Rashami Desai – Biography, Husband, Family, Career & Success

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Shivani Desai, commonly known as Rashmi Desai, is an Indian actress and dancer. She is best known for playing the role of Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the TV serial “Uttaran”.

She has worked in many Bhojpuri and Hindi films. Rashami Desai has established herself as one of the most popular television actresses.


Rashmi Desai

Shivani Desai
birth 13 February 1986
Place of birth Nagaon, Assam, India
Age/Age 35 years
birthday 13 February
profession actress
Height (approximately) 1.60 m or
160 centimeters
Hair Color black
Color of eyes black
Zodiac water pot
nationality Indian
duty Hinduism
net worth Not known


Rashmi Desai’s family

Father Ajay Desai
small pox Rasila Desai
Brother Gaurav Desai
Husband N/A
marital status unmarried


Rashmi Desai’s education

School JB Khot Primary
School, Mumbai
College Narsi Monjee College
of Commerce and



Debut Assamese Film:
Kanyadan {2002}
Bollywood Film:
Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke
Bhojpuri Film:
Superstar {2017}
TV: Raavan {2006}
Dil Se Dil Tak,
Uttaran, Naagin 4:
The Poisonous
Game of Fate and CID
Bigg Boss 13 and
Bigg Boss 15
Tandoor {2021}


Rashmi Desai Biography

Rashmi Desai was born on Thursday, 13 February 1986 in Nagaon, Assam. His father’s name is Ajay Desai. His mother Rasila Desai is a teacher.

She did her schooling from JB Khot Primary School in Mumbai and later Rashmi did a diploma in Tours and Travels from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai.

Rashmi married her Uttaran co-star Nandish Sandhu on 12 February 2012 in Dholpur. In 2014, they separated, and in 2015, the two divorced after almost four years of marriage.

In 2019, she participated in Bigg Boss 13, where Arhaan Khan proposed to her and Desai accepted the offer.

But later, Salman Khan revealed that Arhaan was previously married and had a child which he hid from Desai. Desai broke up with Arhaan after coming out of the Bigg Boss house in 2020.


Rashmi Desai’s Career

Rashmi Desai started her acting career in the year 2002 by playing a small role in the Assamese film “Kanyadan”.

Rashmi Desai started her Bollywood career with the 2004 romantic mystery film “Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke” directed by Birendra Nath Tiwari alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Raveena Tandon.

In the film, she played the role of Sheetal, a college student whose elder sister is murdered.

Subsequently, she appeared in ‘B Grade’ Bhojpuri films such as “Balma Bada Naadan,” “Gajab Bhai Ram,” “Gabbar Singh,” “Kangana Khanke Piya Ke Angana,” “Pappu Ke Pyaar Ho Gel,” and “Tose Pyaar Ba” ”

In 2012, Rashami played a special role in the Bollywood film “Dabangg 2”.

In the year 2017, she made her debut in the Gujarati film industry with the film “Superstar”, in which she played the role of ‘Anjali Kapadia’.



Rashmi Desai started her television career in the year 2006 with the TV serial “Raavan”, in which she played the role of ‘Mandodari’.

Next, she played the lead role in Star One’s TV serial “Pari Hoon Main”.

In 2009, Rashami played the negative role of ‘Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore’ in the popular television show, “Uttaran” and gained huge popularity.

In 2015, Rashami participated in the dance reality show “Nach Baliye 7” with her then husband Nandish Sandhu.

He has starred in several reality shows including “Comedy Circus,” “Maha Sangram,” “Zara Nachke Dekha,” “Crime Patrol,” “Big Money,” “Kitchen Champion Season 2,” “Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla,” and “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.”

He has also worked in TV serials “Ishq Ka Rang Safed,” “Adhuri Kahani Hamari,” and “Dil Se Dil Tak”.

In 2019, Rashami participated in the game reality show “Bigg Boss 13”. Also in November 2021, she again participated as a contestant in Bigg Boss 15.


Music Videos

Rashmi has also acted in music videos like Teri Ek Hasi, Sajna Ve, Ab Kya Jaan Legi Meri, Kinna Sona, Subhan Allah and Zindagi Khafa Khafa.


Facts about Rashmi Desai {Some Interesting Facts about Rashmi Desai}

In 2013, 2014 and 2018, she was one of India’s highest paid television actresses.

Rashmi Desai added a wheel with Salman Khan in 2010. In 2021, Rashami Desai became the brand ambassador of JioMart.

In 2015, she walked the ramp at a fashion show to support Smile Foundation, a non-governmental organisation working towards the education and health of underprivileged children.

Rashami Desai walked the ramp in 2015 and 2018 at the Caring with Style fashion show to raise funds for cancer patients for designers Shaina NC and Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla respectively.

Rashmi Desai has also walked the ramp for Teri Fox Foundation and Maheka Mirpuri.

Rashami Desai was ranked 2020nd in BizAsia’s list of top 30 TV celebrities in 22.

In 2020, Rashami became the first Indian television actress to collaborate with Google for a cameos.

Rashmi Desai is a trained classical dancer.

Her real name is Shivani Desai. In 2008, she adopted the name Rashmi, as the makers of her show “Pari Hoon Main” suggested that her name ‘Shivani’ was not working in her and the show’s favour.



Rashmi sparked a controversy for her deteriorating relationship with her then husband Nandish Sandhu. She had told in an interview that Sandhu had insulted her and abused her for 3 years.

Rashmi accused the website India Forum of spreading rumours that point to her and present a negative image of her in the public. During an interview, he said-

“You know there is a website called India Forum. They are handling Nandish’s PR and I have no problem but they are giving one-sided stories on behalf of Nandish.

I never felt the need to explain myself or my relationship to anyone – but there are all kinds of rumours that point me out and claim that Nandish is completely innocent. ”

During her visit to Nach Baliye 7, Rashami revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage. However, her husband had told in an interview that Rashmi had never conceived.



  • Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in a Popular Negative Role (2010)
  • Indian Telly Award for Most Popular Negative Actress Female (2010)
  • Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role (2010)
  • Big Star Entertainment Award for Best Television Actor Female (2010)
  • Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role (2011)
  • Apsara Award for Best Negative Actress (2011)
  • Big Television Award for Character Female Fiction (2011)
  • Colors Golden Petal Award for Best Onscreen Pair with Sidharth Shukla (2017)


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