Prachi Desai Biography: Age, Family, Awards, and Net Worth

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In this article, we are going to explore everything you need to know about Prachi Desai.

Who is Prachi Desai?

Prachi Desai is an Indian Bollywood films and Television Actress best known for her playing the lead role in Ekta Kapoor’s Indian TV Series, “Kasamh Se” as Bani in 2006 which was later translated to English on Zee World televised as “The Promise

Prachi Desai was born on12 September 1988 in Surat, Gujarat, India. The Indian college – dropout film actress made her debut in Bollywood with the Hindi film “Rock On” in 2008 and She has acted in many other TV Serials. Prachi is also the spokesperson, endorser, brand ambassador, and the face of Goa Tourism and Neutrogena products in India. The actress is also the brand ambassador of Lux Lyra. Considering her bold, adorable, lovely and beautiful carriage, she is hoping on featuring in bigger movies.

Prachi Desai: Early Life, and Education

Prachi Desai was born in Surat, Gujrat, and raised in Panchgani, Maharashtra, all in India by her parents Niranjan Desai (father) who is a Professor and Ameeta Desai (mother). Prachi also has a sister and her name is Esha Desai

She did her schooling at St. Joseph Convent, Panchgani, Maharashtra. After completing her schooling at St. Joseph Convent, she enrolled herself in the Sinhagad College, Pune, Maharashtra, and started her B.A. in Psychology course.

While at Pune city, she started her career in modeling, through which she sent some of her pictures to Balaji telefilms who afterward invited her for the audition. Since she wanted to make a career in the field of acting, she dropped out the college as she was selected for her first television soap opera ‘Kasamh Se’ in 2006. Prachi was very fond of acting since childhood and she has been preparing herself for acting since childhood, on basis of her hard work.


In 2006, Prachi made her debut in acting when she was chosen to play the female lead role in Ekta Kapoor’s television drama; Kasamh Se. Prachi was cast as Bani, alongside television actor Ram Kapoor who cast as Jai Walia which was shown on Zee TV.

The show gained her various awards, including the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role. She then entered Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2, the Indian version of BBC Strictly Come Dancing on 7 September 2007 with choreographer Deepak Singh.

Prachi was eliminated on Saturday, 10 November 2007 , but entered the contest again through a wildcard entry and ultimately won the competition. Prachi Desai was awarded the Dancing Star of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 2. She also appeared as a cameo character in two episodes of the Star Plus television series Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She played the role of a student in Prerna’s school.

In 2008, she was invited to audition for a film while still acting the leading role in Kasamh Se. The audition was successful and she eventually made her Bollywood film debut that year with Rock On where she played the character of Farhan Akhtar’s wife. The movie was directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Since she needed to be very active in her new role in the movie, she had to leave Kasamh Se.

Prachi went ahead to act in her second movie, Life Partner in 2009 and also on her third movie in July 2010 titled, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai  which was co-starred by  Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranau

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 till date.

She also performed in a music video, Rihaahe with Mr.World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal which was released on 22 June 2021. According to the Amazon Prime Meeting in 2022, it was disclosed that Desai will be making her Telugu debut with supernatural web series Dhootha with Naga Chaitanya and Parvathy.


Years Title
2008 Rock On!!
2009 Life Partner
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
2011 Main Jokerr
2012 Teri Meri Kahaani Bol Bachchan
2013 I, Me Aur Main Policegirl
2016 Azhar Rock On 2
2017 Carbon
2021 Silence… Can You Hear It?
2022 Forensic

TV Series

Years Title
2006–2009 Kasamh Se
2006 Kasautii Zindagii Kay
2007 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2
2010 C.I.D. Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann
2012 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7
2016 The Kapil Sharma Show Naagin
2021 Indian Pro Music League

Prachi Desai: Awards

She has won many awards which include:

  • Indian Telly Awards – Best Fresh New Face (Female) (in 2006), Best Onscreen Couple (Shared with Ram Kapoor) (in 2006), Best Actress in a Lead Role (in 2007)
  • Anandalok Puraskar Awards – Best Actress (Hindi) (in 2009)
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards – Best Supporting Actress (in 2011)
  • Producers Guild Film Awards – Best Actress in Supporting Role (in 2011)
  • Zee Cine Awards – Best Actress in Supporting Role (in 2011)

Stardust Awards – Best Actress in an Ensemble Cast (in 2013)

Personal Life

Talking about Prachi’s love life, she was in a relationship with Rohit Shetty, who is a director, producer, television host. The relationship of both did not last for a long time and due to some reasons they both are separated, and after that Rohit Shetty got married to Maya Rohit Shetty.


Real Name: Prachi Desai
Date of Birth: September 12, 1988
Place of Birth: Surat, Gujrat, India
Nationality: Indian
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Actress
Net Worth $10 million

Social Media

Instagram: @prachidesai
Twitter:  @ItsPrachiDesai
Facebook: @PrachiDesai

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