Prachi Desai (born 12 September 1988), is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films and television. She started her television career as a lead in the successful TV drama Kasam Se on Zee TV. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2008 film Rock On!!. Her other notable films include Life Partner (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Bol Bachchan (2012) and I, Me Aur Main (2013). She is also the endorser, spokesperson, brand ambassador and the face of Goa Tourism and Neutrogena products in India. Desai is also a brand ambassador of Lux Lyra. In an interview of April 2021, she opened up about her casting couch experience for a big film.
Early life and Background
Desai was born in Surat, Gujarat, to Niranjan Desai and Ameeta Desai in a Hindu family. She has one sister named Esha Desai.
Desai studied in St. Joseph Convent School, Panchgani and completed her schooling until ninth grade in Surat. She completed her higher studies in Sinhagad College in Pune.
Prachi Desai is a very private person and does not reveal much about her personal life to the public. However, in a few interviews, she has spoken about her family, her relationships, and her views on marriage.
Desai was born in Surat, Gujarat, India, on September 12, 1988. She has one sister named Esha Desai. Desai’s parents are very supportive of her career and have always been there for her.
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Desai has been in a few relationships in the past, but she is currently single. In an interview with ETimes, she said that she had given up on the idea of marriage and that she wouldn’t mind tying the knot if she would find someone special. She also said that her parents never bring up the topic of her marriage.
Desai is a very independent and career-oriented woman. She is passionate about her work and loves to challenge herself with new roles. She is also a very good dancer and singer.
Prachi Desai Age Boyfriend Husband Family Biography
|Real Name||Prachi Desai
|Nickname||OTA (one-take artiste)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 4”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 53 kg
in Pounds- 117 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||12 September 1988 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||35 Years|
|Birth Place||Surat, Gujarat, India|
|Hometown||Panchgani, Maharashtra, India|
|School||St. Joseph Convent, Panchgani, Maharashtra|
|College||Sinhagad College, Pune|
|Educational Qualifications||College dropout (B.A. in Psychology course)|
|Debut||Film Debut: Rock On!! (2008)
TV Debut: Kasamh Se (2006)
|Family||Father– Niranjan Desai (Professor)
Mother– Ameeta Desai
Sister– Esha Desai
|Hobbies||Reading, yoga, dancing and sketching|
|Controversies||She was upset with the makers of the film Rock On 2 for neglecting her role, which was why she was absent from the Rock On 2 concert.|
|Favourite Food||Pizza, Cheese Risotto, Chocolate Mud Cake, Lemon & Arugula Rigatoni|
|Favourite Actor||Ryan Gosling, Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Rampal|
|Favourite Actress||Kangana Ranaut, Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley|
|Favourite Film||Bollywood: Dil Chahta Hai, Jab We Met, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Kapoor & Sons and Queen
Hollywood: Pretty Woman
|Favourite TV Show||Hot in Cleveland, Tyrant|
|Favourite Color||White, Pink and Blue|
|Favourite Book||Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, and Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi|
|Favourite Perfume||Gucci Envy, Chloe and Carolina Harrera 212|
|Favourite Restaurant||Indigo Deli, Cafe Zoe and Out of the Blue in Mumbai|
|Favourite Destination||Gstaad in Switzerland, New York and Milan|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Rohit Shetty (Director)
|Salary||1 crore/film (INR)
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Television career and breakthrough (2006-2008)
In 2006, Desai got selected to play the lead role in Ekta Kapoor’s television drama, Kasamh Se. She was cast as Bani, opposite TV actor Ram Kapoor. It was her acting debut.The show won her several awards, including the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.
Desai then entered Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, the Indian version of BBC Strictly Come Dancing on 7 September 2007 with choreographer Deepak Singh. Desai was eliminated on 10 November 2007, but entered the contest again via a wildcard entry and ultimately won the competition. Desai was awarded the Dancing Star of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Desai also appeared in two episodes of the Star Plus television series Kasauti Zindagi Ki in a cameo. She portrayed a student at Prerna’s school.
Film debut and success (2008-2016)
Desai then made the transition to the film industry in 2008. Her first film was Rock On!! (2008), directed by Abhishek Kapoor, where she played the wife of Farhan Akhtar. Desai had to leave Kasamh Se to star in Rock On. The film and her performance received critical praise and earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Her next film was Life Partner (2009) with Tusshar Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Fardeen Khan, Govinda and Amrita Rao.
In July 2010, she appeared in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai with Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut. The film and her performance received critical praise and earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2010, she shot with Rajeev Khandelwal for Vikram Tuli’s film called Main Jokerr which was to be released in 2011 but film never released due to its title problems.
In 2012, she appeared in Teri Meri Kahaani in a cameo role. Desai then appeared in a lead role in Bol Bachchan opposite Abhishek Bachchan, along with Ajay Devgn and Asin. The film proved to be Desai’s biggest box office success until date.
Desai next appeared in I, Me Aur Main (2013) with John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh. She did another film, Policegiri with Sanjay Dutt.
In 2014, she appeared in an item number for Ek Villain in a song called “Awari”.
In 2016, Desai played former cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin’s wife, Naureen in his biopic film, Azhar opposite Emraan Hashmi. She again played the wife of Farhan Akhtar in Rock On 2, a sequel to Rock On!!. The film was released on 11 November 2016.
Hiatus, return and further career (2017-present)
Desai returned to the silver screen after almost 4 years with the Zee 5 film ‘Silence…Can You Hear It?’ released on 26 March 2021 also starring Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Mathur, Sahil Vaid, Vaquar Sheikh and Barkha Singh.
She also performed in a music video, Rihaee with Mr.World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal which released on 22 June 2021. The song was sung by singer Yaseer Desai. The song was well appreciated by the audience.
On 24 June 2022 she was seen in Hindi film Forensic,a remake of Malayalam film co-starring Vikrant Massey and Radhika Apte, where she played the role of Dr.Ranjana.
At Amazon Prime Meeting in 2022 it was revealed that Desai will be making her Telugu debut with supernatural web series Dhootha with Naga Chaitanya and Parvathy.
She is even committed to star as a lead actress in the dark fantasy movie – Kosha, which is directed by Amman Advaita and produced by Abhay Raj Kanwar.
|2008||Rock On!!||Sakshi Shroff|
|2009||Life Partner||Prachi Jadeja / Prachi Bhavesh Patel|
|2010||Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai||Mumtaaz|
|2012||Teri Meri Kahaani||Radhika Desai|
|Bol Bachchan||Radhika Raghuvanshi|
|2013||I, Me Aur Main||Gauri Dandekar|
|Policegiri||Sehar Al Ameri|
|2014||Ek Villain||Dancer||Special appearance in song “Awari”|
|Rock On 2||Sakshi Shroff|
|2021||Silence… Can You Hear It?||Inspector Sanjana Bhatia|
|2022||Forensic||Dr. Ranjana Gupta/Shashi|
|2023||Silence 2 … The Night Owl Murders||Inspector Sanjana Bhatia||Pre-Production|
|2006–2008||Kasamh Se||Bani Dixit Walia/Durga Dasgupta/Maithili Mitra/Anamika Dasgupta|
|2007||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Prachi Chauhan||Extended cameo|
|2007||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2||Contestant||Winner|
|2012||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Herself||Guest|
|2023||Dhootha †||TBA||Telugu Web Series|