Rashami Desai

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Rashami Desai
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Rashami Desai in 2012
Nationality  Indian
Occupation Actress, model, dancer
Years active 2005–present
Known for Uttaran as Tapasya Thakur
Spouse(s) Nandish Sandhu (2012-2015)
Awards Indian Telly Awards

Rashami Desai (also Rashmi) 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. She has acted in many B grade movies before shifting to television. She has also acted in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri and Bhojpuri movies. She has also bagged many accolades mostly for Uttaran.


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 on 20 June 2009. Later, in March 2012 she opted out of the show Uttaran as she didn't believe she could portray an older role after the leap.[1] On 7 November 2012, she has returned to Uttaran in positive shades.[2]

She 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.

Personal life[edit]

Desai with her husband Nandish Sandhu.

Desai is married to her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, since 12 February 2012. They tied the knot in Dholpur.[3] In 2013, Rashami became pregnant but suffered from a miscarriage. Due to the miscarriage, problems started taking place in their lives. In 2014, Rashami and Nandish started staying separately due to some differences. However, resolving all differences, they came back together and apparently patched up. Rashami and her husband filed for divorce [4] after four years of marriage.

She is a very active person and likes to take part in dance and reality TV shows and also participated on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5[5] which also aired on Colors TV. On the show she spoke about her miscarriage and other contestant felt that it was all done for sympathy.[6][7]

She also appeared on Shekhar Suman hosted Movers and Shakers show.[8]


  • Pyar Jab Kehu Se Hoi Jala – Bhojpuri
  • Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar – Bhojpuri
  • Balma Bada Naadan – Bhojpuri
  • Bambai Ki Laila Chapra Ka Chaila – Bhojpuri
  • Tohse Pyar Ba – Bhojpuri
  • Sathi Sanghati – Bhojpuri
  • Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke – Hindi
  • Dabangg 2 – Cameo Appearance in a song Dagabaaz re – Hindi
  • Kanyadaan – Cameo – Assamese

TV shows[edit]

Year Serial Role Channel
2006–2008 Raavan Mandodari Zee TV
2008–2008 Pari Hoon Main Nikki/Pari Star One
2008–2009 Meet Mila De Rabba Meher Sony TV
2008–2008 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai Mona Star One
2008–2015 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 Nautanki – The Comedy Theatre Natkhat Saali Colors TV
2014 Savdhaan India Life Ok
2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Colors TV
2015 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 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 Hansee Dumb Girl Music Video

Awards and nominations[edit]

Desai won following awards for her role in Uttaran.

Year Award Category Result
2009 9th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) Won
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


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