Monday, 22 September 2014

Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam (born November 28, 1988) is an Indian actress who works in different language films, including Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Her initial appearances were on Indian television commercials and soap operas such as Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam.

In 2010, she made her cinematic debut with Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha, co-starring Ganesh. In 2012, Gautam made her Bollywood debut in Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy Vicky Donor, which touched on the topic of sperm donation. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success, and Gautam gained positive reviews for her performance.

Personal life

Yami Gautam was born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh and was brought up in Chandigarh. She was born to Mukesh Gautam, who is working as vice president with PTC Network, a leading Punjabi Channel. Yami has a sister, Surilie Gautam who made her big screen debut with Punjabi film Power Cut, starring, Jaspal Bhatti's son Jasraj Bhatti. She did her regular schooling and later joined college for pursuing a graduate degree in law honors. She had aspired to join Indian Administrative Services (IAS) as a young girl, but at the age of 20, Yami decided to start her acting career. As she was pursuing Studies in Law Honors (first-year PU Student of the Law), but she left full-time studies for acting. Recently, she is doing her part-time Graduation from Mumbai. Yami is fond of reading, interior decoration and listening to music.


Gautam was 20 when she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in movies. She made her television debut with Chand Ke Paar Chalo, which was followed by Raajkumar Aaryyan. Following this, she played her most notable role in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam, which aired on Colors. Furthermore, she participated in the reality shows Meethi Choori No.1 and Kitchen Champion Season 1.

Gautam made her film debut in Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha. Whilst the film failed at the box office, Gautam received positive reviews for her performance.

Gautam later made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor, in which she starred opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. She played the role of Bengali girl Ashima Roy, a girl who falls in love with a Punjabi boy with a past. Despite its small budget, the movie became a major commercial success and received critical appreciation. Gautam received appreciation for her performance. Taran Adarsh writes "Yami Gautam makes an imposing debut. She adds enormous value to the movie by her act, screen presence and striking looks. She's truly admirable towards the latter part of the film." Madhureeta Mukherjee adds that Gautam "is a sheer delight to watch, emoting effortlessly."

In 2012, she was featured on the cover page of Prevention and Wedding Affair which discussed her life, personality and also her interest in Hot yoga. Furthermore, she featured on the cover of Femina November 2012 issue.

She made her Telugu debut with the 2011 film Nuvvila, directed by Ravi Babu. She signed her second film in Kollywood with Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum opposite Jai. Her second Hindi film 'Total Siyapa', opposite Ali Zafar produced by Reliance and Neeraj Pandey got released in 2014. Gautam is currently filming for Prabhu Deva's Action Jackson opposite Ajay Devgan and Sriram Raghvan's Badlapur opposite Varun Dhavan. Apart from those, she is busy in shooting a Tamil film Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, a Telugu film Courier Boy Kalyan.

Also her latest brand endorsements include Fair and Lovely, Cornetto, Samsung Mobile, Chevrolet, and many other brands


Year Show Role Channel 2008 Chand Ke Paar Chalo Sana NDTV Imagine 2008 Raajkumar Aaryyan Rajkumari Bhairvi NDTV Imagine 2009 Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam Leher Mathur Vajpayee Colors 2010 Meethi Choori No.1 Contestant NDTV Imagine 2010 Kitchen Champion Season 1 Contestant Colors

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