Gauhar Khan broke into the film industry with a special appearance in the song Nasha in the film Aan: Men at Work but she made her acting debut in the 2009 Yash Raj Films production Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Directed by Shimit Amin, this comedy-drama starred Ranbir Kapoor in the titular role. She then starred in the film Game, which bombed at the box office. In 2012, she featured as Chand Bibi in Habib Faizal’s Ishaqzaade and also did two item numbers Jhalla Walla and Chokra Jawaan, which went on to become chartbusters. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film starred Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles. Her 2016 projects include Kya Kool Hai Hum 3, in which she appeared in a song and Fever, her first film as the lead actress and Begum Jaan. She is also a part of Bollywood’s first musical play Zangoora- The Gypsy Prince.