Rashami Desai is a well-known face of the Indian Television industry. She rose to fame with her character as Tapasya in daily soap serial Uttaran. She was last seen in drama serial Dil Sai Dil Tak and immediately quit the show because of unknown reasons. Post quitting the drama serial, Rashami had been travelling to Jaipur for some much-needed de-stressing. Before joining the Bigg Boss House Season 13, the Uttaran star opens up about her sudden exit from the drama serial and her absence from the small screen for so long. Rashami Desai opened up about her struggle with weight, how her medical condition led to gaining weight and how she is working on her fitness regime.
The actor shares that she was suffering from psoriasis, a skin condition, and while being treated for it, she put on extra weight. “I have been dealing with health issues for the past few months. Last year, in December, I was diagnosed with Psoriasis, which is a skin problem. It takes a lot of time to be cured and sometimes, one isn’t completely cured. For the last four months, I was on a steroid treatment program which caused weight gain”.
Further explaining her condition in a tell-all "I was not allowed to go in the sun as the heat aggravates the problem. It also escalates due to stress but it was impossible not to be stressed out about the condition as I am an actor and in this business, an actor's face is everything." During her treatment, the Uttaran star shot for a digital show, which is currently on hold."
She also said, "I was so frightened and my friends told me not to talk to people about it. I am talking about it now because I feel people should know that it is treatable and nothing to be ashamed of. I know of a few actors who have Psoriasis but stay mum about it. I don't respond to those who do. I just smile and move on. Losing weight is so tough and I have been trying really hard. But I am not going to be stressed about it. My work keeps me focused. I have learned to give my health priority and not to dismiss any health issue."
Psoriasis is basically a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that often comes and goes. The main goal of treatment is to stop the skin cells from growing so quickly. There is no cure for psoriasis, but you can manage symptoms. Lifestyle measures, such as moisturizing, quitting smoking and managing stress, may help.
On the work front, apart from Bigg Boss season 13, Rashami Desai has also featured in television reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and Nach Baliye 7. Rashami also added that she has not signed any new project as Bigg Boss 13 is her complete priority right now: "I have not taken up any work commitments because I have no idea when I will come out of the house. Even if I come out as a winner, I would need a little time for myself. Once I am out, there will be a lot of media activity. Only after that, I will get back to work."