Arshi Khan is an Indian model, actress and reality television personality.[1] She gained attention after participating in the eleventh season of the reality show Bigg Boss.[2] During her stay in Bigg Boss house, she was Google India's second-most searched entertainer of 2017, after Sunny Leone.[3]


Khan initially started acting in theater, but soon she received offers from the modeling industry. She was introduced to Janaab Ehsaan Chishti, a theater director in Bhopal. She won the Miss Glory Earth beauty contest in 2014.[4] She went on to become a finalist of the Ms. Bikini Online contest, also in 2014.[5] She was chosen to portray a lead role in India's first mainline Bollywood 4D historical action film titled "The Last Emperor".[6] She has also appeared in the Tamil film Malli Mishtu.[citation needed] 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.[7]

Personal life

In September 2015, Khan said she was in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, and claimed that she was pregnant with Afridi’s baby.[8][9] Later, during her appearance in the show Bigg Boss, Khan denied this claim to host Salman Khan and said that she had lied about being pregnant.[10]

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.[11] In 2016, a fatwa was issued against Khan for posting pictures of herself in a bikini underneath a hijab along with another photo of herself in a burkha, on her Facebook account, after which her official Facebook page was blocked.[12]

In 2017, Indian actress Gehana Vasisth claimed that Khan never met Afridi, that Khan is married to a 50-year-old man and has various legal cases pending against her.[13][14]

During her stay in Bigg Boss house, an arrest warrant was issued against her by a court in Jalandhar.[15][16]

Since January 2018, Khan is participating in Dance Ki Takkar.[17]



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.
Entertainment Ki Raat Colors TV Guest Reality show
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 5 (Guest) 'Star Plus To promote Dance Ki Takkar
2018 Dance Ki Takkar 7 (Contestant) Star Plus


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


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  5. Reporter, A Staff. "Arshi Khan is Finalist in ‘Ms. Bikini Online’ Contest" (in en). India West. 
  6. "India's first Bollywood 4D film is low budget?". The Times of India. 
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  8. "Yes, I had sex with Shahid Afridi, Arshi Khan" (in en-US). BollywoodMantra. 
  9. "Arshi Khan claims she is pregnant with Shahid Afridi’s baby" (in en-US). BollywoodMantra. 
  10. 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. 
  11. Nair, Nithya (2015-09-08). "Model Arshi Khan accuses Radhe Maa of running a sex racket" (in en). 
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  13. "Bigg Boss 11: Gehana Vasisth has some serious allegations against Arshi Khan" (in en). 
  14. EXCLUSIVE: Gehana Vasishth on Bigg Boss 11's Arshi Khan - How will she make babies if she hasn't met Shahid Afridi in real life.
  15. Bureau, ABP News. "BIGG BOSS 11: Shocking ! Arshi Khan evicted because of legal reasons?" (in en). 
  16. "Arrest warrant issued against Big Boss contestant Arshi Khan - The Express Tribune" (in en-US). The Express Tribune. 2017-12-17. 
  17. Dance Ki Takkar 7: Surbhi Chandana, Arshi Khan, Karan Tacker look at the confirmed contestants. Retrieved on 18 December 2017.

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