Rashami Desai aka Divya Desai is an Indian actress who gained huge popularity with the Hindi TV serial, Uttaran, in which she played the role of Tapasya Rathore.
She belongs to a Gujarati family and was born to Ajay Desai (Father) and Rasila Desai (Mother) on 13 February 1986 in Nagaon, Assam, India.
She has a younger brother, Gaurav Desai.
On 12 February 2012, she got married to actor, Nandish Sandhu in Dholpur, Rajasthan after being in a relationship for several years. However, the marriage didn’t work well and the duo divorced in 2015.
She made her television debut in 2006 with the Hindi TV serial, Raavan, in which she played the role of Mandodari. After that, she has acted in several other TV serials like Pari Hoon Main (2008), Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai (2008), Uttaran (2009-2014), Nautanki – The Comedy Theatre (2013), Savdhaan India (2014), Ishq Ka Rang Safed (2015), Adhuri Kahaani Hamari (2016), and Dil Se Dil Tak (2017-2018).
In 2010, she participated in Imagine TV’s reality show, Meethi Choori No. 1. She has also participated in many other reality shows like Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala (2011), Kahani Comedy Circus Ki (2012), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5 (2012), Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 6 (2015), Nach Baliye Season 7 (2015), and Kitchen Champion Season 5 (2019).
In 2015, she was featured as a mute girl in Jubin Nautiyal’s music video, Teri Ek Hasee. Apart from that, Rashami has worked in different language films like Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke (Bollywood; 2004), Superstar (Gujarati; 2017), Balma Bada Naadan (Bhojpuri), Umariya Kaili Tohre Naam (Bhojpuri), etc.
10th Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular) for the TV serial, Uttaran
10th Indian Telly Award for Most Popular Negative Actor (Female) for the TV serial, Uttaran
3rd Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in Negative Role for the TV serial, Uttaran
BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best Television Actor (Female) for the TV serial, Uttaran
4th Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in Negative Role for the TV serial, Uttaran
Apsara Award for Best Negative Actress for the TV serial, Uttaran
BIG Television Award for BIG Namkeen Character Female (Fiction) for the TV serial, Uttaran
Colors Golden Petal Award for Best Onscreen Jodi (with Siddharth Shukla) for the TV serial, Dil Se Dil Tak
Rashami Desai is a trained classical dancer.
She is suffering from a long-lasting autoimmune disease, Psoriasis.
She is an avid dog lover and has a dog named Oreo Desai.