Prachi Desai Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Prachi Desai Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Prachi Desai (born September 12, 1988) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films and on television. She began her television career as the lead in the popular Zee TV show Kasam Se. In the 2008 film Rock On!!, she made her Bollywood debut. Life Partner (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Bol Bachchan (2012), and I, Me, Aur Main (2013) are among her other famous flicks. She is also the face of Goa Tourism and Neutrogena goods in India, as well as an endorser, spokeswoman, and brand ambassador. Desai is also a Lux Lyra brand ambassador. In an April 2021 interview, she discussed her casting couch experience for a major picture.

Background and early life

Desai was born to Niranjan and Ameeta Desai in Surat, Gujarat. Esha Desai is her only sibling.

Desai attended St. Joseph Convent School in Panchgani and finished her education in Surat through the ninth grade. She finished her higher education from Sinhagad College in Pune.


Career and breakthrough in television (2006-2008)

Desai was cast as the lead in Ekta Kapoor's television show Kasamh Se in 2006. She was cast in the role of Bani, alongside TV actor Ram Kapoor. It was her first time on the big screen.She won multiple prizes for the show, including the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.

Desai then competed in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, the Indian equivalent of BBC Strictly Come Dancing, with choreographer Deepak Singh on September 7, 2007. Desai was eliminated on November 10, 2007, but returned as a wildcard entry and eventually won the competition. Desai was named Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa's Dancing Star.

Desai also made a guest appearance in two episodes of the Star Plus television serial Kasauti Zindagi Ki. She took on the role of a student at Prerna's school.

(2008-2016) Film debut and success

Desai then moved on to the film industry in 2008. Her first film was Rock On!! (2008), directed by Abhishek Kapoor, in which she played Farhan Akhtar's wife. Desai had to quit Kasamh Se in order to appear in Rock On.

Life Partner (2009) starred Tushhar Kapoor, Genelia D'Souza, Fardeen Khan, Govinda, and Amrita Rao.

She co-starred in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai opposite Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, and Kangana Ranaut in July 2010.

She shot with Rajeev Khandelwal in 2010 for Vikram Tuli's film Main Jokerr, which was supposed to be released in 2011 but was never released due to title issues.

She made a cameo appearance in Teri Meri Kahaani in 2012. Desai was then cast as the major role of Bol Bachchan alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, and Asin. The film was Desai's biggest box office hit to date.

Desai's next film appearance was in I, Me, Aur Main (2013), alongside John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh. She appeared in another film, Policegiri, alongside Sanjay Dutt.

In 2014, she sang "Awari" in an item number for Ek Villain.

Desai portrayed Mohammad Azharuddin's wife, Naureen, in his biography film, Azhar, starring Emraan Hashmi in 2016. She reprised her role as Farhan Akhtar's wife in Rock On 2, the sequel to Rock On!!. The movie was released on November 11, 2016

Desai returned to the silver screen after nearly 4 years with the Zee 5 film 'Silence...Can You Hear It?' released on March 26, 2021, also starring Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Mathur, Sahil Vaid, Vaquar Sheikh, and Barkha Singh.

She also appeared in the song video Rihaee, which was directed by Mr. World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal and will be published on June 22, 2021. Singer Yaseer Desai sang the song. The audience enjoyed the song very well.

On June 24, 2022, she appeared in the Hindi film Forensic, a remake of a Malayalam film co-starring Vikrant Massey and Radhika Apte, as Dr.Ranjana.

Desai will make her Telugu debut with the spooky web series Dhootha, starring Naga Chaitanya and Parvathy, at the Amazon Prime Meeting in 2022.

She has even agreed to play the lead in the dark fantasy film Kosha, directed by Amman Advaita and produced by Abhay Raj Kanwar.



Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released


2008Rock On!!Sakshi Shroff
2009Life PartnerPrachi Jadeja / Prachi Bhavesh Patel
2010Once Upon a Time in MumbaaiMumtaaz
2012Teri Meri KahaaniRadhika Desai
Bol BachchanRadhika Raghuvanshi
2013I, Me Aur MainGauri Dandekar
PolicegiriSehar Al Ameri
2014Ek VillainDancerSpecial appearance in song "Awari"
2016AzharNaureen Azhar
Rock On 2Sakshi Shroff
2017CarbonPariShort film
2021Silence... Can You Hear It?Inspector Sanjana Bhatia
2022ForensicDr. Ranjana Gupta/Shashi
2023KoshaFilms that have not yet been releasedSonia SawantPost-production


2006–2008Kasamh SeBani Dixit Walia/Durga Dasgupta/Maithili Mitra/Anamika Dasgupta
2007Kasautii Zindagii KayPrachi ChauhanExtended cameo
2007Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2ContestantWinner
2012Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah ChashmahHerselfGuest
2023Dhootha daggerTBATelugu Web Series

Music videos

2021RihaeeYasser DesaiPreeti

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilm / TV SeriesResult
2006Indian Telly AwardsBest Fresh New Face (Female)Kasamh SeWon
Best Onscreen Couple (Shared with Ram Kapoor)Won
2007Best Actress in a Lead RoleWon
2008Special RecommendationWon
2009Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer – FemaleRock On!!Nominated
Stardust AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow – FemaleNominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsStar Debut of the Year – FemaleNominated
Anandalok Puraskar AwardsBest Actress (Hindi)Won
Filmfare AwardsBest Female DebutNominated
2011Best Supporting ActressOnce Upon a Time in MumbaaiNominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleWon
Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role – FemaleWon
Stardust AwardsBest Actress in an Ensemble CastWon
2013Best Breakthrough Performance – FemaleBol BachchanNominated
Real NamePrachi Desai
NicknameOTA (one-take artiste)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 4”
Weightin Kilograms- 53 kg
in Pounds- 117 lbs
Figure Measurements34-26-35
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 September 1988
Age (as in 2022)34 Years
Birth PlaceSurat, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownPanchgani, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSt. Joseph Convent, Panchgani, Maharashtra
CollegeSinhagad College, Pune
Educational QualificationsCollege dropout (B.A. in Psychology course)
DebutFilm Debut: Rock On!! (2008)
TV Debut: Kasamh Se (2006)
FamilyFather- Niranjan Desai (Professor)
Mother- Ameeta Desai
Brother- N/A
Sister- Esha Desai
HobbiesReading, yoga, dancing and sketching
ControversiesShe 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 Things
Favourite FoodPizza, Cheese Risotto, Chocolate Mud Cake, Lemon & Arugula Rigatoni
Favourite ActorRyan Gosling, Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Rampal
Favourite ActressKangana Ranaut, Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Favourite FilmBollywood: Dil Chahta Hai, Jab We Met, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Kapoor & Sons and Queen
Hollywood: Pretty Woman
Favourite TV ShowHot in Cleveland, Tyrant
Favourite ColorWhite, Pink and Blue
Favourite BookShantaram by Gregory David Roberts, and Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi
Favourite PerfumeGucci Envy, Chloe and Carolina Harrera 212
Favourite RestaurantIndigo Deli, Cafe Zoe and Out of the Blue in Mumbai
Favourite DestinationGstaad in Switzerland, New York and Milan
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Money Factor
Salary1 crore/film (INR)
Net WorthNot Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prachi Desai

  • Does Prachi Desai smoke? : No
  • Does Prachi Desai drink alcohol? : Yes
  • Prachi won many prizes for her active participation in dancing and acting competitions, during her studies.
  • During her graduation in Pune, she started her modelling, during which she sent her pictures to Balaji Telefilms who called her for an audition.
  • She left her Arts course mid-way when she was selected for TV serial Kasamh Se opposite Ram Kapoor
  • If not an actress, she would have been a counselor.
  • She has won 8 television awards for Kasamh Se.
  • While shooting for Kasamh Se, she got a call from the director of the film Rock On!! (2008) to meet him in his studio. She never imagined that she was being called in for auditioning for a role opposite Farhan Akthar and that she was going to make her debut into Bollywood with that call.
  • Due to her prior commitment to Kasamh Se, she used to work for both Rock On!! and Kasamh Se at a time.
  • She is very close to Ekta Kapoor and her family.
  • In 2007, she entered Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2, but got eliminated. However, she entered the contest again as a wild-card entry and eventually won the competition. 
  • She considers yesteryear American actress Grace Kelly as her fashion icon. 
  • She is a chocoholic.
  • Her favourite fashion brand is Michael Kors.

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