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Mallika Sherawat

Name: Mallika Sherawat (born as Reema Lamba)

Height: 5'7''

Date of Birth: October 24, 1972.

Birth Place: Rohtak, Haryana, India

Mallika Sherawat holds a degree in philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University. She started her life as an air-hostess with Indian National Carrier Air India. She got married to Karan Singh Gill, a pilot, but later divorced him. She ventured into showbiz with a music video sung by Surjit Bindrakhiya along with Ishita Arun. After joining films, she espoused the screen name of "Mallika", meaning "empress", to circumvent confusion with other actresses named Reema. "Sherawat" is her mother's maiden name. she debuted as a character artist in "Jeena Sirf Mere Liye" along with rising stars like Kareena Kapoor and Tushar Kapoor. In this film she was credited as Reema Lamba. Soon, Mallika garnered notoriety for the amount of flesh she displayed in her onscreen as well as off-screen appearances. She created a huge uproar with her 17 on-screen kisses in the movie Khwahish (2003) which was, by conservative Indian standards quite appalling. "I used the age-old route of exploiting my physicality to get ahead," Sherawat reportedly told India Today. Later that year, she starred in Murder, a film that again raised eyebrows because of her daring act as a bored housewife getting entangled in an extramarital affair. Nevertheless, Ms. Sherawat did get nominated in the 'Best Actress' category at the Zee Cine Awards for her performance.

The year 2005 saw her act in some B-grade movies like Bachke Rehna Re Baba and Kis Kis Ki Kismat, which were complete disasters in the box office in spite of boasting impressive star casts like Rekha in the former and Dharmendra in the latter film in a comeback role. But the same year, she shocked the media by turning out to be the first Bollywood actress to act opposite Jackie Chan in his Hollywood production "The Myth". However, despite the hype, her role was no more than an extended cameo. Time Magazine film critic Richard Corliss, after meeting her at the Cannes film festival where the film was screened, referred to her as "a young woman, so gorgeous, curvaceous and genial, and so open in her ambition to be the next big thing, that she surely will be. Striding down the Croisette, making the paparazzi pop their bulbs, Sherawat summoned old-timers' memories of a festival 50 years ago, when the vision of the young Brigitte Bardot on the beach first sold the world on the notion of this Riviera resort as the home for unbuttoned movie glamour. The movies may have grown dourer, but the stars still make it smile. As Cannes was, so Cannes is."

Mallika was temporarily blacklisted by the Bollywood film producers' union IMPAA in July 2004 after filmmaker Ramesh Sharma lodged a complaint that she breached her contract by not showing up, as promised, for the shooting of Kab Kyun Kahan (started in 1999). Recently, she was featured in Mani Ratnam's film Guru in a hot item number along with Abhishek Bachchan.
Mallika has been shunned by critics who claim that she tries to hide her sad lack of talent by the skin show and cheap publicity stunts. But her popularity has not waned.

Filmography:

. Preeti Eke Bhoomi Melide (Kannada) (2007)
. Fauj Mein Mauj (2007 or 2008)
. Dasavatharam (2006) ... (announced)
. Sivaji: The Boss (2006) ... Special Appearance (song)
. Welcome (filming)
. Guru (2007)
. Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)
. Shaadi Se Pehle (2006)
. Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)
. Bachke Rehna Re Baba (2005)
. The Myth (2005)
. Kis Kis Ki Kismat (2004)
. Murder (2004)
. Khwahish (2003)
. Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002)
 

 

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