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Desai in 2012
4 August 1986 
|Occupation||Actress, model, dancer|
|Known for||Uttaran as Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore|
|Spouse(s)||Nandish Sandhu (2012–2015)|
|Awards||Indian Telly Awards|
Rashami Desai (born 4 August 1986) is an Indian television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the popular television soap opera, Uttaran on Colors, for which she bagged many accolades, and Preeti (Icchadhari Naagin / Daayan) in Adhuri Kahaani Hamari on &TV. She acted in several B grade movies before shifting to television. She has also acted in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri and Bhojpuri movies. She was also a contestant on the dance reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 in 2012, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 in 2014 and Nach Baliye 7 in 2015. Desai was part of the Swachh Survekshan 2017 Initiative in 2016. An initiative for an environmentally cleaner India (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan). As of February 2017[update], Desai is playing the role of Shorvori in the Colors show Dil Se Dil Tak.
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. Later, 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 got eliminated. Later she was brought back on the show as wild card. She then participated in Nach Baliye 7 along with Nandish Sandhu. The both became a finalist. Desai also was seen in shows like Ishq Ka Rang Safed and Adhuri Kahaani Hamari.
Desai married her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, on 12 February 2012. They tied the knot in Dholpur. In 2013, Desai became pregnant but suffered from a miscarriage. Due to the miscarriage, problems started taking place in their lives. In 2014, Desai and Sandhu started staying separately due to some differences. However, resolving all differences, they came back together and apparently patched up. In 2015, the couple filed for divorce after four years of marriage.
|Balma Bada Naadan|
|Bambai Ki Laila Chapra Ka Chaila|
|Bandhan Toote Na|
|Gazab Bhail Rama|
|Hum Hai Gawaar|
|Hum Balbrahma Chaari Tu Kanya Kumari|
|Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar|
|Kable Aayee Bahaar|
|Kangna Khanke Piya Ke Angna|
|Nadiya Ke Teer|
|Pappu Ke Pyar Ho Gail|
|Pyar Jab Kehu Se Hoi Jala|
|Sohagan Bana Da Sajana Hamaar|
|Shahar Wali Jaan Mareli|
|Tohse Pyar Ba|
|Umariya Kaili Tohre Naam|
|2004||Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke||Sheetal|
|2013||Dabangg 2||Bride||Cameo appearance in a song "Dagabaaz Re"|
|2008||Pari Hoon Main||Nikki/Pari||Star One|
|2008–2009||Meet Mila De Rabba||Dr. Meher Datta||Sony TV|
|2008||Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai||Mona||Star One|
|2008–2014||Uttaran||Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore||Colors TV|
|2011–2011||Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala||Herself||Star Plus|
|2012||Kahani Comedy Circus Ki||Herself||Sony TV|
|2012||Haunted Nights||Shivani||Sahara One|
|2012||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5||Herself||Colors TV|
|2012||Comedy Circus 3||Special Appearance in 3 Ka Tadka Episode||Sony TV|
|2013||Bigg Boss 6||Herself/Guest||Colors TV|
|2013||Nautanki – The Comedy Theatre||Natkhat Saali||Colors TV|
|2014||Savdhaan India||Mata||Life Ok|
|2014||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Guest||Colors TV|
|2015||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6||Contestant||Colors TV|
|2015||Farah Ki Dawat||Guest||Colors TV|
|2015||Nach Baliye 7||Herself||Star Plus|
|2015||Ishq Ka Rang Safed||Tulsi||Colors TV|
|2015||Teri Ek Hasee||Mute Girl||Music Video by Jubin Nautiyal|
|2016||Adhuri Kahaani Hamari||Preeti||&TV|
|2016||Comedy Nights Live||Performer||Colors TV|
|2017||Bigg Boss 10||Herself - Guest on Finale to promote new show||Colors TV|
|2017–present||Dil Se Dil Tak||Shorvori Parth Bhanushali||Colors TV|
Awards and nominations
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|2009||Uttaran||9th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female)||Nominated|
|2010||10th Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress (Popular)||Won|
|10th Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Negative Actor (Female)||Won|
|3rd Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Negative Actress (Popular)||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Best Television Actor (Female)||Won|
|2011||4th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress (Jury)||Won|
|Best Actress (Popular)||Won|
|Apsara Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|BIG Television Awards||BIG Namkeen Character Female (Fiction)||Won|
|BIG Khatarnak Character Female (Fiction)||Nominated|
|2012||Apsara Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
- TNN (29 January 2008). "Divya is now Rashmi". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Mrunal Jain wishes sister Rashami Desai a happy birthday!". The Times of India. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "`Uttaran` changed my life: Rashmi Desai". Zee News. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
After taking a break from the show, the 26-year-old went on to shake a leg on dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa’.
- PTI (7 March 2016). "Rashmi Desai: TV is for masses, has more reach than films". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Union Minister MVenkaiahNaidu felicitates various artists for their contribution towards Swachh Bharat". Twitter. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- 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.
- 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.
- "All that will happen at the Bigg Boss 10 grand finale!". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
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