Most famous for her role as Tapasya Thakur on the Indian soap opera Uttaran, Desai is also known for her appearances in Bhojpuri and Hindi film such as Sathi Sanghati and Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke.
Early in her career, she acted in Zee TV's Ravan and Sony TV's Meet Mila De Rabba.
She competed in an Indian reality talent dance competition called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
She married her Uttaran co-star, Nandish Sandhu, in early 2012.
She and Tina Dutta were both in the cast of Uttaran.