Mallika Sherawat, born as Reema Lamba, is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Hindi language films. The Bollywood Actress Known for her bold onscreen attitude, Sherawat has established herself as a sex symbol and one of the most popular celebrities in Bollywood.
This blog post delves into the life and career of this enigmatic actress, shedding light on her early life, rise to stardom, career highlights, and some lesser-known facts.
Early Life and Upbringing
Sherawat was born on 24 October 1976 in Moth, a small village in Hisar district of Haryana, to a Jat family. Her father is named Mukesh Kumar Lamba. She adopted the screen name “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.
Sherawat went to Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. She has a degree in philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University. During the initial days of her career, she claimed to be from a very conservative small-town family and that she faced many hurdles from them in pursuing her career.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Personal Details||Personal Details|
|Full Name||Reema Lamba|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Mallika Sherawat, Reema Gill|
|Date of Birth||24 October 1976|
|Age (as of 2023)||46 years|
|Birthplace||Moth, Hisar, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Hisar, Haryana, India|
|Current Address||Los Angeles, USA|
|Education Qualification||Degree in Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University|
|Hobbies and Interests||Yoga, Travelling, Reading|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English, French|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||[Facebook], [Instagram], [Twitter]|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Mallika Sherawat – Wikipedia|
|IMDb Profile link||[Mallika Sherawat – IMDb]|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||36-26-36 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5 feet 6 inches, 168 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||52 kg, 115 lbs|
|Hairstyle||Long and wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Bold onscreen attitude, pouty lips, mole on the right side of her face|
|Tattoos||A snake on her lower back, a flower on her left ankle, a star on her right wrist|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Sherawat was married to airline pilot Karan Singh Gill for a brief period of time. However, after the media presented irrefutable proof of their marriage, she reluctantly accepted that they were married.
She is currently in a relationship with French businessman Cyrille Auxenfans.
|Spouse – Husband||Karan Singh Gill (m. 1997, divorced 2001)|
|Father||Mukesh Kumar Lamba|
|Siblings||Vikram Lamba (brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Vijay Singh, Cyrille Auxenfans|
Rise to Stardom
Before entering films, Sherawat appeared in television commercials with Amitabh Bachchan for BPL and Shah Rukh Khan for Hyundai Santro. She debuted in films with a small role in Jeena Sirf Merre Liye.
Sherawat attracted notice with her appearance in the 2003 film, Khwahish. In 2004, she starred in Murder, a film inspired by Hollywood’s Unfaithful. She received a nomination for ‘Best Actress’ at the Zee Cine Awards for her performance in Murder.
Debut Film – Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
Successful Film – Double Dhamaal
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Sherawat has appeared in several successful films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006), Aap Ka Suroor, Welcome (both 2007) — her biggest commercial success so far — and Double Dhamaal (2011). She is one of the few Bollywood stars trying to cross over to Hollywood, with films like Hisss (2010) and Politics of Love (2011).
|Debut Film||Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) as Reema Lamba|
|Notable Roles||Simran in Murder (2004), Trishna in Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006), Sanjana in Welcome (2007), Jasmine in Hisss (2010), Aretha Gupta in Politics of Love (2011)|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Zeenat (2019), Booo Sabki Phategi (2019), RK/RKAY (2020)|
|Upcoming Films||Nakaab (2021), The Story of a Girl (2021)|
|Popular Television Series||The Bachelorette India: Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika (2013), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Take 2 (2017)|
|Awards and Achievements||Zee Cine Award nomination for Best Actress for Murder (2005), Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role for Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2007), Renaissance Artist Award at the 16th Annual Diversity Awards in California (2008), Honorary citizenship of Los Angeles for her career achievements and charitable work (2009), International Youth Icon Award at the Kalakar Awards in Kolkata (2015)|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||BPL, Hyundai Santro, 7UP, PETA, Playboy India, Maxim India, FHM India|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Free a Girl Movement, School for Justice, United Nations Development Programme, Rotary International’s Polio Eradication Campaign|
|Professional Associations||Screen Actors Guild, Indian Film and Television Producers Council|
|Training and Education||Degree in Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University|
|Production Company||Blue Velvet Films|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Murder, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Welcome, Double Dhamaal|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Murder, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Dasavathaaram|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 170 Crore, $21 Million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 30 Lakh, $40,000|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||N/A|
|Sponsorship Deals||BPL, Hyundai Santro, 7UP, PETA, Playboy India, Maxim India, FHM India|
|Business Ventures||Blue Velvet Films (production company)|
|Real Estate Holdings||A penthouse in Bandra, Mumbai, a villa in Los Angeles, USA|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||A diamond ring worth Rs. 45 Lakh, a collection of designer clothes and accessories|
|Cars Collection||A Lamborghini Aventador, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Mercedes Benz S-Class|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Things||Favorite Things|
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actress||Julia Roberts|
|Favorite Music Bands||U2, Coldplay|
|Favorite Books||The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne|
|Favorite Food||Vegan dishes, salads, fruits, juices|
|Things s/he like||Yoga, traveling, reading, animals, social media|
|Things s/he dislike||Meat, dairy products, casting couch, sexism, hypocrisy|
Top 5 Best Films – Mallika Sherawat
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Pyaar Ke Side Effects||2006||Trisha Mallick|
Controversies – Mallika Sherawat
- Condom controversy in the film ‘Khwahish’.
- Drape in tricolor in the film Dirty Politics.
- Intimate scenes controversy in the film Dirty Politics.
- Offensive comment on India at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Pornographic dance video in 2006.
Interesting Facts – Mallika Sherawat
- Mallika Sherawat’s real name is Reema Lamba.
- She was the first Indian woman to get an offer by Playboy magazine to pose nude which she refused.
- She wore diamonds worth Rs 45 Million at the Cannes Film Festival 2005 which were sponsored by Orra Diamonds.
- She has a huge social media fan base with more than 500k followers on Instagram, more than million followers on Twitter, and more than million followers on Facebook.
- She has a degree in philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.
- She is one of the few Bollywood stars trying to cross over to Hollywood.
From her humble beginnings in a small village in Haryana to her rise as a bold and popular actress in Bollywood, Mallika Sherawat’s journey is truly inspiring. Despite facing numerous hurdles, she has carved a niche for herself in the Indian film industry and continues to entertain audiences with her performances..