Vaishali Desai

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Vaishali Desai
Vaishali Desai at the IIJW as the Show Stopper for jeweler Naresh Kriplani.jpg
Vaishali at the IIJW,2010 as the Show Stopper for a jewelery Brand.
Born December 18, 1989
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Occupation Model, Bollywood actress
Relatives Vidyut Desai (father)
Priti Desai (mother)
Jaituni Desai (sister)
Hariyali Desai (sister)

Vaishali Desai (Hindi: वैशाली देसाई) (born December 18, 1989) is an Indian model and actor.[1] She won the Indian title of Miss International.[2] She debuted in the film Kal Kissne Dekha.[1]

Early life[edit]

Vaishali Desai was born to Vidyut Desai and Priti Desai. Desai is the grandniece of legendary Gujarati filmmaker, Manmohan Desai.[3] Vaishali was brought up in Bangalore. Vaishali did her schooling in Sophia High School, Bangalore. She finished her graduation in Psychology in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. After her Miss India contest she shifted her base to Mumbai along with her family not only for modeling but also for her further studies. She has two sisters named Jaituni Desai and Hariyali Desai. Jaituni Desai is also a model and was a contestant in the Miss India contest.

Vaishali was doing ramp shows in Bangalore and was a top model. Her first show was when she was fourteen. But her major break and entry in the acting world was with her first commercial for Ponds Dreamflower Talc. And later was seen in ads like Tanishq, Compaq, Raymonds. Vaishali has however not changed her name to Vyshalee Desai as given in her debut film Kal Kissne Dekha.

Modelling and advertisements[edit]

She was seen in a Compaq laptop ad and in the very famous Raymond ad and is now being seen in another Tanishq ad with Nafisa Ali. She has done ads for products like Swarnam Oil, and Power detergent. Vaishali was seen in an ad with Shah Rukh Khan for Sunfeast,[4] and in a Dabur Gulabari ad. Vaishali did her first video for Kumar Sanu for the song Aisa na dekho Mujhe.[5] Later she did three videos for the band Euphoria.[6] She did "Soneya" with them which was followed by "Mehfuz" which was directed by Pradeep Sarkar.

Vaishali had participated in the Elite Look of the Year contest[7] and was the second runner-up. Vaishali participated in the Pond's Femina Miss India contest and was the third runner-up becoming the Miss India International even though she wasn't in the five finalists. Vaishali then left in the same year for the Miss International contest in Tokyo but failed to win due to her having conjunctivitus. Vaishali has done ramp shows for top Indian designers. She has participated in the Lakme Fashion week, Dhaka Fashion, and Sri Lankan Fashion week and done shows for L'Oreal, moschino, etc. She has done a lot of print and editorial work.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2009 Kal Kissne Dekha Meesha Kapoor Hindi [1]
2012 Tukkaa Fitt Priya Hindi
2015 Solid Patels Aliya Desai Hindi Post Production


Year Award Category Result
2009 All India Achievers Conference ARCH OF EXCELLENCE AWARD in recognition of commendable accomplishments in the field of Entertainment & Performing Arts(cinema and television). Won
2010 Lux Sabsey Favourite Kaun Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine. Nominated
2010 All India Achievers Conference KALA SHIKHAR AWARD in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of Performing Arts (Cinema) Won
2011 Gauravvanti Gujarati Award Performing Arts Won


  1. ^ a b c "A model’s shelf life is very small: Vaishali Desai". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Miss India Winners 2009 - 2001 - - Page23". Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Vaishali Desai to play journalist in 'Meet The Patels'". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  4. ^ ""I enjoy being in front of the camera!" - Vaishali Desai - BollySpice". BollySpice. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Vaishali Desai". 20 December 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Miss India Winners 2009 - 2001 - - Page23". Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Vaishali Desai". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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