Drashti Dhami WikiDrashti Dhami is a famous Indian television actress and model. She made her debut with the music video, "Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re". She came into limelight with her character of Dr. Muskaan Chadda in the show Dill Mill Gayye. She shot to fame for playing the lead character of Geet in the show Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi which proved to be a turning point in her career. She has potrayed the most loved character of Madhu in Colors TV popular show Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. Currently, she is seen in Zee TV's daily soap Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani which airs on Zee Tv.
BiographyDrashti Dhami was born on January 10, 1985 in Mumbai, India. She comes from a conservative Gujarati family and is the single girl in the family. She has completed her schooling from St.Immaculate Girl's High School in Borivali after that opted for a degree in Sociology from Mithibai College, Mumbai.
CareerDrashti Dhami has done many advertisements and was known for her modelling before she came into the television industry. She made her debut with the music video by Harry Anand. She was also seen in a Punjabi music video 'Nachle Soniye Tu' and in the remix version of 'Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezar'. Having been a dance instructor earlier in life, Drashti also excels in the field of Bollywood dance. She has also done commercials for Colgate (toothpaste) with Saif Ali Khan, Lion Honey, Pulimoottil SILKS, Vasan Eye care, RKS Grand (Shopping Mall), Amul, VIP Bags and jewellery.
Personal ProfileBirth Name : Drashti Dhami
Date of Birth : 10 January 1985
Age : 31 years
Height : 5'5"
Husband : Neeraj Khemka
Brother : Jaysheel shami
Sister-in-law : Suhasi dhami
Zodiac sign : Capricorn
Debut : Saiya dil me aana re....music video
Occupation : Model, Actress
Status : Married
Current Serial : Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani
In Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi RaniDrashti Dhami is seen in Sphere Origins's show Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani on Zee TV. She is playing the role of Gayatri opposite Siddhant Karnick aka Rana ji. The shows explores the love story of Rana Indravadan Singh Deo and Rani Gayatri Devi.
FamilyDrashti Dhami was born and brought up into a Gujarati family. She has an elder brother Jaysheel Dhami. Her sister-in-law Suhasi Dhami who is also a television actress who played the role of Abha in the show Yahaan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli. Drashti is very close to her mother, who also accompanied her at various events. She is a big star today because of her family's support.
Marriage/HusbandAfter the courtship of almost six years, Drashti Dhami has finally tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Neeraj Khemka. The wedding was held on February 21 and reception was organised later. Neeraj is an NRI businessman who has shifted to Mumbai.
Brand Ambassador of CanvironmentDrashti Dhami was chosen to be the brand ambassador for Canvironment Week 2011 initiated by Hindustan Tin Works Ltd to support the cause of 'Save Our Planet'. Drashti was the judge at CanCussion 2011 at SRCC (Shri Ram College of Commerce).
Golden Petal Awards 2012Drashti Dhami won the most Lokpriya Naya Sadasya at Colors Golden Petal Awards 2012. For the first time she hosted Golden Petal awards 2012 with her co-anchor Manish Paul.
In Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6Drashti Dhami was the winner of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa - Season 6. She defeated one of the best dancers Lauren Gottlieb into the finals.
Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek JunoonDrashti Dhami played the female lead as Madhubala in the popular daily soap Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. She played the role opposite Vivian Dsena as RK. Then again after the leap, she again came back as Madhu, daughter of Madhubala and RK.
Geet in Geet Hui Sabse ParaiDrashti got her big break with STAR One's Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi, where she played the protagonist of the show Geet, opposite Gurmeet Choudhary as 'Maan Singh Khurana'. The role brought her both recognition and popularity.
In Nachle Ve with Saroj KhanDrashti was seen in Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan and was declared as the winner of the episode aired on NDTV Imagine.
FavouritesFavorite ice-cream flavor : Mint chocolate chip from Baskin Robins
Favorite colour : White
Favorite Tv actor : Karan Singh Grover
Favorite Smell : Mud when it rains.
InterviewIn future I will have a white wedding
I love beach wedding and would have planned for it but it gets expensive and hectic as well. And we didn't want limited people for our marriage as me being the only girl left in the family, parents wanted to celebrate it in a grand way. But I have decided when I complete five or ten years of marriage I will have a white wedding on a beach.
I am very good at balancing my personal and professional life
I gel with my in-laws very well. We eat, play games and watch movies together. Off lately we have been watching our wedding albums and videos. If my father in law doesn't meet me for three days I get a sweet message from him. My mother in law loves me very much whether I am on-screen, off-screen, pulling his son hair.
I am trying to lose weight
Post marriage, I have gained lot of weight which I am trying to lose now. When you are a face of the show you have to look good on-screen. I don't get irritated if someone tells me I have gained weight. I take it as a pinch of salt and work on it.
I always wanted to get married to a non actor
I always wanted to marry a non actor as I have very limited friends in the industry. The very close ones are Sanaya Irani and Nakuul Mehta.