|Born||January 10, 1985|
|Years active||2007 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Neeraj Khemka (m. 2015)|
|Relatives||Suhasi Goradia Dhami (sister in law)|
Drashti Dhami (born 10 January 1985) is an Indian television actress, model and dancer. She is recognized for her roles in the shows Dill Mill Gayye, Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani. In 2016, Dhami was part of the Swachh Survekshan 2017 Initiative. An initiative for an environmentally cleaner India (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan).
Dhami was born on 10 January 1985 to a Gujarati family in Mumbai where she also studied. She attended Mary Immaculate Girl's High School and also went to Mumbai's Mithibai College from where she has a degree in Sociology.
Dhami began her career in modeling with print and television advertisements before debuting in the entertainment industry with her appearance in the music video for "Saiyyan Dil Mein Aana Re" followed by "Humko Aaj Kal Hai", "Teri Meri Nazar Ki Dori" and a Punjabi music video "Nachle Soniyo Tu" and done advertisements like Colgate (toothpaste) with Saif Ali Khan, Lion Honey, Pulimoottil Silks, Vasan Eye care, RKS Grand (Shopping Mall), Amul, VIP Bags and jewellery. Her first role was in the Star One show Dill Mill Gayye, where she portrayed Dr. Muskaan. She then appeared as the female lead on the STAR One show Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi.
Dhami also made a brief appearance through her dance performance for the show Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha. She then played the titular role in the Colors TV serial Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon from 2012-2014. She is also the winner of the sixth season of Indian dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa alongside choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan. In June 2014, Dhami for a short duration hosted the seventh season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She made a comeback and portrayed the role of Rani Gayatri and Savitri in a show on Zee TV Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani.
She was also the Brand Ambassador for Canvironment Week 2011 and 2013 to support the cause of 'Save Our Planet'. She has been roped in as the face of MATRIX India's hair colour brand - SoColor.
In 2016, she was also part of a web series called I Don't Watch TV along with many TV celebrities aired on a web-content platform.
Personal life and popularity
The UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye placed her in their "50 Sexiest Asian Women" list. In 2012, Eastern Eye placed her at twelfth position. Thereafter she remained in the top three spots for three consecutive years, listed at the third spot in 2013, the second spot in 2014 and the third spot in 2015.
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|Year||TV Show||Role||Language||TV Channel|
|2007–2009||Dill Mill Gayye||Doctor Muskaan Chadda||Hindi||STAR One|
|2010-2011||Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi||Geet Handa/Geet Maan Singh Khurana||Hindi||STAR One|
|2012-2014||Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon||Madhubala Malik/Madhubala Rishabh Kundra||Hindi||Colors|
|2015-2016||Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani||Gayatri Seth/Rani Gayatri and double role Savitri||Hindi||Zee TV|
|2016||Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil ||Naina||Hindi||Star Plus|
- 2010: Big Money: Chota Parda Bada Game as Guest participant
- 2010: Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan as Guest participant
- 2013: Nach Baliye 5 as guest/herself (came to support her brother and sister in law Suhasi and Jai)
- 2013: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 as contestant (winner) on 14 September 2013
- 2014: Mission Sapne as herself
- 2014: Comedy Nights with Kapil as herself
- 2014: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7) as host
- 2015: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded as herself
- 2016: I Don't Watch TV as herself
|Year||TV Show||Language||TV Channel||Month|
|2011||Chhoti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi||Hindi||Zee TV||March 2011 (Performed along with Gurmeet Choudhary)|
|2011||Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani||Hindi||Star One||December 2011 (Performed along with Nishant Singh)|
|2011||Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo||Hindi||SAB TV||July 2011|
|2012||Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha||Hindi||Colors||July 2012|
|2011||Zee Gold Awards||Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi||Most Celebrated Jodi (shared with Gurmeet Choudhary)||Won|
|BIG Television Awards||Rangeela Character||Nominated|
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Best Onscreen Couple with Gurmeet Choudhary||Nominated|
|Golden Petal Awards||Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon||Most Lokpriya Naya Sadasya Female||Won|
|Most Sanskaari Vyaktitva||Nominated|
|2013||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Nominated|
|Best Jodi (shared with Vivian Dsena)||Won|
|Golden Petal Awards||Best Jodi||Won|
|Most Lokpriya Face Female||Nominated|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||BIG Star Most Entertaining Television Actor - Female||Nominated|
|2014||Star Guild Awards||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Won|
|Zee Gold Awards||Best Actress - Critics||Won|
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2015||Zee Rishtey Awards||Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani||Favourite Beti||Won|
|Favourite Pati-Patni Rishta||Nominated|
|Favourite Saas-Bahu Rishta||Nominated|
- "Birthday girl Drashti Dhamis fans make her trend on Twitter". India Today. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- "I didn't think I could be lead: Drashti Dhami". Times of India. June 7, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- "Union Minister MVenkaiahNaidu felicitates various artists for their contribution towards Swachh Bharat". Twitter. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- "Drashti Dhami: Lesser known facts". The Times of India. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- "I was in another zone, reveals Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 winner Drashti Dhami". Daily News and Analysis. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- "Web-series 'I Don't Watch TV' (IDWT)". The Times of India. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "Drashti Dhami to tie the knot on February 21, 2015". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- "In pics: Inside 'Madhubala' actress Drashti Dhami and Neeraj Khemka's pre-wedding function". IBNLive. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- "Too much rona-dhona can be nerve wracking: Suhasi Dhami". 12 February 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "Sexiest Asian Women 2012 List". Times of India. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- "Katrina Kaif named world's sexiest Asian woman for the fourth time". India Today. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Priyanka Chopra regains sexiest Asian crown in UK". India Today. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Sexiest Asian Women". Rediff. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "100 Sexiest Women List by FHM India". FHM India. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "First look of Drashti Dhami's new show Pardes Mai Hai Mera Dil". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "Drashti as nimbu-mirchi seller for Mission Sapne!". The Times of India. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "Drashti Dhami sacked from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7". IndiaTVNews.com. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8': Drashti Dhami to Dance With Sanaya Irani". Indiawest.com. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Nakuul Mehta brings the truth behind TV actors' life in 'I Don't Watch TV' web-series, watch trailer". 11 February 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "4th Boroplus Gold Awards 2011". indiantelevisionawards. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- TNN (2 February 2014). "Drashti Dhami wins best actress award". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
- Jain, Kiran (19 May 2014). "Drashti Dhami wins best actress (critics) award at Zee TV's Gold Awards". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
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