Shalmalee Desai Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Quick Info→
Hometown: Mumbai
Age: 35 Years
Marital Status: Divorced


Profession(s)• Actress
• Writer
• Corporate Employee
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTV (contestant): Lux The Chosen One' (2012) on UTV Stars
TV (actor): 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir'(2013) on StarPlus as Sojal Agnihotri
TV (screenwriter): 'Thapki Pyar Ki' (2016) on Colors TV
Poster of the TV show 'Thapki Pyar Ki'
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 March 1989 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024) 35 Years
BirthplacePune, Maharashtra
Zodiac signPisces
SchoolSt. Gregorios High School, Mumbai
College/University• Ramnivas Ruia Junior College, Mumbai
• Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
• Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai
• UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland
• Whistling Woods International Institute, Mumbai
Educational Qualification(s)• Secondary School education from Ramnivas Ruia Junior College
• BA with a major in Psychology from Ramnarain Ruia College
• MBA in Marketing from the Welingkar Institute of Management
• Master's in Digital Marketing from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
• A screenwriting course from Whistling Woods International Institute [1]LinkedIn - Shalmalee Desai
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsAvinash Sachdev
Marriage Date12 June 2015
Husband/SpouseAvinash Sachdev (m. 2015; div. 2017)
Shalmalee Desai with Avinash Sachdev
ParentsNames not known
CricketersRohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
RapperYo Yo Honey Singh

shalmaleeSome Lesser Known Facts About Shalmalee Desai

  • Shalmalee Desai is an Indian actress and TV writer known for her work in Hindi television shows. She was previously married to the renowned television actor Avinash Sachdev.
  • She began her career at Zee Networks as a Marketing Management Trainee in June 2011. She completed her six-month training and later left the company in November 2011. However, she rejoined the company as an assistant brand manager in September 2021 and worked there for one year.
  • She stepped into the television industry with the reality show ‘Lux The Chosen One’ (2012) in which she took part as a contestant and achieved the title of the winner. The show was aired on UTV Stars.

    Shalmalee Desai in a still of the show 'Lux The Chosen One'

    Shalmalee Desai in a still of the show ‘Lux The Chosen One’

  • In 2013, Shalmalee Desai took on the role of a host for the reality show ‘Just Khans’ on UTV Stars.
  • She got her breakthrough role in 2013 with the TV serial ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?…Ek Baar Phir’ as Sojal Varad Agnihotri.

    Shalmalee Desai in a still from the TV show 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon...Ek Baar Phir'

    Shalmalee Desai in a still from the TV show ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon…Ek Baar Phir’

  • In 2014, she appeared in the Indian crime television series ‘Encounter,’ on Sony TV in which she played the role of Bhagat Dave.
  • She made a cameo appearance in the 2014 television series ‘Ek Haseena Thi,’ which aired on StarPlus.
  • The actress also appeared in some episodes of the mini-television series ‘Gulmohar Grand’ (2015), on StarPlus.
  • In addition to television series, Desai also appeared in the short film ‘August 16th’ in 2017.

    Shalmalee Desai in a still from the short film 'August 16th'

    Shalmalee Desai in a still from the short film ‘August 16th’

  • After making her debut as a screenwriter with the television show ‘Thapki Pyar Ki’ (2016), she wrote the screenplay for the television series ‘Ek Aastha Aisi Bhee’ (2017), which was broadcasted on StarPlus.
  • Shalmalee Desai became an account manager at ‘Vama Events Pvt. Ltd.,’ an event services company, in November 2017. After working there for one and a half years, she left the firm in April 2019. However, in 2023, she rejoined the firm as a project manager.
  • In March 2021, she joined ‘DViO Digital,’ a digital agency in Mumbai, as a client partner. She worked in the company for around seven months and then decided to leave in September 2021.
  • She is a trained Kathak dancer and had learned Kathak dance for 15 years.
  • She is also a Golf player.
  • She is frequently seen consuming alcohol during different events.

    Shalmalee Desai consuming alcohol

    Shalmalee Desai consuming alcohol