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Prachi Desai is an Indian on-screen character who mainly works in bollywood. She has started her profession with TV show "Kasamh Se" and got acknowledgment. She later made her extra large screen make a big appearance with the film Rock On taken after by motion pictures like Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Bol Bachchan.

 

Desai was born in Surat, Gujarat to Niranjan Desai and Ameeta Desai. She has one sister named Esha Desai. 

 

She is the endorser, representative, mark represetative and the substance of Neutrogena items in India. She is moreover the brand represetative of Goa Tourism, a favored get-away goal in India. Desai is additionally a brand ambassador of Luxlyra.

 

She began her career as a television actress, when she was 17 years old. She left her study because of busy schedule and modeling career. 

 

Prachi Desai also appears in a commercial ad with Salman Khan. During her school years, Shahid Kapoor used to be Prachi Desai's favorite hero. Now, it is Hrithik Roshan. 

 

In 2006, Desai got chosen to assume the lead part in Ekta Kapoor's TV show Kasamh Se. She was given a role as Bani, inverse TV performing artist Ram Kapoor.

 

The show won her several awards including the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role. 

 

In 2008 her first Bollywood movie released called "Rock On" in 2008 year. The movie was super hit at box office that help her to established her in the industry. 

posted Jul 12 by Sourav Kumar

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