Nikki Tamboli

Nikki Tamboli (born 21 August 1996) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema and Hindi television.[2] She participated in reality shows such as Bigg Boss 14 where she emerged as 2nd-runner up and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.[3][4]

Nikki Tamboli
Tamboli at Lotus Grandeur
Nikki Tamboli

(1996-08-21) 21 August 1996 (age 26)[1]
Years active2019 – present
Known forBigg Boss 14 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11

Early lifeEdit

Tamboli was born in a Marathi family on 21 August 1996 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.[5][1]


Tamboli at Zee Comedy show

She started her career as a model. In 2019, she made her acting debut with the Telugu horror comedy film Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu playing the role of Pooja.[6][7]

Tamboli later made her Tamil debut in the action horror film Kanchana 3 as Divya.[8][9] Her third film was Thipparaa Meesam in Telugu where she played Mounika.[10]

In 2020, she made her television debut through participating in the Hindi reality show Bigg Boss 14 where she finished at 3rd place,[11][12][13] and got immense fame and appreciation during her stint on the show.[14][15][16]

In 2021, she participated in Colors TV's stunt-based reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, filmed in Cape Town where she finished at 10th place.[17] Apart from reality shows she was also seen in several music videos collaboration with channels such as T-Series, Saregama and Desi Music Factory.

In 2022, she was seen in Colors TV's game show The Khatra Khatra Show which was hosted by Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa. [18][19]

In the mediaEdit

Tamboli appeared in the Times of India's "Most Desirable Women on Television" list of 2020, where she was ranked 8th.[20]



Year Title Role Language Ref.
2019 Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu Pooja Varma Telugu [21]
Kanchana 3 Divya Mathews Tamil [22]
Thipparaa Meesam Mounika Shridhar Telugu [23]
2023 Jogira Sara Ra Ra Item number Hindi


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020–2021 Bigg Boss 14 Contestant 2nd runner-up [3]
2021 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 10th place [24]
2023 Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull Herself [25]

Special appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2021 Bigg Boss OTT Herself [26]
Zee Comedy Show [27]
Bigg Boss 15 [28]
Sirf Tum [29]
2022 The Khatra Khatra Show [30]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2021 Birthday Pawri Amit Mishra and Aditi Singh Sharma [31]
Kalla Reh Jayenga Jass Zaildar [32]
Number Likh Tony Kakkar [33]
Shanti Millind Gaba [34]
Roko Roko Mellow D [35]
Dil Kisi Se Arjun Kanungo [36]
2022 Behri Duniya Afsana Khan and Saajz [37]
Ek Haseena Ne Ramji Gulati [38]


  1. ^ a b "Bigg Boss 14 Grand Premiere Episode: Nikki Tamboli Flirts With Salman Khan On Stage, Here's All You Need To Know About Her". 3 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Tamil film 'Kanchana 3' hits the jackpot, mints Rs 100-crore in a week". The Economic Times. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2019.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Nikki Tamboli is second Bigg Boss 14 contestant, says she will break hearts on Salman Khan's show. Watch". Hindustan Times. 3 October 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Khatron Ke Khiladi 11: Contestants this season". The Times of India. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss 14: Who is Nikki Tamboli? Here's all you should know about the actress". 30 September 2020. Archived from the original on 7 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  6. ^ "'Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu': The Adult comedy to hit the screens on this day". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Watch: Director Santhosh P Jayakumar unveils the seductive and bold trailer of 'Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu'". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Raghava Lawrence To Revive Muni Franchise, Confirms Fourth Film". 24 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Raghava Lawrence starrer Kanchana 3 to kick off next month". The New Indian Express.
  10. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (7 February 2019). "Sree Vishnu's Thipparaa Meesam's first look". Deccan Chronicle.
  11. ^ "Who Is Nikki Tamboli? These HOT PICS Of Bigg Boss 14 CONFIRMED Contestant Prove That She Will Raise OOMPH In Salman Khan's Show This Year!". ABP Live. 23 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Bigg Boss 14 contestant Nikki Tamboli: Know more about her films, boyfriend and more". The Times of India. 3 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Exclusive – Want to look patakha on Bigg Boss 14; have hired three stylists and carrying 18 lehengas: Nikki Tamboli". The Times of India. 12 October 2020.
  14. ^ "bigg-boss-applauds-nikki-tamboli-for-behaving-like-a-winner-since-day-1-new". India Today. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  15. ^ "bigg-boss-14-contestant-nikki-tamboli-appreciated-by-toofani-seniors". seelatest. 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  16. ^ "bigg-boss-14-nikki-tamboli-impressed-everyone-from-salman-khan-to-ekta-kapoor-here-s-why-she-deserves-to-win". Hindustan Times. 16 February 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Nikki Tamboli opens up on being eliminated from 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 11'". DNA India. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ "nikki-tamboli-pratik-sehajpal-new-bffs-in-town-their-sizzling-chemistry-on-the-khatra-khatra-show-makes-fans-call-them-perfect-couple". spotboye. 29 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Conman Sukesh Gifted Gucci Bag, Rs 3.5 Lakh Cash to Nikki Tamboli; Chahat Khanna Given Versace Watch: Report". News18. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  20. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Women on Television 2020". Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Bigg Boss 14: Nikki Tamboli". The Indian Express. 21 February 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  22. ^ Kumar, Munna. "Kanchana 3 में घोस्ट का किरदार निभाने वाली ये एक्ट्रेस, अपनी बोल्डनेस से उड़ती हैं लोगों की नींद". India News, Breaking News, Entertainment News | (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  23. ^ "Thipparaa Meesam Movie Review : Goes off the rails hard and fast!". The Times of India.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ "Nikki Tamboli says she was 'dying from inside' during first Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 stunt: 'It was worst for me'". Hindustan Times. 17 July 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  25. ^ "Bigg Boss 16 rivals Shiv Thakare and Archana Gautam set for a showdown on Entertainment Ki Raat - Housefull". Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  26. ^ "Nikki Tamboli To Join Bigg Boss OTT Contestant For a Special Task This Weekend?". Retrieved 26 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ "Photos: Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Banerjee and Nikki Tamboli snapped at Zee Comedy Show | Parties & Events - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 29 September 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  28. ^ "Bigg Boss 15: Nikki Tamboli tells Salman Khan she doesn't agree with his views on Pratik Sehajpal, asks 'who is Jay?'". Hindustan Times. 10 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  29. ^ "Bharti Singh, Haarsh Limbachiyaa and Nikki Tamboli to feature in an episode of Sirf Tum | TV - Times of India Videos". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  30. ^ Singh, Shilpi. "Khatra Khatra Khatra 2: भारती सिंह और हर्ष लिंबाचिया से लेकर". (in Hindi). Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  31. ^ "Actor Arradhya Maan to grace this holi with sensational song 'Birthday Pawri'". Hindustan Times. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  32. ^ "Kalla Reh Jayenga song: Nikki Tamboli shines in this Jass Zaildar track". The Indian Express. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  33. ^ Grace Cyril (18 June 2021). "Tony Kakkar flirts with Nikki Tamboli in Number Likh. Music video out now". India Today. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  34. ^ "Shanti: Millind Gaba and Nikki Tamboli's trippy track is sure to get your feet tapping". The Indian Express. 22 June 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  35. ^ "Watch New Hindi Hit Song Music Video - 'Roko Roko' Sung By Mellow D | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  36. ^ "Arjun Kanungo, Nikki Tamboli's song 'Dil Kisi Se' is all about love, loss and heartbreak". 9 September 2021. Retrieved 9 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  37. ^ "डीपनेक ड्रेस पहन निक्की तंबोली ने मचाया कोहराम, थम गईं दिलों की धड़कने". Zee News Hindi (in Hindi). 24 February 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  38. ^ "Shaheer Sheikh, Nikki Tamboli come together for music video 'Ek Haseena Ne' | TV - Times of India Videos". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 June 2022.

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