Gauhar Khan wins Bigg Boss 7
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Gauhar Khan has emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 7. The model-turned-actress won the seventh season of the controversial Indian reality show, beating fellow contestant Tanishaa Mukherjee.

Gauhar looked completely shocked when Salman Khan declared her the winner.

"When Tanishaa and I were left, I did not expect to win. When I saw her mother Tanujaji, I felt the game is over for me... she has won. Considering a legend like Tanujaji came on the show, I felt it's her trophy," she said, as per an India Today report.

Tanishaa won hearts on the show with her dignity and calm attitude. She also made headlines for her closeness to fellow-inmate Armaan Kohli.

"I did not expect so much love. It was an unbelievable experience. I took a risk and it paid off. I made good relations on the show," Tanishaa said.

Gauhar Khan entered the show's finale along with contestants Sangram Singh, Ajaz Khan and Tanishaa. During the final episode, Sangram was the first inmate who got evicted. He was soon followed by Ajaz Khan. According to the report, Gauhar was confident that she would emerge as the show's winner while she was present in the house with the other four finalists.

Best known for her popular Bollywood item numbers Jhalla and Chokra Jawaan in the film, Ishaqzaade and Parda Parda in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, the actress also featured in a prominent role in Bollywood movie Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year opposite current superstar, Ranbir Kapoor.

Gauhar started her career as a model and was Miss India international 2002. She was widely appreciated for her variety performance on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa.

She was also seen in another reality show Khan Sisters on the Indian entertainment channel, UTV Bindass, with her sister Nigaar Khan. She has also played the lead actress role in Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince, one of India's biggest musical live shows.

"I wish this platform helps me gain superstardom. There is a very different feeling when people start calling you a superstar. And that's what I want," Gauhar is quoted as saying in a Hindustan Times report.