Prachi Desai

Prachi Desai Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | June 13, 2024

Date of Birth

12 / September / 1988


36 Years



Prachi Desai, born on September 12, 1988, is a talented actress known for her impeccable performances. Fondly nicknamed OTA, which stands for “one-take artiste,” she has earned this moniker due to her ability to deliver perfect scenes in just one take.

Prachi Desai Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Husband, Biography & More

Prachi’s dedication to her craft is evident in her diverse roles and consistent performances. With her real name being the same as her stage name, she has carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry. Her birthday on a Monday adds a touch of uniqueness to her vibrant personality.

Early Life

Prachi Desai was born on September 12, 1988, in Surat, Gujarat, India, and grew up in a close-knit family with her parents, Niranjan and Ameeta Desai, and her sister, Esha Desai. She attended St. Joseph Convent in Panchgani, Maharashtra, before pursuing higher education at Sinhagad College in Pune. However, she left her Bachelor of Arts course in Psychology to follow her passion for acting, marking the beginning of her journey in the entertainment industry.


Prachi Desai attended St. Joseph Convent in Panchgani, Maharashtra, for her schooling. She then enrolled at Sinhagad College in Pune for her higher education. However, she is a college dropout, having left her Bachelor of Arts course in Psychology to pursue her acting career.


Prachi Desai was born on September 12, 1988, which was a Monday. As of 2024, she is 36 years old. She hails from Surat, Gujarat, India, and her zodiac sign is Virgo. Prachi holds Indian nationality.

Physical Stats

Prachi Desai stands at a height of 163 cm (1.63 meters or 5’4″). She maintains a weight of 53 kg (117 lbs) and has an impressive figure with measurements of 34-26-35. Prachi’s striking appearance is complemented by her dark brown eyes and black hair, adding to her captivating presence both on and off screen.

Husband and Boyfriend

Prachi Desai is currently unmarried. In terms of her personal life, she has been linked romantically with director Rohit Shetty.


Prachi Desai comes from a close-knit family. Her father, Niranjan Desai, is a professor, and her mother, Ameeta Desai, plays a significant role in her life. Prachi shares a strong bond with her sister, Esha Desai, but does not have any brothers. The Desai family practices Hinduism, which is an integral part of their cultural and religious identity.

Prachi Desai with her Mother Ameeta Desai

Prachi Desai with her Mother Ameeta Desai

Prachi Desai with her Sister Esha Desai

Prachi Desai with her Sister Esha Desai

Prachi Desai Boyfriend Rohit Shetty

Prachi Desai Boyfriend Rohit Shetty


Prachi Desai began her acting career with a breakthrough role in the popular television series “Kasamh Se,” where she gained widespread recognition. She then transitioned to Bollywood, making her film debut in “Rock On!!” (2008), which was both a critical and commercial success. Prachi continued to build her filmography with notable performances in movies such as “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,” “Bol Bachchan,” and “I, Me aur Main.” Her talent and versatility have established her as a respected actress in the Indian entertainment industry.


Years Role Title
2008 Sakshi Shroff Rock On!!
2009 Prachi Jadeja Patel Life Partner
2010 Mumtaaz Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
2014 Dancer Ek Villain
2016 Naureen Azhar Azhar
Sakshi Shroff Rock On 2
2017 Pari Carbon: The Story of Tomorrow
2021 Inspector Sanjana Bhatia Silence… Can You Hear It?
2022 Dr. Ranjana / Shashi Gupta Forensic
2024 Inspector Sanjana Bhatia Silence 2: The Night Owl Bar Shootout
TBA Bihu Attack†
TBA Sonia Sawant Kosha†

Music Videos

Years Singer Title
2021 Yasser Desai Rihaee

Awards and Nominations

Year Result Award
2006 Won Indian Telly Awards
2007 Won
2008 Won
2009 Nominated Screen Awards
Nominated Stardust Awards
Nominated International Indian Film Academy Awards
Won Anandalok Puraskar Awards
Nominated Filmfare Awards
2011 Nominated
Won International Indian Film Academy Awards
Won Producers Guild Film Awards
Nominated Screen Awards
Won Zee Cine Awards
Won Stardust Awards
2013 Nominated
2023 Won Iconic Gold Awards

Net Worth

Her net worth is not known.

Favourite Things

 Actor Ryan Gosling, Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Rampal
 Actress Kangana Ranaut, Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Book Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, and Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi
Color White, Pink and Blue
 Destination Gstaad in Switzerland, New York and Milan
Film Bollywood: Dil Chahta Hai, Jab We Met, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Kapoor & Sons and Queen
Hollywood: Pretty Woman
Food Pizza, Cheese Risotto, Chocolate Mud Cake, Lemon & Arugula Rigatoni
Perfume Gucci Envy, Chloe and Carolina Harrera 212
Restaurant Indigo Deli, Cafe Zoe and Out of the Blue in Mumbai
 TV Show Hot in Cleveland, Tyrant

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prachi Desai

  • Prachi Desai won many prizes for her active participation in dancing and acting competitions during her studies.
  • During her graduation in Pune, she started modeling, during which she sent her pictures to Balaji Telefilms, who called her for an audition.
  • She left her Arts course midway when she was selected for the TV serial “Kasamh Se” opposite Ram Kapoor.
  • 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 Akhtar and that she was going to make her Bollywood debut with that call.
  • Due to her prior commitment to “Kasamh Se,” she used to work for both “Rock On!!” and “Kasamh Se” simultaneously.
  • 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 has won 8 television awards for “Kasamh Se.”
  • Prachi Desai does not smoke but does drink alcohol.
  • If not an actress, she would have been a counselor.
  • She is very close to Ekta Kapoor and her family.
  • She considers yesteryear American actress Grace Kelly as her fashion icon.
  • Her favorite fashion brand is Michael Kors.
  • She is a chocoholic.

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Body Measurements 34-26-35
Birth Place Surat, Gujarat, India
Children N/A
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 163 CM
Height In Meter 1.63 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Niranjan Desai, Mother: Ameeta Desai
Profession Actress
Siblings Sister: Esha Desai
Spous N/A
Weight 53 kg
Zodiac Sign Virgo


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