Payal Rohatgi is an engineering graduate. She won the coveted title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World in 2001, despite stiff competition from 65 countries. She was also a Femina Miss India Finalist in 2000.
Payal was always attracted to the glamorous world of modeling and fashion, and when the right opportunity came her way she gave up the engineering sector to pursue her dreams.
Payal shot to fame with television ads like Cadbury Temptations ad and other commercials including Jaguar Bath Panel, Nescafe Cold Coffee, LG Refrigerator, Britannia Biscuit, Wright Pen, Gits Food Mix. She then also starred in music videos by Silk Route and indipopper KK.
Rohatgi made her Bollywood debut in 2002 with Harry Baweja’s, Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai, a Hindi remake of the Hollywood teen flick American Pie. In later years, she appeared in the films, Plan (2003), Police Force (2003) and Rakht (2004).
In 2006, she got her major breakthrough with the film, 36 China Town, also starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal. Later that year in July, she appeared in the critically acclaimed, Corporate, in which she played the part of an item girl.
In 2007, her first release was Priyadarshan’s 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. In mid-September, she appeared opposite Irrfan Khan in a TV18 film Dil Kabaddi. She played the role of an aerobics instructor in the film.
In 2010, she signed a comedy film 30 Takka also starring Boman Irani. She has been doing theater workshops with Quasar Thakur and has made debut on stage in Vandana Sajnani Khattar’s English play Four Play on October 16, 2010 in Mumbai.
In August 2008, Rohatgi appeared in season 2 of the reality television show, Bigg Boss on Colors TV as a contestant. She was involved in a lot of controversies relating to Rahul Mahajan, whom she dismissed as a seven-year old friend. The same year, she was seen in the adventurous game show, Khatron Ke Khiladi.
In 2009, Rohatgi performed a comedy skit as a celebrity performer in Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli to China on Sony Television.
On 11 January 2010, she appeared in the Ndtv Imagine show Raaz Pichle Janam Ka.
In February 2011, she will be seen as a contestant on Imagine TV’s show Zor Ka Jhatka hosted by Shahrukh Khan.
Films Done By Payal Rohatgi
- 2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai Esha Hindi Remake of American Pie
- 2002 Refuge Miss World Tourism 2001 English
- 2002 Patth Hindi
- 2003 Tumse Milkar Flora Hindi
- 2004 Plan Tanya Hindi
- 2004 Police Force: An Inside Story Item Song Hindi
- 2004 Rakht Tanya Hindi
- 2005 Laila – A Mystery Laila Hindi
- 2004 Tauba Tauba Payal Hindi Remake of Private Lessons
- 2005 Chetna: The Excitement Chetna Hindi
- 2005 Fun – Can Be Dangerous Sometimes Natasha Hindi First Indian film based on wife swapping
- 2006 36 China Town Gracy HIndi Remake of Once Upon a Crime
- 2006 Mr. 100% Hindi
- 2006 Corporate Item Song Hindi
- 2007 Heyy Babyy Special appearance Hindi Remake of Three Men and a Baby
- 2007 Thirupachi Aruva Item Song Telugu
- 2007 Dhol Sophie Hindi
- 2008 Ugly Aur Pagli Guest Appearance Hindi
- 2008 Dil Kabaddi Kaya Hindi
- 2012 Valentine’s Night Sanjana Hindi
- 2018 Halfa Macha Ke Gail Item Song Bhojpuri
Television Done By Payal Rohatgi
- 2008 Bigg Boss 2 Contestant Colors TV Evicted, Day 69
- 2009 Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka Imagine TV
- 2010 Meethi Choori No 1
- 2010 CID Herself Sony TV
- 2011 Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout 1 Contestant Imagine TV
- 2012 Survivor India 1 Contestant Star Plus 6th Place, Voted out Day 41
- 2013 Hum Ne Li Hai-Shapath Payal Life OK
- 2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki 1 Contestant Life OK Winner
- 2013 Bigg Boss 7 Guest Colors TV To support Sangram Singh
- 2014 Box Cricket League 1 Contestant Sony TV Player in Rowdy Banglore
- 2014–15 Humsafars Anam Negative lead
- 2015 Nach Baliye 7 Contestant Star Plus Eliminated 7th
- 2025 Jaane Kya Hoga Aage Forum Sony TV
- 2016 Suryaputra Karn Amba / Shikhandini / Shikhandi