Rashami Desai is a well-known television actress, model, and dancer, and is famous for her role as Tapasya on Colors TV’s hit soap opera, ‘
Uttaran’. Born as Divya Desai on 4th August, 1986, in Nagaon, Assam, she studied in Ulubari High School and learnt the Kathak and Bharatnatyam styles of dance.
She began acting at an early age and was featured in many Bhojpuri films, including Pyar Jab Kehu Se Hoi Jala, Kab Hoi Gauna Hammar, Balma Bada Naadan, Bambai Ki Laila Chapra Ka Chaila, Tohse Pyar Ba, and Sathi Sanghati. She also performed in the Hindi film, Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke, and had cameo appearances in Dabangg 2 and the Assamese movie, Konnyadaan.
She made her television debut in ‘
Raavan’, which was aired on Zee TV. She also performed in Meet Mila De Rabba, Ssshhh…Phir Koi Hai, and
Haunted Nights. She bagged herself the lead roles in
Pari Hoon Main, and Uttaran, where she continues to leave her mark. She contested in shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5, and comedy shows like Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Kahani Comedy Circus Ki, Comedy Circus 3, and Comedy Nights with Kapil.
She has consistently received awards in recognition of her great performances and has won Best Actor in a Negative Role, Best Actress, Most Popular Negative Actor, Gr8 Face of the Year, Most Lokpriya Dancing Diva, Most Entertaining Face on TV, Excellence in Acting, and many more awards.
If she were not an actress, she would have loved to be an air hostess. Rashami Desai married
Nandish Sandhu, her co-star from Uttaran, in 2012, but the couple is rumored to be going through some hard times in their relationship.