Marital Status: Divorced
Age: 34 Years
• 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
|Debut||TV (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
|Date of Birth||17 March 1989 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||34 Years|
|School||St. 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 LinkedIn - Shalmalee Desai
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||12 June 2015|
|Husband/Spouse||Avinash Sachdev (m. 2015; div. 2017)
|Parents||Names not known
|Cricketers||Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli|
|Rapper||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.