Gauhar Khan wins Bigg Boss 7

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Dec 29 2013, 06:03am hrs
Model-turned-actress Gauhar Khan won the seventh season of reality show 'Bigg Boss', pipping co-contestant Tanishaa Mukherjee.

Gauhar, who won Rs 50 lakh in cash and a trophy, stayed in the house for 104 days.

"I thank my family for their support. I am big fan of the show. I did not expect to come so far... till the finale," said Gauhar, who had won critical acclaim for her role in the film 'Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year' (2009).

During her stint on the show, Gauhar's romance with fellow contestant Kushal Tandon caught everyone's attention and the two openly declared their love for each other.

Last season, television actress Urvashi Dholakia had won the show. In the past, small screen actresses Juhi Parmar and Shweta Tiwari have come out as winners in the show.

Tanishaa made headlines for her closeness to ex-inmate Armaan Kohli.

"I did not expect to get 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.

"I am happy to see my mother here. I love you a lot and missed you," she said.

Tanishaa's mother, Tanuja, who was also present for the finale, appeared emotional.

"I am proud of her. For me, she has won the show, even if she doesn't win. I used to see the show everyday. As I couldn't contact her, seeing the show was the only medium. Whenever she cried on the show, I also cried," said the yesteryears' actress.