Yami Gautam

  • Actor

Nov 28, 1988  in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Born on 28th November 1988, Yami Gautam is an Indian film and TV actress who mainly appears in the Hindi cinema. She has also starred in a couple of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Punjabi movies. Yami was first seen on silver screen in a Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha and made her Bollywood debut with the film Vicky Donor.

Early Life
Yami Gautam was born to Mukesh Gautam, a Punjabi director, and Anjali Gautam, in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. Brought up in Chandigarh, Yami has a younger sister Surilie Gautam, who is also an actress and made her feature film debut with the Punjabi film Power Cut. Yami had aspired to join Indian Administrative Services as a young girl, but at the age of 20 when she was pursuing a degree in Law, she decided to choose acting as her career.

Personal Life
The Vicky Donor actress is more than often linked to her Sanam Re co-star Pulkit Samrat. The two are reportedly in a relationship, but neither has officially confirmed anything.

Acting career
Yami Gautam ventured into the world of glamor with the television show Chand Ke Paar Chalo, which was followed by the hit TV serial Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kum, aired on Colors.

Yami made her film debut in the Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha in 2010. The movie bombed at the box office, but her performance received favorable reviews. Then in 2011, she appeared in her first Telugu film Nuvvila. Directed by Ravi Babu, this rom-com was a hit and received great reviews from the audiences and critics alike.

Her Bollywood breakthrough came with Shoojit Sircar`s Vicky Donor, opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in 2012. Produced by actor John Abraham, the movie was a commercial and critical success, and Yami was praised for portraying a young and opinionated Bengali girl. About her performance, famous critic Taran Adarsh noted, "Popular television actress Yami Gautam makes an imposing debut. She adds enormous value to the movie by her act, screen presence, and striking looks. She`s truly admirable towards the latter part of the film." For this film, Yami also won her first IIFA Award.

In 2014, she appeared in a leading role in Total Siyapaa, and Action Jackson, but both the films failed to generate any profit. Her next film was the crime thriller Badlapur, in which she starred alongside Varun Dhawan, Huma Qureshi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta, and Radhika Apte. The film was nominated for Best Film at the 61st Britannia Filmfare Award.

In February 2016, she starred in Divya Khosla Kumar`s romantic-drama film Sanam Re with Pulkit Samrat and Urvashi Rautela. The film received a lukewarm response at the box office, but Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat`s chemistry was well applauded. Her other 2016 release includes Junooniyat, also opposite Pulkit Samrat. In 2017, she starred along with Hrithik Roshan in Kaabil, which was commercially hit. Her 2019 release include Uri: The Surgical Strike and Bala.