Nigaar Khan

Nigaar Khan (born (1979-05-02)2 May 1979)[3] is an Indian movie actress mainly known for her portrayal of negative characters.[4][5] She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2014.

Nigaar Khan
Khan in 2011.
Nigaar Zafar Khan

(1979-05-02) 2 May 1979[1]
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Khayaam Sheikh (m. 2015)
RelativesGauhar Khan (sister)

Early life

Khan was born and brought up in Pune, Maharashtra. She is the elder sister of model-actress Gauhar Khan.[6][7][8]


In 2008, Khan participated in the dancing competition show Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena.[9] Their dance in one of the episodes on the song "Woh Ladki Hai Kaha" (Dil Chahta Hai) was well appreciated by the judges, Sushmita Sen and Wasim Akram, and the audience.[10]

In 2011, the reality TV show The Khan Sisters focused on the lives of Khan and her sister Gauhar. The following year Khan appeared in the show Sacch Ka Saamna. She also hosted the show Love Story,[11] showcased some love stories of Bollywood. Khan presented the stories and interviewed various celebrities.[12]

In 2013, Khan appeared on the reality show Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki.[13][14] Since September 2013, Khan has appeared in the mythological show Buddha based on life of Gautama Buddha. She plays the role of Buddha's aunt and Devadatta's mother.[15]

In November 2014, Nigaar participated in Bigg Boss 8 as wild card entrant. She survived only for a week where she got evicted in week 9 as she failed to do well unlike her sister Gauhar Khan in Bigg Boss 7.[16]

In June 2016, she made a comeback on television in the children's show Baal Veer on SAB TV as an evil fairy called Prachandika to create hurdles in the life of Baal Veer as her sister Virus was killed by Baal Veer.

Personal life

Nigaar Khan married her long-time boyfriend and Pakistani business man Khayyam Sheikh in Dubai on 23 July 2015.[17][18] Nigaar has moved to Dubai post marriage.[19][20][21]


Year Show Role Notes Ref
2002 - 2004 LipstickSheetal Singhania
2004 - 2005 PrratimaAnjali Thakur / Anjali Atul Roy
2004–05 Hum 2 Hain Na !
2005 – 2006 India Calling Kamini Khanna
2006 Kasamh Se Barnali
2007 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Neha
2008 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena Contestant
2009 Yes Boss Angelina
2009–10 Mitwa Phool Kamal Ke as Rajbala
2010 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai as Mohini
Comedy Circus Contestant
2011 The Khan Sisters Herself
2012 Sacch Ka Saamna Herself
Sapno Ke Bhawar Mein Rangoli
Love Story Host
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki Contestant
Jane Bhi Do Host
Hongey Judaa Na Hum Simran Rajpal
Savitri - EK Prem Kahani Yakshini
Buddha Mangala, Buddha's aunt [22]
Comedy Nights With Kapil Various characters
2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi Madhurima Jagganath [23]
Bigg Boss 8 Contestant
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Sophia, yoga teacher. [24]
2016 Baal Veer[25] Prachandika
2017 Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan


    1. "Nigaar Khan's birthday: Gauahar, Kushal, Gautam and Aishwarya to party hard tonight". 2 May 2014.
    2. Gauhar Khan Biography, Gauhar Khan Profile. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
    3. Navdeep Kaur Marwah, (18 October 2011). "TV show on Gauhar and Nigaar Khan". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
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    5. "Nigaar Khan joins Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah - Times Of India". 28 January 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
    6. "Negaar & Gauhar Khan: The Indian Kardashians".
    7. "Tanishaa-Gauahar can be good friends: Nigaar Khan - The Times of India". 28 December 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
    8. "Nigar and Gauhar Khan's sister pact". Times of India. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    9. Bandekar, Prathamesh (31 January 2009). "Nigaar Khan 2 of 7". Times of India. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
    10. "When Nigaar got emotional". Times of India. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
    11. Patel, Ano (10 July 2012). "I am not ashamed of my life: Nigaar Khan". Times of India. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    12. Patel, Ano (16 July 2012). "I don't like the term – item girl: Nigaar Khan". Times of India. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
    13. Saxena, Poonam (1 February 2013). "Fact and fiction meet in a new show on DD". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. Archived from the original on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    14. Dipti Nagpaul-D'Souza (1 February 2013). "Dining with the Stars". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    15. "I can't dance in a two-piece: Nigaar Z. Khan – Times Of India". 25 September 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
    16. "Bigg Boss 8: Wild card entry Nigaar Khan evicted, says she is glad". 24 November 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
    17. "Model, actor Nigaar Khan ties the knot with long time boyfriend Khayyam Sheikh". Indian express.
    18. "Celebs' hush-hush weddings". The Times of India.
    19. IBTimes. "'Bigg Boss' Contestant Nigaar Khan Ties the Knot with Dubai-based Businessman; Sister Gauahar Khan Shares Inside Photos".
    20. "TV star Nigaar Khan all set to marry Dubai-based businessman".
    21. "TV actress Nigaar to tie the knot in July - Times of India".
    22. "Nigaar Khan in awe of her character in 'Buddha'". 4 September 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
    23. Bhopatkar, Tejashree (5 February 2014). "Garima Jain joins Nigaar Khan in Main Naa Bhoolungi". Times of India. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
    24. Bhopatkar, Tejashree (5 February 2014). "Garima Jain joins Nigaar Khan in Main Naa Bhoolungi". Times of India. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
    25. "Baalveer Returns: Watch Baal Veer fight evil with a new partner". Baal Veer. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
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