Mallika Sherawat

Profession: Actress , Supporting Actress, Guest Appearance
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  • Also Know as :- Mallika Sherawat
  • Profession:- Actress , Supporting Actress, Guest Appearance
  • Gender :- female
  • Birthdate:- 24 Oct 1976
  • Status:- Single
  • Debut Year:- 2002
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Indian Film History
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Indian Film History
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Indian Film History

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Mallika won the 2008 Renaissance Artist Award at the 16 th Annual Diversity Awards held in California. On 14 th August 2009 she received the Honorary Citizenship of Los Angeles in recognition of her career achievements and charitable work. Actress Malika Sherawat starred in the film ‘ Time Raiders that was screened at the 69 th Cannes Film Festival where she met Actress Penelope Wilton at the Gala show . Sherawat has featured in the American Pop Star Bruno Mars’ Parody Vidoe of Salt N Pepa Whatta Man featuring En Vogue in 2012 . Mallika Sherawat declared her love for the French Bizman Cyrille Auxenfans on Twitter recently.

Mallika Sherawat was born in a small village in Hisar district in Haryana in a Jat family who were Philanthropist. She adopted the screen name Mallika which means ‘ Empress’. Sherawat is her mother's maiden name which she added to her new name as she believes she got the strength and support from her mother. It is believed that Mallika Sherawat was married early and is known to be a simpleton at heart. Her marriage failed for some reason and she decided to take a plunge in the Bollywood. In 1995 she started her first career as an Airhostess with Air India. Her relations with her family were strained as she joined the film line but over the years her family have accepted her choice and have reconciled.

Mallika Sherawat who was named as Reema Lamba shed her previous identity to join the Bollywood much against her parents wishes. She attended the Delhi Public School on Mathura Road. She has a degree in Philosophy from Miranda House Delhi University. During her early days in Bollywood she claims she was very conservative in her thinking and had to face many hurdles in her life to pursue a career that was close to her heart and her chosen one. However she gave an impression of a girl with an aura of a rustic girl and she made it big in Bollywood very soon. She made her debut in the film Khwahish in 2003. Mallika Sherawat was born and brought up in a small village located in Hisar district of Haryana. Originally named as Reema Lamba, Mallika shed her previous identity completely to don a modern avatar which the audience has been witnessing ever since she made her debut in Bollywood with Khwahish in 2003. This was followed up by yet another bold film Murder in 2004 opposite Emraan Hashmi which turned her into a diva everybody wanted to reckon with. But before making it big in Bollywood, Mallika was a cabin crew with Air India. She first had her brush with Bollywood with Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza starrer Jeena Sirf Merre Liye in 2002 where she was credited as Reema Lamba. Over the years, Mallika has added many accolades to her kitty including the fact that she was the first woman to have been offered to pose nude for Playboy magazine. She eventually turned down the offer because it was big risk and might have meant end of her Bollywood career, not that she is getting any meaningful roles in Bollywood anyways.

Malika Sherawat is said to have exploded the Indian Screen in 2003 with her first film Khwahish that created history in the Indian Cienma with her openly and bold kissing scenes . She is known as the Original Bollywood Bombshell. She further acted in more thrilling films like the Murder, which was the biggest Box Office release and a story that hit the headlines in Film news on the Extra Marital Affair depicted in this film. A bold topic again for the Indian masses that was lapped up by her fans and the Movie buffs alike. Malika had by then graced to be a cover girl for almost all the best publications like the Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Femina, Man’s World and the Lond Based Snoop Magazine. She did a few more meaningful films like Kis Kis Ki Kismat, Bachke Rehna Re Baba, Shaadi se Pehle and Darna Zaroori Hai. She also became the first Indian Actress to star in a Jackie Chan film , the Myth which took her to Canes and Toronto . Her pictures were splashed across various Local and International Magazines including the prestigious Time magazine. She became popular for her commercial film on 7up and more variety of roles she had placed that established her as one of the most sought after Actress in Bollywood.Before she entered the filmworld she has appeared on the Television commercials with Amitabh Bachchan for BPL, with Shahrukh Khan for Santro . She also did a small role in Nirmal Pandey’s ‘ Maar Dala’ and in the music video launched by Surjit Bindrkhia. She did a small role in Jeena Sirf Merre Liya wherein the credits show her name as Reema Lamba. For her film ‘ Murder, she received a nomination for Best Actress at the Zee Cine Awards for her performance. The film went on to be one of the biggest hits of that year . Mallika Sherawat is known to express her opinions in public without any hesitation and some of them have received reaction from the masses. She has appeared in films like Aap Ka Suroor, Welcome the comedy sequel , Double Dhamaal, and she is one of the very few Indian actresses who has bagged a role in Hollywood films. In 2010 she acted in the films like Hisss and Politics of Love in 2011. She did a role in the film , The Myth , A Chinese film co-starring with Jackie Chan in the year 2005. She plays the role of an Indian Girl who saves Chan’s character from a river. The Myth was her first International film. She has appeared in the Cannes Film festival to promote the film and it secured a lot of attention in Time Magazines’s Richard Corliss calling Mallika Sherawat as ‘ the next big thing’ She is also seen in the 2006 film Pyaar Ke Side Effects with her co-star Rahul Bose which won her appreciation from the film industry and that she stole the show with her candour and grace. The film did moderately well in the box office. Her first release in 2007 was Mani Ratnam’s Guru in which she performed with the song “ Mayya Mayya’. She plays a guest role in Himesh Reshammiya’s Aap Ka Suroor and it is said she charged Rs. 15 million for a 10 minute appearance. Her last Bollywood release in 2007 was for the film Welcome which did exceptionally well at the Box Office and was a super hit for the humour and the comedy . She received favourable reviews as being Electrifying in the role she played in this film. What followed were her films in 2008 , Ugly Aur Pagli, and Maan Gaye Mughall-e-Azam both did badly at the Box Office. She later did a film Double Dhamaal which went on to receive moderate success at the Box office. She also appeared in Item Numbers in films such as Thank You , Bin Bulaye Baraati and Osthe a Tamil film. In 2012 she appeared in an Item number for the film Tezz In 2009. Mallika Sherawat starred in a Hollywood film Hisss, co- starring Irrfan Khan and directed by Jennifer Lynch. The story based on the legend of Naga and was an independent co- production between the United states and India.. She promoted the film with Live Snakes at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Hisss was released in all major Indian languages .She starred in Hollywood film Politics of Love, Aka Love , Barack directed by William Dear. She plays the role of Aretha Gupta a devoted local Obama Volunteer coordinator. The film is a set with a romantic comedy during Barack Obama;s campaign in the US Presidency. It was released in 2011. In 2012 Sherawat featured in the American Pop Star Bruno Mars in his parody video called the Salt-N-Pepa Whatta Man fro the comedy website Funny for Die. On 23 rd April 2014 Mallika starred in a reality dating show called Bachelorette India – Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika.

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