Prachi Desai: Happy birthday!

Born on September 12, 1988, Prachi Desai took to acting very young, and was a star when she was all of 18 years old!

Her television debut with the serial Kasamh Se made her a familiar household name, and her innocent girl-next-door looks along with that angelic smile quickly established her as a familiar face on Indian television.

Born in Surat, Gujarat, Prachi studied in a boarding school and was just finishing junior college when her pictures were sent for an audition to Balaji Telefilms, where she was selected. Her character as Bani Walia opposite Ram Kapoor got her rave reviews and only two years later she landed her first big screen role in the Farhan Akhtar film Rock On!!. Her role as Farhan Akhtar’s demure but sensible wife made audiences realise her potential as an actor on the big screen and she could finally break the mould that television actors are generally cast into.

After that there has been no looking back for Prachi. The actor has worked in more films than she has TV shows, with her latest movie (Bol Bachchan) proving to be a superhit at the box office. Her upcoming projects include I, Me aur Main opposite John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh, and Rock the Shaadi opposite Abhay Deol.

Of late Prachi has been coming into her own and has quit the Miss Goody Two Shoes image with sizzling, bold scenes with Emraan Hashmi in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, for instance. Now she wants more than just the usual birthday gifts – she wants love, of course, and a study year in Princeton University. Though we may not be able to give her that, on her 24th birthday we wish her luck and all happiness in life, and hope that she has noting short of a blast on her special day!