Prachi Desai is an Indian Bollywood film and former television actress. She started her television career as lead protagonist in the successful TV drama Kasamh Se on Zee TV. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2008 film Rock On!!. Her other notable features include  Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Bol Bachchan and I, Me Aur Main. She is also the endorser, spokesperson, brand ambassador and the face of  Goa Tourism and Neutrogena products in India. Desai is also a brand ambassador of Lux Lyra.

Birth Name

Prachi Desai


Prachi, OTA (One-take actress)





Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Prachi Desai was born on 12 September 1988 in Surat, Gujarat, India.


She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign



(Asian) Indian


Prachi Desai attended St. Joseph Convent in Panchgani, Maharashtra. She later went on to pursue Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology at the Sinhagad College in Pune but dropped out to focus on her acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Niranjan Desai (Professor)
  • Mother – Ameeta Desai
  • Siblings – Esha Desai

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Prachi dated –

  • Rohit Shetty – Prachi was rumored to be dating film director Rohit Shetty in 2012.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 54 kg
  • In Pounds – 119 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 33C

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Prachi Desai made her acting debut in 2008, playing Sakshi, wife of Farhan Akhtar in Abhishek Kapoor’s musical drama film ‘Rock On!!’

Television Debut

Her first leading role in television was as Bani Walla in the Zee TV soap opear ‘Kasamh Se’. She was the protagonist in the series which she starred from 2006 to 2008.

Significant Works

  • Desai has many hit movies and TV series to her credits. Her performance in
    the TV series Kasamh Se was praised an applauded by critics and she received various awards including Indian Telly Awards, Kalkar Awards and Zee Rishtey Awards.
  • In films, she got her first breakthrough with the film Rock On!! She played the role of Sakshi, wife of Aditya Shroff (Played by Farhan Akhtar), the lead vocalist of the rock band ‘Magik’. The film was a massive success at the Bollywood box office, which grossed around $7 million from its total run.
  • Her another remarkable work in her career was Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, a gangster film, which was directed by Milan Luthria. She played Mumtaz in the film, alongside an ensemble cast Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, and Randeep Hooda.

Awards & Nominations

2006Kasamh SeIndian Telly AwardsBest Fresh New Face (Female)Won
Indian Telly AwardsBest Onscreen CoupleWon
Kalakar AwardsBest Actress (Television)Won
2007Indian Telly AwardsBest Actress in a Lead RoleWon
Zee Rishtey AwardsFavourite Bhabhi-Nanand RishtaWon
2008Indian Telly AwardsSpecial RecommendationWon
2009Rock On!!Filmfare AwardsBest Female DebutNominated
2008Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer – FemaleNominated
Stardust AwardSuperstar of Tomorrow – FemaleNominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsStar Debut of the Year – FemaleNominated
Anandalok Puraskar AwardsBest ActressWon
Star’s Sabsey AwardFavourite Nayi HeroineWon
2011Once Upon a Time in MumbaaiFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Zee Cine AwardZee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – FemaleWon
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Lions Gold AwardsLions Favorite Actress in Supporting RoleWon
Stardust AwardsBest Actress in an Ensemble CastWon
Stardust AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Star Guild AwardBest Actress in a Supporting RoleWon
2012Bol BachchanStardust AwardBest Breakthrough Performance – FemaleNominated
2013I, Me Aur MainStardust AwardBest Breakthrough Performance – FemaleNominated
2016AzharLux Golden Rose AwardBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated

Prachi Desai Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Ryan Gosling, Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Rampal
  • Favorite Actresses – Kangana Ranuat, Julia Roberts, Rosie Huntington Whiteley
  • Favorite Movies – Pretty Woman, Dil Chahta Hai, Jab We Met, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, and Queen
  • Favorite TV Shows – Hot in Cleveland, Tyrant
  • Favorite Books – “Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts, “Scion of Ikshvaku” by Amish Tripathi
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – Gstaad in Switzerland, New York and Milan
  • Favorite Brand – Michael Kors
  • Favorite Food – Pizza, Cheese Risotto

Prachi Desai Net Worth

Prachi’s net worth is estimated to be between $5 – $7 million dollars. She lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prachi Desai

  • She started modeling while she was still in college and had her photos sent across many production houses.
  • She auditioned for the role of Bani Walla in the TV series opear ‘Kasamh Se’. She had to drop out of college so that she could focus on acting.
  • For her work in the series, she won a total of 6 awards including four Indian Telly Awards, one Kalakar Awards and one Zee Rishtey Awards.
  • If she weren’t an actress, she would have been a counselor.
  • Prachi had guest appeared on Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7, Naagin and The Kapil Sharma Show.
  • She is close friends with actress Ekta Kapoor.
  • Her fashion icon is actress Grace Kelly.
  • In 2007, she entered Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2, but got eliminated. However, she entered the contest again as a wild-card entry and eventually won the competition.
  • She is very close to Ekta Kapoor and her family.


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