Desi Rascals follows a cast of British Asians in the diverse and wealthy suburbs of west London. The programme tells the stories of a modern, dynamic and aspirational group of characters across a range of ages as they navigate their social, professional and family lives in a fast-changing community.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Desi Rascals - Jasmin Walia - Netflix
Jasmin Walia is a British Indian television personality, singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman. She first came into limelight with the British reality television show The Only Way Is Essex. She gained popularity with her English-Punjabi single “Dum Dee Dee Dum” (2016). Her English-Punjabi track, “Bom Diggy” (2017) with Zack Knight, featured in the top Indian pop charts.
Desi Rascals - 2012-2015: TOWIE and X-Factor - Netflix
Walia became popular in the UK by appearing on the reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex. She was part of series 7 to 14 (September 2012 - April 2015). While series 7 to 12 were released by ITV2, ITVBe has original release rights for series 13 to 14. She also recorded for The Only Way Is Las Vegas, with the shooting starting in September 2013. Walia was voted as the sexiest Asian in UK, along with the One Direction's ex-member Zayn Malik, in December 2014 in the poll by UK-based Eastern Eye magazine. She started a YouTube channel in February 2014 and started uploading song covers with artists including Zack Knight, intens-ti and Ollie Green Music.Popular tracks like “Rather Be”, “Dark Horse” and “All Of Me” were among her first covers. In September 2014, Walia auditioned for the singing talent show, The X Factor: Series 11, but all four judges rejected her, leaving her sobbing. She said in an interview, “I was completely shattered. You're waiting around, getting more and more nervous watching everyone around you.” In May 2015, she declared about quitting the TOWIE show on Twitter: “I can confirm that I am taking a break from filming #TOWIE but would like to thank everyone involved with the show, Producers, Crew & Cast x [sic].” Walia next appeared in the British television show Desi Rascals 2, streamed by Sky One from July to September 2015. The show also featured her then-boyfriend Ross Worswick. Before shooting for the show, she said, “This is the opportunity I’ve been looking for that will allow me to explore my cultural roots whilst still maintaining all the glitz and glamour that I love.” The structured reality TV series delved deeper into the lives of a diverse set of West Londoners in their quests to fulfil their dreams and overcome challenges.
Desi Rascals - References - Netflix