Drashti Dhami

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Drashti Dhami
Drashti Dhami at 9th Renault Star Guild Awards.jpg
Drashti Dhami at the 9th Renault Star Guild Awards
Born (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 31)[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2007 - present
Spouse(s) Neeraj Khemka (m. 2015)

Drashti Dhami is an 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.[2]


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". 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. [3] In June 2014, Dhami 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.

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[edit]

Dhami's sister in law is Suhasi Goradia Dhami who is an actress in TV and married to her brother Jai.

On 21 February 2015, Dhami married businessman Neeraj Khemka.[4][5]


Year TV Show Role Language TV Channel
2007–2009 Dill Mill Gayye 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

Reality appearances[edit]

Special appearances[edit]

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


Year Award Show Category Result
2011 Zee Gold Awards Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi Most Celebrated Jodi (shared with Gurmeet Choudhary) Won[8]
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[9]
Zee Gold Awards Best Actress - Critics Won[10]
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
Favourite Bahu Nominated


  1. ^ "Birthday girl Drashti Dhamis fans make her trend on Twitter". India Today. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "I didn’t think I could be lead: Drashti Dhami". Times of India. June 7, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "I was in another zone, reveals Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 winner Drashti Dhami". Daily News and Analysis. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Drashti Dhami to tie the knot on February 21, 2015". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "In pics: Inside 'Madhubala' actress Drashti Dhami and Neeraj Khemka's pre-wedding function". IBNLive. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Drashti Dhami sacked from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7". IndiaTVNews.com. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8’: Drashti Dhami to Dance With Sanaya Irani". Indiawest.com. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "4th Boroplus Gold Awards 2011". indiantelevisionawards. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  9. ^ TNN (2 February 2014). "Drashti Dhami wins best actress award". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  10. ^ 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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