Mallika Sherawat (born Reema Lamba on October 24, 1976) is an Indian actress and a former model. Known for her bold onscreen attitude in such films as Khwahish (2003) and Murder (2004). Sherawat has been frequently featured in the media as a sex symbol. She then appeared in successful romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) which won her much critical acclaim.
Since then, she has appeared in successes like Aap Ka Suroor – The Real Love Story, Welcome (both 2007)- her biggest commercial success so far- and Double Dhamaal (2011). She is one of the few Bollywood stars trying to crossover to Hollywood, with films like Hisss (2010) and Politics of Love (2011).
Sherawat was born Reema Lamba in Moth, a small village in Hisar district of Haryana to a Jat family. Mallika was born to Mukesh Kumar Lamba in the family of Seth Chhaju Ram, a leading Jat philanthropist. She was born on 24 October 1976. 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 has stated that she uses her mother’s maiden name because of the support that her mother has provided her. Although relations with her family were strained when she entered the film industry,Sherawat’s family have now accepted her career choice and they and Sherawat are reconciled.
Mallika Sherawat is an Indian film actress. She has established a successful career in Bollywood films, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities.