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Desai in 2018
Dil Se Dil Tak
(m. 2012; div. 2015)
As of 2018, she is among the highest-paid television actresses of India.
Desai, who started her career at an early age, got her first break in Ravan on Zee TV followed by Meet Mila De Rabba on Sony TV and started acting in the show Uttaran on Colors from 2008. In March 2012 she opted out of Uttaran as she didn't believe she could portray an older role after the leap. On 7 November 2012, she returned to Uttaran in positive shades.
Desai has worked in other serials including Pari Hoon Main. She has also done episodes for Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai. She has featured in reality shows such as Comedy Circus, Maha Sangram, Zara Nachke Dikha, Crime Patrol, Big Money, Kitchen Champion Season 2, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala and Jhalak Dikhhla Ja.
Desai has took part in several dance and reality TV shows including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 which aired on Colors TV. On the show she spoke about her miscarriage and other contestant felt that it was all done for sympathy. She also appeared on the Shekhar Suman hosted show Movers and Shakers.
In 2015, Desai participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi but was eliminated. Later she was brought back on the show as a wild card. She then participated in Nach Baliye 7 with her spouse Nandish Sandhu and they became finalists. Desai has also appeared on Ishq Ka Rang Safed and Adhuri Kahaani Hamari. In 2017, she played Shorvori Bhanushali in the drama series Dil Se Dil Tak.
Desai is a Gujarati. Desai married her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, on 12 February 2012, in Dholpur. In 2014 they separated, and in 2015, the couple filed for divorce after almost four years of marriage.
|2004||Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke||Sheetal||Hindi|
|Balma Bada Nadaan||N/A||Bhojpuri|
|Hum Balbrahma Chaari Tu Kanya Kumari|
|2005||Gazab Bhail Rama|
|Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar|
|Nadiya Ke Teer|
|2006||Bambai Ki Laila Chapra Ka Chaila|
|Kable Aayee Bahaar|
|Kangna Khanke Piya Ke Angna|
|Pappu Ke Pyar Ho Gail|
|Tohse Pyar Ba|
|2008||Bandan Toote Na|
|Pyar Jab Kehu Se Hoi Jala|
|Shahar Wali Jaan Mareli|
|2009||Hum Hai Gawaar|
|2010||Sohagan Bana Da Sajana Hamaar|
|Umariya Kaili Tohre Naam|
|2012||Dabangg 2||Bride||Cameo appearance in the song "Dagabaaz Re"||Hindi|
|2017||Six X||Shweta Bhardwaj||Unreleased||Hindi|
|2008||Pari Hoon Main||Nikki/Pari||Star One|
|Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai||Mona|
|2009–2014||Uttaran||Tapasya Rathore||Colors TV|
|2010||Meethi Choori No 1||Contestant||Imagine TV|
|2011||Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala||Participant||Star Plus|
|2012||Kahani Comedy Circus Ki||Sony TV|
|Haunted Nights||Shivani||Sahara One|
|Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Contestant||Colors TV|
|2013||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Various Characters|
|2014||Savdhaan India||Mata||Life OK|
|2015||Nach Baliye 7||Contestant [First Runner Up]||Star Plus|
|Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6||Contestant||Colors TV|
|Ishq Ka Rang Safed||Tulsi|
|2016||Adhuri Kahaani Hamari||Preeti||&TV|
|Comedy Nights Live||Participant||Colors TV|
|2017–2018||Dil Se Dil Tak||Shorvori Bhanushali|
|2019-present||Bigg Boss 13||Contestant|
Awards and nominations
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|2009||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor In Negative Role (Female)||Uttaran||Nominated|
|2010||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress In Negative Role (Popular)||Won|
|Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Actor Negative (Female)||Won|
|Gold Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Best Television Actor (Female)||Won|
|2011||Gold Awards||Best Actress In Negative Role||Won|
|Best Actress in Negative Role||Won|
|Apsara Awards||Best Actress Negative||Won|
|BIG Television Awards||BIG Namkeen Character Female (Fiction)||Won|
|BIG Khatarnak Character Female (Fiction)||Nominated|
|2012||Apsara Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
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- "Mrunal Jain wishes sister Rashami Desai a happy birthday!". The Times of India. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- PTI (7 March 2016). "Rashmi Desai: TV is for masses, has more reach than films". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Highest paid TV stars in India". www.msn.com. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- Nandish and Rashmi did not want to be a part of the leap, says producer Rupali Guha. Tellychakkar.com (21 March 2012). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- 'Uttaran' changed my life: Rashami Desai – Entertainment. Mid-day.com. 7 November 2012. Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- Rashami Desai Sandhu is scared of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' choreographer. Mid Day. 1 September 2012. Retrieved on 7 July 2016.
- Nach Baliye 7: Rashami Desai admits she underwent cosmetic surgery : Top Stories, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (16 June 2015). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- Nach Baliye 7: Rashami Desai opens up on her miscarriage. Tellychakkar.com (4 May 2015). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- Rashami Desai sizzles on Movers & Shakers – The Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (23 May 2012). Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- "Bigg Boss 13 contestant Rashami Desai: Here's all you need to know about the actress - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- "Bigg Boss 13: Rashami Desai is the highest paid contestant this season?". India Today. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- Jain, Kiran (22 October 2014). "Ssharad Malhotra, Rashami Desai reveals their special shopping plan for Dhanteras". Daily Bhaskar.
- It feels good to be married: Nandish Sandhu. The Times of India. 2 March 2012. Retrieved on 8 July 2016.
- "TV actors Rashami Desai, Nandish Sandhu file for divorce". Hindustantimes.com. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
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