Mallika Sherawat

Born : October 24, 1976, First Movie : Jeena Sirf Merre Liye, Recent Release : Dasavatharam,


Born :October 24, 1976 (age 38)

Moth, Hisar district, Haryana, India

Occupation :Actress

Years active :2002–present


Mallika Sherawat ( born Reema Lamba) is an Indian actress who appears mainly in Bollywood films. Known for her bold onscreen attitude in such films as Khwahish (2003) and Murder (2004) Sherawat has been frequently featured in the media as a sex symbol. She than appeared in successful romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) which won her much critical acclaim.

Sherawat was born Reema Lamba in Rohtak, Haryana to a Jat family. Mallika was born in the family of Seth Chhaju Ram, a leading Jat philanthropist. She was born on 24 October, though the year is unknown. She adopted the screen name of "Mallika", meaning "empress", to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema. "Sherawat" is her mother's maiden name She has stated that she uses her mother's maiden name because of the support that her mother has provided her. Although relations with her family were strained when she entered the film industry, now Sherawat's family have accepted her career choice and reconciled their relations.

Sherawat went to school at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. She has obtained a degree in philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University. During the initial days of her career, she claimed to have come from a very conservative small town family, and that she faced many hurdles from her family in pursuing her career. However, Mallika's family has refuted this as a story created by her to give her an aura of a small town rustic girl who made it big in Bollywood. It has been reported that she was married for a short while to a Jet Airways pilot Captain Karan Singh Gill.

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