Rashami Desai

Rashami Desai

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Rashami Desai
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Desai in 2017
Born Divya Desai[1]
13 February[2]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, model, dancer
Years active 2004-present
Known for Uttaran as Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore
Spouse(s) Nandish Sandhu (2012–2015)

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.[3] 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.[4]

Career[edit]

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.[5] On 7 November 2012, she returned to Uttaran in positive shades.[6]

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.[7] On the show she spoke about her miscarriage and other contestant felt that it was all done for sympathy.[8][9] She also appeared on the Shekhar Suman hosted show Movers and Shakers.[10]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Desai with her ex-husband Nandish Sandhu

Rashami Desai is a Gujarati.[11] Desai married her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, on 12 February 2012, in Dholpur.[12] In 2014 they separated, and in 2015, the couple filed for divorce after almost four years of marriage.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Bhojpuri movies[edit]

Movies
Balma Bada Naadan
Bambai Ki Laila Chapra Ka Chaila
Bandhan Toote Na
Dulha Babu
Gazab Bhail Rama
Gabbar Singh
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
Sathi Sanghati
Sohagan Bana Da Sajana Hamaar
Shahar Wali Jaan Mareli
Tohse Pyar Ba
Umariya Kaili Tohre Naam

“Tulasi” with

sidhant Mohapatra

Bollywood films[edit]

Year Movie Role Notes
2004 Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke Sheetal
2013 Dabangg 2 Bride Cameo appearance in the song “Dagabaaz Re”
2017 Six X Shweta Bhardwaj Unrealesed

Assamese films[edit]

Year Movie Role Notes
2002 Kanyadaan Cameo Assamese

Gujarati films[edit]

Year Movie Role Notes
2017 Superstar Anjali Kapadia Gujarati

TV shows[edit]

Year Serial Role Channel
2006–2008 Raavan Mandodari Zee TV
2008 Pari Hoon Main Nikki/Pari Star One
2008 Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai Mona Star One
2008–2014 Uttaran Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore Colors TV
2011–2011 Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala Herself Star Plus
2012 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Herself Sony TV
2012 Haunted Nights Shivani Sahara One
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 Herself Colors TV
2012 Comedy Circus 3 Special Appearance in 3 Ka Tadka Episode Sony TV
2013 Bigg Boss 6 Herself/Guest Colors TV
2013 Nautanki – The Comedy Theatre Natkhat Saali Colors TV
2014 Savdhaan India Mata Life Ok
2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Colors TV
2015 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 Contestant Colors TV
2015 Farah Ki Dawat Guest Colors TV
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Herself Star Plus
2015 Ishq Ka Rang Safed Tulsi Colors TV
2015 Comedy Classes Guest Colors TV
2015 Teri Ek Hasee Mute Girl Music Video by Jubin Nautiyal
2016 Adhuri Kahaani Hamari Preeti &TV
2016 Comedy Nights Live Performer Colors TV
2017 Bigg Boss 10[14] Herself – Guest on Finale to promote new show Colors TV
2017-2018 Dil Se Dil Tak Shorvori Parth Bhanushali Colors TV
2017 Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman Shorvori Parth Bhanushali Colors TV
2017 Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Shorvori Parth Bhanushali Colors TV
2017 Bigg Boss 11[15] Guest/Shorvori Colors TV
2018 Tu Aashiqui: Jashn-E-Ishq Shorvori Parth Bhanushali (Dance Performer) Colors TV
2018 Belan Wali Bahu Shorvori Parth Bhanushali Colors TV

Awards and nominations[edit]

 Rashami Desai smiles for the camera

Desai at Indian Telly Awards in 2010

Year Work Award Category Result
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
Won
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