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Kishwer Merchant Family, Biography, Husband, TV Shows, Career & More

Name- Kishwer Merchant

Date of Birth- 18 February 1981

Age- 39 years(as in 2020)

Religion- Hinduism

Nationality- Indian

Mother- Rizwana Merchant

Father- Siraj Merchant

Sister– None

Brother- None

Marital Status/Marriage- Married

Husband- Suyyash Rai

Son- N/A

Daughter- N/A

Height- 5’5 approx.

Net Worth- N/A

Kishwer Merchant Biography

Kishwer Merchant is an Indian actress. She is primarily known for her work in small screen industry. Born on 18 February 1981, she completed her education from her hometown in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The actress rose to fame for her acting in shows like Ek Hasina Thi, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar, Brahmarakshas – Jaag Utha Shaitaan, Chhoti Bahu and Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani. But eventually she became the household name after she participated in reality show Bigg Boss 9 as contestant. People loved her confidence and bold attitude in the show and in no time, she got immense popularity and fame on the work front. Talking about her social media status, she has millions of followers on her Instagram account from all over the world who loves her immensely for her acting skills and beauty.

Kishwer Merchant TV Shows, Biography, Husband, Family, Career & More

Facts About Kishwer Merchant

  • Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan are her Favorite Actors.
  • Sridevi and Alia Bhatt are her Favorite Actresses.
  • Cricket is her Favorite Sports.
  • Virat Kohli is her Favorite Cricketer.
  • Paris, Goa, and Maldives are her Favorite Destinations.
  • Travelling, Dancing, Partying and Shopping are her Favorite Hobbies.
  • In 1997, she made her acting debut with television serial Shaktimaan where she played the role of Julia (Dr. Jackal’s Assistant).
  • Post that, she did number of television shows including Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kutumb, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kayaamat, Hatim and Khichdi.
  • In 2011, she made her Bollywood debut with movie Bheja Fry 2 as Spanta Patel.
  • Though she got recognition for her work in serials likeEk Hasina Thi, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar, Brahmarakshas – Jaag Utha Shaitaan, Chhoti Bahu and Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani. These shows gave her recognition and she was appreciated for her work in these popular serials.
  • In 2015, she participated in reality show Bigg Boss 9 as contestant. After getting evicted, she did ‘Box Cricket League 2’ in 2016.
  • Owing to her hard work and dedication, she successfully managed to establish a place for herself in the industry among big TV celebrities.
  • She hasn’t hired any manager despite being a known actress and manages her dates herself.
  • In 2016, she married her long time boyfriend Suyyash Rai after dating for long 6 years in a lavish wedding ceremony.
  • The Lehenga she wore on her wedding was gifted by her brother Prince Narula whom she met on the sets of Bigg Boss 9.
  • Before dating Suyyash, she was in relationship with actor Hiten Paintal for around 3 years.

Kishwer Merchant Family

She was born in Mumbai, India into a middle class Ismaili family. Her father name is Siraj Merchant and mother name is Rizwana Merchant. She is the only child of her parents. The actress shares close bond with her family and often shares amazing pictures with them on her Instagram account. She has made her family proud by being one of the known actresses of the television industry.

Kishwer Merchant Family, Biography, Husband, TV Shows, Career & More

Kishwer Merchant Husband/ Boyfriend

She is married to actor Suyyash Rai. They met each other on the sets of “Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani” in 2011 where Suyyash came to make Vivian Dsena hear a song which he recorded on his phone. Kishwer heard it and was impressed, they exchanged numbers and talk to each other the same night till 7am next morning. Post that, he started to come on the sets daily to meet her and in no time they started dating, declaring their love to the world. However, once there came a phase in their relationship which received lots of flak because Suyyash was 7 years younger than her. Owing to the pressure they were getting, they once even put stop in their love but got back again after they couldn’t live apart.

They even participated in reality show Bigg Boss together as contestants where they fall even harder in love with each other. And finally after the show ended, they tied the knot in a lavish wedding anniversary in December 2016 and living a happy life together. The couple is madly in love with each other and it can be seen through the pictures that they share on their respective Instagram accounts. They give major Couple goals to their fans and loved by millions around the world for the chemistry and love they hold for each other.

Kishwer Merchant Husband, Biography, Family, TV Shows, Career & More
Husband- Suyyash Rai

Kishwer Merchant Career/ Television Shows

In 1997, she started her career with television serial Shaktimaan, in which she played Julia, an assistant. She then appeared in number of television shows like Babul Ki Duwayen Leti Jaa, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kutumb, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kayaamat, Hatim and Khichdi but didn’t get enough recognition for her work. Her career’s breakthrough came in 2012 where she was seen in 2 popular serials Amrit Manthan and Arjun which gave her limelight on the work front. Then came many shows along her way like Hongey Judaa Na Hum, Parvarrish, Ek Hasina Thi, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan, etc. which gave her immense popularity. Her popularity grew so much that she got the chance to appear in reality show Bigg Boss 9 along with her boyfriend Suyyash Rai.

Though she was forced to quit the Ticket to Finale task in its last leg and walked out of the house involuntarily with Rs.15 lakhs. The show made her the household name and there is no looking back for her since then. She has achieved a lot in her career and has made everyone proud of her. Here is the list of television serials she has been part of:

YearTelevision ShowsRole
1997ShaktimaanJulia (Dr. Jackal's Assistant)
1998–01Hip Hip HurrayNonie
1999X ZoneEpisodic role
2000-01Babul Ki Duwayen Leti JaaMalvik
2001-02Des Mein Niklla Hoga ChandSonam
2002DhadkanDr. Aditi
2002-06Piya Ka GharMalini
2003KayaamatPooja Ahuja
2004Sarabhai vs SarabhaiDr. Kiran
2004-06RethDr. Daakshi
2005Instant KhichdiRambha
2005-06KkavyanjaliVanshita Nanda
2006-07KaajjalAmisha Pratap Singh
2006-09Kashmakash Zindagi KiMandira
2007-08Meri Awaz Ko Mil Gayi RoshniRama Chopra
2008-09Miley Jab Hum TumTamanna "Tam Mam"
2009-10Namak HaraamPriya Sehgal
2010-11Pyaar Kii Ye Ek KahaaniHaseena Raichand
2011Geet – Hui Sabse ParayiGuest
2012Chhoti BahuSonia Bhardwaj
2012Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek - ArjunSenior Forensic Expert
2012–13Amrit ManthanMrs. Adhiraj SIngh
2012Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi TasvireinMalini (Witch)
2012–13Best Friends Forever?Mandira Singh
2013Hongey Judaa Na HumRama
2013Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh MeethiParminder
2013SuperCops vs SupervillainsTarot Card Reader
2014Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek JunoonAnanya Kapoor
2014Ek Hasina ThiRaima Maheshwari
2014–15Box Cricket League 1Contestant
2014Akbar BirbalUrvashi
2014–18Kaisi Yeh YaariyanNyonika Malhotra
2014–15Itna Karo Na Mujhe PyaarDimpy Karan Kapoor
2015–16Bigg Boss 9Contestant
2016Comedy Nights BachaoGuest
2016Box Cricket League 2Contestant
2016Box Cricket League PunjabContestant
2016Desi ExplorersHerself
2016Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha ShaitaanAparajita
2017BIG MemsaabHerelf
2017Dhhai Kilo PremShilpa
2017Savitri Devi College & HospitalNeeta Malhotra
2017Chidiya GharSheela Kejwani
2017-18Partners Trouble Ho Gayi DoubleAisha Nadkarni
2018Rishta Likhenge Hum NayaArpita Singh Rathore/Arpita Baisa
2018Box Cricket League 3Contestant
2018Laal IshqDaisy
2019Box Cricket League 4Contestant
2019-20Kahaan Hum Kahaan TumDr. Nishi Sippy

Kishwer Merchant Controversy

The actress has made headlines in the news for some of her controversies as follows:

  • During her stay in Bigg Boss 9 house as contestant, she was once slammed by Salman Khan for spitting in Rishabh’s glass and instead of stopping her, the housemates supported her in this disgusting act. The actor got really angry on her for falling to such a low level during a task,
  • In 2017, she got into online spat with model VJ Anusha. It all started after Kishwer posted a fun Instagram story with her friends Rahul Sharma and Gurneet Chadha. And anusha along with her friend VJ Gaelyn trolled the two for their fun English accent on her Instagram post. This doesn’t go well with Kishwer and she couldn’t refrain from taking a dig at Anusha. This is how all this fight started.


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