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Rashami Desai is a popular Indian television actress. She made her acting debut with the film Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke. She is well known for her Character as Tapasya in Uttaran. She also portrayed herself as Shorvori in Dil Se Dil Tak, and Shalaka in Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel. In 2019, she had participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13 emerging as the 3rd runner-up. In 2018, she was among the highest-paid television actresses in India. She has acted in many Tv serials. She has been also part of Bhojpuri films too.

Rashami Desai  
Real NameDivya Desai
Profession(s)Actress, Model, Dancer
Famous Role'Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore' in "Uttaran"
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutAssamese Film: Kanyadaan (2002) Cameo
Bolywood Film: Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke (2004) as Sheetal
Bhojpuri Film: Balma Bada Nadaan (2004)
Gujarat Film: Superstar (2017) as Anjali Kapadia
TV: Raavan (2006) as Mandodari
Awards, Honours, Achievements• Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in Negative Role Popular for the TV serial "Uttaran" (2010)
• Indian Telly Award for Most Popular Negative Actor Female for the TV serial "Uttaran" (2010)
• Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in Negative Role for the TV serial "Uttaran" (2010)
• BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best Television Actor Female for the TV serial "Uttaran" (2010)
• Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in Negative Role for the TV serial "Uttaran" (2011)
• Apsara Award for Best Negative Actress for the TV serial "Uttaran" (2011)
• BIG Television Award for BIG Namkeen Character Female Fiction for the TV serial "Uttaran" (2011)
• Colors Golden Petal Award for Best Onscreen Jodi with Siddharth Shukla for the TV serial "Dil Se Dil Tak" (2017)
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 February 1986 (Thursday)
Age (as in 2020)34 Years
BirthplaceNagaon, Assam, India
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownGujarat, India
SchoolJB Khot Primary School, Borivali East, Mumbai
College/UniversityNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
Educational QualificationDiploma
HobbiesDancing, Driving, Travelling, Swimming, Watching News Channels
TattooOn The Right Ankle: A Lotus Flower
Controversies• Rashami attracted controversy for her disturbed relationship with her then-husband, Nandish Sandhu. She alleged that Nandish had disrespected her and abused her for 3 years.
• Desai blamed the website, India Forums, for portraying a negative image of her in the public. In an interview, she said, "You know there’s a website called India Forums. They’ve been handling Nandish’s PR and I don’t have a problem but they’ve been giving one-sided stories from Nandish’s end. I’ve never felt the need to explain myself or my relationship to anyone – but there are all sorts of rumours that pinpoint me and claim that Nandish is completely innocent.”
• In Nach Baliye 7, Rashami revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage. However, during an interview, her ex-husband revealed that Rashami had never conceived. He said, “We were clear about planning a baby after we were professionally settled. Our career was our focus. So where is the question of a miscarriage? I never wanted to embarrass her on national television by questioning her on that.”
• Rashami revealed in Nach Baliye 7 that she had undergone cosmetic surgery. However, later, Nandish Sandhu cleared that she got confused between cosmetic treatment and surgery.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Boyfriends• Nandish Sandhu
• Laksh Lalwani (Rumoured)
• Siddharth Shukla (Rumoured)
• Arhaan Khan (Rumoured)
Marriage Date2012-02-12 00:00:00
Husband/SpouseNandish Sandhu (m. 2012- div. 2015)
ParentsFather- Ajay Desai
Mother- Rasila Desai (Teacher)
SiblingsBrother- Gaurav Desai
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodPizza
Favourite BeverageCoffee
Favourite ActorsSalman Khan, Hrithik Roshan
Favourite ActressesMadhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt
Favourite FilmsMother India (1957), Andaz Apna Apna 1994), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)
Favourite ColourWhite
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 55,000/episode for the role of Tapasya in Uttaran (2014)


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