Yami Gautam, a renowned Indian film actress, has made a significant impact in the Bollywood industry with her versatile acting skills and charming personality. The Bollywood actress known predominantly for her work in Hindi films, she has also made her mark in regional cinema, including Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil films.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on November 28, 1988, in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, Yami was brought up in Chandigarh. Her father, Mukesh Gautam, is a Punjabi film director, and her mother, Anjali Gautam, is a homemaker.
She has a younger sister, Surilie Gautam, who also made her big-screen debut with the Punjabi film Power Cut. Yami completed her schooling at Yadavindra Public School, Chandigarh, and later entered Panjab University, Chandigarh, to pursue a graduate degree in law honors.
However, she left her studies to pursue her passion for acting.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Yami Gautam Dhar|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Yami Gautam|
|Date of Birth||28 November 1988|
|Age (as of 2023)||35 Years|
|Birthplace||Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Current Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education Qualification||A degree in law honors (drop-out) ; pursuing graduation through correspondence|
|Hobbies and Interests||Reading, interior decoration, listening to music|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Yami Gautam|
|IMDb Profile link||Yami Gautam|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||33-25-33 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’ 5″ or 165 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||50 kg or 110 lbs|
|Distinctive Features||Her smile and dimples|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Yami Gautam is married to Aditya Dhar, a film director12. They tied the knot on June 4, 2021. Before her marriage, she was rumored to be in a relationship with actor Pulkit Samrat.
|Spouse – Husband||Aditya Dhar (Film Director)|
|Father||Mukesh Gautam (Punjabi film director, he was the vice president of PTC Punjabi channel)|
|Siblings||Surilie Gautam (younger sister, actress) , Ojas Gautam (younger brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Pulkit Samrat (actor)|
Rise to Stardom
Yami began her career as a model and starred in television soap operas such as Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam. She made her film debut through the Kannada movie Ullasa Utsaha.
In 2012, she had her first Hindi film release in the comedy-drama Vicky Donor, which earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Since then, she has appeared in several successful films, including the thrillers Badlapur and Kaabil, the war film Uri: The Surgical Strike, and the satire Bala.
Debut Film – Ullasa Utsaha
Successful Film – Kaabil
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Yami has received several awards and accolades for her performances. Some of her notable achievements include:
- 5th Boroplus Gold Award for “Rising Film Stars From TV” for the film ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012)
- BIG Star Entertainment Award for “Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Female” for the film ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012)
- Zee Cine Award for “Best Female Debut” for the film ‘Vicky Donor’ (2013)
- IIFA Award for “Star Debut of the Year – Female” for the film ‘Vicky Donor’ (2013)
- Lokmat Most Stylish Award for ‘Most stylish Unconventional Actress’ for the film ‘Bala’ (2019)
- Star Screen Award for “Best Comedian” for the film ‘Bala’ (2020)
|Debut Film||Ullasa Utsaha (2009) in Kannada, Nuvvila (2011) in Telugu, Vicky Donor (2012) in Hindi|
|Notable Roles||Ashima Roy in Vicky Donor, Supriya Sharma in Kaabil, Pallavi Raveendran in Uri: The Surgical Strike, Pari Mishra in Bala|
|Recent Films – New Movies||Bhoot Police (2021), Dasvi (2021), A Thursday (2021), Lost (2021)|
|Upcoming Films||Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga (2023), Agra Ka Daabra (TBA), Ginny Weds Sunny 2 (TBA)|
|Popular Television Series||Chand Ke Paar Chalo (2008-2009), Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam (2009-2010), Meethi Choori No 1 (2010), Kitchen Champion Season 1 (2010)|
|Awards and Achievements||Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut for Vicky Donor (2013), IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female for Vicky Donor (2013), Lokmat Most Stylish Award for Most Stylish Unconventional Actress for Bala (2019), Star Screen Award for Best Comedian for Bala (2020)|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Fair & Lovely, Cornetto, Samsung Mobile, Chevrolet, Himani Fast Relief, Emami 7 Oils in One, Fair and Lovely Foundation, OPPO Mobiles India, Kalyan Jewellers, Pizza Hut India|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Supported the Himachal Pradesh government’s initiative to promote organ donation , donated her earnings from her first TikTok video to feed the poor amid COVID-19 lockdown , participated in the #BeWithBeti campaign to raise awareness about female foeticide|
|Professional Associations||Member of CINTAA , Member of Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association|
|Training and Education||A degree in law honors from Panjab University, Chandigarh (drop-out) , pursuing graduation through correspondence from Mumbai|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Vicky Donor (2012), Badlapur (2015), Kaabil (2017), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), Bala (2019), Bhoot Police (2021)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||Vicky Donor (2012), Badlapur (2015), Kaabil (2017), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), Bala (2019)|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 44 Crore or $6 Million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 2 to 3 Crore or $270,000 to $405,000|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 1 Crore or $135,000|
|Sponsorship Deals||Fair & Lovely, Cornetto, Samsung Mobile, Chevrolet, Himani Fast Relief, Emami Oils in One, Fair and Lovely Foundation, OPPO Mobiles India, Kalyan Jewellers, Pizza Hut India|
|Real Estate Holdings||A house in Chandigarh worth Rs. 2 Crore , a house in Mumbai worth Rs. 5 Crore|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||Jewelry, designer clothes and accessories, paintings|
|Cars Collection||Audi A4, BMW X3|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan|
|Favorite Actress||Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks, Madhuri Dixit|
|Favorite Film||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Titanic (1997)|
|Favorite Music Bands||Coldplay, U2|
|Favorite Books||The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini|
|Favorite Color||Black, Red, White|
|Favorite Food||Chamba ke Rajma, Pizza|
|Things s/he like||Reading, interior decoration, listening to music|
|Things s/he dislike||Smoking, drinking alcohol|
Top 5 Best Films – Yami Gautam
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Vicky Donor||2012||Ashima Roy|
|Uri: The Surgical Strike||2019||Pallavi Sharma / Jasmine Almeida|
Controversies – Yami Gautam
- Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat’s rumored relationship and their subsequent split.
- Yami Gautam’s reaction to a negative review of her performance in her latest release Dasvi.
- Yami Gautam being ‘canceled’ by ‘Woke’ individuals after realizing she married Aditya Dhar, the director of the film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.
- Yami Gautam was bashed online for endorsing a fairness cream brand.
- Yami Gautam’s endorsement for fairness brand remains the biggest controversy.
Interesting Facts – Yami Gautam
- Yami Gautam was very timid and introverted as a child.
- She was a bright student in her school.
- Yami Gautam does yoga daily to maintain her fitness.
- She has received training in pole dancing.
- During her college years, she wanted to become an IAS officer.
- Yami Gautam is fond of reading, interior decoration, and listening to music.
- She moved to Mumbai at the age of 20 to pursue a career in movies.
Yami Gautam’s journey from a small-town girl to a successful Bollywood actress is truly inspiring. Her dedication, hard work, and passion for acting have made her one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood. With her talent and charisma, she continues to win hearts and make a significant impact in the Indian film industry.