Rashami Desai Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Career and Profile

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Rashami Desai, a popular Indian television star, model, and dancer, has made a name for herself in the world of Hindi TV. Best known for her role as ‘Tapasya’ in the series “Uttaran” and her stint on Bigg Boss 13, she has earned numerous accolades, such as two Indian Television Academy Awards and Gold Awards, establishing herself as a cherished and highly-paid actress in the television realm.


Rashami Desai Wiki Bio Quick Facts :

Date of Birth / Age : 13 February 1986 / 37 Years ( as on 2023)
Full Name / Other Name : Shivani Desai / Divya Desai / Rashami Desai / Rashmi Desai / Rasmi Desai
Birthplace / Home Town : Nagaon, Assam, India / Gujarat, India
Nationality : Indian
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign : Aquarius
Religion / Caste : Hinduism


Height, Weight and Physical Stats :

Height : 160 Cm
Weight : 58 Kg
Body Measurement : 35-27-35
Eye Color : Black
Hair Color : Black


Family and Relatives :

Father : Ajay Desai
Mother : Rasila Desai
Brother : Gaurav Desai
Marital Status : Divorced
Spouse : Nandish Sandhu (Married – 2012, Divorce -2016)
Daughter(s) : Manya Sandhu
Affairs : Laksh Lalwani, Siddharth Shukla, Nandish Sandhu, Arhaan Khan, Umar Riaz (rumor)


Education and Career :

Qualification : Diploma
School / College / Universities : JB Khot Primary School, Mumbai

Narsee Moje Collage of commerce and economics

Profession : Actress, Model, Dancer
Debut Film / TV : Assamese Film : Kanyadaan (2002)

Bollywood Film : Ye Lamhe Judaai Ke (2004)

Bhojpuri Film : Balma Bada Nadaan (2004)

Gujarati Film : Superstar (2017)

TV : Raavan (2006)

Known For Her Role in Uttaran
Net Income / Salary / Worth : Not Available


Contact and Social Media Profile :

Twitter : TheRashamiDesai
Facebook : TheRashmiDesai
Instagram : Rashami Desai
Wikipedia Rashami_Desai
Email / Contact / address : Not Available


Rashami Desai Favorites :

Hobbies : Travelling, Swimming, Workout
Food Habit / Favorite Food : Pizza
Favorite Actor : Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan
Favorite Actress Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Film : Hum Saath Saath Hain


Awards :

 ITA Award for best actress in negative role (Uttaran)


Controversies :

Rashami Desai had met Nandish Sandhu on the sets of their popular television show, Uttaran, where they had fallen in love. She had married Nandish in 2012, but soon after, there were reports of troubles in the newlyweds paradise. Rashami Desi and Nandish Sandhu had separated soon after their wedding. They were finally granted divorce in 2016. While many had blamed Rashami’s over-possessiveness for their broken marriage, the actress has, over the years, shared her side of the story in many interviews. After their divorce news had become public, the blame game between the two had begun as to who was at fault in their four years of marriage.
Rashami and Arhaan’s relationship suffered a blow when Salman Khan exposed the latter on the reality show. Arhaan entered the show as a wild-card contestant and proposed Rashami too. Later, Salman revealed that Arhaan was married and also had a child from the marriage, which Rashami was unaware about. Further, a few facts about Arhaan’s debts were also revealed on the show. Post the show, Rashami hit back at Arhaan and revealed that he owed her an amount as big as Rs 15 lakh too. 
Rashami Desai reached out to Mumbai Police’s cyber cell to complain about the online harassment that she received following a statement in which she talked about her relationship with Umar Riaz. Her good friend Neha Bhasin spoke on the same and requested the fan clubs to be more sensitive toward a celebrity, especially when they are going through a heartbreak. 


Some Known Facts About Rashmi Desai :

  • Rashami Desai, originally named Shivani Desai, entered the world on 13 February 1986 in Nagaon, Assam, hailing from a Gujarati family.
  • After losing her father, Ajay Desai, during her early school years, she was raised by her mother Rasila Desai and brother Gaurav Desai in Mumbai.
  • Completing her education in Mumbai, she went on to earn a diploma in Tours and Travels from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
  • Desai stepped into the world of Bollywood with her debut in the 2004 romantic mystery film “Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke,” directed by Birendra Nath Tiwari. Alongside the talented Shah Rukh Khan and Raveena Tandon, she portrayed the character of Sheetal, a college student whose older sister (played by Tandon) meets a tragic fate.
  • The following year, Desai graced the screens in the Hindi film “Shabnam Mausi,” where she took on the role of Naina, sharing the screen with Ashutosh Rana and Vijay Raaz.
  • However, it was in the Bhojpuri film industry where Desai truly made a name for herself. She showcased her versatility by portraying various characters in films like “Balma Bada Nadaan” and “Gabbar Singh.”
  • In 2005, Desai’s talent shone brightly in the film “Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar,” which went on to receive the prestigious National Award for Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri.
  • Desai’s journey in the entertainment industry began with regional language films, where she showcased her acting skills. However, it was her entry into the world of Hindi television that truly catapulted her to fame. In 2006, she made her debut with the show Ravan, followed by a dual role in Pari Hoon Main in 2008.
  • It was her portrayal of Tapasya Thakur in the popular soap opera Uttaran on Colors TV that brought her immense recognition and love from the audience. Her exceptional performance in the show earned her numerous accolades and established her as a talented actress.
  • Apart from her television career, Desai also ventured into reality shows, showcasing her versatility and entertaining the viewers. She participated in shows like Zara Nachke Dikha 2 in 2010, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 in 2012, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 in 2015, and Nach Baliye 7 in 2015. Additionally, she made a special appearance in the 2012 film Dabangg 2, adding another feather to her cap.
  • Desai’s journey in the entertainment industry has been filled with remarkable achievements and memorable performances, making her a beloved figure in the hearts of her fans.
  • After tying the knot with her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, in Ghaziabad on 12 February 2011, their relationship took a turn in 2014 when they decided to separate. The couple eventually filed for divorce in 2015, putting an end to their nearly four-year-long marriage. The divorce was finalized in March 2016.
  • Moving forward, in 2018, Desai crossed paths with Arhaan Khan. Their journey together began when they both participated in Bigg Boss 13 in 2019. It was during their time on the show that Arhaan proposed to Desai, and she happily accepted. However, things took an unexpected twist when Salman Khan revealed that Arhaan had been previously married and had a child, a secret he had kept hidden from Desai. Consequently, in 2020, after leaving the Bigg Boss house, Desai made the difficult decision to end her relationship with Arhaan.
  • Desai made quite a fashionable statement as she graced the runway for renowned designers Rohit Verma and Anu Mehra at Bombay Times Fashion Week in both 2020 and 2021.
  • Not only did Desai leave her mark in the fashion world, but she also soared to great heights in the television industry. In the years 2013, 2014, and 2018, she was recognized as one of the highest-paid television actresses in India. In fact, reports even revealed that Desai held the title of the highest paid contestant in both Bigg Boss 13 and Bigg Boss 15.
  • Breaking barriers and setting new milestones, Desai became the first Indian Television actor to collaborate with Google for cameos in 2020. This groundbreaking achievement showcased her versatility and popularity.
  • Desai’s talent and charm have not gone unnoticed, as she secured the 22nd spot in BizAsia’s prestigious list of top 30 TV Personalities in 2020. This recognition further solidified her position as a prominent figure in the industry.
  • When it comes to brand endorsements, Desai has been a trusted face for various products. In 2010, she joined forces with Salman Khan to endorse Wheel, and in 2021, she proudly became the brand ambassador of JioMart. Additionally, Desai lends her support to Hangyo as well, showcasing her diverse range of partnerships.
  • Desai’s journey is a testament to her hard work, talent, and ability to captivate audiences both on and off the screen. With each endeavor, she continues to leave an indelible mark in the entertainment industry.


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