Arshi Khan is an Indian model, actress, internet celebrity and reality television personality.[1] She participated in the eleventh season of the reality television show Bigg Boss,[2] and later posted controversial images, videos and comments to social media.[3] During her appearances on the show, she was Google India's second-most searched entertainer of 2017, after Sunny Leone.[4]


Khan initially started acting in theatre, but she received offers from the modeling industry. She was introduced to Janaab Ehsaan Chishti, a theatre director in Bhopal. She won the Miss Glory Earth beauty contest in 2014.[5] She went on to become a finalist of the Ms. Bikini Online contest, also in 2014.[6] She was chosen to portray a lead role in India's first mainline Bollywood 4D historical action film titled "The Last Emperor".[7] She has also appeared in the Tamil film Malli Mishtu.[2] In 2017, she was one of the participants in the reality television show Bigg Boss 11. She was earlier considered to participate in the last two seasons of the show.[8] In January 2018, Khan was participating in Dance Ki Takkar.[9] She got eliminated in 3rd week.

Arshi was guest in TV serial Entertainment Ki Raat and also did a special appearance in Ishq Mein Marjawan.[10]

Khan was invited to speak on "Entertainment, Entertainment & Entertainment" by India Leadership Conclave 2018 Annual Edition.[11] In 2018, Arshi featured in a Punjabi Music video- Nakhre.[12]

Personal life

In September 2015, Khan claimed to be in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.[13] In the same year she said that self-proclaimed spiritual leader Radhe Maa ran a prostitution ring, and that she had been approached to join it.[14]

In 2016, the mufti of a madrassa in Pakistan issued a fatwa against Khan after she posted pictures of herself to Facebook wearing a bikini with a hijab, with another photo of herself in a burkha, after which her Facebook account was blocked.[15]

During her stay in Bigg Boss house, an arrest warrant was issued against her by a court in Jalandhar.[16]


Title Language Notes
Malli Mishtu Tamil Tamil film debut[2]
The Last Emperor Hindi Hindi film debut


Year Title Network Role Notes
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Colors TV Contestant Evicted on 23 December (Day 83), later entered as Guest in Day 100
2017 Entertainment Ki Raat Colors TV Guest
2017 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 5 Star Plus Guest To promote Dance Ki Takkar
2018 Dance Ki Takkar 7 Star Plus Contestant
2018 Box Cricket League – Season 3 MTV India Contestant Participant in Kolkata's Team[17]
2018 Ishq Mein Marjawan Colors TV Cameo appearance Holi-special episode[18]
2018 Juzzbaatt - Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak Zee TV Guest (Along with Rakhi Sawant) Appeared on Episode 10[19]
2018 The Karan Chaggar Show Colors TV Guest (Along with Rakhi) Appeared on Episode 3


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bigg Boss 11: Who is Arshi Khan? Profile, Biography, Photos and Video". The Indian Express. 4 October 2017. 
  3. Arshi Khan - Bigg Boss 11: Bigg Boss 11 fame Arshi Khan's transformation will leave you surprised | The Times of India.
  4. Bigg Boss 11's Arshi Khan second most searched entertainer; Sunny Leone tops the list (14 December 2017).
  5. Arshi-Khan-is-Miss-Glory-Earth-2014.
  6. Reporter, A Staff. "Arshi Khan is Finalist in ‘Ms. Bikini Online’ Contest" (in en). India West. 
  7. "India's first Bollywood 4D film is low budget?". The Times of India. 
  8. "Arshi Khan to take part in 'Bigg Boss 10'" (in en-US). BollywoodMantra. 
  9. Dance Ki Takkar 7: Surbhi Chandana, Arshi Khan, Karan Tacker look at the confirmed contestants. Retrieved on 18 December 2017.
  10. Bigg Boss 11 fame Arshi Khan stuns in this traditional wear as she walks the ramp for Sabyasachi Satpathy.
  11. Awam Ki Entertainer Reality TV Star Arshi Khan to participate at India Leadership Conclave’s 2018 annual edition & share her version of Entertainment, Entertainment & Entertainment. – Indian Affairs (en-US).
  12. Face off! Arshi Khan’s ‘Nakhre’ vs Hina Khan’s ‘Bhasoodi’.
  13. Sen, Sushmita. "Bigg Boss 11: Arshi Khan REVEALS TRUTH about being pregnant with Shahid Afridi's baby; fans respond" (in en). International Business Times, India Edition. 
  14. Nair, Nithya (2015-09-08). "Model Arshi Khan accuses Radhe Maa of running a sex racket" (in en). 
  15. "Bigg Boss 11: A timeline of contestant Arshi Khan’s scandalous past". Hindustan Times. 2 October 2017. 
  16. "Arrest warrant issued against Big Boss contestant Arshi Khan - The Express Tribune" (in en-US). The Express Tribune. 2017-12-17. 
  17. Whoa! Bigg Boss 11's Arshi Khan and Hiten Tejwani to star in this TV show together (1 February 2018). Retrieved on 2 March 2018.
  18. Bigg Boss 11's seduction queen Arshi Khan to do a cameo in Ishq Mein Marjawan (1 March 2018). Retrieved on 3 March 2018.
  19. Rakhi Sawant says 'sorry' to Sunny Leone on Rajeev Khandelwal's 'Juzz Baatt'.
Bigg Boss 11
Dance Ki Takkar 7