Kishwer Merchant

Kishwer Merchant (born 3 February 1981) is an Indian television actress and model. Merchant is well known for acting in the shows Ek Hasina Thi and Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar, Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal and Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani and was a participant in season nine of the reality show Bigg Boss.[2]

Kishwer Merchant
Kishwer Merchant in 2017
Born
Kishwer Merchant

(1975-02-03) 3 February 1975[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationTelevision actress, model
Years active1997 – present
Spouse(s)
Suyyash Rai (m. 2016)

Life & Career

Early life and debut show (1997-2009)

Merchant was born in an Ismaili family(Aga Khani) in Mumbai and was raised up by her parents Siraj Merchant and Rizwana Merchant. She has been in the television industry since 1997. Merchant started her career in 1997 with the TV show Shaktimaan, in which she played Julia, an assistant. She then played Nonie in the popular show Hip Hip Hurray from 1998 to 2000. Kishwar after appeared in many successful popular shows like Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kutumb, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kayaamat, Hatim and Khichdi.

Kishwar appeared in many Balaji shows like Kkavyanjali and Kasamh Se. In 2007, she played the positive role of Tamanna in Sanaya Irani and Arjun Bijlani's popular youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum in 2008. She is very popular for playing Haseena in the popular Sukirti Kandpal and Vivian Dsena series Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.[3] She also played a role of Sonia in the second season of the hit show - Chhoti Bahu.

Breakthrough and success (2012-2015)

In 2012, Merchant was seen in two shows Amrit Manthan and Arjun. Then came many shows like Hongey Judaa Na Hum and Parvarrish. She appeared in the popular shows Ek Hasina Thi as Raima, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon as Ananya, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan as Nyonika and Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar as Dimpy, sharing the screen with many popular actresses like Drashti Dhami and Sanjeeda Sheikh.

Bigg Boss and further success (2015–present)

Merchant was a participant in the reality TV show Bigg Boss 9 along with her boyfriend Suyyash Rai in 2015.[4][5][6] She was paired with Aman Yatan Verma. Merchant, who was seen as the strongest contestant, was forced to quit the Ticket to Finale task in its last leg and walked out of the house involuntarily with Rs 15 lakhs.[7][8][9]

In 2016, Kishwar made her comeback with Balaji's popular show Brahmarakshas, playing the main antagonist- Aprajita.[10][11]

In April 2017, Kishwar was seen in yet another Ekta Kapoor's show, Dhhai Kilo Prem, which airs on Star Plus. She played a cameo appearance as Shilpa.[12] In May 2017, she was seen in Rashmi Sharma's Savitri Devi College & Hospital on Colors, but later she quit the show. Kishwar was also playing Asha in &TV's show Gangaa, which stars Aditi Sharma. The show went off air on 2 June 2017.

Personal life

In 2010, Kishwer Merchant started dating co-actor Suyyash Rai. After 6 years of dating both got married on 16 December 2016.[13][14]

Television

YearNameRoleChannelNotesRef
1997ShaktimaanJulia (Dr. Jackal's Assistant)DD National
1998–01Hip Hip HurrayNonieZee TV
1999X ZoneEpisodic role
2000-01Babul Ki Duwayen Leti JaaMalvik
2001-02Des Mein Niklla Hoga ChandSonamStar Plus
2001-02KutumbSwatiSony TV
2002DhadkanDr. Aditi
2002-06Piya Ka GharMaliniZee TV
2003KayaamatPooja AhujaDD National
2003-04HatimRubinaStar Plus
2004KhichdiRambha
Sarabhai vs SarabhaiDr. KiranStar One
2004-06RethDr. DaakshiZee TV
2004–05ShiqwaMehwishDoordarshan
2005RihaeeTanviSony TV
Instant KhichdiRambhaStar Plus
2005-06KkavyanjaliVanshita Nanda
2006-07KaajjalAmisha Pratap SinghSony TV
2006-09Kashmakash Zindagi KiMandiraDD National
2007-08Meri Awaz Ko Mil Gayi RoshniRama ChopraStar Plus
2008-09Miley Jab Hum TumTamanna "Tam Mam"Star One
2009C.I.D.Pari/Roshni/HerselfSony TV
2009-10Namak HaraamPriya SehgalReal TV
2010-11Pyaar Kii Ye Ek KahaaniHaseena RaichandStar One
2011Geet – Hui Sabse ParayiGuest
2012Chhoti BahuSonia BhardwajZee TV
Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek - ArjunSenior Forensic ExpertStar Plus
2012–13Amrit ManthanMrs. Adhiraj SInghLife OK
2012Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein Malini (Witch)Zee TVEpisodic Role
2012–13Best Friends Forever?Mandira SinghChannel V India
2013Hongey Judaa Na HumRamaSony TV
Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh MeethiParminder
SuperCops vs SupervillainsTarot Card ReaderLife OK
2013–14HatimZelna
2014Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek JunoonAnanya KapoorColors TV
Ek Hasina ThiRaima MaheshwariStar Plus
2014–15Box Cricket League 1ContestantSony TVWinner
Akbar BirbalUrvashiBIG Magic
2014–18Kaisi Yeh YaariyanNyonika MalhotraMTV India
2014–15Itna Karo Na Mujhe PyaarDimpy Karan KapoorSony TV
2015–16Bigg Boss 9ContestantColors TVWalked on Day 89 - 8 January 2016
2016Comedy Nights BachaoGuestTo promote BCL2
Box Cricket League 2ContestantWinner
Box Cricket League PunjabPTC PunjabPlayer in Ambarsariye Hawks
Desi Explorers[15]HerselfYouTube
Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha ShaitaanAparajitaZee TVMain Antagonist
2017BIG MemsaabHerelfBIG Magic
Dhhai Kilo PremShilpaStar PlusCameo
Savitri Devi College & HospitalNeeta MalhotraColors TVNegative Role
GangaaAsha&TVCameo Role
Chidiya GharSheela KejwaniSAB TVCameo Role
2017-18Partners Trouble Ho Gayi DoubleAisha NadkarniMain Female Lead
2018Rishta Likhenge Hum NayaArpita Singh Rathore/Arpita BaisaSony TV
Box Cricket League 3ContestantMTV IndiaPlayer in Delhi Dragons
Laal IshqDaisy&TVEpisodic role
2019Box Cricket League 4ContestantMTV IndiaPlayer in Kolkata Babu
2019-presentKahaan Hum Kahaan TumDr. Nishi SippySTAR PLUS

Films

Year Film(s) Character Ref
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Spanta Patel

References

  1. "Bigg Boss 9 contestants Suyyash, Yuvika, Keith wish Kishwer Merchant Happy Birthday". indianexpress.com.
  2. "Kishwar Merchant in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. Staff (18 April 2015). "Kishwer S Merchantt: I can't do mythological shows, their hindi is quite tough". Times Internet. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. "Kishwar Merchant in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. "Kishwar Merchant: My elimination 'unfair, forceful'". IANS. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  6. "Bigg Boss 9 Contestant No 4: Kishwar Merchant, the vamp of television industry". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. "'Bigg Boss 9':Kishwar Merchant walks out of the show with Rs 15 lakh". Hindustan Times. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  8. "Kishwar Merchant: My elimination 'unfair, forceful'". IANS. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  9. "Bigg Boss 9 Contestant No 4: Kishwar Merchant, the vamp of television industry". indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  10. "First look: Kishwer Merchant is set to return to Brahmarakshas". Times of India. 30 August 2016.
  11. "Kishwer Merchantt grabs negative role in Ekta Kapoor's new show Brahmarakshas". India Today. 19 July 2016.
  12. "WOW! Kishwer Merchant is COMING BACK with Star Plus serial". ABP Live. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  13. "Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai tie the knot: All the photos from their wedding celebration". Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. "Surbhi, Vahbiz, Mandana, Vivian, Krystle and other Telly friends have a gala time at Kishwer-Suyyash's wedding reception!". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  15. "Surbhi Jyoti, Sara Khan, Sukriti Kandpal don stunning bridal outfits for web based show - Times of India". Retrieved 4 July 2016.
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