Arshi Khan, is an Indian model, actress, internet celebrity and reality television personality. She joined the Indian National Congress party to contest the 2019 elections for Mumbai.[1][2]

Arshi Khan
Arshi Khan graces Alt Balaji’s Digital Awards 2018 (17) (cropped).jpg
Khan in 2018
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active2014–present
Known forBigg Boss 11
Bigg Boss 14

Early lifeEdit

Khan was a qualified physiotherapist before she started pursuing a career in acting and modelling.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Khan and her family moved to India from Afghanistan when Khan was four years old. Khan did her schooling and graduation at Bhopal. Later, Khan went to Mumbai to try her luck in acting and modelling.[4]

Recently, Khan opened up about her hardships moving to Mumbai after eviction from Bigg Boss 14.[5]


She was chosen to portray a lead role in India's first mainline Bollywood 4D historical action film titled "The Last Emperor".[6] She has also appeared in the Tamil film Malli Mishtu.[4] In 2017, she was one of the participants in the reality television show Bigg Boss 11. She was earlier considered to participate in the last two seasons of the show.[7] During her appearances on the show, she was Google India's second-most searched entertainer of 2017.[8]

Arshi who had joined Indian National Congress resigned due to professional commitments.[9]

In 2018, Arshi featured in a Punjabi Music video- Nakhre.[10] Khan has featured in 5 music videos that include "Bandi", which has already gained 4.2 million on YouTube and Nain Nasheele which already has started to hit 2 million worldwide.

She was a participant in Bigg Boss 14, where she joined in as one of the four challenger participants.[11]

Arshi joined The Great Khali's wrestling school CWE in 2021.[12][13]


In September 2015, Khan claimed to be in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.[14] In the same year she said that self-proclaimed spiritual leader Radhe Maa ran a prostitution ring, and that she had been approached to join it.[15]

In 2016, the mufti of a madrassa in Pakistan issued a fatwa against Khan after she posted pictures of herself to Facebook wearing a bikini with a hijab, with another photo of herself in a burkha, after which her Facebook account was blocked.[16]

During her stay in Bigg Boss house, an arrest warrant was issued against her by a court in Jalandhar, which according to the sources was due to allegations.[17] Also, during Khan stay actress-model Gehana Vasisth claimed that Khan has been faking everything about her age, qualifications, and relationship with Shahid Afridi and is married to a 50-year-old man.[18]

In 2018, Khan claimed that she was boosted out of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on Vikas Gupta behest and fan made theories comparing the situation Khan was in with Shilpa Shinde previous controversy with the referenced producer.[19]

In 2021, Khan was criticized and trolled for copying Lady Gaga and wearing a rip-off of her 2020 MTV Video Music Awards dress at Bigg Boss 14 afterparty.

In March 2021, Khan was being criticized badly after posting a post about Mufti Menk and said that he's a Islamic salesman.[20][21]


Title Language Notes
Malli Mishtu Tamil Tamil film debut[4]
The Last Emperor Hindi Hindi film debut[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Contestant Evicted on Day 84
2018 Box Cricket League – Season 3 Contestant Participant in Kolkata's Team[22]
Savitri Devi College & Hospital Nayantara
2019 Box Cricket League – Season 4 Contestant Player for Ajmergarh Royals
Vish Kalankini
2020–2021 Bigg Boss 14 Challenger Entered on Day 65, &Evicted on day 127

Special appearancesEdit

Year Title Role
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Herself
Ishq Mein Marjawan Herself

Web seriesEdit

Year Series Role Notes Ref
2020 Mary Aur Marlow Mary [citation needed]
2020 The Evil Desires Kamine [citation needed]
2021 Raat Ki Rani Begum Jaan Begum Jaan [23]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Role
2017 Garamm Chulha Me Hat N Lagava Priya, Rajesh Jha Herself[24]
2018 Gaddi Hai Meri Ferrari Vicky Thakur
2019 Bandi Vijay Varma
Valentine Rose Vicky Kajla
Nain Nasheele SB The Haryanvi
Suit Patiyala Akki Aryan
Pyar Di ABC Jaidev
2020 Chameli Vijay Varma
2021 Krupa Rahu De Rushikesh Shelar

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Role Result
2018 India Leadership Conclave Indian Affairs Entertainer of the Year 2018 Herself Won[citation needed]
2019 Kalakar Awards Popular Internet Celebrity & Entertainer Of The Year 2019 Herself Won[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Arshi Khan follows in Shilpa Shinde's footsteps, joins politics". India Today. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019. Shilpa Shinde joined politics and became a part of Congress on February 5 and now looks like Arshi Khan has followed in her footsteps. Arshi, who was one of most talked about contestants of Bigg Boss 11, is all set to join Congress.
  2. ^ "After Shilpa Shinde, Bigg Boss 11 fame Arshi Khan joins Congress". The Times of India. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Bigg Boss 14: Is Arshi Khan a professional physiotherapist? Here is what we all know | Bollywood Life". Today India. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Bigg Boss 11: Who is Arshi Khan? Profile, Biography, Photos and Video". The Indian Express. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Exclusive! Arshi Khan: I'm hoping to get married after two years". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b "India's first Bollywood 4D film is low budget?". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Arshi Khan to take part in 'Bigg Boss 10'". BollywoodMantra. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Bigg Boss 11's Arshi Khan second most searched entertainer; Sunny Leone tops the list". India Today. 14 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Former Bigg Boss contestant Arshi Khan quits politics. Here's why". India Today. Ist. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Face off! Arshi Khan's 'Nakhre' vs Hina Khan's 'Bhasoodi'".
  11. ^ "Arshi Khan Bigg Boss 14 Has Bought New Hope to My Life". Times Of India.
  12. ^ Singh, Nandan. "Viral Video: एक्टिंग छोड़ रेसलर बन गईं अर्शी खान! रिंग में पुरुष पहलवान को मिनटों में किया चित- देखें वीडियो". (in Hindi). Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  13. ^ "The Great Khali's CWE Signs Actress Arshi Khan As A Wrestler". Sportzwiki. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  14. ^ Sen, Sushmita. "Bigg Boss 11: Arshi Khan REVEALS TRUTH about being pregnant with Shahid Afridi's baby; fans respond". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  15. ^ Nair, Nithya (8 September 2015). "Model Arshi Khan accuses Radhe Maa of running a sex racket". Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Bigg Boss 11: A timeline of contestant Arshi Khan's scandalous past". Hindustan Times. 2 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Arrest warrant issued against Big Boss contestant Arshi Khan". The Express Tribune. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Bigg Boss 11: Queen of controversies Arshi Khan is married, has ten cases against her". The Express Tribune. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Bigg Boss 11's Vikas Gupta ousted Arshi Khan from Khatron Ke Khiladi? The mastermind reacts". India Today. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  20. ^ Pallavi, Krishna Priya (24 February 2021). "Arshi Khan copies Lady Gaga's 2020 VMAs dress for Bigg Boss 14 finale, gets trolled". India Today. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Arshi Khan gets trolled after her golden outfit turns out to be a rip-off of Lady Gaga's dress". Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  22. ^ "Whoa! Bigg Boss 11's Arshi Khan and Hiten Tejwani to star in this TV show together". India Today. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  23. ^ "[Big Movie Zoo] Raat Ki Rani Begum Jaan Web Series Cast, All Episode, Trailer". Bollywood News 23. 4 January 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  24. ^ "Hina Khan to Priyank Sharma: Five Bigg Boss 11 contestants who've sizzled in music videos". India Today. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

Arshi Khan will participate for the first time in the "Ullu Web Series". Hotspot Mail Trail 2022.

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