Today, she's more known as Mallika, the character she plays in the popular television serial, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin.
It was with this serial that former model Rakshanda Khan, who also dabbled as a television anchor, has found fame as an actor.
At the Lakme India Fashion Week, rediff.com got Rakshanda to answer five quick questions:
What are you wearing?
A beige top with a knee-length skirt that has frills at the bottom.
Is it a designer outfit?
Yes. It is an Ashish Soni outfit that I picked because skirts are very in, prints are very in, but more than anything else because the whole outfit is very comfortable.
Who are your favorite designers?
Hemant Trevedi, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla and Aki Narula.
I really like Hemant Trevedi and I buy a lot of his stuff from the Sheetal Design Studio in Mumbai.
What kind of clothes do you avoid?
Spaghetti strap tops and anything else that is too revealing.
Where do you usually shop for your clothes?
I like Zara in London. They have a lot of very nice jackets and tops.
The other one is Monsoon, in London, Dubai and many other cities. I pick up a lot of accessories from there.
In India, I usually shop at the Sheetal Design Studio. I am not really hot on designer stuff. Most of my stuff is not designer wear. I pick them up from just anywhere.
Photograph: Jewella C Miranda
Editorial support: Imran Shaikh