Yami Gautam, age 31 (born November 28, 1983) is a popular Indian actress who has worked in many films in different languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu and Kannada. She has also worked in many commercials and TV serials including Chand Ke Paar Chalo, Meethi Choori No.1 and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam.
She debuted in films with the Kannada movie ‘Ullasa Utsaha’. The pretty actress achieved popularity with the runaway success of the off-beat but entertaining Bollywood movie ‘ Vicky Donor’(2012) a movie on sperm donation, produced by John Abraham.
Yami hails from Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh; she did her education in Chandigarh. After her grand-father started a school for the underprivileged in Chandigarh, a young Yami moved with her family to Chandigarh. Her father is Mukesh Gautam, who is a vice-president with PTC Channel in Chandigarh. He directed a serial known as ‘India’s Most Wanted’.Yami’s sister Surilie Gautam, is also an actress who debuted in the Punjabi film ‘Power Cut’ with Jaspal Bhatti’s son Jasraj Bhatti. Yami Gautam who aspired to study for the IAS, began to pursue Studies in Law Honors and then gave it up to concentrate on acting. She however, did post-graduation from Mumbai.
How did Yami Gautam get into movies
The actress was in her second year when her father’s relatives from Mumbai visited the family at Chandigarh. Her aunt who was already working for a TV show, found Yami good looking enough and suggested that she should get into theater. While Yami was not interested and loved her books much to get into the entertainment arena, she decided to give it a shot. She says, “They took some random photos from my mother and gave them to TV production houses in Mumbai. They liked it and contacted my parents and asked me to come to Mumbai for audition. I came to Mumbai, auditioned and was selected for a TV serial. Two more serials followed and I was doing ads. Anurag Basu directed my first TV ad for Fair&Lovely. After doing ads, Shoojit Sircar asked me to audition for Vicky Donor. I auditioned and got selected for the film.
Yami came to Mumbai at the age of 20, to get into television and films. She began to do TV serials and participate in TV reality shows before she got an offer to act in the Kannada film. The movie flopped but Yami was noticed for her remarkable screen presence. Yami Gautam went on to do films in other regional languages too with varying degrees of success. Her next Bollywood movie ‘Total Siyappa’ opposite Ali Zafar, promises to be a wacky love story. She has also endorsed for leadibng brands like Fair and Lovely, Chevrolet, Cornetto and Samsung Mobile.
Yami Gautam boyfriend
YamI Gautam says that she has a crush on Kashmiri guy back in her college days . A source says that a classmate proposed to her when she was in the 11std. Reports say that she was in a relationship with Jitendra Malik, who helped her with contacts in Mumbai. After this, Yami was linked to model Gaurav Khanna, who worked with her in Raymond TV ad. But as of now, Yami is single and is focused on her career. She denies having any guy in her life and dismisses them as rumors. But Yami says that the guy in her life should be the one who is opposite to her and is world-wise.
Yami Gautam’s stand on kissing scenes
Yami Gautam had a kissing scene in her first film, Ullasa Utsaha, with Ganesh. She says, “I am not saying that I won’t do a kissing scene. I can’t say that because I did one in my first film itself.”
Height – 5 feet 5 inches
Loves to surf the net and practices Hot Yoga
Her favorite food is Chamba ka Rajma. She says “It is my absolute favorite, you will find it only at wedding or when it is prepared at home. It has lot of ghee and stuff. Our family has been eating it for generations, our bodies get used to a certain kind of diet.”
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