Gauhar Khan started off her career as a model for Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Payal Jain and Neeta Lulla some of the giants in the industry. She has acted lots of commercials. She is also won 4th place in Femina Miss India contest. Her dance for the music album Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye" by Bombay Vikings became a sensation in India. She has also participated in shows like, Page 3 on Zoom Television. In 2009, she participated in the celebrity dance show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 3). She made her acting debut with Yash Raj Films production Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. But Big Boss was the one which made her famous all across India. The Indian version of Big Boss has her as one of the contestant and her affair with Kushal Tandon became controversial.