Rashami Desai 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 and Preeti in Adhuri Kahaani Hamari on &TV. She acted in several low-budget movies before shifting to television. She was also a contestant on the dance reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 in 2012, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2014 and Nach Baliye 7 in 2015. She has played the role of Shorvori in the Colors show Dil Se Dil Tak. As of 2018, she is among the highest-paid television actresses of India. In 2019, she participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant.

Birth Name

Divya Desai







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rashami Desai was born on the 13th of February 1986, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


She’s currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign



Indian (Gujarati)




Rashami completed schooling at the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Family Details

  • Father – Ajay Desai

  • Mother – Rasila Desai (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Gaurav Desai (Younger Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Rashami Desai has dated –


  • Nandish Sandhu (2012-2016) – Desai married her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, on 12 February 2012, in Dholpur. In 2014 they separated and in 2015, the couple filed for divorce after almost four years of marriage. She has one daughter name, Manya.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.60 m


  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-27-35
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 6 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

She is best known for playing the role of Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the popular television soap opera, Uttaran on Colors and Preeti (Icchadhari Naagin / Daayan) in Adhuri Kahaani Hamari on &TV.

Television Debut

Desai who began her profession at an early age, got her first break in Ravan on Zee TV pursued by Meet Mila De Rabba on Sony TV and began acting in the show Uttaran on Colors from 2008.

Brand Endorsements

Rashami has not appeared in a commercial for any brand yet.

Awards & Nominations

Year Work Award Category Result
2009 Uttaran 9th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) Nominated
2010 10th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular) Won
10th Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Negative Actor (Female) Won
3rd Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress in Negative Role Won
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Best Television Actor (Female) Won
2011 4th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress in Negative Role Won
Best Actress in Negative Role Won
Apsara Awards Best Negative Actress Won
BIG Television Awards BIG Namkeen Character Female (Fiction) Won
BIG Khatarnak Character Female (Fiction) Nominated
2012 Apsara Awards Best Actress Nominated
2017 Dil Se Dil Tak Colors Golden Petal Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated
Colors Golden Petal Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

Rashami Desai Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Hrithik Roshan
  • Favorite Beverage – Bubble Tea
  • Favorite Magazines – Femina, Cosmopolitan
  • Favorite Hobbies – Listening Music, Singing
  • Favorite Color – Black, White
  • Favorite Food – Brown Rice and Chicken Curry

Rashami Desai Net worth

Rashami Desai has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2019. She charges Rs 55k to 65k per episode. Rashami lives in Mumbai and rides a swanky Audi Q3.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rashami Desai

  • She started her acting career at the age of 18, she was perusing her diploma degree when she got her first acting offer.
  • She has also worked in B Grade films.
  • Rashami has worked in Hindi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Assamese and Manipuri films.
  • Rashami is a trained classical dancer.
  • Desai has took part in several dance and reality TV shows including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 which aired on Colors TV.
  • 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.
  • In 2015, Desai participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi but was eliminated. Later she was brought back on the show as a wild card. She then participated in Nach Baliye 7 with her spouse Nandish Sandhu and they became finalists.
  • Desai has also appeared on Ishq Ka Rang Safed and Adhuri Kahaani Hamari.
  • In 2017, she bagged the leading role of Shorvori Bhanushali in drama series Dil Se Dil Tak.
  • In 2019, she revealed that she’s suffering from psoriasis.
  • In 2019, Desai participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13 where she is the highest paid contestant.


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