Nikki Tamboli is an Indian model and actress who works originally in the Tamil and Telugu film industries.


Nikki Tamboli has been ruling the internet since her entry, into the reality show, Bigg Boss 14. The actress was later seen in the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, hosted by Rohit Shetty. The actress enjoys a massive fan following on social media owing to her vivacious personality and her gorgeous looks. The actress recently opened up about facing rejections in her life and career in an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla. She also revealed that she had auditioned for the popular show, Splitsvilla.

On being asked about facing rejections in her acting career, Nikki Tamboli shared that she was rejected at the auditions of the entertainment reality show Splitsvilla. She shared, “At the audition for Spiltsvilla I was given a script in which I had to give a monologue on the situation where someone has spit on your foot.”

She added, “The people who take auditions for the show are not the ones who run Splitsvilla. They are some casting guys, some random guys who are made to sit and take your audition for timepass.”

On being asked if the reality show is scripted, Nikki Tamboli shared, “No, they are not scripted because I also did Bigg Boss and if it was scripted, I would not have received so much love as I was not Colors channel's face. That shows it was not scripted.”

Nikki Tamboli was last seen in the entertainment show  The Khatra Khatra Show, in which she was seen performing fun tasks along with other contestants. Nikki Tamboli has also appeared in some music videos like Dil Kisi Se, Behri Duniya, and others.

Nikki Tamboli recently returned to India after an extensive shoot of the stunt-based show, Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, in South Africa. This was the second show of the actress for Colors TV after rising to fame from the Salman Khan hosted Bigg Boss. Nikki informs that it was a fun experience shooting for the show abroad under the supervision of Rohit Shetty, however, the stunts also left her tired.

“It was a lot of fun,” she exclaims adding further, “I made a lot of new friends, be it humans or animals. It was a first-time experience and I never thought of making it to this show. I love it. The days were stressful due to the stunts, in fact, I was very scared to be on the show. It ended up being a fantastic experience.”  Apart from Nikki, her Bigg Boss colleague Rahul Vaidya was also a part of this stunt-based reality show, which goes on air soon.

Talking about the host, Rohit Shetty, Nikki says, “He is just fabulous. He kept all the contestants motivated and asked her to not worry. He is a fun company to be around.” Over the years, there have been conversations about the reality of these reality shows. Nikki insists that she prefers to be true to her personality in reality shows. “I don’t know about others, but for me, it’s important to be real on a reality show. The audience today is very sharp. I was the second runner-up on Bigg Boss because I was really on the show,” she smiles and is quick to add, “Almost everyone is real, but there are some who are fake too.”

In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla recently, Nikki Tamboli opened up about being ill-treated by a filmmaker once. “I remember one of my films from South, and the director was too bad with me. Not in some other sense, but he was not treating me right on the set. Jo mere co dancers the Na, he was appreciating them more than me. He was literally saying, ‘Kahan Se Gayi hai yaar yeh’,” recalls the actress.

When prodded further on why the director was doing that, Nikki responds, “I don’t know. Just because I couldn’t speak that language initially. He was the worst I should say. I would not name (him), but that was the worst experience. I would tell you, I have even cried after coming home, and my mom and dad are also aware of this. I was shooting abroad, and I was so tortured by that director, that I would come home and cry. But still, I didn’t give up because I knew that he would regret it, and he messaged me today too. Time change hota hai na har kisika.”

Meanwhile, Nikki says that she is working hard, and wants to become a top actress. “I am doing everything that is possible. I am getting trained, I am not wasting my time. If you want to achieve something, you will do it no matter what. If there is a will, there is a way. Tum usko avoid nai kar sakte. You know because I know what’s my plus point. Everyone knows their plus and minus points. So I am keeping my plus points on the side, and working on my minus points. Because I know when this minus becomes plus, it will make an impact, and I am happy that I am aware of that,” shares Nikki.

Nikki Tamboli went through a difficult time in 2021 as her brother passed away. The actress had a tough time dealing with the situation but she had kept a brave face. She often talks about her brother and considers him her pillar of strength. Today, 4 May, is the first death anniversary of her brother and she shared a heart-wrenching post about him and shared that she missed him.

Nikki Tamboli had shared a small video clip of her brother and captioned it, “The past year has been the longest, toughest and saddest 365 days for me as you were not by my side. May the afterlife be kind to you. I miss you so much, Little bro! 1 year has passed since you left, but my heart is still wounded for you. A year doesn’t seem like such a long time but without you here it has felt like an eternity. Time is supposed to be a healer but after a year it’s still as painful as the first day No matter what I do to move on from this pain, deep down inside I will always know that I’ll never get to hug you again. Brother, you taught me to be strong but sorry I’m letting you down. I can never be strong to accept that you are no longer here. A family will never get over losing their loved ones. It doesn't matter how long ago or how old the loved one was or how they died. The family lives with this pain every moment of their remaining lives. Goodbye dear brother you deserve eternal rest, You cared so much for one and all to have you I was blessed. 4.05.2021”.

The comedian is in her eighth month and is still working. She is hosting Hunarbaaz and The Khatra Khatra Show at present. Nikki Tamboli, who worked with her in her show has spoken about how she manages to work even during these days.

In an interview with Times Now Digital, Nikki said, "Bharti has been an inspiration for me for a long time. Not just for me but I think for everyone. I mean being pregnant for eight months and standing on her feet every day from morning to late at night. That's really fantastic. I think we all should give her a salute. Even after being so tired, she wakes up at 4 am, and 5 am and starts getting ready for work. No one has so much patience and hats off to her. "

Talking about The Khatra Khatra Show, this is the second season of the show. The comedy-game show began on March 13 and is written and produced by Haarsh. The show also has Farah Khan as the special host for the Friday episode while Bharti and Haarsh host for the rest of the days. Until now, celebrities like Karan Kundrra, Nishant Bhat, Pratik Sehajpal, Karan Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Umar Riaz, Rashami Desai, Prince Narula, Yuvika Chaudhary, Punit J Pathak, and others have been a part of the show. Bollywood stars like Jacqueline Fernandes and Parineeti Chopra have also been a part of the show.

In the recent promo of the entertainment-based show, host Bharti Singh is seen teasing Priyank Sharma regarding the upcoming task. She also teases him for promoting his song on the show as she says that he only came to promote his song while Shah Rukh Khan is such a big fan of the show that he came on a jetty under the scorching sunlight. She added that she offered him a separate seat but he said, “Mai aam Janta Mein see Nikla hu Unhi Ke beech Khada Rahunga.” Everyone is left in splits on hearing Bharti’s punch.

As per the sources of ETimes TV, the actress has been signed to make her debut in Bollywood with an actor who is known for his great acting abilities and has captured all genres of films. Apparently, the shoot has begun, and she is giving her best for every frame she is shooting for. Nikki has begun shooting and rehearsals are also going on simultaneously. As per the reports, she looks stunning in the role she represents.

Former Bigg Boss contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee has entered the current season as a wild card. She has been known for picking up fighting in previous seasons too. The actress was also seen in Bigg Boss 14. Well, recently, we saw her passing comment on Shamita Shetty and even called her ‘doula’ (double face). Her comment did not go well with Shamita and then the fight started. Nikki Tamboli, who is a former contestant of Bigg Boss 14, came out in support of the Bollywood actress and penned down a long note on Instagram stories. 

The festival of Bhai Dooj is all about celebrating brother and sister’s unconditional love and the social media is flooded with adorable posts from the celebrations. Amid this, Nikki Tamboli’s post for her brother has left everyone with a heavy heart. For the uninitiated, Nikki had lost her brother early this year to cancer and she has been heartbroken ever since as she was the closest to him. And on the occasion of Bhai Dooj, she remembered her late brother and penned an emotional note.

Taking to the Instagram account, Nikki shared a throwback picture with her brother wherein they were dressed in ethnic wear and were posing happily for the camera. In the caption, she wrote, “The pious occasion of Bhai Dooj reminds me of the days when we were kids. We fought & made up easily. Those lovely days cannot come back but will always stay in my heart. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again…. Happy Bhai Dooj Brother” along with a heart emoticon.

Nikki Tamboli was one of the contestants of the stunt reality show Bigg Boss 14 and Khatron Ke Khiladi 11. The actress garnered a lot of love and appreciation from the audience. Prior to Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 finale, the gorgeous diva opened up about her journey in Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 with Pinkvilla. She also shared about her strength in the show and losing her forever crush.

On being asked about her experience in Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, she said, “Bigg Boss 14 and Khatron Ke Khiladi 14 both were a roller coaster for me as I lost my brother and the very next day I flew to Cape Town. It was very difficult but I enjoyed it a lot. It is a kind of experience that you cannot get even if you pay money for it. The environment was very very positive and I met Rohit Shetty Sir.”

Talking about the bonds she formed in the house, she said, “I made new friends there. The entire team never left me alone, especially Arjun and Aastha. We used to be together from breakfasts, parties, and stunts in the show. They cared for me like a baby as I was scared as I was not able to do stunts.”

Talking about the effect of her brother’s demise, she shared that she was depressed. “I was enjoying, I was laughing and posting pictures. I was trolled on social media for this but this is life. I had two choices, either be sad or be happy and I chose to be happy as my brother always wanted me to be happy,” she said.

She shared that her friends Abhinav, Aastha, and Arjun stood by her in her low times. She revealed that Aastha Gill used to hold her hand, take her to her room and be with her, when she was not able to do stunts.

Talking about the fun times in the show, she said, “There was a connector room between Aastha and Abhinav’s room, and we used to be there all the time and listen to good music. We used to be so tired after the stunts that we would fall asleep anywhere. My friends made my journey very easy in Cape Town.”

On being asked about the winner of the show, she did not reveal the name. She said, “There are shows in which even weak contestants sometimes reach the finale, but it is not the case for Khatron Ke Khiladi. All the finalists are well deserving and they have worked very hard and the top three are most deserving.”

Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 finale will be aired on 25th and 26th September. The contestants of the show will be seen together on the stage as the final winner of the season will be declared. In the previous promos, the trophy of the season 11 winner was revealed by Rohit Shetty. The finale episode is not only thrilling but also full of entertainment as is shown in the recent promo of the episode. It is seen that Abhinav Shukla is getting mini shocks on hand due to a lock attached to his arm and Nikki Tamboli has to find the key to it.

Nikki Tamboli is a very famous celebrity in the telly world. The actress's popularity rose after her stint in the controversial show Bigg Boss 14. She has always made headlines and managed to keep the audience entertained. She was recently seen in Bigg Boss OTT with Rubina Dilaik and called Pratik Sejhpal her favorite contestant. When Nikki was in the house she used to pick a fight with everyone and was also scolded by Salman Khan for her rude behavior. But the actress still managed to be in the show and was loved by fans. 

Bigg Boss OTT has been all about endless fights and controversies and each episode stands proof of this. And while each contestant is trying their level best to secure a place in the house, the show and its high voltage drama have also got the nation brimming with an opinion. Needless to say, everyone has their favorite contestant in the show. Amid this, Nikki Tamboli has come out in support of Millind Gaba and is rooting for him on the popular reality show.

Rubina Dilaik created a massive buzz in the telly world when she won Bigg Boss 14 beating Rahul Vaidya early this year. While it was a tough journey, the Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki actress also found great friends in Nikki Tamboli, Aly Goni, etc. In fact, Rubina and Nikki’s equation from foes to friends grabbed a lot of attention. So as the Choti Bahu actress turned a year older today, all eyes were on the former Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 contestant’s social media handle. Keeping up with the expectations, Nikki has shared a sweet post for Rubina.

Taking to her Instagram story, Nikki shared a collage of her Bigg Boss 14 moments with Rubina. In the caption, the former Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 contestant got nostalgic about how she became foes to friends with the Shakti Astitva Ek Ehsaas Ki actress during their stint on the popular reality show. She wrote, “From being strangers to sisters for life.. The journey was long and not easy. @rubinadilaik happiest birthday my baby girl #loveyouinfinite” along with heart emotions.

The Bigg Boss 14 fame actress was a part of Rahul Vaidya’s team and Anushka Sen was in Shweta Tiwari’s team. They were tied to metal chains and the task was to get the keys from a closed box, which was full of reptiles and insects. But Nikki Tamboli got very scared and started crying. She aborted the task even before attempting it. On the other hand, Anushka Sen did a good job of completing the task. 

“The task in which I had to go underwater, and there were fish down there. I have major water phobia, and going underwater to that depth was nerve-wracking. I did try my best, and also Rohit sir was there throughout mentoring and supporting me. But when you are out there in that cold, with water that deep, and with reptiles down there - it’s really tough,” informs Nikki, who has found a friend in Arjun Bijlani, Sana Makbul, Aastha Gill, Varun Sood, and Vishal Aditya Singh. 

“Every evening we used to have a get-together, where we used to gossip and discuss things. I had such a blast with them,” she adds.  Khatron Ke Khiladi 11’s journey must have been difficult for Nikki, as she was also dealing with her brother’s loss. Talking about the same, Nikki says, “It was tough and I had emotional breakdowns so many times. I remember at night I used to call home to speak to my parents, and all they used to do was motivate me and push me to achieve it all. However, only the person who loses someone they love the most knows the hit of that loss. But I must say that everyone on the show was quite supportive and motivating towards me,” Nikki signs off.

The adventure-based reality shows Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 finally started on July 17. The first episode was very impressive as fans gave huge thumbs up. This year 13 celebrities have taken part in the show and it is being hosted by director Rohit Shetty. In the first week, actress and former Bigg Boss 14 contestant Nikki Tamboli has been eliminated from the show. She has penned down a long note on her official Instagram handle and said that the timing is wrong.

Taking to her official Instagram handle she shared an apology video and also wrote, “It’s as difficult to describe in words as it was to perform that difficult stunt out there. I know this came as a shock to all my fans and I too was disappointed about it but more than that I want to say sorry and thank you to Rohit sir that in spite of such motivation and mentoring I couldn’t make it and did abort the stunt.”

The weekend show will see celebrities including Arjun Bijlani, Rahul Vaidya, Divyanka Tripathi, Varun Sood, Anushka Sen, Abhinav Shukla, Vishal Aditya Singh, Maheck Chahal, Sourabh Raaj Jain, and Aastha Gill as contestants. The Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress has impressed the host and he has said that he sees her as the finalist.

Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 fame Nikki Tamboli would love to share the screen with Sidharth Shukla as she is a big fan of his work. Nikki Tamboli, who was also a part of Bigg Boss season 14, left no stone unturned to impress the audience. She emerged as the second runner-up of the show. During the initial months of the show, the actress bonded well with Sidharth Shukla, and her camaraderie with him was much talked about. Nikki Tamboli has now said that she would like to work with Sidharth Shukla. The actress feels she and Sidharth will make an amazing on-screen pair. 

While expressing the same Nikki said, “He is a perfect co-star and an amazing human being. I’d love to share the screen space with Sidharth as I’m sure we’d make an amazing pair."

Nikki is currently basking in the success as she delivered popular songs like ‘Shanti’ and ‘Number Likh’. The new music videos garnered a great response from the audience. Talking about her life post-Bigg Boss 14, Nikki mentioned, “The journey post-Bigg Boss 14 has been good professionally. I have had many projects in my kitty. Right from web shows, to fictional, and non-fiction shows, so I feel I am blessed that the audience wants to see me. I am happy, excited, and looking forward to everything.”

Nikki Tamboli has been a household name ever since she participated in Bigg Boss 14. The actress was among the strongest contestants on the show and even managed to make it to the top 6 finalists. From her fearless attitude to her never give up spirit during the tasks, her rumored love affair with Jaan Kumar Sanu to her equation with Rubina Dilaik, everything about Nikki had managed to grab the attention during her stint on the popular reality show.

Nikki Tamboli is an Indian model and actress who works originally in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. She has acted in popular films like Kanchana 3, and Thippara Meesam. Nikki’s previous film that hit theaters was Kanchana 3 which was released in 2019. She is a hot and gorgeous actress in the Indian film industry. She is known for her attractive appearance and bold personality. Nikki has entered as a contestant on TV’s most popular reality show Bigg Boss 14. Nikki is very active on social media and always shares her bold, gorgeous, life events, travel images, and videos on her Instagram account, where she has 2.2m followers.

Nikki Tamboli was born and raised in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Nikki Tamboli completed her earlier studies and graduated from Aurangabad, Maharashtra. It was only after post-graduation that Tamboli turned into a model. She started her career as a model and then worked in TV commercials.

Nikki Tamboli doesn’t need any introduction. After her Bigg Boss 14 stint, she has become more popular and her fan following has also increased. She will soon be seen in an adventure-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 along with other television celebrities. The shooting of the same was going on in Cape Town. But, apart from this, she has recently revealed her favorite city in India and also shared pictures from there. The actress is looking very beautiful in the photos.

Nikki has a Stunning figure and she is 165 cm tall which is 5 feet 5 inches. She has a keen interest to maintain her body fitness her weight is 55 kg. Nikki is very health conscious she always takes care of her looks and appearance. She visits the gym regularly and her figure measurement is 34-24-35 she has attractive Medium Brown hair and Black eyes.

This bold and beautiful actress Nikki Tamboli was born on 21 August 1996 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Her family now lives in Mumbai. Nikki Tamboli’s father Digambar Tamboli is a businessman and their mother Pramila Bodkhe Tamboli is a homemaker. She has also a brother named Jatin Tamboli. Nikki Tamboli’s brother Jatin Tamboli died on 4 May 2021 (Tuesday) from Corona. He was hospitalized for the last 20 days. Nikki Tamboli recently also kept pooja in the house for her brother to recover.

Nikki Tamboli started her career in modeling. After completing her graduation, she appeared in TV commercials for many brands. After that, Nikki got Raghav Lawrence’s film ‘Kanchana 3’.The film was a super hit and Nikki’s fortune shone. She has also acted in the film Thippara Meesam. In the year 2021, she appeared in two songs named ‘Number Likh’ with Tony Kakkar, released on the 18th of June 2021 Friday, and ‘Shanti’ with Millind Gaba, the song released on the 22nd of June 2021 (Tuesday).

Real Name Nikki Tamboli
Nickname Nikki
Profession Actress, Model
Debut Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu (2019)
Language Known Hindi, English & Telugu
Date Of Birth 21 August 1996
Age (as of 2021) 25 Years
Birthplace Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Hometown Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Leo
Height in Centimeters 165 cm
Height In Meters 1.65 m
Height in Inches 5’5″
Weight in Kilograms 55 kg
Weight in Pounds 110 lbs
Figure Measurement (approx.) 34-24-35
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Medium Brown
Father Digambar Tamboli
Mother Pramila Bodkhe Tamboli
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends DJ Rohit Gida (Rumoured)
Educational Qualification Graduate
School Not Known

Not Known

Favorite Actors Rajnikanth, Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Actress Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai, Lasya Manjunath 
Favorite Food Chinese, Continental, Rajasthani
Food Habit Non- vegetarian
Favorite Film Not Known
Hobbies Photography, Listening to Music, Travelling
Favorite color Pink & Purple
Favorite Sport Football, Martial arts
Car Collection Not Known
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, Paris
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) $0.4 Million

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