Tara Desai
Biographical Information
Status: Deceased (murdered)
Age: 44 †
Home: Green Grove
Physical Description
Gender: Female
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Show Information
First appearance: "Pilot"
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Tara Desai was the older sister of Vikram Desai who killed her five years ago while she was babysitting Danny, Jo and Lacey. She was also the sister-in-law of Karen Desai and the aunt of Danny Desai, who took the blame for killing her for Vikram. She used to wears the same necklace as Regina Crane. Kyle and Tess Masterson have agreed that she was always angry during her time alive.

In We Need To Talk About Danny, Danny told Jo that he killed his aunt because she and his dad had their troubles growing up and she was going to ruin his family, so Vikram did what he needed to do (which was murder her).

In  Dead Men Tell Big Tales, it was revealed Vikram framed Danny for the murder of Tara.

Appearence Edit


She made an appearance only in the photos Danny was looking through.

Grief Is A Five Letter Edit

She made an appearance only in her photos, once again.Edit

We Need To Talk About DannyEdit

nnnnnnWe see her headstone at Green Grove Cemetery - it says "Tara Desai, 1964 - 2008. There is nothing in the world so wonderful as to love and be loved; there is nothing so devastated as love lost."



  • Vikram murdered her while she was babysitting Danny, Jo and Lacey.
  • It was revealed in 'Pilot' that she was an author. 
  • She wasn't married and didn't have any children.
  • She was 44 at the time of her murder.
  • Vikram is revealed to be the reason of her death in Dead Men Tell Big Tales.
  • Charlie McBride is her adoptive son; she adopted him from her brother Vikram after Charlie's real mother, Tess Masterson (Jo's mother) gave birth to him.
  • Tara's death was the reason Charlie went to extremes against Danny and Jo.
  • It is unknown why Vikram gave Charlie to Tara.
  • Danny Desai took the fall for Tara's murder, causing him to spend five years in Juvie.