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Geeta Phogat and more: Meet the 12 contestants of Khatron Ke Khiladi 8

Internationally acclaimed wrestler Geeta Phogat, Bigg Boss’s common man champion Manveer Gurjar; celebrities Shibani Dandekar, Lopamudra Raut, Monica Dogra, Nia Sharma, Ravi Dubey, Karan Wahi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Hina Khan, Shiny Doshi and Shantanu Maheshwari are all set to challenge their own limits on the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 8.

tv Updated: May 11, 2017 12:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Rohit Shetty poses with his 12 contestants from Khatron Ke Khiladi.

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty is back with the latest season of his reality show, Khatron Ker Khiladi. Rohit returns as the host of the eighth season of the show.

The contestants perform during the launch of Khatron Ke Khiladi 8. (Colors)

The eighth season was launched recently, announcing the complete list of contestants.

Rohit hosted the fifth and sixth season of Khatron Ke Khiladi, while Arjun Kapoor played the host for the last season. “I couldn’t do the last season as technically it was not possible. I was in the middle of releasing Dilwale in December and the show was happening in November. So I couldn’t do it,” the filmmaker said at the launch.

Wrestler Geeta Phogat, Bigg Boss’s common man champion Manveer Gurjar, Shibani Dandekar, Lopamudra Raut, Monica Dogra and Nia Sharma, actors Ravi Dubey, Karan Wahi and Rithvik Dhanjani, television actors Hina Khan and Shiny Doshi, and hip-hop king Shantanu Maheshwari are set to fight it out in the new season that will be based in Spain.

Asked if the contestants will get to do task related to Spain’s popular bull fight game, Rohit said, “I am not saying anything. There is a surprise.”

Meet the 12 contestants:

Geeta Phogat

Wrestler Geeta Phogat was the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. Aamir Khan’s 2016 movie Dangal was inspired by the story of her life.

Manveer Gujjar

This businessman from Noida came to limelight as a contestant on the reality show, Bigg Boss 10. He became popular with his rustic mannerisms and won the show.

Shibani Dandekar

Singer, actress, anchor and model Shibani Dandekar has been part of reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Axe Men 2.0. She has also made small appearances in Bollywood films including, Salman Khan’s Sultan, Akshay Kumar’s Sangharsh and Taapsee Pannu’s Naam Shabana, among others.

Lopamudra Raut

Another Bigg Boss contestant, Lopamudra was the second runner-up for Miss United Continents 2016. She was among the top five finalists on Bigg Boss 10.

Monica Dogra

Singer-actor Monica Dogra started her Bollywood career with the critically acclaimed Dhobi Ghat (2011) and will soon be seen in Ayushmann Khuranna-Parineeti Chopra-starrer Meri Pyaari Bindu. She is the founder of the Mumbai-based electro-rock band Shaa’ir + Func and continues to perform at gigs and concert.

Nia Sharma

TV actor Nia Sharma was recently ranked third Sexiest Asian Woman in a poll. She grabbed eyeballs after posting her sultry photoshoot on social media.

Ravi Dubey

TV actor Ravi Dubey is best known for his role in Jamai Raja. He is also a popular TV anchor.

Karan Wahi

Popular TV actor Karan Wahi has been in the industry for over a decade and is currently working on the comedy show, Comedy Nights Bachao.

Rithvik Dhanjani

TV actor Ritvik Dhanjani has been a part of many reality shows, including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Nach Baliye. He is also a popular TV anchor.

Hina Khan

TV actor Hina Khan shot to fame with Yeh Rista Kya Kehlata Hai. The actor is spending a lot of time in the gym to prepare for her reality show stint.

Shiny Doshi

TV actor Shiny Doshi began her acting journey with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saraswatichandra (2013) and has worked in popular shows including Bahu Hamari Rajinikant and Jamai Raja.

Shantanu Maheshwari

Actor Shantanu Maheshwari made his TV debut in Dil Dosti Dance.  He had earlier participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 9. The 26-year-old is a trained dancer.

Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 - ‘Pain In Spain’ will start airing on Colors channel this monsoon and will be shot in Spain.

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First Published: May 11, 2017 11:45 IST