Rashami Desai Biography & Her Remarkable Journey in the Industry

The gorgeous Rashami Desai has ruled over many hearts through her acting and screen presence. She is renowned for playing the role of Tapasya in Uttaran (2008). Her character reigned over Hindi television for a long time. She is one of the most talented actors in the Indian television industry. She has earned a lot of respect and a huge fandom with her wonderful persona. So let’s read Rashami Desai Biography.

Early life & Family

Rashami was born on the 13th of February at Nagaon, Assam, though her ancestral root is actually in Gujarat. Her parents are Ajay Desai and Rasila Desai. Rashami lost her father at a very young age. She has a younger brother, Gaurav, who has supported her throughout. Rashami went to JB Khot Primary School and completed her Diploma from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. 

She has a lot of hobbies that are dancing, traveling, driving, swimming, and according to her one of many roles in Big Boss 13, cooking. She is a trained Kathak and Bharatnatyam dancer.


Rashami got her first acting project in an Assamese film Kanyadaan, while doing her Diploma in 2002. She made her Bollywood debut in Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke in 2003. Her television career began in 2006 with Ravan on Zee TV followed by Meet Mila De Rabba (2008) on Sony TV. She also played a double role in Pai Hoon Main at the start of 2008 and entered Uttaran in 2009. Her character Tapasya Rathore in Uttaran has been proof of her brilliant acting as she eased the negative protagonist amazingly.


In 2012 she participated in a popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5 on Colors TV where she became the first runner-up. She also entered Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 in 2015 and Nach Baliye 7 with her then-husband Nandish Sandhu. Later that year, she played a negative character in Ishq Ka Rang Safed and entered Adhuri Kahaani Humari (2016) that was aired on &TV. She entered Dil Se Dil Tak (2017) as a leading character. She played the role of Shorvori Bhanushali opposite Sidharth Shukla, which won numerous hearts. She participated in the famous reality show Big Boss 13 (2019) and came out as a finalist.

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She participated in many reality shows like Meethi Choori No 1, Zara Nachke Dikha in 2010, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala in 2011, Kahani Comedy Circus Ki (2012), Comedy Nights With Kapil (2013), Farah Ki Daawat (2015), Comedy Nights Live (2016), Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sang (2017), Kitchen Champion 5 (2019) and many more.

In between her presences in television Rashami has worked in multiple regional movie industries including Bhojpuri, Assamese, and Gujarati. Some of her movies are Balma Bada Nadaan (2004), Nadiya Ke Teer (2005), Gabbar Singh (2006), Pappu Ke Pyar Ho Gail (2006), Bandan Toote Na (2007), Pyar Jab Kehu Se Hoi Jala (2008), Soahagan Bana De Sanjana Hamaar (2010), Superstar (2017). She made a cameo in Dabangg 2 in 2012. 

She has also played various roles in Savdhaan India (2014), Haunted Nights (2012), Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani (2016), Ek Shringaar – Swabhiman (2017, as a guest). In 2020, After finishing a four-month-long journey in Big Boss 13 she appeared in Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge ( as a guest), and Ladies Vs Gentlemen (as a participant).

Personal Life

Rashami Desai got married to her Uttaram co-star Nandish Sandhu in 2012. After going through many ups and downs they decides to separate their ways and files for divorce in 2015. There were rumors of her dating Laksh Lalwani who starred in Adhuri Kahaani Humari with her and Dil Se Dil Tak co-star Sidharth Shukla. In the Big Boss house, the latter denied having any dating history of the two where both were participants. In the same show, Rashami’s long-time friend Arhaan Khan who was also a contestant proposed to her for marriage. But Arhaan’s previous marriage and having a child being unknown to Rashami caused them to detach their lives from each other.


  • In 2010 Rashami Desai won multiple awards that included Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress (Popular) category, Indian Telly Awards for the Most Popular Actor Negative, BIG Star Entertainments Awards for Best Television Actor. 
  • She bagged the Gold Awards for Best Actress Negative Role back to back two years in a row in 2010 and 2011. 
  • She was awarded Apsara Awards for Best Actress Negative and BIG Television Awards for BIG Namkeen Character Female in 2011. 
  • In 2012 she was nominated for Apsara Awards for Best Actress category.


Rashami Desai is mostly known for her brilliance. Her presence created an aura that always mesmerizes her fans and audiences. Her journey in Big Boss 13 has been proof of her fighter spirit and awesome persona. At present, Rashami is ready to make her debut on the OTT platform opposite Tanuj Virwani in an investigative thriller Tandoor. Undoubtedly, she will again make her fans awestruck with her work.

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