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Prachi Desai Profile

Name: Prachi Desai
Birth Place: Surat, Gujarat, India
Nationality: Indian
Other names: Prachi, Bani
Occupation: Model, Actress
Years active: 2006–present

Prachi Desai Biography

Prachi Desai is a Bollywood Actress and  a television star. Desai has acted in films like Rock On!!, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Bol Bachchan and I, Me Aur Main, that made her both critics’ and commercial appreciation. She started her career as Bani Walia in the Hindi soap opera Kasamh Se and got her fame. Prachi is the endorser, spokesperson, brand ambassador and the face of Neutrogena products in India. She is also the brand ambassador of Goa Tourism, a popular holiday destination in India.

Prachi Deasia -Early life

Prachi was born in Surat, Gujarat, India. She studied in St Joseph Convent, Panchgani and completed her schooling until ninth grade in Surat. After that, she went to Pune for higher studies. She studied at Sinhagad college, Vadgaon, Pune. She was in Pune for higher studies and had almost finished her junior college when her pictures were sent for audition. She was 17 when she left her studies and started her career with Kasamh Se.

Prachi Desai -Career

Film Debut & Breakthrough

Desai’s first film was Rock On!! (2008), where she played the wife of Farhan Akhtar. Desai had to leave her role of “Bani” in Kasamh Se to act in Rock On at the age of 19. Her performance was extremely appreciated throughout the film. Movie Critic Taran Adarsh mentions: “Prachi Desai scores in her very first feature. She has a challenging role and footage-wise too, it’s substantial. Desai brings in a lot of freshness and poise. Plus, she’s a competent actor.” It was an average box-office commercial but was critically appreciated, even getting the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Prachi got various nominations and awards as debutant including the Filmfare Award. She even won Anandalok Awards as Best Actress (Hindi).

Her following film was Life Partner (2009). The film broke down at the box-Office, but called forth great reviews from critics for her work.

Prachi Desai Endorsements

Prachi Desai is the brand ambassador for Goa Tourism Board, a popular holiday destination in India. She is the only spokesperson for Neutrogena Products in India. She has also advertised Oral-B Smile India Movement with Sonali Bendre. Active Wheel endorsement with Salman Khan was a top rated among viewers for the chemistry between the two. On viewers’ request, the other several ads of the brand were cancelled, and the same advertisement airs till date. She also endorses Nyle Shampoo. She has also has been signed up to be the brand ambassador of Pure-it water purifier with Farhan Akhtar. Lately Desai was chosen the brand ambassador for Gili Signature Diamond Jewellery along with several other actresses. She also endorses Taj Mahal Tea along with actor Saif Ali Khan.

Prachi Desai Filmography 

Year    Film    Role    Notes
2008    Rock On!!    Sakshi Shroff    Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2009    Life Partner    Prachi Bhavesh Patel
2010    Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai    Mumtaaz    Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Winner, IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012    Teri Meri Kahaani    Mahi    Cameo appearance
2012    Bol Bachchan    Radhika Raghuvanshi
2013    I, Me Aur Main    Gauri Dandekar
2013    Policegiri    Sehar
2014    Rock On!! 2    Sakshi Shroff    Under Script Production

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