She is a computer software engineer by profession, Payal Rohatgi won the title of Miss Tourism World in 2001, against candidates from 65 countries. She was also a finalist at the Femina Miss India contest in 2000. These successes encouraged Payal to enter the entertainment industry and so she moved to Mumbai. But, she got only small roles like item numbers and she did not get notice for being in the midst of brightest stars of bollywood in her earlier movies. She is approximately 5'6" tall, and her star-sign is Scorpio.
Popular brands like Amul, Nirma, and Nescafe was her first introduction in modelling career.
After appearing in a television ad for Cadbury's Temptations Chocolates, Payal gained attention by the media.
In this time Payal also appeared in music videos like rock band Silk Route and Indipop artist Kay Kay.
Payal appeared 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.
After her career in Bollywood took off, Payal has cut back on the number of products she endorses.
Bollywood career of Payal
By acting in the movie Harry Baweja's “Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?” Payal made her Bollywood debut.
This film is the Hindi remake of the Hollywood teen flick American Pie.
“36 China Town” her first A grade Bollywood film, acted as one of the lead characters.
Even amongst all these stars like Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal she got noticed in this film