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 India Tourism World 2002
Miss Tourism World 2002
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.[1]

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.[2]


Rohatgi started her career by modeling 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.[2]

In 2006, she got her breakthrough with the film 36 China Town, also starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal.[3]

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.[4]

September 2013 will see Rohatgi in Life OK's TV fiction show Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath where she plays the supervillain Gong in the special episodal comic series.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, during the second season of the show, Bigg Boss, Rohatgi was romantically linked with fellow inmate, Rahul Mahajan,[6] immediately after he divorced Shweta Singh.[7] The couple broke up later, with Rohatgi citing abuse and physical assault as the main reasons of their split.[8] Reports have also surfaced of her dating South African cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs in 2010.[9] 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.[10][11] She is an ardent devotee of Sai Baba of Shirdi.[12]

On 27 February 2014, she got engaged to wrestler Sangram Singh at Ahmedabad.[13]


Year Title Role Other notes
2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? Esha- Lead Role Remake of American Pie
2003 Plan Tanya by Sanjay_Gupta_(director)
2003 Police Force Item song Akshay Kumar starrer film
2004 Rakht Tanya Bipasha Basu's friend
2004 Laila Laila- Lead Role
2005 Chetna: The Excitement Chetna- Lead Role
2005 Tauba Tauba Lead role
2006 36 China Town Gracy Opposite Paresh Rawal
2006 Corporate Item Song Director Madhur Bhandarkar
2006 Ek Se Mera Kya Hoga Lead role
2007 Heyy Babyy Special Appearance Opposite Ritesh Deshmukh
2007 Dhol Sophie Opposite Arbaaz_Khan_(Indian actor)
2008 Ugly Aur Pagli Guest Appearance [14]
2008 Dil Kabaddi Kaya Opposite Irrfan Khan
2012 Valentine's Night Lead Role
2013 Black Currency Under production Opposite Nawazuddin_Siddiqui


As Contestant
Year Show Place
2008 Bigg Boss (Season 2)[15]
9th Place
Evicted Day 55
2012 Survivor India
6th Place
Voted out Day 41


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