Vaishali Thakkar is best known as
Damini or Ammu of Uttaran serial, which airs on Colors channel. She started her acting career as a Gujarati theatre artist. She was born on July 25, 1964, in Mumbai. Her father was also associated with Gujarati theatre and her brother
Hemal Thakkar is a television producer.
Vaishali Thakkar's TV career started with the show, ‘
Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka
’ on Sony TV in which she portrayed the role of Bharti. In 2000, she appeared as Lalita in famous children serial ‘Shaka Laka Boom Boom’ on Star Plus. In 2005-08, she played Parveena Thakkar in the popular show of Star Plus ‘Baa Bahoo Aur Baby’. She also won awards for best supporting actress for her role in Baa Bahoo Aur Baby in years 2005 and 2006. In 2006-07, she played Maya Gheewala in
on Zee TV and played an important character in Sahara One’s comedy serial Main Office Tere Aangan Ki. She also acted in Doordarshan's Kahani Saat Pheron Ki.
For the role of ‘Damini’ in Uttaran, she bagged “ITA Award for Best Supporting Actress” and “Colors Golden Petal Award’ for Most Anubhavi Personality. In 2002, Vaishali Thakkar was seen as Rani Mukerji’s friend in super hit movie ‘
’ and she played the role of Priya Chawala in the movie Angel, which released in the year 2011.