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 29)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 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 Ms 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 Ms Rohatgi won the coveted title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World.[5][6]

Soon Ms 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 Ms 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 Ms 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]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, during the second season of the show, Bigg Boss, Rohatgi was romantically linked with fellow inmate, Rahul Mahajan,[12] immediately after he divorced Shweta Singh.[13] The couple broke up later, with Rohatgi citing abuse and physical assault as the main reasons of their split.[14] Reports have also surfaced of her dating South African cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs in 2010.[15] Since 2011 Ms 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.[16][17] She is an ardent devotee of Sai Baba of Shirdi.[18]

On 27 February 2014, she got engaged to wrestler Sangram Singh at Ahmedabad.[19]


Year Title Role Other notes
2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? Esha- Lead Role Remake of American Pie
2002 Refuge English film [20]
2002 Patth Lead role Opp Sharad Kapoor [21]
2003 Plan Tanya by Sanjay Gupta (director)
2003 Police Force: An Inside Story Item song Akshay Kumar starrer film
2004 Rakht Tanya Bipasha Basu's friend
2004 Laila Laila- Lead Role
2005 Tauba Tauba Lead Role
2005 Chetna: The Excitement Chetna- Lead Role
2005 Fun - Can Be Dangerous Sometimes Natasha- Lead Role
2005 Ek Se Mera Kya Hoga Lead role
2005 Maaza Mazaa Lead Role [22]
2006 Mr 100% - The Real Player Lead Role Opposite Irrfan Khan [23]
2006 Men Not Allowed Lead Role [24]
2006 36 China Town Gracy Opposite Paresh Rawal
2006 Corporate Item Song Director Madhur Bhandarkar
2007 Heyy Babyy Special Appearance Opposite Ritesh Deshmukh
2007 Dhol Sophie Opposite Arbaaz Khan (Indian actor)
2008 Ugly Aur Pagli Guest Appearance Opposite Ranvir Shorey
2008 Dil Kabaddi Kaya Opposite Irrfan Khan
2011 Phir Zindagi Not Released Director Parvati Balgopalan [25]
2012 Valentine's Night Lead Role
2013 Black Currency Under production Opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Non Fiction/Reality Shows
Year Show Place
2008 Bigg Boss (Season 2)[26]
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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  8. ^ "Love Guru makes Bollywood debut with 'Dil Kabaddi'". Imdb News. Retrieved 6 December 2008. 
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  12. ^ "Sanjay reveals all about Rahul Mahajan, Payal Rohatgi". 25 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  13. ^ "Wife No. 1 Shweta Singh". The Times of India. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  14. ^ "Rahul Mahajan assaulted me: Payal Rohatgi". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  15. ^ Shah, Kunal M (1 May 2010). "Payal's dinner date with Gibbs". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
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  17. ^ Payal Rohatgi is dating a wrestler
  18. ^ "Payal Rohtagi spotted at Shirdi Temple with Wrestler Sangram Singh". IANS. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Sangram Singh brought stability in my life, says Payal Rohatgi". IANS. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
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