Rashami Desai (born 13 February 1986) is an Indian television actress. She is best known for playing the role of Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the popular television soap opera, Uttaran on Colors, for which she bagged many accolades, Preeti (Icchadhari Naagin / Daayan) in Adhuri Kahaani Hamari on &TV and Shorvori in Dil Se Dil Tak on Colors. She acted in several B grade movies before shifting to television. She has also acted in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri and Bhojpuri movies. She was also a contestant on the dance reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 in 2012, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 in 2014 and Nach Baliye 7 in 2015.
Desai, who started her career at an early age, got her first break in Ravan on Zee TV followed by Meet Mila De Rabba on Sony TV and started acting in the show Uttaran on Colors from 20 June 2009. Later, in March 2012 she opted out of Uttaran as she didn't believe she could portray an older role after the leap. On 7 November 2012, she returned to Uttaran in positive shades.
Desai married her co-star from Uttaran, Nandish Sandhu, on 12 February 2012. They tied the knot in Dholpur. In 2013, Desai became pregnant but suffered from a miscarriage. Due to the miscarriage, problems started taking place in their lives. In 2014, Desai and Sandhu started staying separately due to some differences. However, resolving all differences, they came back together and apparently patched up. In 2015, the couple filed for divorce after four years of marriage.
↑`Uttaran` changed my life: Rashmi Desai (7 November 2012). Retrieved on 8 July 2016. “After taking a break from the show, the 26-year-old went on to shake a leg on dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa’.”