Most popular Bigg Boss winner: Shweta Tiwari, Juhi Parmar, Gauahar?
Indian reality show Bigg Boss is synonymous with controversies, abuses and arguments among contestants locked together for months.
At the end of the grueling time spent, there is a winner who takes home a briefcase full of cash and a promise of a better future in showbiz.
But how many winners of the show have actually made it big after their reality stint?
While the most infamous participants of several seasons of Bigg Boss are remembered for their antics, there are some, who quietly vanished from our memories.
Bollywood actor Rahul Roy won the first season of the reality show. The show couldn't really help him as he continues to be absent from the big screen.
After winning 'Roadies 5', Ashutosh Kaushik also won the second season of the show. However, there is absolutely no news about him now.
'Bigg Boss 3' winner actor Vindu Dara Singh continues to play small comic roles in multi-starrer Bollywood films.
TV actress Shweta Tiwari waited enough to make a breakthrough into films. She won 'Bigg Boss 4' and continues her stints in many reality shows.
TV actress Juhi Parmar won 'Bigg Boss' season 5, but where is she now?
Urvashi Dholakia won 'Bigg Boss 6' and was seen as one of the strongest contenders in the show. But the small screen actress is nowhere to be seen.
But that's not the case with Gauahar Khan.
Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan (C) poses with Indian actresses Gauhar Khan (R) and Tanisha Mukherjee (L) during an event for the Bigg Boss Season 7 reality television series in Mumbai on December 28, 2013. (AFP)
The winner of Bigg Boss 7, Gauahar has earned a lot of fame owing to her hit item numbers, ramp stints and her alleged linkups.
Gauahar is currently dating TV actor and co-contestant Kushal Tandon and the two have become the Brangelina of the Indian small screen.
Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon at the launch of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'.
The two had even made a joint appearance on another reality show 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi'.
Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new track 'Zaroori Tha''s music video also features Gauhar and Kushal.
However, the diva has always been a head-turner in several fields.
Reality star Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon stick together during their 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' stint. (TWITTER)
During the reality show she was hailed by fans as a strong woman who doesn't hesitate to voice her opinion and takes a strong stand about what she thinks is right.
Her argumentative nature didn't go down well with the host of the show Salman Khan. On various occasions Salman was seen reprimanding Gauahar.
But the contestant was not intimidated by the superstar which heightened her popularity.
Reality show 'Bigg Boss 7' contestants Kushal Tandon and Gauhar Khan have a verbal spat with shows host, Bollywood actor Salman Khan. (SUPPLIED)
After the show, the model turned actress has been hopping radio stations, television sets like no other previous winners.
Lately, Gauahar is one of the favourite choices of designers at fashion weeks. She turned showstopper for renowned designers like Shaina NC, Ken Ferns to name a few.
The diva sizzled in revealing attire by designer Astha Narang during the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) in 2013 whereas she donned a traditional lehenga by designer Joy Mitra at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week the same year. Undoubtedly, Gauahar is a designer’s dream on the ramp.
Gauahar is also popular for her dance moves. She is the one of the most loved item girl in Bollywood these days.
Her ‘Jhallah Wallah’ number left the music lovers asking for more. Her belle moves won her huge accolades and she stood out in the film 'Ishaqzaade' with her small but notable presence.
Her work in 'Rocket Singh' featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead was also critically hailed.
Gauahar Khan in 'Ishaqzaade'.
Gauahar's other popular item songs include "Parda" in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai' and "Nasha" in 'Aan: Men At Work'. Not only this, she also performed a hit number "Naa Pera Kanchan Mala" in South Indian film 'Shankar Dada M.B.B.S'.
Gauahar Khan has shown her winning streak since the starting of her career. As expected, Gauahar also went on to become the first runner up on the celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa season 3 in 2009 which was won by footballer Baichung Bhutia.
Gauahar Khan with other artists performs in Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon.
The Bigg Boss winner won many more fans by becoming the face of Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon.
She was chosen for the lead role in Broadway style live dance show Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince at the Kingdom of Dreams. This brought her close to her fans.
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