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Rashami Desai is an Indian television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the popular television soap opera, Uttaran on Colors and Preeti (Icchadhari Naagin / Daayan) in Adhuri Kahaani Hamari on &TV. She acted in several low-budget movies before shifting to television. She was also a contestant on the dance reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 in 2012, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2014 and Nach Baliye 7 in 2015. She has played the role of Shorvori in the Colors show Dil Se Dil Tak. As of 2018, she is among the highest-paid television actresses of India.
Desai in 2018
|Occupation||Actress, model, dancer|
|Known for||Uttaran as Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore, Dil Se Dil Tak as Shorvori Parth Bhanushali|
|Spouse(s)||Nandish Sandhu (2012–2015)|
Desai, who started her career at an early age, got her first break in Ravan on Zee TV followed by Meet Mila De Rabba on Sony TV and started acting in the show Uttaran on Colors from 2008. In March 2012 she opted out of Uttaran as she didn't believe she could portray an older role after the leap. On 7 November 2012, she returned to Uttaran in positive shades.
Desai has worked in other serials including Pari Hoon Main. She has also done episodes for Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai. She has featured in reality shows such as Comedy Circus, Maha Sangram, Zara Nachke Dikha, Crime Patrol, Big Money, Kitchen Champion Season 2, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala and Jhalak Dikhhla Ja.
Desai has took part in several dance and reality TV shows including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 which aired on Colors TV. On the show she spoke about her miscarriage and other contestant felt that it was all done for sympathy. She also appeared on the Shekhar Suman hosted show Movers and Shakers.
In 2015, Desai participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi but was eliminated. Later she was brought back on the show as a wild card. She then participated in Nach Baliye 7 with her spouse Nandish Sandhu and they became finalists. Desai has also appeared on Ishq Ka Rang Safed and Adhuri Kahaani Hamari. In 2017, she bagged the leading role of Shorvori Bhanushali in drama series Dil Se Dil Tak.
Rashami Desai is a Gujarati. Desai married her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, on 12 February 2012, in Dholpur. In 2014 they separated, and in 2015, the couple filed for divorce after almost four years of marriage.
|Balma Bada Naadan|
|Bambai Ki Laila Chapra Ka Chaila|
|Bandhan Toote Na|
|Gazab Bhail Rama|
|Hum Hai Gawaar|
|Hum Balbrahma Chaari Tu Kanya Kumari|
|Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar|
|Kable Aayee Bahaar|
|Kangna Khanke Piya Ke Angna|
|Nadiya Ke Teer|
|Pappu Ke Pyar Ho Gail|
|Pyar Jab Kehu Se Hoi Jala|
|Sohagan Bana Da Sajana Hamaar|
|Shahar Wali Jaan Mareli|
|Tohse Pyar Ba|
|Umariya Kaili Tohre Naam|
|2004||Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke||Sheetal|
|2013||Dabangg 2||Bride||Cameo appearance in the song "Dagabaaz Re"|
|2017||Six X||Shweta Bhardwaj||Unrealesed|
Awards and nominationsEdit
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|2009||Uttaran||9th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female)||Nominated|
|2010||10th Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular)||Won|
|10th Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Negative Actor (Female)||Won|
|3rd Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Best Television Actor (Female)||Won|
|2011||4th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||Won|
|Best Actress in Negative Role||Won|
|Apsara Awards||Best Negative Actress||Won|
|BIG Television Awards||BIG Namkeen Character Female (Fiction)||Won|
|BIG Khatarnak Character Female (Fiction)||Nominated|
|2012||Apsara Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2017||Dil Se Dil Tak||Colors Golden Petal Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Nominated|
|Colors Golden Petal Awards||Best Onscreen Jodi
with Siddharth Shukla
- TNN (29 January 2008). "Divya is now Rashmi". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Mrunal Jain wishes sister Rashami Desai a happy birthday!". The Times of India. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- PTI (7 March 2016). "Rashmi Desai: TV is for masses, has more reach than films". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Highest paid TV stars in India". www.msn.com. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- Nandish and Rashmi did not want to be a part of the leap, says producer Rupali Guha. Tellychakkar.com (21 March 2012). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- 'Uttaran' changed my life: Rashami Desai – Entertainment. Mid-day.com. 7 November 2012. Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- Rashami Desai Sandhu is scared of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' choreographer. Mid Day. 1 September 2012. Retrieved on 7 July 2016.
- Nach Baliye 7: Rashami Desai admits she underwent cosmetic surgery : Top Stories, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (16 June 2015). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- Nach Baliye 7: Rashami Desai opens up on her miscarriage. Tellychakkar.com (4 May 2015). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- Rashami Desai sizzles on Movers & Shakers – The Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (23 May 2012). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- Jain, Kiran (22 October 2014). "Ssharad Malhotra, Rashami Desai reveals their special shopping plan for Dhanteras". Daily Bhaskar.
- It feels good to be married: Nandish Sandhu. The Times of India. 2 March 2012. Retrieved on 8 July 2016.
- "TV actors Rashami Desai, Nandish Sandhu file for divorce". Hindustantimes.com. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "All that will happen at the Bigg Boss 10 grand finale!". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Bigg Boss 11 Day 21 preview: Housemates welcome Rubina Dilaik, Arjun Bijlani, Rashami Desai and others from Colors' family; Dhinchak Pooja enters the house". 22 October 2017.