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Age: 49 Years
Marital Status: Divorced
Hometown: Rohtak, Haryana

Mallika Sherawat

Bio/Wiki
Birth NameReema Lamba
Other Name(s)Rima Gill, Reema Puri
Profession(s)Actress, Model
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)5' 6" (168 cm)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Career
DebutFilm (Hindi): Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) as Seema
Mallika Sherawat in a still from Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002)
Film (Chinese): The Myth (2005) as Samantha
The Myth
Film (Kannada): Ee Preethi Yeke Bhoomi Melide (2007) in a special appearance
Ee Preethi Yeke Bhoomi Melide (2007)
Film (Tamil): Dasavathaaram (2008) as Jasmine
Dasavathaaram (2008)
Film (English): Hisss (2010) as Naagin
A poster of Hisss (2010)
TV (Hindi): Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2005) as Sunehri; aired on Star One
Mallika Sherawat in a still from Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
TV (English): Hawaii Five-0 (2014) as Farah Khan; aired on CBS
Hawaii Five-0 (2014)
Web Series (Hindi): The Story (2018) as herself; streamed on Zee5
The Story
Awards & Honours• 2008: 16th Annual Diversity Award- Renaissance Artist Award
• 2009: Honored for her work in the field of arts by Mayor Jerramiah T Healy of Jersey City, New Jersey
• 2010: Kalaakar Award for Hisss
• 2020: Honoured with the Diversity Award in Los Angeles along with Hollywood actor Benjamin Bratt
Mallika Sherawat with her Diversity Award
• 2011: Gotham Screen Film Festival & Screenplay Contest for Best Actress for Hisss
• 2015: 23rd Kalaakar Award- International Youth Icon Award
Mallika Sherawat with her Kalaakar Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 October 1976 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023) 49 Years
BirthplaceMoth, Hisar, Haryana
Zodiac signScorpio
AutographMallika Sherawat's autograph
NationalityIndian
HometownRohtak, Haryana
SchoolDelhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi
College/UniversityMiranda House, Delhi University, New Delhi
Educational QualificationDegree in Philosophy
ReligionHinduism
CasteJat
Food HabitVegan
HobbiesTravelling, Dancing
Mallika Sherawat during her vacation
ControversiesControversial Film Poster
In the poster of her film 'Dirty Politics,' she was seen sitting on top of a car outside the State Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan, wearing the Indian national flag with a CD in hand. She received huge criticism for disrespecting the flag of India.
Poster of Dirty Politics
Topless Photo
Her topless scene in the Hindi film ‘Hisss’ received criticism for promoting nudity. Later, she clarified that she was wearing a body suit in the scene. [1]The Times of India
Fued with Emraan Hashmi
In an interview, she shared that during the promotions of the Hindi film ‘Murder,’ she had a fight with the Indian actor Emraan Hashmi. They did not talk to each other for a few years. Later, Mallika said that they were too young and immature at that time to pick a fight over such petty issues. [2]Hindustan Times
Vulgar Dance at an Event
In 2006, a complainnt was filed against her for wearing a revealing dress and dancing in a vulgar manner at New Year's Eve show. Later, Vadodara district court issued a bailable warrant against her. [3]India Today
Mallika Sherawat in New Year's Eve Party
Objectional Comments on India
She once said that India had turned from land of Gandhi to land of gang rapists. In another event, she said that Indian could not see women progressing in their careers. She received criticism for her such comments.
[4]Mirchi
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Cyrille Auxenfans (French businessman; ex boyfriend)
Mallika Sherawat with Cyrille Auxenfans
• Antonio Banderas (actor; rumoured)
Mallika Sherawat and Antonio Banderas
Marriage DateYear, 1997
Family
Husband/SpouseKaran Singh Gill (Jet Airways pilot; divorced)
Mallika Sherawat with her ex-husband
ParentsFather- Mukesh Kumar Lamba (retired as senior engineer from the Irrigation Department of Haryana government)
Mother- Santosh Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat's parents and brother
SiblingsBrother- Vikram Lamba (younger; film producer)
Mallika Sherawat with her brother, mother, and sister-in-law
Sister- None
Other Relative(s)Paternal Great Grandfather- Seth Chhaju Ram (philanthropist)
Favourites
Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Film(s)Sholay (1975), Silsila (1981), Masoom (1983), Underground (1995)
SingerMadonna
FoodMulti Grain Toast, Vegan Salad
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mercedes
Mallika Sherawat with her Mercedes
• Lamborghini Aventador
Mallika Sherawat with her Lamborghini Aventador
• Rolls Royce Dawn
• McLaren 720s
Mallika Sherawat with her McLaren 720s
• Ferrari 812 Superfast
Money Factor
Salary/Fees (approx.)Rs 3.5 crores for a CD and cassettes advertisement (in 2008)

Mallika Sherawat

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mallika Sherawat

  • She was born in a middle-class joint family.

    Mallika Sherawat's childhood photo

    Mallika Sherawat’s childhood photo

  • Since childhood, she used to copy the dance steps of the Indian actress Madhuri Dixit, but her mother used to ask her to assist her in cooking food instead of dancing.
  • While she was in school, she was one of the toppers of her class. She also participated in various extra-curricular activities.

    Mallika Sherawat during her school days

    Mallika Sherawat during her school days

  • She then worked as an air hostess for a few months.

    Mallika Sherawat in her younger days with her mother

    Mallika Sherawat in her younger days with her mother

  • She once shared that in her family, male members were given preference over female members. She was never allowed to go on a night out at her friends’ place. She once said that while growing up, she was so fed up with patriarchal dominance in her family that she ran away from her home to make her career as an actress.
  • Her father was so upset over this that he disowned her and disallowed her to use his surname. After which she changed her name from Reema Lamba to Mallika Sherawat (Sherawat was her mother’s maiden name).
  • She had sold her maternal grandmother’s jewellery at the time she ran from her home.
  • For auditions, she used to travel by local trains as bus fares were too high for her at that time.
  • Mallika then did a TV ad with Shah Rukh Khan after which she started getting more offers of TV commercials.
  • She also worked as a model in various print advertisements and photoshoots.

    Mallika Sherawat in a photoshoot

    Mallika Sherawat in a photoshoot

  • She has been featured in various Hindi short videos like “Maar Dala” (1999), “Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya” (2000), “Lak Tunu Tunu” (2001), and “Jaane Do Na” (2002).
  • In 2004, she gained immense popularity for her bold scenes in the Hindi film ‘Murder.’

    Murder

    Murder

  • She has also been featured in a few music videos like “Aap Jaisa Koi: Baby” (2004; Hindi) and “Bruno Mars: Whatta Man” (2012; English).

    Bruno Mars- Whatta Man

    Bruno Mars- Whatta Man

  • The diamonds that she wore at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival were worth 4.5 crore (INR) by Orra Diamonds.

    Mallika Sherawat wore diamonds in Cannes 2005

    Mallika Sherawat wore diamonds in Cannes 2005

  • In the 2003 Hindi film Khwahish, she did 17 kissing scenes with her co-star Himanshu Malik.
  • In 2005, she rejected the role of Sira in the English film ‘Private Moments.’
  • In 2006, she was ranked number 9 in ‘Top Bollywood Actresses by Rediff and number 4 by the UK magazine Eastern Eye in Asia’s Sexiest Women list.
  • In April 2006, Mallika, along with a few other Indian actors, performed in the world concert tour ‘Rock Stars.’
  • She then appeared in various Hindi films like ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ (2006), ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’ (2006), ‘Welcome’ (2007), ‘Dirty Politics’ (2015), and ‘RK/RKay’ (2022).

    Welcome

    Welcome

  • She has featured in various Hindi item songs such as “Mayya Mayya” from Guru (2007), “Jalebi Bai” from Double Dhamaal (2011), “Shalu Ke Thumke” from Bin Bulaye Baraati (2011), “Laila” from Tezz (2012), and “Ghaghara” from Dirty Politics (2015).

    Mayya Mayya

    Mayya Mayya

  • In January 2007, she was invited to Princess Myasa, King Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa’s daughter in Qatar.
  • She was offered to portray Jesus Christ’s friend in the American film Aquarian Gospel in 2008. Later, the film was shelved.
  • The Los Angeles City Council made her an honorary citizen of Los Angeles on 15 August 2009.
  • In 2011, she acted in the English film ‘Politics of Love’ in which she played the role of Aretha Gupta.

    Mallika Sherawat in a still from the film Politics of Love

    Mallika Sherawat in a still from the film Politics of Love

  • In 2013, a contestant named Vijay Singh won the finale of the Hindi reality TV show ‘The Bachelorette India,’ a swayamvar show of Mallika Sherawat. However, she never married him. For the show, she had demanded Rs 30 crore as fees. She also kissed one of her contestants in the show.

    Mallika Sherawat with Vijay Singh in The Bachelorette India

    Mallika Sherawat with Vijay Singh in The Bachelorette India

  • She played the role of Snake Empress in the Chinese film ‘Time Raiders’ in 2016.

    Mallika Sherawat in a still from Time Raiders

    Mallika Sherawat in a still from Time Raiders

  • In 2024, she acted in the Tamil film ‘Pambattam.’

    Pambattam

    Pambattam

  • She once received an offer to pose nude for Playboy magazine, but she refused the offer as she was afraid of not getting work in Bollywood due to it.
  • She has reportedly got her entire body insured with an American insurance company.
  • She has met various renowned personalities like Barack Obama and Bill Gates.

    Mallika Sherawat with Barack Obama

    Mallika Sherawat with Barack Obama

  • She has been working for various social welfare campaigns for a very long time. In 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival, she locked herself in a cage for twelve hours to support the Free A Girl India NGO.

    Mallika Sherawat locked in a cage in support of an NGO campaign

    Mallika Sherawat locked in a cage in support of an NGO campaign

  • She was offered roles in a few Hindi TV serials like Hasratien and Zanjeerin. However, she rejected the offer.
  • Mallika is an avid animal lover and owns a pet dog named Lily.

    Mallika Sherawat with her pet dog

    Mallika Sherawat with her pet dog

  • She regularly practices yoga to remain fit.

    Mallika Sherawat doing yoga

    Mallika Sherawat doing yoga

  • She has walked the red carpet of the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival various times.

    Mallika Sherawat at the red carpet of Oscars

    Mallika Sherawat at the red carpet of the Oscars

  • She has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Cosmopolitan, Bollywood, Stardust, Filmfare, and Femina.

    Mallika Sherawat featured on Filmfare magazine

    Mallika Sherawat featured on Filmfare magazine

  • She was once featured in a print ad for a public service campaign for polio awareness.

    Mallika Sherawat in a campaign of polio awareness

    Mallika Sherawat in a campaign of polio awareness

  • She is often spotted smoking hukka at parties and events.

    Mallika Sherawat smoking hooka

    Mallika Sherawat smoking hooka

  • She is a follower of the Indian spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi.

    Mallika Sherawat's temple at his home

    Mallika Sherawat’s temple at his home

  • In an interview, she shared that the first Hindi film she ever signed was ‘Kab Kyon Kahan.’ However, the film was shelved.
  • She was once appointed the Advisory Board member of the Asian Academy of Film and Television.
  • She is considered a look-alike of the Hollywood actress Halle Berry.

    Mallika Sherawat and Halle Berry

    Mallika Sherawat and Halle Berry

  • Mallika Sherawat and her ex-boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans were once asked to vacate their luxury apartment in Paris which was rented for around 80,000 euros (INR 60.76 lakh) in rent. The landlord demanded to seize their furniture and a luxury watch against the due rent. The couple’s lawyer said that they were going through a financial crisis.
  • In an interview, she shared that various Indian male actors had asked her to compromise with them for roles in films. However, she refused to do so after which she lost a few films.

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