Saturday, May 29, 2010
Mallika Sherawat (Hindi: मल्लिका शेरावत, born Reema Lamba in Karnal, Haryana, India) is an Indian actress and model. She is frequently featured in the Indian media as a sex symbol.
Mallika Sherawat's birth name is Reema Lamba; she says that she adopted the screen name of "Mallika", meaning "empress", to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema. "Sherawat" is her mother's maiden name. She is from a Jat family. She has stated that she uses her mother's maiden name because of all the support her mother has provided for her. She went to school at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. She has obtained a degree in Indian philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.
Sherawat's screen debut was in Lak Tunoo, a music video by Surjit Bindrakhia. She attracted notice with her appearance in the 2003 film Khwahish. In 2004, she starred in Murder, a film inspired by Hollywood's Unfaithful. She received a nomination for Best Actress at the Zee Cine Awards for her performance in Murder. The film went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year.
Since then, Sherawat has been known for expressing her opinions in public, as well for the reaction to some of her statements.
Her performance in the 2006 film Pyaar Ke Side Effects co-starring Rahul Bose won her praise from around the industry, and the film also did moderately well at the box office.
Her first release in 2007 was Himesh Reshammiya's Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story, in which she appeared in an "item number". Her last release of 2007 was Welcome which also did well at the box office receiving blockbuster status.
Her 2008 releases were Ugly aur Pagli and Mann Gaye Mughal e Azam. Both films were not successful at the box office and were critically panned. She also played a small role in Dasavathaaram.
In 2006, Sherawat acted in The Myth co-starring with Jackie Chan and also made an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival to promote the film.
Sherawat finished shooting for a Hollywood film named Hisss starring Irrfan Khan and directed by Jennifer Lynch. The film is in post-production stage. Hisss is going to be premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May 2010. On 14 August 2009, Sherawat received a career recognition Honorary Citizenship of Los Angeles for her career achievements and charitable efforts. Sherawat finished shooting for another Hollywood film Love, Barack directed by Doug McHenry. It is a romantic comedy set during Barack Obama's campaign for the US Presidency. Love, Barack is set to be screened at the Cannes film festival in May 2010.
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Seema (Special appearance) credited as Reema Lamba
2003 Khwahish Lekha Khorzuvekar
2004 Kis Kis Ki Kismat Meena Madhok
2004 Murder Simran Saigal
2005 Bachke Rehna Re Baba Padmini a.k.a. Paddu/Alka/Meera
2005 The Myth Indian Princess Chinese film
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects Trisha
2006 Shaadi Se Pehle Sania
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai
2007 Guru Jhumpa — The Dancer Item number Mayya Mayya
2007 Preeti Eke Bhoomi Melide Item number Kannada film
2007 Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story Ruby Special Appearance
2007 Fauj Mein Mauj Sunehri Dhanda postponed
2007 Preeti Yeke Bhoomi melide Item Girl Kannada
2007 Welcome Ishika
2008 Dasavathaaram Jasmine Tamil film
2008 Ugly Aur Pagli Kuhu Released
2008 Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Shabnam Released
2010 Hisss Post Production
2010 Love Barack Aretha Gupta Post Production