One of the most popular names in the Bigg Boss house this year is television actress Hina Khan, who played Akshara in Star Plus’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Hina came into prominence when she bagged the lead role of Akshara in the Rajan Shahi show, and acted in it for eight long years from January 2009 till November 2016. Hina quit the show when the story began revolving around her onscreen daughter Naira and Kartik, played by Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan respectively.
This year Hina also participated in the reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 8 that was shot in Spain. She emerged the first runner up in the finale.
Before entering the Bigg Boss house the actress celebrated her 30th birthday with boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal and close friends Kanchi Singh and Rohan Mehra, who played her onscreen children in the show, and are a couple in real life. Interestingly Rohan Mehra was one of the contestants in Bigg Boss last year.