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)
Website
http://www.payalrohatgi.in

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] 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.

Career[edit]

Rohatgi started her career by being part of Femina Miss India paegent in the year 2000 with Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta & Dia Mirza [3]. She later went on to represent India in Miss India Tourism paegent internatinally [4]. Later Ms Rohatgi modelled 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, during the second season of the show, Bigg Boss, Rohatgi was romantically linked with fellow inmate, Rahul Mahajan,[9] immediately after he divorced Shweta Singh.[10] The couple broke up later, with Rohatgi citing abuse and physical assault as the main reasons of their split.[11] Reports have also surfaced of her dating South African cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs in 2010.[12] 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.[13][14] She is an ardent devotee of Sai Baba of Shirdi.[15]

On 27 February 2014, she got engaged to wrestler Sangram Singh at Ahmedabad.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? Esha- Lead Role Remake of American Pie
2002 Refuge English film [17]
2002 Patth Lead role Opp Sharad_Kapoor [18]
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 [19]
2005 Ek Se Mera Kya Hoga Lead role
2005 Maaza Mazaa Lead Role [20]
2006 Mr 100% - The Real Player Lead Role Opposite Irrfan Khan [21]
2006 Men Not Allowed Lead Role [22]
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 [23]
2008 Dil Kabaddi Kaya Opposite Irrfan Khan
2011 Phir Zindagi Not Released Director Parvati Balgopalan [24]
2012 Valentine's Night Lead Role
2013 Black Currency Under production Opposite Nawazuddin_Siddiqui

Television[edit]

As Contestant
Year Show Place
2008 Bigg Boss (Season 2)[25]
9th Place
Evicted Day 55
2012 Survivor India
6th Place
Voted out Day 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detractors are trying to distort my Wikipedia profile: Payal Rohatgi". 
  2. ^ a b "Payal Rohatgi - Biography". 
  3. ^ "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femina_Miss_India". 
  4. ^ "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_India_Tourism_Pageant". 
  5. ^ "Payal Rohatgi: Biography". mypayalrohatgi.com. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Love Guru makes Bollywood debut with 'Dil Kabaddi'". Imdb News. Retrieved 6 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Payal Rohatgi on Shapath". 
  8. ^ "http://indiablooms.com/ibns_new/showbiz-details/B/398/quot-indian-national-anthem-quot-launched-in-kolkata.html". 
  9. ^ "Sanjay reveals all about Rahul Mahajan, Payal Rohatgi". 25 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  10. ^ "Wife No. 1 Shweta Singh". The Times of India. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  11. ^ "Rahul Mahajan assaulted me: Payal Rohatgi". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  12. ^ Shah, Kunal M (1 May 2010). "Payal's dinner date with Gibbs". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  13. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/tv/news-interviews/Want-to-settle-down-with-Sangram-Payal-Rohatgi/articleshow/26696168.cms
  14. ^ Payal Rohatgi is dating a wrestler
  15. ^ "Payal Rohtagi spotted at Shirdi Temple with Wrestler Sangram Singh". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Sangram Singh brought stability in my life, says Payal Rohatgi". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  17. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0326056/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_18. 
  18. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FOynjF7zgM. 
  19. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_%E2%80%93_Can_Be_Dangerous_Sometimes. 
  20. ^ "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488316/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm". 
  21. ^ "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497640/combined". 
  22. ^ "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1099982/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_7". 
  23. ^ "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_Aur_Pagli". 
  24. ^ "http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/cast/id/506648". 
  25. ^ "Payal Rohatgi on Bigg Boss". Retrieved 2010-12-06.


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