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Payal Rohatgi
Born November 9, 1984 (1984-11-09) (age 25)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Years active 2002-present
Spouse(s) None
[[1] Official website]

Payal Rohatgi is a Bollywood actress.



Payal Rohtagi was born on 9 November 1984 in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India. She is the daughter of Veena Rohatgi and Shashank Rohatgi. She has a brother named Gaurav Rohatgi. She was brought up in a middle class family and grew up in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. A computer engineer from L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad by profession.

She was a finalist at the Femina Miss India contest in 2000. This success encouraged Payal to enter the entertainment industry and so she moved to Mumbai. She has appeared in the famous show called "Big Boss". She was romatically linked to Rahul Mahajan in the show whom she dismissed as a 7 year old friend...She has a credit of nearly 7-8 hindi films and was very famous for her appearance in '0 sikander' item song in a Madhur Bhandarkar film Corporate in 2006..Her Best critical film till now is Dil kabaddi where she was cast opposite actor Irfan khan

Modelling career

She started her career by modelling for popular brands like Amul, Nirma, and Nescafe. She gained attention after appearing in a television ad for Cadbury's Temptations Chocolates. Around this time she also appeared in music videos by rock band Silk Route and Indipop artist Kay Kay.

After her career in Bollywood took off, Payal has cut back on the number of products she endorses. However, she appeared along with cricketer Virender Sehwag in an ad film for Dabur's Lal Dantmanjan. The film was directed by Pradeep Sarkar. She was also seen in an ad film for Eveready battery with Amitabh Bachchan which was directed by Pradeep Sarkar in 2006.

Bollywood career

Payal first appeared in Bollywood performing in Harry Baweja's 2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?, a Hindi remake of the Hollywood teen flick American Pie. And she made her A-grade acting debut in 2006 as one of the lead characters in the Bollywood film 36 China Town. The movie starred the well-known actors Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal. Later that year, she appeared in the critically acclaimed Corporate where, ironically, she played the part of an item girl.

In 2007, she had her first release with Priyadarshan's film Dhol, produced by the Percept Picture Company. She played a positive second lead character, paired opposite Arbaaz Khan.

In 2008, she was seen in a cameo opposite Ranvir Shorey in PNC film Ugly Aur pagli which was released in August 2008. In mid-September she signed on to another role opposite Irfan Khan in a TV18 film Dil Kabaddi. She will be playing the role of an aerobics instructor and will reportedly sport a very toned, lean look in the film.

August 2008 saw Payal rohatgi in Bigg Boss Season 2 show on colors channel as a contestant. Payal was surrounded with a lot of controversies including several intimate moments relating to Mr Rahul mahajan whom she dismissed as a 7 year old friend post show..

Payal performed a comedy skit as celebrity performer in Comedy circus - Chinchpokli to china on Sony TV.

Payal rohatgi has signed a lead role of a Tv journalist in a Bollywood film based on 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Her shooting schedule commences from February 2010. She has apparently closed a Hollywood project too..

Payal rohatgi is actively associated with the cause of supporting rehabs related to looking after drugs addicts and alcoholics and she has come ahead with her endeavour on WORLD ANTI DRUGS DAY on June 26. She is actively working for an ngo JEEVAN DHARA in mumbai.

Payal rohatgi appeared in the famous Ndtv Imagine show Raaz Pichle janam ka on january 11th 2010 where she found out that she was a boy in her past birth and her father of this birth was her best friend of previous birth with whom she had a miscommunication..It was a great show which showed audiences Payal's soft nature towards her family..


Year Title Role Other notes
2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai Esha Desi version of American Pie
2003 Ek Se Mera Kya Hoga Tanya opposite Sammerr Kocchar
2003 Plan Tanya opposite Bikram Saluja
2003 Police Force Special Appearance In song
2004 Rakht Tanya Bipasha Basu's friend
2006 36 China Town Gracy opposite Paresh Rawal
2006 Corporate (Actress) appearance in an item song
2007 Heyy Babyy Special Appearance opposite Ritesh Deshmukh
2007 Dhol Sophie opposite Arbaaz Khan
2008 Dil Kabaddi Kaya opposite Irrfan Khan


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