Shalmalee Desai Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Shalmalee Desai is an Indian actress and television writer. She is the ex-wife of the popular television actor Avinash Sachdev. She is known for playing the role of Sojal Agnihotri in the television series ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir’ (2013), which aired on StarPlus.

Wiki/Biography

Shalmalee Desai was born on Friday, 17 March 1989 (age 34 years; as of 2023) in Pune, Maharashtra. She did her schooling at St. Gregorios High School, Mumbai. She later attended the Ramnivas Ruia Junior College. She pursued BA with a major in Psychology at Ramnarain Ruia College in Mumbai in 2009. She later pursued MBA in Marketing at the Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai. In 2020, she received another master’s degree in Digital Marketing from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland. She has also done a course in screenwriting from Whistling Woods International Institute, Mumbai.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Shalmalee Desai

Family

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents and siblings.

Shalmalee Desai with her father

Shalmalee Desai with her father

Shalmalee Desai with her mother

Shalmalee Desai with her mother

Husband

She got married to the TV actor Avinash Sachdev on 12 June 2015. Avinash and Shalmalee first met on the set of the TV show ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir’ (2013) and started dating each other after a while. They got divorced in 2017.

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A wedding photograph of Avinash Sachdev and Shalmeeli Desai

A wedding photograph of Avinash Sachdev and Shalmeeli Desai

Career

Corporate Jobs

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

Shalmalee Desai started her career in June 2011 as a Marketing Management Trainee at Zee Networks. After completing her six months of training, she left the firm in November 2011. She rejoined the firm in September 2021 as an assistant brand manager and worked there for almost a year.

DViO Digital

In March 2021, she started working as a client partner in a digital agency named ‘DViO Digital’ in Mumbai. She worked there for almost seven months and left the firm in September 2021.

Vama Events Pvt. Ltd

In November 2017, she joined the event services company ‘Vama Events Pvt. Ltd.’ as an account manager. After working there for one and a half years, she resigned from the company in April 2019. However, she rejoined the company in June 2023 as a project manager.

Acting

Shalmalee Desai made her television debut with the reality show ‘Lux The Chosen One’ (2012), which aired on UTV Stars. In the show, she participated as a contestant and also became the winner.

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, she hosted the show ‘Just Khans,’ on UTV Stars. In the same year, she debuted as an actor in the TV show ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir,’ which aired on StarPlus. She played the role of Sojal Agnihotri in the show.

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’

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In 2014, she played the role of Mrs Bhagat Dave in the Indian crime television series ‘Encounter,’ on Sony TV. In the same year, she made a cameo appearance in the Tv series ‘Ek Haseena Thi,’ On StarPlus. She made an episodic appearance in the mini-television series ‘Gulmohar Grand’ (2015). In 2017, she appeared in the short film ‘August 16th.’

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

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

Screenwriting

In 2016, Shalmalee started working as a screenwriter with Shoonya Square Productions. She wrote the screenplay for the TV show ‘Thapki Pyar Ki’ (2016), on Colors TV. In 2017, she wrote the screenplay for the TV show ‘Ek Aastha Aisi Bhee,’ which aired on StarPlus.

Facts/Trivia

  • She is a trained Kathak dancer and took formal training for 15 years for learning it.
  • She is also a golf player.
  • She is often spotted consuming alcohol on various occasions.
    Shalmalee Desai consuming alcohol

    Shalmalee Desai consuming alcohol

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