Prachi Desai was born in Surat, Gujarat. Prachi studied in St Joseph Convent, Panchgani and completed her schooling till ninth grade in Surat. After that, she went to Pune for higher studies. She studied at Sinhagad college, Vadgaon, Pune.
Prachi started her career with a short modelling workshop. She was in Pune for higher studies and had almost finished her junior college when her pictures were sent to Balaji Telefilms who called her for audition. She was 17 when she left her studies and started her career with Kasamh Se.
Prachi was starred in the serial Kasamh Se on Zee TV as Bani Walia that got her fame. Prachi left Kasamh Se on 15 April 2008 and was replaced by Gurdeep Kohli. Prachi Desai made a special appearance as the former Bani. Prachi also did a two day cameo, a school student in Prerna's school, in Kasautii Zindagii Kay on Star Plus. On 7 September 2007, Prachi entered as a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, the Indian version of America's dancing show, Dancing With The Stars, with choreographer Deepak Singh. Prachi was eliminated on 10 November 2007. However, she entered the contest again via the wild-card entry on 23 November 2007. Prachi was awarded the dancing star of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2. Prachi also competed in a tribute show to Jhalak competition called Dard-e-Disco, alongside other former contestants, which aired on Sony Entertainment Television Asia on 31 December 2007.
Prachi's first film was Rock On!!, where she played the wife of Farhan Akhtar. Prachi had to leave her role of "Bani" in Kasamh Se to act in Rock On. Prachi's next film was Life Partner. In July 2010, Prachi appeared in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai co-starring with Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut. Prachi is currently working on her fourth film titled Joker opposite television actor Rajeev Khandelwal. The film is set for release around December 2011.
Prachi is the endorser, spokesperson, brand ambassador and the face of Neutrogena products in India.
12th September 1988