Ragini Khanna is an Indian film and television actress. She has also hosted various reality shows, such as India’s Best Dramebaaz (2013)  and Gangs of Haseepur (2014). She is best known for her roles as Bharti in Bhaskar Bharti and as Suhana Kishore Bajpai-Kashyap in Sasural Genda Phool. She was a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2010, Dance Ki Takkar in 2015 & Bigg Boss in 2016. She appeared in Comedy Nights with Kapil portraying many roles.
TelevisionKhanna made her acting debut with the daily soap opera Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine as "Ragini Sharma". In 2009, Khanna played in Sony TV's comedy show Bhaskar Bharti. Khanna also appeared as a guest in an episode of 10 Ka Dum, Khanna won an amount of 1,000,000 rupees and donated the money for charity. She was also seen as a guest in Imagine TV's reality show Big Money: Chota Parda Bada Game.
In 2010, Khanna appeared in Star Plus's show Sasural Genda Phool. She also appeared in a special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 4. In December 2010, Khanna participated in the 4th season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. and was eliminated at 9th position on 14 February 2011. In 2011, Khanna participated in a celebrity singing reality show Star Ya Rockstar on Zee TV. Khanna's next project was the 5th season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as host. She also did a cameo role in Life OK's show Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki. In January 2013, Khanna was seen in Life OK's cookery show Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki. She appeared in many shows like Sapnon Hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani and Shubh Rishta.
In April 2015, Khanna participated in Dance Ki Takkar 3 as a contestant and survived in the show for 14 weeks. In September 2016, Khanna participated in Colors popular reality TV show Bigg Boss in the tenth season but got evicted in Day 63.
Khanna made her comeback on television with Karan Chaggar's Ek Anjani Si Ladki playing the main lead as Sakshi opposite Pearl V Puri which started on 14 May 2017 on Star Plus. She quit the show in August 2017 and got replaced by Aditi Sharma.
In 2011, Khanna made her Bollywood debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's comedy film Teen They Bhai. In 2013, Khanna worked in Punjabi film Bhaji in Problem. the film earned a good box office collection. Khanna is scheduled to feature opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Pushpendra Mishra’s upcoming comedy film Ghoomketu, which is slated to release later in 2014.
Khanna's parents are Praveen Khanna and Kamini Khanna. She is the 2nd child of her parents. Her elder brother, Amit Khanna is also an actor and has worked in serials like Yeh Dil Chahe More. Her mother, Kaamini Khanna is a writer, music director, singer, anchor and founder of 'Beauty with Astrology'. She is the granddaughter of classical singer Nirmala Devi and popular 1940s actor Arun Ahuja. She is also the niece of Bollywood actor Govinda and the cousin of Krushna Abhishek (actor, stand-up comedian), Aarti Singh (TV actress) and Soumya Seth (TV actress).
In the media
Khanna is known for her frank and assertive nature, and has been outspoken on issues including the commercialization of festivals such as Navratri. During a shoot of Star Ya Rockstar, the actress reacted defensively when fellow contestants expressed their preference for the performance of another contestant, Chhavi Mittal. In an interview after her elimination from the show, Khanna said, "I always motivated Chhavi whenever she was nervous before her performance. I think I have a certain aura which prompts people to like me. I am always nice to people who are nice to me. I don't throw tantrums for any rhyme or reason." During Life OK's culinary show Welcome, Khanna and her co-contestant Nigaar Khan were seen arguing during the show. Khanna vented her anger against the channel through her twitter account, where she claimed that in an episode of the show, Khanna's mother's name was mispronounced in a demeaning fashion.
Other works and appearances
In 2010, Khanna hosted Diwali Dilo Ki, a Diwali celebration event by Star Plus. In 2011 Khanna hosted the music launch of Ra.One, a Bollywood science-fiction starring Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Khanna then hosted another installment of Diwali celebration events by Star Plus for the year 2011. The event was titled Diwali Rishton Ki Mithas and Khanna hosted various segments of that event.
TV commercials and endorsements
Khanna is the brand ambassador of 'Beauty with Astrology' science organization founded by her mother, Kamini Khanna. They have also launched an early morning spiritual and wellness radio show titled 'Seher' on 92.7 BIG FM with Khanna as the brand ambassador. In 2010, Khanna was roped in as judge in Frito-Lay India's consumer campaign titled "Kurkure Spend Time with Family".
Khanna was also the brand ambassador of "Mix n Drink" campaign launched by Catch foods] in 2011. In 2013, Khanna featured in the "My Roohafza story" activation campaign launched by Hamdard division. Welcome.
|2011||Teen Thay Bhai||Gurleen Kaur||Hindi|
|2013||Bhaji in Problem||Preet Cheema||Punjabi|
- 8th Star Parivaar Awards (Stage Performance / Host)
- Diwali Dilo Ki as Host
- 10th Indian Telly Awards (Stage Performance)
- Double Dhamaal Night (Double Dhamaal as Stage Performance
- Ra.One audio launch as Host
- Diwali Rishton Ki Mithas (Host / Stage Performance)
- 13th Indian Television Academy Awards as Host
Awards and nominations
|Year||Category||For The Show||Result|
|Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards|
|2012||Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series||Sasural Genda Phool||Won|
(tied with Sakshi Tanwar)
|BIG Television Awards|
|2011||Dulara Charactater Female (Fiction)||Sasural Genda Phool||Nominated|
|BIG Garma Garam Jodi (Fiction) (along with Jay Soni)||Won|
|Rangeela Character Female (Fiction)||Nominated|
|Colors Golden Petal awards|
|2012||Most Lokpriya Non-fiction Anchor||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Nominated|
|Global Indian Film and TV Honours|
|2012||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Sasural Genda Phool||Nominated|
|Indian Television Academy Awards|
|2010||Best Actress - Drama (Popular)||Sasural Genda Phool||Nominated|
|Best Actress - Drama (Jury)||Nominated|
|2013||Best Anchor - Music & Film Based Show||India’s Best Dramebaaz||Nominated|
|Indian Telly Awards|
|2010||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Sasural Genda Phool||Won|
|2012||Best Actress in a Lead Role (Jury)||Nominated|
|Star Parivaar Awards|
|2012||Favorite Bahu||Sasural Genda Phool||Nominated|
|2015||Best Pratiyogi||Dance Ki Takkar 3|
|Zee Gold Awards|
|2011||Best Actor - Female (Popular)||Sasural Genda Phool||Nominated|
|Best Celebrity Jodi||Nominated|
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- ↑ "There's nothing real about reality shows: Ragini Khanna". http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-03/tv/37409722_1_second-show-ragini-khanna-suhana.
- ↑ "Zee TV's India’s Best Dramebaaz mobile app crosses '1 million downloads' mark". http://www.indiantelevision.org.in/headlines/y2k13/apr/apr182.php.
- ↑ "Vote for Gangs of Hasseepur". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/tv/news-interviews/Vote-for-Gangs-of-Hasseepur/articleshow/33895186.cms.
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- ↑ Bhaskar Bharti: Gender-bender.
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- ↑ "Here's what Ratan 'Laali' Rajput and Ragini Khanna were up to on 'Big Money'". http://www.masala.com/23507-tv-stars-get-flirting-and-dancing-with-madhavan.
- ↑ Ragini Khanna: Talent meets luck.
- ↑ "I was offered every new show on TV: Ragini Khanna". http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-15/tv/32253359_1_ragini-khanna-suhana-sasural-genda-phool.
- ↑ "Why Ragini Khanna is blank, shocked, disappointed". http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Television/Why-Ragini-Khanna-is-blank-shocked-disappointed/Article1-843052.aspx.
- ↑ Diwali dhamaka with Big B and the stars. The Times of India. Retrieved on 7 September 2013.
- ↑ "Ragini goes blind". http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-01-23/tv/28375338_1_ragini-khanna-colors-jhalak-dikhhla-jaa.
- ↑ http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Television/New-faces-join-popular-dance-reality-show/Article1-1109098.aspx
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- ↑ "Ragini Khanna on singing debut". http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-09-22/tv/30188900_1_ragini-khanna-reality-show-classical-music.
- ↑ "Grand finale of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5' on Sunday". Samay Live. http://english.samaylive.com/entertainment-news/676514578/jhalak-dikhhla-jaa-5-jhalak-dikhhla-jaa-5-finale-jhalak-dikhhla-.html. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- ↑ "Ragini Khanna in Main Lakshmi..". http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-13/tv/33815424_1_kanchi-ragini-khanna-arjun.
- ↑ "'I never told people I am Govinda's niece'". http://www.deccanherald.com/content/308727/i-never-told-people-am.html.
- ↑ Bigg Boss 10: Ragini Khanna evicted!. The Indian Express (24 October 2016).
- ↑ I am not made for Bigg Boss says evicted Ragini Khanna. The Indian Express (23 Ocotber 2016).
- ↑ BREAKING: Ragini Khanna and Pearl V Puri to make comeback with Karan Chaggar's 'Ek Anjani Si Ladki'. Retrieved on 27 April 2017.
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- ↑ "Ragini Khanna teams with Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Ghoomkethu". http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/ragini-khanna-teams-with-nawazuddin-siddiqui-for-ghoomkethu/article1-1174548.aspx.
- ↑ "how Ragini Khanna is related to Amit Khanna?". http://www.tellychakkar.com/did-you-know/how-ragini-khanna-related-amit-khanna.
- ↑ Beauty with astrology Official.
- ↑ "Ragini Khanna speaks on commercialization of festivals". http://www.filmitown.com/2012/10/17/ragini-khanna-speaks-on-commercialization-of-festivals/.
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 "Ragini smells conspiracy on 'Star Ya Rockstar'!". http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-11-07/tv/30373848_1_ragini-khanna-star-ya-rockstar-chhavi.
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 "I don't throw tantrums: Ragini Khanna". http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-11-25/tv/30438063_1_ragini-khanna-rumours-tantrums.
- ↑ "Nigaar Khan and Ragini Khanna at loggerheads on Life OK’s Welcome!". http://news.lotsbuzz.com/welcome-baazi-mehmaan-nawaazi-ki/.
- ↑ "Catfights continue between Ragini Khanna and Nigaar Khan". http://www.metromasti.com/tv/gossip/Catfights-continue-between-Ragini-Khanna-Nigaar-Khan-in-Welcome/24219.
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- ↑ 39.0 39.1 "Diwali Rishton Ki Mithas". http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/showbiz/tv-guide/srk-and-kareena-diwali-dilon-ki-008.
- ↑ BIG FM announces Spiritual and Wellness show Seher with Beauty with Astrology Founder Kamini Khanna "92.7 BIG FM announces Spiritual and Wellness show 'Seher' with Kamini Khanna". http://www.afaqs.com/media/media_newslets/index.html?id=55115_92.7 BIG FM announces Spiritual and Wellness show Seher with Beauty with Astrology Founder Kamini Khanna.
- ↑ "Frito Lay's new Kurkure campaign encourages spending time with family". http://www.afaqs.com/news/story/28030_Frito-Lays-new-Kurkure-campaign-encourages-spending-time-with-family.
- ↑ "Catch Foods launches Mix 'n' Drink, a range of summer drinks with Ragini Khanna". http://www.hospitalitybizindia.com/detailNews.aspx?aid=11052&sid=23.
- ↑ "Reminiscing lovely Roohafza moments". http://www.indiantelevision.com/mam/headlines/y2k13/jun/junmam63.php.
- ↑ "Television actress Ragini Khanna’s next is Gurgaon". The Indian Express. 20 February 2015. http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/screen/television-actress-ragini-khannas-next-is-gurgaon/. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
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- ↑ "Ragini Khanna happy to shoot TV serial after a year". http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/idiotbox/ragini-khanna-happy-to-shoot-tv-serial-after-a-year_133243.html.
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- ↑ I chose Bigg Boss this year because of my fans: Ragini Khanna. The Indian Express (26 September 2016).
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