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Yami Gautam
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Occupation:Actor
Born:November 28, 1988
Birthplace: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. Her 2020 release includes Ginny Weds Sunny.
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Family
Anjali Gautam
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Mukesh Gautam
Father
Surilie Gautam
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Did You Know? (6)

  • Before her debut in the film industry, Yami Gautam acted in an episode of CID.
  • For her role as an advocate in Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018), Yami Gautam attended Bombay High Court sessions.
  • Yami Gautam prepared herself for her role in Bala by watching TikTok videos.
  • Yami Gautam`s mother belongs to the Pahari community, an ethnic group hailing from Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand.
  • Yami Gautam was widely known as the `Fair n Lovely` girl before appearing in films.
  • Kareena Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra turned down the role for Kaabil (2017), which then went to Yami Gautam.
  • Personal Quotes (12)

  • "When I look back at my past mistakes, I realize that there were times when I wasn't myself, and that's why certain styles did not work well for me."
  • "My mantra is simple: work gets you work, and good work gets you good work."
  • "Hindi films are so deceptive. I thought Mumbai was this big, grand, beautiful city with sea-facing flats."
  • "The challenge starts when you first come to Mumbai. But it's momentary if you win an award."
  • "I have never anticipated success. I choose work, give it my best shot, and leave it."
  • "You need a director, a script, and a role to justify a risk."
  • "My career is a journey for me, and any journey is incomplete without the struggle."
  • "As an actor, I don't want to do something which I have already done before."
  • "I intend not to do an item song ever. I find the term 'item songs' bizarre. I do not want to comment on its presence and its popularity, but I would rather avoid it."
  • "You can never predict a hit or a flop, but it's about what you are happy doing as an actor. Every actor comes with his or her own mindset."
  • "It's a coincidence that most of the films I have done are to do with social causes."
  • "There may be 10 odd things which I want to do as an actor, and we get an opportunity also, but I need to be sure whether the person I am trusting or the role that I am relying on-is it the correct one?"
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