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Kishwer Merchant is an Indian television actress and model. Merchant is well known for acting in the shows Ek Hasina Thi, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar and Teri Galliyan and was a participant in season nine of the reality show Bigg Boss.[3][4][5]

Career

Merchant started her career in 1997 with the TV show Shaktimaan which she played the role of Julia a assistant. She then played the role of Nonie in the popular show Hip Hip Hurray from 1998 to 2000. Kishwar after appeared in many successful popular shows like Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kutumb, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kayaamat, Hatim, Khichdi.

Kishwar appeared in many Balaji shows like Kkavyanjali, Kasamh Se. In 2007, she played the negative role of Tamanna in Sanaya Irani & Arjun Bijlani's popular youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum in 2008. She is very popular for playing the role of Haseena in the popular Sukirti Kandpal and Vivian Dsena series Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani.[6] She also played a role of Sonia in the second season of the hit show - Chhoti Bahu.

In 2012, Merchant was seen in two mega popular shows Amrit Manthan and Arjun. Then after came in many shows like Hongey Judaa Na Hum and Parvarrish. She appeared in popular shows Ek Hasina Thi as Raima, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon as Ananya, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan as Nyonika and Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar as Dimpy sharing the screen with many popular actress' like Drashti Dhami and Sanjeeda Sheikh.

Bigg Boss 9

Merchant was a participant in the reality TV show Bigg Boss 9 along with her boyfriend Suyyash Rai.[7][8][9] She was paired with Aman Yatan Verma. Merchant, who was seen as the strongest contestant, was forced to quit the Ticket to Finale task in its last leg and walked out of the house involuntarily with Rs 15 lakhs.[10]

After coming out of the Bigg Boss house, Kishwar was seen in the Star Plus popular show Teri Galliyan which had starred Sargun Mehta and playing the role of Avantika. In 2016, Kishwar made her comeback with Balaji's popular show Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha Shaitaan playing the main antagonist as Aprajita.[11][12] She was also seen playing the role of Mohini in the popular Star Plus show Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar.[13]

Dance Ki Takkar 5

Merchant was a contestant in the dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar 5 in 2016.[14] She survived for 7 weeks until she got eliminated along with Shweta Basu Prasad.[15]

In April 2017 Kishwar was seen in yet another Ekta Kapoor show, Dhhai Kilo Prem which airs on Star Plus. She played a cameo appearance as Shilpa.[16] Currently she is seen in Rashmi Sharma's Savitri Devi College & Hospital on Colors. Kishwar is also playing the role of Asha in &TV's popular show Gangaa which stars Aditi Sharma.[17]

Personal life

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with her husband Suyyash at an event 2016

Merchant was born in Mumbai and was raised up by her parents Ram Naresh and Rizwana Merchant. She has been in the television industry since 1997. Kishwer Merchant is dating actor Suyyash Rai. The couple got married on 16 December 2016. "[18] After 6 years of dating both got married on the 16 December 2016.[19][20]

Filmography

Year Film(s) Character Ref
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Spanta Patel

Television

Year Show Character Channel
1997 Shaktimaan Julia (Dr. Jackal's Assistant) Doordarshan
1998–01 Hip Hip Hurray Nonie Zee TV
2000-01 Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa Malvik
2001-02 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Sonam Star Plus
2001-03 Kutumb Swati Sony TV
2001-05 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Mitali Sharma Star Plus
2002 Dhadkan Dr. Aditi Sony TV
2002-06 Piya Ka Ghar Malini Zee TV
2003 Kayaamat Pooja Ahuja M-Net
2003-04 Hatim Rubina Star Plus
2004 Khichdi Rambha
2004 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Dr. Kiran Star One
2004-06 Reth Dr. Daakshi Zee TV
2005 Rihaee Tanvi Sony TV
2004–05 Shiqwa Mehwish Doordarshan
2005 Instant Khichdi Rambha Star Plus
2005-06 Kkavyanjali Vanshita Nanda
2006-10 Kisne Pyaar Hogya Kaira Rajiv Kumar
2006-07 Kaajjal Amisha Pratap Singh Sony TV
2006-09 Kashmakash Zindagi Ki Mandira DD National
2007-08 Meri Awaz Ko Mil Gayi Roshni Rama Chopra Star Plus
2008-09 Miley Jab Hum Tum Tamanna / Tam Mam Star One
2009 C.I.D. Pari/Roshni/Herself Sony TV
2009-10 Namak Haraam Priya Sehgal Real TV
2010-11 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Haseena Raichand Star One
2011-13 Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani Sulekha Star Plus
2012 Chhoti Bahu Sonia Bhardwaj Zee TV
2012 Arjun Senior Forensic Expert Star Plus
2012–13 Amrit Manthan Mrs. Adhiraj SIngh Life OK
2012–13 Best Friends Forever? Mandira Singh Channel V
2013 Hongey Judaa Na Hum Rama Sony TV
2013 Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi Parminder (Pam) Ahuja's New Punjabi Neighbour
2013 SuperCops vs Supervillains Super Villain Tarot Card Reader Life OK
2013–14 Hatim Zelna Life OK
2014 Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon Ananya Kapoor Colors TV
2014 Ek Hasina Thi Raima Maheshwari Star Plus
2014–15 Akbar Birbal Urvashi BIG Magic
2014–15 Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan Nyonika Malhotra MTV India
2014–15 Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar Dimpy Karan Kapoor Sony TV
2015 Dance Ki Takkar 3 Herself/Guest Star Plus
2015–16 Bigg Boss 9 Contestant (Evicted on Day 89 - 8 January 2016) Colors TV
2016 Teri Galliyan Avantika Raheja Star Plus
2016 Box Cricket League 2 As Herself/Player Colors TV
2016 Box Cricket League Punjab Herself
2016 Desi Explorers Herself[21] Web Series
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Colors TV
2016 Karishma Ki Shaadi Aanchal Rohit Luthra
2016 Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha Shaitaan Aparajita(Main Antagonist) Zee TV
2016-17 Iss Jahan Mein Kis Jagaa Hain Season 2 Niharika Rajendra Raheja Life OK
2016-17 Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Kuljeet Sandeep Singh Star Plus
2016 Dance Ki Takkar 5 Contestant
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Herself/Guest Colors TV
2017 Sapne...Ki Ek Chhal Monica Arjit Singh Life OK
2017 BIG Memsaab Herelf BIG Magic
2017 Dhhai Kilo Prem Shilpa Star Plus
2017 Savitri Devi College & Hospital Neeta Malhotra Colors TV
2017 Gangaa Asha &TV
2017 Mohe Rang De...Har Ek Pyaar Mein Sujata Singh Zee TV
2017 Chidiya Ghar Sheela Kejwani SAB TV
2017–present Partners Trouble Ho Gayi Double Aisha Nadkarni
2018 Shivanya Ki Shaadi Anita Star Plus
2018 Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya Arpita Singh Rathore SET India
2018 Box Cricket League – Season 3 Contestant MTV India
2018 Dance Ki Takkar 7 Guest Star Plus
2018 Nach Baliye 10 Contestant Star Plus

References

  1. Bigg Boss 9 contestants Suyyash, Yuvika, Keith wish Kishwer Merchant Happy Birthday. indianexpress.com.
  2. Bigg Boss 9: Mandana and I might become best friends outside, says Kishwar Merchant. The Indian Express (9 January 2016). Retrieved on 2016-08-26.
  3. Kishwar Merchant in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble. Retrieved on 21 January 2016.
  4. "Kishwar Merchant: My elimination 'unfair, forceful'". IANS. 9 January 2016. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Kishwar-Merchant-My-elimination-unfair-forceful/articleshow/50508216.cms. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  5. Bigg Boss 9 Contestant No 4: Kishwar Merchant, the vamp of television industry. indiatvnews.com. Retrieved on 10 October 2015.
  6. Staff (Apr 18, 2015). "Kishwer S Merchantt: I can't do mythological shows, their hindi is quite tough". Times Internet. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Kishwer-S-Merchantt-I-cant-do-mythological-shows-their-hindi-is-quite-tough/articleshow/46959293.cms. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  7. Kishwar Merchant in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble. Retrieved on 21 January 2016.
  8. "Kishwar Merchant: My elimination 'unfair, forceful'". IANS. 9 January 2016. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Kishwar-Merchant-My-elimination-unfair-forceful/articleshow/50508216.cms. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  9. Bigg Boss 9 Contestant No 4: Kishwar Merchant, the vamp of television industry. Retrieved on 10 October 2015.
  10. "'Bigg Boss 9':Kishwar Merchant walks out of the show with Rs 15 lakh". Hindustan Times. 2016-01-09. http://m.hindustantimes.com/tv/bigg-boss-9-kishwar-merchant-out-of-the-show-prince-makes-it-to-finale/story-usFganBKkGqbbALeJXGeEN.html. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  11. "First look: Kishwer Merchant is set to return to Brahmarakshas". Times of India. 30 August 2016. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/First-look-Kishwer-Merchant-is-set-to-return-to-Brahmarakshas/articleshow/53925939.cms. 
  12. "Kishwer Merchantt grabs negative role in Ekta Kapoor's new show Brahmarakshas". India Today. 19 July 2016. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/kishwer-merchantt-new-show-zee-tv-brahmarakshas-lifetv/1/718243.html. 
  13. "Kishwar Merchant to enter Behna as the show takes new twist and turns". Times of India. 12 October 2016. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/First-look-Kishwer-Merchant-is-set-to-return-to-Brahmarakshas/articleshow/53925939.cms. 
  14. Ex Bigg Boss 9 contestant Kishwar Merchant in Dance Ki Takkar 5. indianexpress.com. Retrieved on 28 October 2016.
  15. Dance Ki Takkar 5: SHOCKING! Kishwar and Shweta eliminated. indianexpress.com. Retrieved on 17 December 2016.
  16. "WOW! Kishwer Merchant is COMING BACK with Star Plus serial". ABP Live. 22 February 2017. http://abplive.in/television/wow-kishwer-merchant-is-coming-back-with-star-plus-serial-496689. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  17. Parvati’s look-alike to enter &TV’s Gangaa. Retrieved on 16 May 2017.
  18. Wedding Bells! Suyyash Rai and Kishwer Merchant are all set to tie the knot. india.com. Retrieved on 28 August 2016.
  19. Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai tie the knot: All the photos from their wedding celebration. Retrieved on 17 December 2016.
  20. Surbhi, Vahbiz, Mandana, Vivian, Krystle and other Telly friends have a gala time at Kishwer-Suyyash's wedding reception!. Retrieved on 16 December 2016.
  21. Surbhi Jyoti, Sara Khan, Sukriti Kandpal don stunning bridal outfits for web based show - Times of India. Retrieved on 4 July 2016.

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