Sara Khan (actress, born 1989)

Sara Khan (born 6 August 1989) is an Indian model and actress.[1] She won the Miss Bhopal title in 2007.[2] She is recognised for her role in Star Plus's show Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai as Sadhana.[3] In 2010, she participated in Bigg Boss 4.[4]

Sara Khan
Khan in 2019
Born (1989-08-06) 6 August 1989 (age 34)
Occupations
  • Actress
  • Model
Years active2007–present
Known for
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Spouse
(m. 2010; div. 2011)
Partners
Parents
  • Parvez Khan (father)
  • Seema Khan (mother)
Relatives
  • Alisha Khan (sister)
  • Aliya Khan (sister)
  • Ayra Khan (sister)

Early life

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Khan was born on 6 August 1989[5] in Bhopal, India.[2][6] Khan is a Sunni Muslim.[7] She has a sister, Ayra Khan.[8]

Career

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Television

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Khan at a music launch in 2013

Khan started her career as a model. She made her acting debut with the popular Star Plus show Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai (2007-2010) as Sadhna opposite Angad Hasija. She quit the show in June 2010 which remarked the end of her character. Khan then appeared in the Zee TV show Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi (2010-2012) as Mona where she replaced Priyal Gor.

In 2013, Khan made her entry in the Life OK serial Junoon - Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq as Shaalu Pandey. She then played the role of Maya, an Icchhadhari Naagin in the popular Colors TV show Sasural Simar Ka (2014-2015). She was also seen in shows like V The Serial, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Encounter and Tujhse Hi Rabta.

 
Khan in 2015

In 2015, Sara played Pavitra in &TV's Bhagyalaxmi. In 2016, she played Kuhu in &TV's Saubhagyalakshmi. In 2017, Khan did a cameo role in Star Plus's Dil Boley Oberoi as Mohini. She was then seen in the Star Plus show Jaana Na Dil Se Door as Kangana.

Reality television and other appearances

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In 2008, Khan appeared as a guest contestant on the show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?, along with Parul Chauhan who plays her onscreen sister in Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai. The two of them played the game and then donated the winnings to the charity Help Age India. She also appeared in Amul Star Voice of India 2 alongside Angad Hasija, Parul Chauhan, and Kinshuk Mahajan on 20 September 2008 as a celebrity guest. She appeared on the popular TV show 10 Ka Dum, hosted by Salman Khan in August 2009[9] and hosted Dance Premier League, a dancing reality show that aired on Sony TV. In 2010, Khan was a contestant on Bigg Boss 4, the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother and stayed in the show for 10 weeks until she got evicted on Day 69.[10]

 
Khan at Box Cricket League success party in 2014

In 2013, Khan appeared in Life OK's Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki as a contestant and later went on to host the show BIG Fame Star. She also appeared in Nach Baliye 6 along with Paras Chhabra as a wildcard contestant but couldn't get selected. In 2014, Khan was seen in Ekta Kapoor's Box Cricket League. She also appeared in two comedy shows Comedy Classes and Comedy Nights Bachao. In 2018, Khan appeared in the music video Tere Jism with Angad Hasija.[11]

In July 2022, she entered Colors TV's Spy Bahu as Ahana.[12] Since November 2022, she portrayed Tanya Rastogi in Dangal TV's Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein 2.[13]

Personal life

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Khan was married to TV actor Ali Merchant,[14] a Shia Muslim in an Islamic wedding ceremony at Bigg Boss 4 in 2010, but divorced him after two months in 2011.[15] Close friends of the couple stated that the couple was paid 5 million (US$60,000) for the marriage. The Colors channel denied that it had paid them for the marriage and called it their personal wish.[16] After the divorce she called the marriage a nightmare.[17] Merchant said in an episode of the reality show Sach Ka Saamna that he had married for publicity and that marrying Khan was the biggest mistake of his life.[18]

Khan dated co-star Paras Chhabra from 2012 to 2015 before breaking up with him for reasons unknown.[19] She later bitterly accused him of using her name for publicity.[20]

Filmography

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Films

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Dark Rainbow Ruhi
2014 M3 - Midsummer Midnight Mumbai Sapna [21]
2015 Tujh Se Hee Raabta Anum Pakistani telefilm
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Naila [22]
2022 Cyanide Anjum Ullu

Television

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007–2010 Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai Sadhana Rajvansh
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha Contestant Winner
Nach Baliye 4 Host
2009 Dance Premier League Contestant
Hans Baliye
10 Ka Dum
2010 Bigg Boss 4 Evicted on Day 70
2010–2012 Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi Mona Gandhi
2012 V The Serial Herself
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Contestant
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Shamona
BIG Fame Star Host
Rangoli [23]
Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq Shaalu Pandey
Nach Baliye 6 Contestant Not selected [24]
2014 Encounter Ayesha Raza [25]
Savdhaan India – India Fights Back Savitri
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant [26]
Sasural Simar Ka Maya
2015 Bhagyalaxmi Pavitra
Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Contestant
Comedy Nights Bachao
Comedy Classes Sadhana
2016 Herself
Saubhagyalakshmi Kuhu
Box Cricket League 2 Contestant [27]
Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se Manjulika
Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle Naughty Naagin
2016–2017 Bay Khudi Fiza Pakistani television series
2017 Dil Boley Oberoi Mohini
Laikin Hadia Pakistani television series
Jaana Na Dil Se Door Kangana / Tara
2017–2018 Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Mohini
2018 Box Cricket League 3 Contestant
Woh Apna Sa Rano [citation needed]
Laal Ishq Mallika
2019 Namah Mrityu [28]
2020–2021 Santoshi Maa - Sunayein Vrat Kathayein Devi Poulomi
2022 Lock Upp Contestant Evicted on Day 28
2022 Bhabhi Ke Pyaare Pritam Hamare Sara Khan (Episode 2)
2022 Spy Bahu Ahana
2022–2023 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein 2 Tanya Rastogi
2024 Chhathi Maiyya Ki Bitiya TBA

Special appearances

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Year Title Role Notes
2007 Star Voice of India Sadhna
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan
2008 Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?
Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Karam Apnaa Apnaa
Kayamath
2009 Perfect Bride
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya
2010 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat
Sasural Genda Phool
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Herself
2011 Chotti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi Mona
Pavitra Rishta
Sanjog Se Bani Sangini
2012 Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein
2013 Punar Vivaah
Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Herself
2014 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
2015 Shastri Sisters: Chaar Dil Ek Dhadkan Maya
Gangaa Pavitra
2016 Kaala Teeka Herself
Sarojini
Santoshi Maa Anju
Akbar Birbal Shaila Bano
2017 Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot Laila
2018 Ishq Mein Marjawan Mohini
Tu Aashiqui
2019 Vidya Herself

Music videos

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Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2021 Mod De Yaara Herself, Rohil Bhatia [29]

Awards

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Year Award Category Show Results
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards Desh Ki Dhadkan - Best Actress - Popular Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in Leading role Won
Best Television Personality of the Year

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Trolls ask Sara Khan to 'change religion' soon after she posted her bikini picture".
  2. ^ a b "What makes Bidaai so popular". Rediff. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ Bansal, Neelam (8 July 2009). "I want to play Amitabh's daughter: Sarah". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Sara Khan of Bidaai fame to enter Bigg Boss house this year!". Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Sara Khan Birthday Special: 10 Bold and Beautiful pictures of Bigg Boss 4 fame TV actress". 6 August 2019.
  6. ^ Behl, Tushar (30 September 2007). "I want to be like Kareena:Sara Khan". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Sara Khan: I will not be marrying 'again'". The Times of India. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Bidaai fame Sara Khan bursts into tears as her younger sister Ayra leaves her house, post a big fight; See videos". The Times of India. 26 October 2018.
  9. ^ Indo-Asian News Service (28 November 2009). "Sara Khan quits as host of Dance Premier League". sify.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  10. ^ "'Bigg Boss doesn't need gimmicks to boost TRPs': Sara Khan". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  11. ^ "tere jism". The Times of India.
  12. ^ Maheshwari, Neha (14 July 2022). "Sara Khan joins the cast of Spy Bahu". Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  13. ^ Maheshwari, Neha (23 November 2022). "Sara Khan joins the cast of Palkon Ki Chaavn Mein". Times of India. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  14. ^ Sara Khan regrets marrying ex-husband Ali Merchant, retrieved 24 September 2020
  15. ^ "The Times of India: Latest News India, World & Business News, Cricket & Sports, Bollywood". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Sara Khan and Ali Merchant to get paid to marry on 'Bigg Boss'". India Today. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  17. ^ Kadam, Prachi (16 February 2011). "My marriage turned into a nightmare: Sara Khan". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  18. ^ Marwah, Navdeep Kaur (16 March 2012). "I married only for publicity: Ali Merchant". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  19. ^ "TV couple Sara Khan and Paras Chhabra call it quits?". India Today. Retrieved 10 March 2024.
  20. ^ "Bidaai fame Sara Khan lashes at ex boyfriend Paras Chhabra". The Times of India. 26 February 2018. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 10 March 2024.
  21. ^ "Sara Khan to debut with 'M3' in Bollywood". Aninews.in. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  22. ^ Sashidhar AS (26 December 2014). "Vidya bonds with Sara on the sets of Hamari Adhuri Kahani". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  23. ^ "Sara Khan replaces Shweta Tiwari in DD National's 'Rangoli'". The Times of India. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  24. ^ "COVID-19 can happen to anyone: Sara Khan who tested positive". The Siasat Daily. 11 September 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  25. ^ "Sara will play a Muslim girl Ayesha Raza in Encounter - The Times of India". The Times of India. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  26. ^ "Box Cricket League Teams: BCL 2014 Team Details With TV Actors & Names of Celebrities". 14 December 2014.
  27. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". India.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  28. ^ "NAMAH ON STAR PLUS: SAVI THAKUR, NEHA SARGAM, CHHAVI PANDEY, SARA KHAN JOIN THE CAST". Archived from the original on 22 October 2019.
  29. ^ "Watch Latest 2021 Punjabi Song 'Mod De Yaara' Sung By Rohil Bhatia & Sara Khan | Punjabi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
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