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Rashami Desai

Rashami Desai

We all love to watch serials, movies, and many more types of shows, like dance shows, singing shows, reality shows, and many more, mainly in our free time. There are many popular actors and actresses in India, some are very popular on Indian television, and some are very famous for working in movies. In India and other countries, there are crazes for television series, and due to this, many actors or actresses have become very famous in every house due to working in series. There are many famous television actresses or actors are in India, and some of them also work in movies after working in serials. In this article, we will discuss the biography of one of the very famous actresses on Indian television, Rashami Desai.


  • Name: Divya Desai, and Shivani Desai
  • Nick Name: Rashami Desai
  • Professions: Model, Television Actress, and Dancer
  • Age: 36 Years
  • Date of Birth/Birthday:13 February 1986
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Ethnicity: Gujarati
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Birth Place: Nagaon, Assam, India
  • Home Town: Gujarat, India
  • Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Mother NameRasila Desai
  • Father Name: Ajay Desai
  • Brother Name: Gaurav Desai
  • Sister Name: No Sister
  • Marital Status: Divorced (Married to Nandish Sandhu in the year 2012)

Today there are many actresses are working in Indian television or in television series, but only some of them have become very popular among viewers and are able to win the heart of the audience through their acting and characters, and one of them is Rashami Desai. We all know her by the name of Rashami Desai, but her real name is not Rashami; but it is Shivani Desai. She is a very popular actress and dancer on Hindi television. Till now, she worked on many television shows, television serials, and also in many reality shows. Moreover, she is also worked in many movies in different languages.

Early Life

India's famous television actress Rashami Desai was born in the year 1986 on 13 February, and in the Indian state of Assam, she was born in the town whose name is Nagaon. Ajay Desai is the father's name, and Rasila Desai is the mother's name of Rashami Desai, and she also has one brother named Gaurav Desai. She originally belonged to the Gujarat family.

Rashami Desai


Rashmi Desai was born in Assam, but after a few days, or in the early days of her childhood, she was shifted to Mumbai, and due to this, her undergraduation and schooling were done in Mumbai. The name of the school from which Rashmi did her schooling is JB Khot Primary School, and the location of this school is Borivali East, Mumbai Moreover, after completing schooling, she was admitted to Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, which is in Mumbai, for further education. In the Tours and Travels stream, she pursued a diploma degree from this college. Rashmi was fond of modeling and acting from the beginning of her childhood, and due to this, after completing her Diploma, she focused on acting.

Starting Acting Career

After completing her diploma degree, Rashmi Desai wanted to make her career in acting, and due to this, she gave many auditions for many films, and due to her hard work, she got a chance to work in regional films. In the year 2002, she got a small role in the Assamese-language family drama film Kanyadaan, and the director of this movie was Munin Barua.

Rashami Desai

After working in Assamese-language or regional films, she got a chance to work in Hindi cinema or Bollywood. In the year 2004, director Birendra Nath Tiwari directed one movie whose name was Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke; and in this film, she got a chance to play the very important role of one murdered girl's sister, and the name of her character was Sheetal which was a college student. It was a romantic mystery film, and Shah Rukh Khan and Raveena Tandon were this movie's lead actors and actresses. Due to working in some films, she became popular and also due to this in the year 2005 she got many roles in many films. She got a chance to act in a Hindi film Shabnam Mausi, Ashutosh Rana and Vijay Raaz were also in this film, and she got the character of Naina to play in this film. After this, in the same year, she also got a chance to work in the Bhojpuri film industry. She worked in many Bhojpuri movies, like Balma Bada Nadaan, Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar, and Gabbar Singh, out of which film Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar became very famous, and the popularity of Rashami also increased so much.

Acting Career in Television Series

Before acting in television serials, she worked in many movies in Hindi cinema or in other languages films; due to this, she easily got a chance to do acting in television series and impress an audience on television also. In the year 2006, she debuted on television through a mythological drama series, which was aired on Zee TV; and name of the series was Ravan. She played the role or character of Mandodari (Mandodari was the Wife of the king of Lanka, Ravana, according to Ramayana). After this in, the next year, she got a chance to be part of the English -language film Sambar Salsa, this movie was directed by Aditya Raj Kapoor, and Priyanka, Ateesh Randev, Roberta Caocci, and Rishi Kapoor were in the lead role in this film.

After this, in the year 2008, she got a big opportunity in the television industry; she got a chance to play an important role in a television series which is directed by Ravi Chopra. On 28 January 2008, one television series was premiered on Star One named Pari Hoon Main, and she portrayed the dual role in this serial. The name of her characters in this series was Nikki Shrivastav and Pari Rai Choudhary; after performing these roles, she became very famous in the television industry and started making more and more fans day by day. After working on this series, she became part of another famous horror thriller series whose name was Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai, Manish Paul also played an important character in this horror thriller series.

Rashami Desai

In 2009, one drama series was aired on Sony TV, and the name of this series was Meet Mila De Rabba; she was also part of this series and played the character of Dr. Meher Datta. Rashami had become a household name, but after working in the series Uttaran, she had become more famous than earlier. This series was broadcasted on Colors TV from the year 2008 to the year 2015; this series continuously aired on Colors Tv, and due to this is the third longest-running television series on Colors. In this television series, she played the role of Tapasya Thakur, and after portraying this role, she got many awards and a lot of applause.

After working in Uttaran, Rashami worked in many reality shows of different genres, including dance, comedy, and many more, and gained popularity. Some reality shows in which Rashami worked are:-

  • Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka
  • Zara Nachke Dikha
  • Meethi Choori No 1
  • Comedy Circus Mahasangram
  • Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala,
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5
  • Movers and Shakers
  • Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6
  • Nach Baliye 7
  • Mazaak Mazaak Mein, and many more.
Rashami Desai

Before the year 2017, she worked on many reality shows, TV series, and music albums, but the popularity that she got from the television drama series Dil Se Dil Tak she hardly got from any other television series. This series is based on the Bollywood movie Chori Chori Chupke Chupke. It is a love triangle television series that aired from January 30, 2017, to June 1, 2018, on Colors TV. Sidharth Shukla, Rohan Gandotra, Mohammed Iqbal Khan, and Jasmin Bhasin were also in the lead role in this series. Rashami played the character of Shorvari Bhanushali and won the heart of many audiences through her brilliant acting.

Till now, Rashami Desai worked in many television series and continuously working. She was also part of India's biggest reality show, Bigg Boss. Some list of the famous Television Series of which she was a part are:-

  • Ravan
  • Pari Hoon Main
  • Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai
  • Meet Mila De Rabba
  • Uttaran
  • Haunted Nights
  • Adhuri Kahaani Hamari
  • Dil Se Dil Tak
  • Chalo Saaf Karein
  • Naagin 4: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel
  • Tandoor
  • Naagin 6, and many more.

Marriage and Relationship

Rashami Desai

Rashami Desai, one of the well-known actresses in India, meets Nandish Sandhu on the seat of Uttaran, and after some years of knowing each other, they married in the year 2011 on February 12, but only after three years of marriage, they both separated with one another and taken divorced in the year 2015. Nandish Sandhu also worked with her on the television series Uttaran, and he is also a model, actor, and producer.

In the year 2018, she met with Arhaan Khan, and in the 2019, Arhaan proposed to Desai on the seat of Bigg Boss 13, and she accepted the proposal, but Salman Khan told Rashami that he had also married before and also had a child, and due to this reason, Rashami broke up with him.

Award and Achievements

Rashami Desai

Rashami is a brilliant actress, and due to this, she has been honoured with many awards till now; let's see the list of some popular awards she received.

  • In the year 2009, she won Indian Television Academy Awards in the category of GR8 Ensemble Cast and Best Actress (Popular).
  • In 2010 in the category of Most Popular Actor in a Negative Role (Female) and Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female), she won the Indian Telly Awards and Gold Awards.
  • In 2011 she won many awards like Star Guild Awards, FICCI Frames Excellence Awards, Apsara Awards, and Gold Awards in the category of Best Actor-Female in a Drama Series, Best TV Actor (Female), Best Ensemble Cast, Best Actress (Critics).
  • Apart from these awards, she was also nominated for many other awards.

Rashami Desai Body Measurements/Physical Statistics

  • Height in Feet Inches: 5'3"
  • Weight in Kilograms: 55 kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Rashami Desai Education Qualifications

  • School: JB Khot Primary School, Borivali East, Mumbai
  • College: Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
  • Educational Qualification: Diploma in Commerce

Rashami Desai Favourites Things and Like & Dislike

  • Favorite Actor: JB Khot Primary School, Borivali East, Mumbai
  • Favorite Actress: Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
  • Favorite Color: White
  • Favorite Film: Mother India, Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Saath Saath Hain
  • Favorite Food: Pasta, Pizza, Maggie, and many more.
  • Favorite Politician: Narendra Modi
  • Favorite Destination Place: London, New Zealand, and New York
  • Hobbies: Travelling, Dancing, Driving, and Swimming

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Rashami Desai is one of the most popular television stars in India. Her popularity increases day by day, and due to her brilliant acting and gorgeous look, there are millions of fans of Rashami all over the world. Moreover, she is also one of the richest television actresses in India and charges more than lakh rupees for an episode; and also the owner of many luxury cars. No doubt, Rashami Desai is one of the most well-known actresses in India and a superstar in the television industry.

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