As one of India’s hottest stars, the up and coming model and actress Yami Gautam has been grabbing headlines for the last five years. Whether on TV, in Movies or starring in reality shows, Yami’s grace and flair have been keeping the media on their toes and the audiences flocking to the cinema.
Acting in predominantly Hindi, Tamil and Telugu language films has given Yami a wide audience. She is notable for her screen presence and often receives rave reviews.
Where She Came From
You might say that she was born into the business as her father is well known studio vice president and director, Mukesh Gautam. Yami was born in Bilispur (Himachal Pradesh), in 1988 and her childhood dream was to join the Indian civil service, the IAS. She studied for a law degree upon enrolling for college, but dropped out at the age of 20 to pursue her acting career.
Yami was born in Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh), in 1988 and her childhood dream was to join the Indian civil service, the IAS. She studied for a law degree upon enrolling for college, but dropped out at the age of 20 to pursue her acting career.
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Career Highs and Lows
Yami moved to Mumbai at the age of 20 where she made her television debut on Chand Ke Paar Chalo. TV was a good starting place for her as gained roles in Raajkumar Aaryyan, Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam (which was the show that really began her rise), and the reality shows Meethi Choori .Kitchen Champion.
Her cinema debut came in 2010 with Ullasa Utsaha, which despite glowing reviews for Yami herself, failed to succeed at the box office. Since then, she has had her fair share of ups and downs in terms of ticket sales, but has always been highly regarded…Not only by film critics, but also her co-workers who say that she is a real delight to work with.
Yami’s real arrival on the scene was in her first Hindi language film Vicky Donor in 2012; from this she was awarded four Best Debut and Rising Star Awards and was nominated another nine times.
Since then she has gone from strength to strength in terms of her box office appeal, following up with ten more movies in just four years.
One of her most popular performances was in the 2014 Indian action comedy film Action Jackson which was directed by Prabhu Deva the renowned choreographer, film director, film producer and actor.
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Getting to Know Her
Despite Yami’s glamorous lifestyle, she is still just a simple girl with simple tastes who spends her free time away from the cameras doing yoga and reading books. She often talks about her shyness and timidity when she was younger. She loves watching movies and some of her inspirations and favorite actresses include Jessica Alba and Tyra Banks.
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Rumors have been flying around about Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam’s alleged relationship. Since Pulkit’s break from his wife, speculation has been ongoing about whether he and Yami are an item now.
Yami has now completed her studies through Punjab University and has attained a Degree in Law (Honours).
This coming year should be huge for Yami Gautam. With two movie projects already set for release (Kaabil and Sarkar 3), and her prominent celebrity endorsement for a range brands and products worldwide, it is clear that Yami is going to remain one of “the faces” for the near future.
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