's Top 10 Actresses" list by Rediff.[38]

Khan earned the title of Sher Khan in Bigg Boss 11.[39][40][41][42] In November 2017, she was named the most loved contestant on Bigg Boss 11 house by Ormax Media.[43] On 25 December, she was named one of the Top 30 TV Personality of 2017 by Sabras Radio.[44] She was also named the Most Favorite Actress of 2017 by Biz Asia.[45] Including winning the Pinkvilla's award for the Most Stylish TV Actress of 2017.[46] On 25 January 2018, she won the Most Stylish TV Personality Award at the Hindustan Times Style Awards.[47] On 2 Feb 2018, she debuted as a showstopper on Lakme Fashion Week for the Kolkata-based label Osaa by Adarsh.[48]

In the same year, she became the victim of troll for posting the image of her teddy bear named 'Pooh' when saving her co-contestant Luv Tyagi during the task in Bigg Boss.[49][50] Again, she was trolled for her Dubai photos which she posted on Twitter, but this time, she also replied to trollers.[51] On 7 March 2018, a day before Women's Day, Hina also received a "Power Woman" award at Power Women Fiesta Awards 2018.[52] In March 2018, she appeared on the magazine cover of Fitlook magazine for March issue.[53]

On 2 April, she walked the ramp for Streax Professional in Mumbai for marigold collection.[54] On 20 May 2018 in Delhi, the Former Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit awarded her the "Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award".[55] Hina was awarded "Style Diva of Television Industry" at 11th Gold Awards [56] and "Stylish Personality Of The Year" at Iconic Achievers Awards 2018, held in Mumbai.[57] Hina appeared on the cover of FHM India December 2018 edition.[58]



Year Film Role Notes
2018 Smartphone Suman Short Film
2020 Hacked Post-production
2020 Lines Naziya Post-production
2020 Soulmate Post-production
2020 Wish List Post-production
2020 The Country of Blind Gosha Post-production


Year Show Role Notes Ref
2009–2016 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Akshara Singhania Lead role [59]
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Contestant First Runner Up [60]
2017–2018 Bigg Boss 11 [61]
2018–2019 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Komolika Chaubey Recurring role [62]


Year Series Role Platform Ref
2019 Damaged 2 Gauri Batra [63]

Special appearances

Year Show Notes Ref
2009 Kayamath Herself
2009 Perfect Bride
2010 Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai
2011 Chand Chupa Badal Mein
Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka As a Guest [64]
2012 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
Teri Meri Love Stories
2013 Masterchef - Kitchen Ke Superstars As a Celebrity Judge [65]
Nach Baliye- Season 6 Herself
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir As Akshara/Guest
2014 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
2015 Tere Sheher Mein
Comedy Classes Herself
2016 Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant Neha Khanna
Box Cricket League 2 Participant [66]
Bigg Boss 10 As a Celebrity Guest in Salman ki Sabha [67]
2017 Waaris Holi Special Dance Performance [68]
India Banega Manch Herself [69]
Bhaag Bakool Bhaag [70]
2018 Bigg Boss 12 Guest in BB Press Conference episode
Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop Cameo [71]
Bepannah Cameo [72]
Kanpur Wale Khuranas Guest [73]
2019 Kitchen Champion 5 Participant [74]
Bigg Boss 13 Guest [75]

Music videos

Year Title Singer Opposite
2018 Bhasoodi Sonu Thukral Sonu Thukral
2019 Raanjhana Arijit Singh Priyank Sharma


Year Award Category Show Ref
2009 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face (Female)
2010 Best Actress (Jury)
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress Popular
2018 Gold Awards Style Diva N/A [76]
2019 Lions Gold Awards Most Stylish TV Personality N/A [77]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor In A Negative Role Female (Jury) Kasautii Zindagii Kay [78][79]
Best Actor In A Negative Role Female (Popular)
Gold Awards Best Actor In Negative Role Female (Popular) [80][81]
Most Fit Actor (Female) N/A
TV Personality Of The Year (Female) N/A

See also


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