Rashmi Desai – Bio, Education, Career, Family, Awards, Net Worth, Facts & More

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Rashmi Desai is a popular television actress and of India. Rashmi was born on 13 February 1986 in Nagaon, Assam, India. Her real name is Divya Desai, but later she had changed her name as Rashmi Desai. She is a multitalented person and in parallel is a dancer, social influencer, Model. She got immense popularity for her role as Tapasya Rathore  From the show of Colours TV “Uttaran”. Before coming in TV shows, she appeared on the TV show “Ravana” and in Some small budget movies.


Rashmi did her schooling from JB Khot Primary School, Borivali East, Mumbai. She obtained a diploma degree from Narsee Monjee College Of Commerce and Economics.

Family, Relationship & Marital Status

She belongs to a Gujrati Hindu family. Her father’s name is Ajay Desai, who passed away when she was a kid. For this reason, her mother Rasila Desai became an inspiration to her. Her mother was a school teacher. Gaurav Desai is her only one brother. She is very close to her family.

Rashmi Desai got married to Nandish Sandhu who was her Uttaran co-star in 2012. But soon their relationship began to tense, and they decided to separate. In the year 2015, they got divorced. Rashmi and Nandish have a daughter whose name is Mayna Sandhu. She frequently claimed that Nandish used to abuse and insult her, and this is the reason for the failure of their marriage. Severally Rashi’s name was inked with some of her co-artists, and they are Siddharth Shukla, Laksh and Arhaan Khan.


Rashmi started her television career with the serial “Ravana” in 2006. Instead of serial she also worked in some movies. She also worked in various languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Gujarati. She had a special appearance with participation in “Jhalak Dikhlaa Ja Season 5” and “Nach Baliye Season 7”.

She took part in Bigg Boss 6 and Bigg Boss Season 7 as a guest. In Bigg Boss season 13 she participated along with Sidharth Shukla and Aarti Singh.

Before entering the TV series, she used to work in many B grade movies.


In her career, she gained so many awards. She got a considerable amount of progress from the TV serial “Uttaran”. People then recognized her as Tapasya that was her screen name. For her special appearance as Tapasya, she won many awards such as Indian television academy grants, Indian Telly Awards and Star Entertainment Awards.


She has been linked with some controversies in her career. According to her remark, she had suffered a miscarriage during a reality show. But her formal husband denied that statement.

In Nach Baliye 7 Rashmi stated that she had undergone cosmetic surgery, but her husband disclosed that Rashmi did not make the difference between cosmetic treatment and surgery.

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Net Worth

Rashmi Desai is considered one of the highest-paid television actress of India. Her estimated total assets are $1 million. She takes 55k INR for every scene and her per week salary is almost 21 lakh.

Real Name Divya Desai
Profession Actress, Model, dancer
Date Of Birth 13 February 1986
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Marital Status Divorced
Father Ajay Desai(late)
Mother Rasila Desai (Teacher)
Sibling Gaurav Desai ( Brother)
Children Mayna Sandhu ( daughter)
Height (approx) In centimetres – 160 cm

In meters – 1.60 m

In feet inches – 5.3

Éye Color Black
Hair Color Black



  • She was born in Nagaon, Assam into a middle-class family.
  • Rashmi made her debut with a temporary assignment while pursuing her graduation in Diploma.
  • In 2012 she started her career as a cameo character in the Bollywood film “Dabangg 2’.
  • She is a dancer and knows Bharatanatyam and Kathak.

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