Mallika Sherawat born October 24, 1981, as Reema Lamba in Rohtak, Haryana,
India. Mallika is an Indian actress and model . She has a degree in
philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.
Sherawat's birth name is Reema Lamba; she says that adopted the screen name
of "Mallika", meaning "queen", to avoid confusion with other actresses named
Reema. "Sherawat" is her mother's maiden name.
Struggling to acquire the tag of India's sex symbol, Mallika Sherawat has
virtually dropped her clothes to clinch the 'coveted'(?) title. Mallika
started out as a small-time model and actress from Delhi. Mallika always had
stars in her eyes and was determined to pursue the glamour profession and
give it all it took to make it! Even though her conservative father was dead
against her decision (he still is!), Mallika defied his wishes and moved to
Mumbai to carve a niche for herself in the big bad world of showbiz!
Initially an air-hostess with Indian National Carrier AIR INDIA, The rumour
is that she was already married to one, Capt. Gill from Delhi, but sadly,
the marriage didn't exactly work!
She made her first onscreen appearance in a music video. She first attracted
wide notice with her appearance in the 2003 movie Khwahish, which was, by
Indian standards, quite racy. Ms. Sherawat appeared in a number of revealing
costumes.Later that year, she starred in Murder, a film that again
challenged Indian film standards. She received a 'Best Actress' nomination
at the Zee Cine Awards for her performance in that film.
She apparently listens to 4-5 scripts every day these days and says no to
all of them, thereby leading to further talk about her highhandedness.
Disgruntled directors claim sheís developed an attitude. But Mallika isnít
bothered. "Iíve always been exactly like this. I speak my mind and I expect
others to do the same." Mallika begs innocence. "If I was noticed in the
film, is it my fault?" she says with a hurt expression. "Is it a crime to be
Apparently statements such as "Iím like Viagara for the audience" and "I
donít mind doing a porn film" were part of a carefully-orchestrated game
plan for Murder which Mallika wasnít entirely comfortable going along with.
All the hoopla about her sexy image is all a front. At heart Mallika claims
to be a conservative girl with "an inbuilt censor". Talks about an affair
with Mahesh Bhatt embarrass her. "How can I be involved with someone old
enough to be my father?" Father or no, Sherawat has cleverly moved on. She
recently met Ram Gopal Varma. The hot-and-happening duo hit it off
instantly. Varma says heís planning to cast Mallika "as soon as possible,
the sooner the better."
Mallika did a number of ad films including the Santro ad with Shah Rukh
Khan. She also made news when she won a small role in a Jackie Chan movie,
The Myth, where she again appeared in "sexy" costumes. She made a widely
appearance at the Cannes Film Festival to promote The Myth.
In July 2004, the Bollywood film producers' union IMPAA temporarily
blacklisted Mallika. Filmmaker Ramesh Sharma complained that she broken her
contract with him when she failed to turn up, as promised, for the filming
of Kab Kyun Kahan (started in 1999).
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) (Credited as Reema Lamba)
Kis Kis Ki Kismat (2004)
Bachke Rehna Re Baba (2005)
The Myth (2005)
Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)
Shaadi Se Pehle (2006)
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)
Sivaji: The Boss (2007)
Preeti Eke Bhoomi Melide (Kannada) (2007)
Fauj Mein Mauj (2007 or 2008)