Bigg Boss 13: Did you know Rashami Desai has done Bhojpuri movies before becoming a TV star?

Updated: Feb 16, 2020, 11:40 | Nikita Sawant
  • Rashami Desai

    Born on February 13, 1986, Rashami Desai is a model-actress popularly known for her portrayal of Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the telly show Uttaran. (All pictures/Rashami Desai's Instagram account)

  • Rashami Desai

    Rashami, however, started off her career with a few films that tanked at the box office. Her first film was the Assamese 'Kanyadaan', after which she acted in a number of Bhojpuri movies like Balma Bada Naadan, Kangna Khanke Piya Ke Angna, and Shahar Wali Jaan Mareli.

  • Rashami Desai, Salman Khan

    Did you know Rashami Desai worked in an ad with Salman Khan? This was a TV ad for a popular dish-washing soap that saw Rashami and Salman as an on-screen couple.

  • Rashami Desai

    What brought Rashami into the limelight was her television stint. The pretty actress made her television debut with the show Ravan in which she played the role of Mandodari. But it was in 2009 that Rashami became a household name. Her performance in the long-running show, Uttaran, was appreciated across all quarters.

  • Rashami Desai

    Rashami then was part of several beloved TV shows like Ishq Ka Rang Safed, Adhuri Kahaani Hamari, Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, and Naagin 3. She has also been part of a few reality TV shows like Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6, Kitchen Champion 5, and has made guest appearances on shows like Bigg Boss 6, Bigg Boss 11, Ace Of Space 1, and Khatra Khatra Khatra.

  • Rashami Desai

    Rashami Desai has won a number of awards for her performances in TV shows. In 2010, she won the 10th Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular), and in 2011 she won the Apsara Awards for Best Negative Actress, both for Uttaran.

    Pictured: Rashami Desai with TV and film actress Ankita Lokhande.

  • Rashami Desai

    Rashami Desai joined the controversial reality show, Bigg Boss 13, which premiered on September 29, and is hosted by Rashami's ad co-star Salman Khan! When asked how Bigg Boss happened, she told in an interview, "They (the makers) had approached me earlier but I would always get scared to get inside the house. Then this year I thought, why not? Because the last two seasons were really well."

  • Rashami Desai

    On being asked about her survival plans in the house, Rashami had told, "I don't have any plans, just want to play it gracefully. I know that if you play in a dignified manner, people will love you."

  • Rashami Desai

    After a few weeks, Rashami's boyfriend Arhaan Khan also entered the Bigg Boss house and even planned to propose to her. This is when Salman Khan, out of protectiveness for Rashami, revealed that Arhaan was already married and even had a child, things that Rashami wasn't aware of!

  • Rashami Desai

    On rumours of getting married to Arhaan inside the Bigg Boss house, Rashami had told IANS, "I really want to know who is spreading these rumours. I am a mature woman and I know how to take decisions. I don't understand why someone would do this. This is a very stupid rumour. It is (marriage) such a beautiful thing. If I get married, I will let people know about it in a beautiful way."

  • Rashami Desai

    Before the show started, there was news that Rashami Desai was being paid a huge amount by the makers to participate in Bigg Boss 13. A source from the show said, "Rashami is being paid a colossal amount of 1.2 crore (approx) for her stay inside the house..."

  • Rashami Desai

    "Given the popularity of the actress, the makers are riding on her to raise the entertainment quotient in the show. Rashami too is pretty excited especially with the whopping amount she is getting paid (sic)."

  • Rashami Desai, Bigg Boss 13

    Rashami Desai put her best foot forward while in the BB house, and while she had to face quite a few unexpected and shocking twists, the actress took it all in her stride. As the actress emerged as the third runner up of the season, we extend our wishes to her!

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Rashami Desai, one of the housemates in the latest season of Bigg Boss, started her career with the TV show Ravan and has since become a household name. Let's take a look at her journey from then to now through a series of Instagram pictures.