Payal Rohatgi

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Payal Rohatgi
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Payal Rohatgi at the Colors Indian Telly Awards, 2012.
Born (1984-11-09) 9 November 1984 (age 30)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2002–present
Title Supermodel Miss Tourism World 2001
Miss India Tourism 2001[1]
Partner(s) Sangram Singh (2011-present)

Payal Rohatgi (born 9 November 1984) is an Indian actress and reality TV performer who appears in Bollywood films.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rohatgi was born in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India on 9 November 1984 Hyderabad. She is the daughter of Veena Rohatgi and Shashank Rohatgi. She has a brother named Gaurav Rohatgi. She was brought up in a middle-class family and grew up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She completed her schooling from Udgam School and did her engineering from L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. She is a Computer Engineer by education.[3] Her father is a Chemical Engineer and mother was working as a Teacher for last 30 years in a school in Ahmedabad. Her brother is a Electronics Engineer. Coming from a highly educated family it was a surprise even to her family when Rohatgi wanted to be a part of the Film Industry. But nevertheless they always supported her decision. They always backed their daughter's determination and ability to experiment in her life.


Rohatgi started her career by being part of Femina Miss India paegent in the year with Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta & Dia Mirza. She later went on to represent India as Miss India Tourism in Miss Tourism World paegent internationally,.[4] There Rohatgi won the coveted title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World.[5][6]

Soon Rohatgi started modelling for popular brands like Amul, Nirma, Nescafe, Dabur Hair Oil, Jaguar Bath Panel, etc. She gained attention after appearing in a television ad for Cadbury's Temptations Chocolates. Around this time she also appeared in music videos by rock band, Silk Route and Indipop artist, KK.[3]

In 2006, she got her breakthrough with a Important Role in a big-budget Bollywood film 36 China Town, directed by Abass Mustan and starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, & Akshaye Khanna.[7]

In 2008, she was seen in a cameo opposite Ranvir Shorey in PNC film Ugly Aur Pagli which was released in August. In mid-September, she appeared opposite Irrfan Khan in the TV18 film Dil Kabaddi.[8]

In 2010, Payal Rohatgi made her theatre debut with director and producer Vandana Sajnani play called Fourplay.[9] She said she thoroughly enjoyed working with a lady director for the first time in her career. Also Rohatgi found the theatre medium quite powerful as compared to films and television.

September 2013 saw Rohatgi in Life OK's TV fiction show Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath where she played the supervillain Gong in the special episodal comic series.[10]

In 2014 Rohatgi was part of the National Anthem that was shot by director Rajeev Walia with 70 Indian celebrities & was released worldwide in 150 countries in August.[11] September 30, 2014 Rohatgi will make her her Television Debut as a Negative lead character Anam in Sony TV show Humsafars.[12] She is very excited to be part of television fiction shows considering that earlier it was reality shows on television that gave her love and respect among her fans.[13] Ms Rohatgi was loved by the way she portrayed the stylish character Anam by the audiences. Her talent as an actress was clearly visible. The show got finished on 27th Feb 2015.

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, during the second season of the show, Bigg Boss, Rohatgi was romantically linked with fellow inmate, Rahul Mahajan,[14] immediately after he divorced Shweta Singh.[15] The couple broke up later, with Rohatgi citing abuse and physical assault as the main reasons of their split.[16] Reports have also surfaced of her dating South African cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs in 2010.[17] Since 2011 Rohatgi has been in a committed relationship with Gold medal Indian Wrestler Sangram Singh whom she met on the sets of reality show Survivor India.[18][19] She is an ardent devotee of Sai Baba of Shirdi.[20]

On 27 February 2014, she got engaged to wrestler Sangram Singh in Ahmedabad.[21]


Year Title Role Other notes
2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? Esha Remake of American Pie
2002 Refuge[22] Miss World Tourism 2001
2002 Patth
2003 Plan Tanya
2003 Police Force: An Inside Story Item Song
2004 Rakht Tanya
2004 Laila Laila
2004 Tauba Tauba Payal Remake of Private Lessons
2005 Chetna: The Excitement Chetna
2005 Fun - Can Be Dangerous Sometimes Natasha First Indian film based on wife swapping
2006 36 China Town Gracy Remake of Once Upon a Crime
2006 Corporate Item Song
2007 Heyy Babyy Special Appearance Remake of Three Men and a Baby
2007 Dhol Sophie
2008 Ugly Aur Pagli Guest Appearance
2008 Dil Kabaddi Kaya
2012 Valentine's Night Sanjana
2013 Black Currency Under production
N/A Phir Zindagi[23] Shelved film


Non Fiction/Reality Shows
Year Show Place
2008 Bigg Boss (Season 2)[24]
9th Place
Evicted Day 55
2009 Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka (TV Series)
2011 Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout
2012 Survivor India
6th Place
Voted out Day 41
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki
Winner of her Episodal series
Fiction Shows


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  14. ^ "Sanjay reveals all about Rahul Mahajan, Payal Rohatgi". 25 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  15. ^ "Wife No. 1 Shweta Singh". The Times of India. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  16. ^ "Rahul Mahajan assaulted me: Payal Rohatgi". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  17. ^ Shah, Kunal M (1 May 2010). "Payal's dinner date with Gibbs". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
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  19. ^ Payal Rohatgi is dating a wrestler
  20. ^ "Payal Rohtagi spotted at Shirdi Temple with Wrestler Sangram Singh". IANS. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Sangram Singh brought stability in my life, says Payal Rohatgi". IANS. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
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  24. ^ "Payal Rohatgi on Bigg Boss". Retrieved 2010-12-06.

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