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Rashami Desai in 2012
|Occupation||Actress, model, dancer|
|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. On 7 November 2012, she has returned to Uttaran in positive shades.
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.
Desai is married to her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, since 12 February 2012. They tied the knot in Dholpur. 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  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 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.
- 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
|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
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Desai won following awards for her role in Uttaran.
|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|
- Nandish and Rashmi did not want to be a part of the leap, says producer Rupali Guha. Tellychakkar.com (21 March 2012). Retrieved on 2015-08-26.
- 'Uttaran' changed my life: Rashami Desai – Entertainment. Mid-day.com. Retrieved on 26 August 2015.
- It feels good to be married: Nandish Sandhu. Times of India. 2 March 2012
- Rashami Desai Sandhu is scared of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' choreographer, 1 September 2012
- Nach Baliye 7: Rashami Desai admits she underwent cosmetic surgery : Top Stories, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (16 June 2015). Retrieved on 2015-08-26.
- Nach Baliye 7: Rashami Desai opens up on her miscarriage. Tellychakkar.com (4 May 2015). Retrieved on 2015-08-26.
- Rashami Desai sizzles on Movers & Shakers – The Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (23 May 2012). Retrieved on 2015-08-26.
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