To start with while she was visiting a hill station during a summer vacation the whole family decided to go boating and Gauahar who loves water was sitting at the edge of the boat. Like all kids she too was peeping in the water to have a better look at the fishes swimming by and then she suddenly toppled into the lake. She tried beating her hands around to stay afloat but she almost drowned as she didn't know swimming. Gauahar recalls,' Till date I have a phobia against water and I can't swim. It's my biggest fear. Had the person who owned the boat didn't jump in to save me I would not have existed today. I am just so very grateful to that guy for saving me.'
Another incident she recalls is when at the age of six her mother shaved off her head bald. She says,' I was made to wear a hat and due to which I was ridiculed at school even while walking or playing in the park people would lift my hat just to catch a glimpse of my bald head. I hated my mom then but I guess her efforts paid off and today I am blessed with beautiful hair. So I just want to thank my mom for it.' Guess mom knows best!