Rashami Desai is one of the most popular faces on Indian television. Along with Bollywood films, she has also been part of Bhojpuri, Assamese and Gujarati films.
December 2020– Rashami will be seen paired opposite Shaheer Shaikh in an upcoming music video. Fans are ecstatic and can’t wait to see their chemistry on screen.
September 2020– Rashami took to her Instagram stories and lashed out at Shibani Dandekar for going after Ankita Lokhande. Shibani was accusing Ankita of trying to get fame by siding with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput
June 2020– After a 3-month break from shooting due to the pandemic, Rashami joined the rest of the cast of Naagin 4 to shoot its finale.
February 2020– Rashami emerges as the 3rd runner-up of the controversial reality show, Bigg Boss. She entertained the audience with her fights with Siddharth Shukla, as well as her chemistry with Arhaan Khan.
Prior to becoming one of the most famous Indian television actors, Rashami started her career with an Assamese film in 2002, titled Kanyadaan. She then appeared in two Hindi films Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke (2003) and Shabnam Mausi (2005). She also became famous for her works in the Bhojpuri film industry, with movies such as Balma Bada Nadaan and Gabbar Singh.
Number of TV serials till now: Rashami has been part of 10 Indian soap operas as well as over 15 reality shows and competitions. She became a household name for her role as Tapasya in Uttaran.
Debut show: Ravan
Debut year: 2006
List of all shows done so far: Raavan, Pari Hoon Main, Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai, Meet Mila De Rabba, Uttaran , Meethi Choori, Zara Nachke Dikha, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Ratan Ka Rishta, Kahani Comedy Circus Ki, Haunted Nights, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5, Comedy Nights with Kapil, Savdhaan India, Farah Ki Daawat, Nach Baliye 7, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6, Ishq Ka Rang Safed, Adhuri Kahaani Hamari, Box Cricket League 2, Comedy Nights Live, Dil Se Dil Tak , Chalo Saaf Karein, Kitchen Champion 5, Khatra Khatra Khatra, Bigg Boss 13 Contestant (3rd runner-up), Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel, Ladies Vs Gentlemen
Rashami Desai has been at the centre of a number of controversies in the past. From her public divorce with Nandish Sandhu to her fights with Siddharth Shukla on Bigg Boss13, she has made several headlines.
Rashami alleged that her relationship with Nandish was an abusive one, with her being disrespected by her ex-husband for 3 years. She also spoke about how the website India Forums had been portraying a negative image of hers to the public, by publishing one-sided stories from her ex-husband’s side.
During her time in Nach Baliye 7, Rashami had revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage, which her ex-husband later on refused saying that she had never conceived in the first place.
Rashami Desai was also in the news for her fights with co-star Siddharth Shukla, both during Dil Se Dil Tak as well as Bigg Boss.
Marital status: Divorced (from Nandish Sandhu in 2015)
Current Boyfriend: Not known
Past Relationships: Arhaan Khan, Laksh Lalwani, Siddharth Shukla
Height: 5’3 inches (160 cm)
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Eye colour: Black
Hair colour: Black
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Date of Birth: February 13th, 1986
Hometown: Gujarat, India
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Birthplace: Nagaon, Assam
School: JB Khot Primary School, Mumbai
Educational Qualification: Diploma
College/University: Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming, Travelling, Driving
Languages known: Hindi, English
Mother: Rasila Desai
Father: Ajay Desai
Siblings: Brother- Gaurav Desai
Rashami lives by the saying that one should care more for the people who care about them. Moreover, she has been an inspiration to several people, for how she braved through life and faced so many difficulties to get to where she is currently.
Awards and Accreditations:
Award Name: International Iconic Star of India Award 2020
Award Name: Favourite Jodi 2017 with Sidharth Shukla (Dil Se Dil Tak) – Colors Golden Petal Awards
Award Name: Best Actress TV 2011 (Uttaran) – Apsara Film Producers Guild AwardsAward Name: Best Actress Popular 2010 (Uttaran) – Indian Television Academy Awards
Award Name: Best Actress in a Negative Role 2010 (Uttaran) – Indian Telly Awards
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Favourite Bollywood actress (s): Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit
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Rashami swears by rose water and its benefits for skin. She washes her face using rose water every day. She also follows the rule of never sleeping with makeup on and getting adequate eight hours of sleep. As for the products she applies, she uses a moisturizer before going out and even before sleeping at night. Protecting her skin from the harmful UV rays is also important for her, for which she always applies sunscreen before going out.
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Rashami’s real name is Shivani Desai. Moreover, when she began her career by acting in Bhojpuri films, she used Divya Desai as her onscreen name.
She is a trained Kathak and Bharatanatyam dancer and is fond of dancing.
Rashami has also made a cameo in the blockbuster hit Dabangg 2.
The estimated net value of Rashami Desai– USD 1 million (As of 2020).
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