Drashti Dhami is an Indian model and television actress. Her debut performance was a music video titled ‘Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re’. She gained prominence as an actress after portraying the chirpy character of Dr. Muskaan Chadda in the TV show Dill Mill Gayye. Her first role as a lead TV actress was in the show Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi where she essayed the role of the protagonist Geet. It turned out to be the turning point in her acting career.Drashti is currently playing the role of Madhu in the very popular soap opera “Madhubala -Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.”
In the finals of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 6, Drashti Dhami defeated one of the best dancers on the show, Lauren Gottlieb, to be declared as the winner.
Family, early life, and education
Drashti Dhami was born into a conservative Gujarati family on January 10, 1985, in the city of Mumbai. She is the lone girl-child in the family.Drashti finished her schooling from St. Immaculate Girl’s High School located in Borivali, Mumbai. She later graduated in Sociology from Mumbai’s Mithibai College.
Drashti Dhami currently lives with her parents, her elder brother Jaysheel Dhami, and her actress sister-in-law Suhasi Dhami at her comfortable home in Andheri (east), Mumbai. Suhasi is famous as Abha from the tele-serial Yahaan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli.
Drashti Dhami is very fond of her mother, who often accompanies Drashti on her shoots and different events. Almost all her family members are possessive of her. When Drashti was offered the chance to feature in a music video, she had to ask the permission of ten of her family members. She could do the music video and lots more only due to the support and blessings of her family members.
Dhami is current a big star on Indian television. However, this 5’5″ curly-haired beauty also wants to play the lead role in Bollywood films. Her popularity as a TV actress is evident from the fact that she is only one of the few female actresses on television to have more than 100 thousand followers on ‘Twitter’, a number that is greater than even her male co-stars Vivian Dsena and Gurmeet Chaudhary.
Career of Drashti Dhami
Drashti Dhami was initially a dance instructor before becoming a model and eventually a praised and loved TV actress. She did many TV commercials and advertisements for varied brands such as Lion Honey,Vasan Eye care,VIP Bags, the shopping mall RKS Grand, Pulimoottil SILKS, Amul, and Colgate with Saif Ali Khan.
Drashti’s experience as a dance instructor meant that she was very well-versed with Bollywood’s unique dance styles. This allowed her to get featured in many music videos. Her debut into the Indian music video scene was in a number remixed by Harry Anand, namely “Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re.” She also danced in another remixed video song “Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezar,” as well as in a Punjabi music video titled “Nachle Soniye Tu.” Her bit part in the music video “Teri Meri Nazar Ki Dori” was also appreciated.
Drashti Dhami debuted as an actress in television with the show Dill Mill Gayye alongside actor Mayank Anand. The show was telecast on Star One.She achieved fame and recognition and the love of the audience after portraying the role of Geet in the hit tele-serial Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi opposite the male lead Maan Singh Khurana essayed by actor Gurmeet Chaudhary. Besides these daily soap operas, Dhami also featured in the show ‘Big Money’ which was telecast on NDTV Imagine in the year 2010.
Drashti Dhami is currently playing the role of Madhubala/ Madhu (post leap) in the very popular Colors TV soap Madhubala -Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. The show is very popular with the viewers. It even won the ‘Best New TV Show Award’ at the recently held Colors’ People’s Choice Awards. The impressive acting of Drashti as Madhubala and her amazing chemistry with the male lead RK played by Vivian Dsena is what made the audience use their TV remote every day. The show’s couple were together for about a year and now the show has gone into a time leap. Drashti Dhami is now playing the role of Madhu, Madhubala’s daughter in the serial.
Drashti Dhami, relationships, and marriage
Drashti Dhami’s notion of marriage is lots of responsibilities and lots of love. She feels that it is a big commitment to make. According to her the perfect marriage is one where Monday to Friday is spent with mummy, and the weekend is spent with the hubby.
According to reports, it is alleged that Dhami is currently dating Neeraj Khemka, an NRI businessman, and has been in a relationship with him for close to four years. They were supposed to get married, but rumor has it that all is not well between them. It is believed that the cause of strife between them is the desire to get married. Neeraj wants to get married as soon as possible but Drashti wants to concentrate on her career for the moment.
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