Sara Khan (TV actress)

Sara Khan is an Indian model and actress.[4] She won the Miss Bhopal title in 2007.[5] She has done anchoring for Doordarshan Madhya Pradesh and ETV.[2] She made her television career in Star Plus show Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai as Sadhna.[6] She was a contestant on Bigg Boss 4 in 2010.[7] Her next film was M3 - Midsummer Midnight Mumbai, which was released on 16 May 2014.[8] Sara used to post her images, videos and comments on social media.[9] Sara also worked in Pakistani serials.[10]

Sara Khan
Khan at Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi 100 episode completion
Born1991/1992 (age 27–28)[1]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2007–present
Known forSapna Babul Ka...Bidaai
Ram Milaayi Jodi
Sasural Simar Ka
Spouse(s)Ali Merchant (2010-2011)



Khan started her career as a model. She auditioned and made her acting debut with the popular Star Plus' show Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai (2007-2010) as Sadhna in the main lead opposite Angad Hasija for the past 4 years until she quit the show in June 2010 which remarked the end of her character. In 2010 Sara appeared in the Zee TV show Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi (2010-2012) as Mona where she replaced Priyal Gor.

In 2013, Sara made her entry in the Life OK serial Junoon - Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq playing the main antagonist as Shaalu Pandey. She also then played the role of an Icchhadhari Naagin in the popular Colors show Sasural Simar Ka from 2014 to 2015. She was seen doing shows like V The Serial, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Encounter and the Pakistani drama Tujhsey Hi Rabta.

In 2015, she played Pavitra in &TV's Bhagyalaxmi and later In 2016, she was playing the role of Kuhu in the &TV show Saubhagyalaxmi. In 2017, Khan was seen as a cameo role in Dil Bole Oberoi - Spin off series of Ishqbaaz. In the show she played Mohini. She was then seen in Star Plus show Jaana Na Dil Se Door as Kangana.

Reality television and other appearances

In 2008, she appeared as a star contestant on the show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?, along with Parul Chauhan who plays her onscreen sister in Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai. The two of them played the game and then donated the winnings to the charity HelpAge India. She also appeared in Amul Star Voice of India 2 alongside Angad Hasija, Parul Chauhan, and Kinshuk Mahajan on 20 September 2008 as a celebrity guest. She appeared on the popular TV show 10 Ka Dum, hosted by Salman Khan in August 2009[11][12] and has also hosted the Dance Premier League, a dancing reality show that airs on Sony TV. In 2009, she appeared in two reality shows Hans Baliye and 10 Ka Dum. Khan was a celebrity contestant in the fourth season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss in 2010 and stayed in the show for 10 weeks until she got evicted on 12 December (Day 69).[13][14]

In 2013, Sara appeared in Life OK's Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki as contestant and later went to host the show BIG Fame Star. She also appeared in Nach Baliye 6 along with Paras Chhabra as a guest. In December 2014, Khan was seen in Ekta Kapoor's Box Cricket League. She also appeared in two comedy shows Comedy Classes and Comedy Nights Bachao. In 2018, Sara appeared in a Hindi music video Tere Jism with Angad Hasija.[15][16]

Personal life

Sara Khan is a Sunni Muslim.[17] She has a sister Ayra Khan.[18] Sara was married to TV actor Ali Merchant, a Shia Muslim in an Islamic wedding ceremony at Bigg Boss 4 in 2010, but divorced him after two months in 2011.[19] Close friends of the couple stated that the couple was paid 5 million (US$72,000) for the marriage. The Colors channel denied that it had paid them for the marriage and called it their personal wish.[20] After the divorce she called the marriage a nightmare.[21] Merchant said in an episode of the reality show Sach Ka Saamna that he had married for publicity and that marrying Khan was the biggest mistake of his life.[22]


Daily soaps

Year Show Title Channel Character Name Notes
2007-10Sapna Babul Ka...BidaaiStar PlusSadhana Alekh RajvanshFirst show. Main Protagonist.
2010-12 Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi JodiZee TVMona Anukalp Gandhi / Mona Aaditya GandhiMain Protagonist.
2012V The SerialChannel VSara KhanFrictional show revolving around celebrities and their life
2013Pyaar Tune Kya KiyaZingShamonaEpisodic Role
2013Junoon - Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa IshqLife OKShaalu PandeyMain Antagonist
2014EncounterSony TVAyesha Raza[23]Episodic Role
2014Savdhaan India – India Fights BackLife OKSavitriEpisodic Appearance
2014-15Sasural Simar KaColorsMayaIcchhadhari Naagin. Antagonist Turned Protagonist. Parallel Lead
2015Bhagyalaxmi& TVPavitra Varun ShuklaAntagonist turned Protagonist. Parallel Lead.
2016SauBhagyalaxmi& TVKuhuDaughter of Pavitra of Bhagyalaxmi Main Protagonist
2016Santoshi Maa&TVAnjuDhairya's friend; extended cameo
2016Akbar BirbalBIG MagicShaila BanoCameo
2016Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai PagleSab TVNaughty NaaginIcchhadhari Naagin
2016Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon SeColorsManjulikaPishachini
2016-17Bay KhudiARY DigitalFizaPakistani Drama Serial
2017Dil Boley OberoiStar PlusMohiniSpin Off of Ishqbaaz
2017LaikinA-Plus TVHadia2nd Pakistani Drama Series
2017Jaana Na Dil Se DoorStar PlusKanganaParallel Lead
2017–18Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas KiColors TVMohiniAntagonist
2018Woh Apna Sa[24]Zee TVRanoAntagonist
2019 Namah[25] Star Plus Shakambari Antagonist

Special appearances

Year Show Name Channel Notes
2007Kasautii Zindagii KayStar PlusPromotion of Bidaai
2008KayamathStar PlusGuest as Sandhna
2009Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata HaiStar PlusCrossover Episode with Bidaai
2010Baat Hamari Pakki HaiSony TVDance Performance
2011Chotti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang RachiZee TVSpecial Dance Performance as Mona
2011Pavitra RishtaZee TVCrossover Episode with Ram Milaye Jodi
2011Sanjog Se Bani SanginiZee TVCrossover Episode with Ram Milaye Jodi
2012Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar KheliZee TVCrossover Episode with Ram Milaye Jodi
2012Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch BahueinZee TVCrossover Episode with Ram Milaye Jodi
2013Punar VivaahZee TVDance Performance in Zee TV 20 years celebration
2013Sapne Suhane Ladakpan KeZee TVDance Performance in Rachana's Engagement Episode
2014Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek JunoonColorsGuest - Dance Performance
2015Shastri SistersColorsCrossover Episode with Sasural Simar Ka
2015Gangaa& TVCrossover Episode with Bhagyalaxmi
2016Kaala Teeka & SarojiniZee TVDance Performance in Crossover Episode of Kaala Teeka and Sarojini
2017Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot&TVDance Performance as Laila
2018Isq Mein Marjawan: Jashn-E-TashanColors TVDance Performance (1 January 2018)
2018Tu Aashiqui: Jashn-E-IshqColors TVDance Performance (14 February 2018)

Reality shows

Year Show Name Channel Notes
2007 Amul Star Voice of India Star Plus Promoting series Bidaai
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Star One Guest as Sadhna
2009 Dance Premier League Sony TV Contestant
2009 Hans Baliye Star One Participant Along with Ali Merchant
2009 10 Ka Dum Sony TV Contestant Along with Ratan Rajput, Ragini Khanna and Tina Dutta
2010 Bigg Boss 4 Colors Contestant for 10 weeks
2013 Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki Life OK Participant
2013 BIG Fame Star BIG Magic Host
2013 Nach Baliye 6 Star Plus Herself along with Paras Chhabra in Wild Card Episode
2014 Box Cricket League – Season 1 Sony TV Player
2015 Comedy Classes Life OK Sadhana; Episodic Role in Bidaai special episode
2015 Killer Karoke - Atkah Toh Latkah &TV Participant
2015 Comedy Nights Bachao Colors Roster

Replaced by Adaa Khan

2016 Comedy Classes Life OK Dance Performance along with Adaa Khan in Republic Day 2016 special episode
2016 Box Cricket League – Season 2 Colors Player
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Colors Guest appearance promoting BCL 2


Year Film Name Character Notes
2013Dark RainbowRuhiunreleased
2014M3 - Midsummer Midnight MumbaiSapna[8]
2015Tujh Se Hee RaabtaAnumPakistani Telefilm
2015Hamari Adhuri Kahani[26]Naila


Year Award Category Show Results
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards Desh Ki Dhadkan - Best Actress - Popular[27] Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Leading role[27]Won
Best Television Personality of the Year
New Talent Awards Best New Actor (Female)[28]Won
2011 Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Saas-Bahu[29] Ram Milaayi JodiWon
Favourite Jodi[29]Nominated
Favourite Beti[29]Nominated
2015 Television Style Awards Best Stylish Vamp Sasural Simar KaNominated

See also


  1. "Our hearts are already married to each other: Paras Chhabra". 25 January 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. "What makes Bidaai so popular". Rediff. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. Behl, Tushar (30 September 2007). "I want to be like Kareena:Sara Khan". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  4. "Trolls ask Sara Khan to 'change religion' soon after she posted her bikini picture".
  5. "BIKINI BARRAGE Cruel trolls tell Muslim actress to change her religion after posting bikini photos".
  6. Bansal, Neelam (8 July 2009). "I want to play Amitabh's daughter: Sarah". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  7. "Sara Khan of Bidaai fame to enter Bigg Boss house this year!". Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  8. "Sara Khan to debut with 'M3' in Bollywood". 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  9. "Video: Sara Khan ignores Angad Hasija's shocked reactions and flaunts her bikini bod with elan".
  10. "Sara Khan to become the first TV actress to do a daily soap in Pakistan". 27 July 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  11. "Sara to meet Salman on 10 Ka Dum". One India. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  12. Indo-Asian News Service (28 November 2009). "Sara Khan quits as host of Dance Premier League". Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  13. "Bigg Boss 4: Sara Khan evicted!". Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  14. "'Bigg Boss doesn't need gimmicks to boost TRPs': Sara Khan". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  15. "Angad Hasija does a bold music video with Sara Khan".
  16. "tere jism".
  17. "Sara Khan: I will not be marrying 'again'". Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  18. "Bidaai fame Sara Khan bursts into tears as her younger sister Ayra leaves her house, post a big fight; See videos".
  19. "The Times of India: Latest News India, World & Business News, Cricket & Sports, Bollywood". The Times Of India.
  20. "Sara Khan and Ali Merchant to get paid to marry on 'Bigg Boss'". India Today. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  21. Kadam, Prachi (16 February 2011). "My marriage turned into a nightmare: Sara Khan". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  22. Marwah, Navdeep Kaur (16 March 2012). "I married only for publicity: Ali Merchant". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  23. "Sara will play a Muslim girl Ayesha Raza in Encounter - The Times of India". The Times of India. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  24. "Ssara Khan to enter Woh Apna Sa". 15 March 2018.
  26. Sashidhar AS (26 December 2014). "Vidya bonds with Sara on the sets of Hamari Adhuri Kahani". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  27. "The Indian Television Academy Awards 2008". Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  28. "The Newtalent Awards".
  29. "indiantelevisionawards". indiantelevisionawards.
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