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Kishwer Merchant Rai (born 3 February 1981) is an Indian television actress and model. Merchant is well known for acting in the shows Ek Hasina Thi and Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar, Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal and Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani and was a participant in season nine of the reality show Bigg Boss.[2][3][4]

Kishwer Rai
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Kishwer Merchant in 2015
BornKishwer Merchant
(1981-02-03) 3 February 1981 (age 37)[1][better source needed]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationTelevision actress, model
Years active1997 – present
Spouse(s)
Suyyash Rai (m. 2016)
present

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Life & CareerEdit

Early life and debut show (1997-2009)Edit

Merchant was born in Mumbai and was raised up by her parents Siraj Merchant and Rizwana Merchant. She has been in the television industry since 1997. Merchant started her career in 1997 with the TV show Shaktimaan, in which she played the role of Julia, an assistant. She then played the role of Nonie in the popular show Hip Hip Hurray from 1998 to 2000. Kishwar after appeared in many successful popular shows like Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kutumb, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kayaamat, Hatim and Khichdi.

Kishwar appeared in many Balaji shows like Kkavyanjali and Kasamh Se. In 2007, she played the negative role of Tamanna in Sanaya Irani and Arjun Bijlani's popular youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum in 2008. She is very popular for playing the role of Haseena in the popular Sukirti Kandpal and Vivian Dsena series Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.[5] She also played a role of Sonia in the second season of the hit show - Chhoti Bahu.

Breakthrough and success (2012-2015)Edit

In 2012, Merchant was seen in two shows Amrit Manthan and Arjun. Then came many shows like Hongey Judaa Na Hum and Parvarrish. She appeared in the popular shows Ek Hasina Thi as Raima, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon as Ananya, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan as Nyonika and Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar as Dimpy, sharing the screen with many popular actresses like Drashti Dhami and Sanjeeda Sheikh.

Bigg Boss and further success (2015–present)Edit

Merchant was a participant in the reality TV show Bigg Boss 9 along with her boyfriend Suyyash Rai in 2015.[6][7][8] She was paired with Aman Yatan Verma. Merchant, who was seen as the strongest contestant, was forced to quit the Ticket to Finale task in its last leg and walked out of the house involuntarily with Rs 15 lakhs.[9]

In 2016, Kishwar made her comeback with Balaji's popular show Brahmarakshas, playing the main antagonist- Aprajita.[10][11]

In April 2017, Kishwar was seen in yet another Ekta Kapoor's show, Dhhai Kilo Prem, which airs on Star Plus. She played a cameo appearance as Shilpa.[12] In May 2017, she was seen in Rashmi Sharma's Savitri Devi College & Hospital on Colors, but later she quit the show. Kishwar was also playing the role of Asha in &TV's show Gangaa, which stars Aditi Sharma. The show went off air on 2 June 2017.

Personal lifeEdit

 
with her husband Suyyash at an event 2016

In 2010, Kishwer Merchant started dating co-actor Suyyash Rai. After 6 years of dating both got married on 16 December 2016.[13][14]

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Character Channel
1997 Shaktimaan Julia (Dr. Jackal's Assistant) DD National
1998–01 Hip Hip Hurray Nonie Zee TV
1999 X Zone Episodic role
2000-01 Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa Malvik
2001-02 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Sonam Star Plus
2001-02 Kutumb Swati Sony Entertainment Television
2002 Dhadkan Dr. Aditi Sony Entertainment Television
2002-06 Piya Ka Ghar Malini Zee TV
2003 Kayaamat Pooja Ahuja DD National
2003-04 Hatim Rubina Star Plus
2004 Khichdi Rambha
2004 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Dr. Kiran Star One
2004-06 Reth Dr. Daakshi Zee TV
2005 Rihaee Tanvi Sony TV
2004–05 Shiqwa Mehwish Doordarshan
2005 Instant Khichdi Rambha Star Plus
2005-06 Kkavyanjali Vanshita Nanda
2006-07 Kaajjal Amisha Pratap Singh Sony Entertainment Television
2006-09 Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Mandira DD National
2007-08 Meri Awaz Ko Mil Gayi Roshni Rama Chopra Star Plus
2008-09 Miley Jab Hum Tum Tamanna "Tam Mam" Star One
2009 C.I.D. Pari/Roshni/Herself Sony Entertainment Television
2009-10 Namak Haraam Priya Sehgal Real TV
2010-11 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Haseena Raichand Star One
2012 Chhoti Bahu Sonia Bhardwaj Zee TV
2012 Arjun Senior Forensic Expert Star Plus
2012–13 Amrit Manthan Mrs. Adhiraj SIngh Life OK
2012–13 Best Friends Forever? Mandira Singh Channel V India
2013 Hongey Judaa Na Hum Rama Sony Entertainment Television
2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Parminder
2013 SuperCops vs Supervillains Tarot Card Reader Life OK
2013–14 Hatim Zelna
2014 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Ananya Kapoor Colors TV
2014 Ek Hasina Thi Raima Maheshwari Star Plus
2014–15 Akbar Birbal Urvashi BIG Magic
2014–present Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan Nyonika Malhotra MTV India
2014–15 Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar Dimpy Karan Kapoor Sony Entertainment Television
2015–16 Bigg Boss 9 Contestant (Evicted on Day 89 - 8 January 2016) Colors TV
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Herself/Player
2016 Box Cricket League Punjab Herself
2016 Desi Explorers[15] Herself Youtube
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Colors TV
2016 Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha Shaitaan Aparajita(Main Antagonist) Zee TV
2017 BIG Memsaab Herelf BIG Magic
2017 Dhhai Kilo Prem Shilpa Star Plus
2017 Savitri Devi College & Hospital Neeta Malhotra Colors TV
2017 Gangaa Asha &TV
2017 Chidiya Ghar Sheela Kejwani SAB TV
2017-18 Partners Aisha Nadkarni
2018 Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya Arpita Singh Rathore/Arpita Baisa Sony Entertainment Television
2018 Box Cricket League 3 Contestant MTV India

FilmsEdit

Year Film(s) Character Ref
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Spanta Patel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 contestants Suyyash, Yuvika, Keith wish Kishwer Merchant Happy Birthday". indianexpress.com.
  2. ^ "Kishwar Merchant in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Kishwar Merchant: My elimination 'unfair, forceful'". IANS. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 Contestant No 4: Kishwar Merchant, the vamp of television industry". indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ Staff (18 April 2015). "Kishwer S Merchantt: I can't do mythological shows, their hindi is quite tough". Times Internet. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Kishwar Merchant in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Kishwar Merchant: My elimination 'unfair, forceful'". IANS. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Bigg Boss 9 Contestant No 4: Kishwar Merchant, the vamp of television industry". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ "'Bigg Boss 9':Kishwar Merchant walks out of the show with Rs 15 lakh". Hindustan Times. 2016-01-09. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  10. ^ "First look: Kishwer Merchant is set to return to Brahmarakshas". Times of India. 30 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Kishwer Merchantt grabs negative role in Ekta Kapoor's new show Brahmarakshas". India Today. 19 July 2016.
  12. ^ "WOW! Kishwer Merchant is COMING BACK with Star Plus serial". ABP Live. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai tie the knot: All the photos from their wedding celebration". Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Surbhi, Vahbiz, Mandana, Vivian, Krystle and other Telly friends have a gala time at Kishwer-Suyyash's wedding reception!". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Surbhi Jyoti, Sara Khan, Sukriti Kandpal don stunning bridal outfits for web based show - Times of India". Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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