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Gurbani Judge, better known as VJ Bani and also known as Bani J, is an Indian fitness model, actress and an MTV India presenter. She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2016 and became the first runner-up.

Gurbani Judge
Gurbani Judge a.k.a Bani, M TV VJ.jpg
Judge in 2010
Born (1987-11-29) 29 November 1987 (age 31)
Other namesBani J, VJ Bani
OccupationVJ, model, television host
Years active2006–present
Known forMTV Roadies, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, Bigg Boss 10
TelevisionMTV Roadies, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, Bigg Boss



Gurbani Judge started her career by competing in the reality show MTV Roadies (season 4) where she was the runner up. She continued her collaboration with MTV with season 5. She also was one of the best performing contestants in a season of Khatron Ke Khiladi.[1] Apart from her work on MTV, Bani has also extended her performance to the big screen. Bani made her fiction debut with Vikas Gupta's period drama Rani Mahal.[2] She was last seen in a Telugu film Thikka.

On September 2016, she appeared in Navv Inder's music video Att Tere Yaar as his love interest. In October 2016, she was one of the contestants in reality TV show Bigg Boss 10,[3] where she finished as the first runner up of the season. She was part of controversies involving self-proclaimed god-man Swami Om and former beauty pageants runner-up Lopamudra Raut.[4][5][6][7]

In January 2018, she revealed via Instagram that she is working on web series.

Personal lifeEdit

Judge is from Chandigarh; she became known first through MTV Roadies (season 4). Her family consists of her mother Tanya and her older sister Saneya. [8] She is a brand ambassador for the fitness app Mobiefit BODY.[9][10]


  Denotes films that are in production
Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Aap Kaa Surroor Bani Hindi Riya's friend
2011 Soundtrack Bani J Anchor
2016 Zorawar Zoyaa Punjabi Assassin
2016 Thikka Kamala Telugu Supporting role
2018 Ishqeria   Hindi


Year Show Channel Result
2006 MTV Roadies 4 MTV India Runner up
2008-09 MTV Roadies 6 MTV India Host
2009-10 MTV Roadies 7 MTV India Host
2011 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 4 Colors Contestant
2012 MTV Roadies 9 MTV India Host
2012-13 MTV Vogue Style in 60 (Season 1 & 2) MTV India Herself
2013 MTV Roadies 10 MTV India Host
2014 MTV Roadies 11 MTV India Host
2015 MTV Roadies 12 MTV India Host
2015 MTV Campus Diaries MTV India Herself
2015 MTV Unplugged MTV India Herself
2015 I Can Do That Zee TV Contestant
2015- 16 Close Up First Movie Party Host
2016 NBA Slam Sony SIX Celebrity Guest
2016 Box Cricket League - Season 2 Colors TV
2016-17 Bigg Boss 10 Colors TV Runner up
2019 Four More Shots Please! Amazon Prime Umang Singh


  1. ^ "My Tattoos Are Special To Me". Times of India.
  2. ^ "VJ Bani turns warrior in a period drama".
  3. ^ "Gurbani Judge Roadies fame clicks a selfie after working out". Photogallery. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Bigg Boss 10 contestant Gurbani Judge's profile, photos and videos". The Times of India. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Gauahar Khan was the reason why Bani J said yes to Bigg Boss 10". 17 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Disappointing that I didn't win but Manveer is deserving: VJ Bani's first interview after coming out of Bigg Boss 10!". 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "VJ Bani was body shamed for her muscular physique". Hindustan Times. HT Media. August 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "VJ Bani was body shamed for her muscular physique". Hindustan Times. HT Media. August 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Bigg Boss 10: VJ Bani's boyfriend Yuvraj Thakur BREAKS SILENCE on their relationship!". Daily News and Analysis. Zee Entertainment Enterprises. November 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Bigg Boss 10: Bani J reveals her love story, says Gauahar found Yuvraj IRRITATING". ABP Live. ABP Group. January 3, 2017.