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Hina Khan ( born 2 October 1987)[1] is an Indian television actress.[3] She is known for playing the role of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.[4] She is one of the highest paid actresses in the Indian television industry.[5][6]

Hina Khan
Hina Khan at 5th Boroplus Gold Awards 2012.jpg
Khan at 2012 Gold Awards
Born (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 31)[1]
Other namesAkshara
EducationMBA degree
Alma materColonel's Central Academy School
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009–present
Known forYeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Bigg Boss 11
Partner(s)Rocky Jaiswal (2014–present)[2]


Early life

Khan was born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. She belongs to a family of 4 - her parents, herself and her younger brother Aamir Khan, who is the owner of a travel agency company.[7] She completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2009 at the CCA School of Management, Gurgaon, Delhi.[8]

Personal life

Khan is dating the supervising producer Rocky Jaiswal since 2014.[2] She had confirmed on Bigg Boss 11 that she suffers from asthma.[9][10]


Khan made her television debut in 2009, when she starred on Indian soap opera Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai as Akshara.[11] After eight long years, she decided to quit the show in 2016 to pursue other projects.[12]

In 2017, she joined Colors TVs Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 8 as a contestant where she finished up as the 1st runner up.[13]

On 30 September, she entered the Bigg Boss 11 house as a celebrity contestant.[14] She became the first runner up of the show.[15] Khan earned the title of Sher Khan in Bigg Boss 11.[16][17][18][19] In November 2017, she was named the most loved contestant on Bigg Boss 11 house by Ormax Media.[20] On 25 December, she was named one of the Top 30 TV Personality of 2017 by Sabras Radio.[21] She was also named the Most Favorite Actress of 2017 by Biz Asia.[22] Including winning the Pinkvilla's award for the Most Stylish TV Actress of 2017.[23] She was known for her controversial fights with Shilpa Shinde.

In late February 2018, she wrapped up the shooting of a Punjabi music video with Sonu Thukral which is set to release in March 2018.[24] On 31 March, it was announced that she has signed on to make her digital debut with Ankoosh Bhatt's short film 'SmartPhone' opposite actor Kunaal Roy Kapur.[25] In July 2018, Hina appeared in a Sonu Thukral's Punjabi music video "Bhasoodi".[26] Few months later, she bagged the role of Komolika, an antagonist in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.[27] In the same year, she signed her debut film Lines opposite actress Farida Jalal which is directed by Hussain Khan and written by Rahat Kazmi and Shakti Singh.[28]

Other work and media image

She has also appeared as a guest in many serials. Her first guest appearance was in Kayamath in 2009. After that she appeared as a guest in Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai and Chand Chupa Badal Mein in 2010. In 2011 she appeared as a Guest in Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka a cooking show. In December 2016, Khan made an appearance on Bigg Boss 10 as a panellist to support good friend Rohan Mehra.[29][30]

She was named in the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women List by Eastern Eye in 2013,[31] 2014,[32] 2015,[33] 2016,[34] and 2017.[35] In 2014, she was listed eight among the "35 Hottest Actresses In Indian Television" by, an Indian lifestyle website for men.[36] She was included in fourth place on "Television's Top 10 Actresses" list by Rediff.[37]

On 25 January 2018, she won the Most Stylish TV Personality Award at the Hindustan Times Style Awards.[38] On 2 Feb 2018, she debuted as a showstopper on Lakme Fashion Week for the Kolkata-based label Osaa by Adarsh.[39]

In the same year, she became the victim of troll for posting the image of her teddybear named 'Pooh' which she have lost it when saving her co-contastant Luv Tyagi during the task in Bigg Boss.[40][41] Again, she was trolled for her Dubai photos which she posted on Twitter, but this time, she also replied to trollers.[42] On 7 March 2018, a day before Women's Day, Hina also received a "Power Woman" award at Power Women Fiesta Awards 2018.[43] In March 2018, she appeared on the magazine cover of Fitlook magazine for March issue.[44]

On 2 April, she walked the ramp for Streax Professional in Mumbai for marigold collection.[45] On 21 April, Hina Was awarded "Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award" for the Best Entertainer in Reality Show Bigg Boss.[46] On 20 May 2018 in Delhi, the Former Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit awarded her the "Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award".[47] Hina was awarded "Style Diva of Television Industry" at 11th Gold Awards [48] and "Stylish Personality Of The Year" at Iconic Achievers Awards 2018, held in Mumbai.[49]



Year Show Role
2009–2016 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Akshara Singhania
2018–present Kasautii Zindagi Kay Komolika


Year Title Artist Role Notes
2018 Smartphone Kunaal Roy Kapur Suman Short film
2019 Lines Rishi Bhutani Post-production

Reality Shows

Year Show Result
2017 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 Runner Up
2017–2018 Bigg Boss 11

Music Video

Year Title Artist Role
2018 Bhasoodi Sonu Thukral Herself

Guest Appearances

Year Show Notes
2009 Perfect Bride Herself
2010 Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai Dance Performance as Akshara
2011 Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka As a Guest[50]
2013 Masterchef - Kitchen Ke Superstars As a Celebrity Judge[51]
2013 Nach Baliye- Season 6 Herself
2014 Ye Hai Mohabbatein As Akshara/Guest
2015 Tere Sheher Mein As Akshara/Guest
2016 Bigg Boss 10 As a Celebrity Guest in Salman ki Sabha[52]
2017 Waaris Holi Special Dance Performance[53]
India Banega Manch Herself[54][55]
Bhaag Bakool Bhaag
2018 Bigg Boss 12 Guest in BB Press Conference episode[56]
Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop Cameo[57]
Bepannah Cameo[58]
Bigg Boss 12 Herself[59]


Year Award Category Show Result
2009 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face (Female) Won
2018 Zee Gold Awards Style Diva in the television industry Bigg Boss 11 Won

See also


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