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Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam was born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh and was brought up in Chandigarh. She was born to Mukesh Gautam, who works for channel Zee News as coordinator. Yami has a sister, Surilie Gautam who made her big screen debut with Punjabi film Power Cut, starring, Jaspal Bhatti's son Jasraj Bhatti. She did her regular schooling and later joined college for pursuing a graduate degree in law honors. She had aspired to join Indian Administrative Services (IAS) as a young girl, but at the age of 20, Yami decided to start her acting career. As she was pursuing Studies in Law Honors (first-year PU Student of the Law), but she left full-time studies for acting. Recently, she is doing her part-time Graduation from Mumbai. Yami is fond of reading, interior decoration and listening to music.

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Gautam was 20 when she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in movies. She made her television debut with Chand Ke Paar Chalo, which was followed by Raajkumar Aaryyan. Following this, she played her most notable role in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam, which aired on Colors. Furthermore, she participated in the reality shows Meethi Choori No.1 and Kitchen Champion Season 1.

Gautam made her film debut in Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha. Whilst the film failed at the box office, Gautam received positive reviews for her performance.

Gautam later made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor, in which she starred opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. She played the role of Bengali girl Ashima Roy, a girl who falls in love with a Punjabi boy with a past. Despite its small budget, the movie became a major commercial success and received critical appreciation. Gautam received appreciation for her performance. Taran Adarsh writes "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." Madhureeta Mukherjee adds that Gautam "is a sheer delight to watch, emoting effortlessly."


In 2012, she was featured on the cover page of Prevention (magazine) and Wedding Affair which discussed her life, personality and also her interest in Hot yoga. Furthermore, she featured on the cover of Femina (magazine) November 2012 issue.

She made her Telugu debut with Gouravam directed by Radha Mohan, which was also shot in Tamil. She signs her second film in Kollywood with Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum opposite Jai.

Gautam is currently filming for a Tamil film Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, a Telugu film Courier Boy Kalyan and a Hindi film Total Siyapaa opposite Ali Zafar, where she will play a Punjabi girl in love with a Pakistani boy Ali Zafar. She has also signed a film co-starring with Ajay Devgan and Sonakshi Sinha, the film is to be directed by Prabhu Deva.

Also her latest brand endorsements include Fair and Lovely, Cornetto, Samsung Mobile, Chevrolet, and many other brands



Year Show Role Channel
2008 Chand Ke Paar Chalo Sana NDTV Imagine
2008 Raajkumar Aaryyan Rajkumari Bhairvi NDTV Imagine
2009 Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam Leher Mathur Vajpayee Colors
2010 Meethi Choori No.1 Contestant NDTV Imagine
2010 Kitchen Champion Season 1 Contestant Colors


Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Ullasa Utsaha Mahalakshmi Kannada  
2011 Ek Noor Rabiha Punjabi  
2011 Nuvvila Archana Telugu  
2012 Vicky Donor Ashima Roy Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2012 Hero Gauri Menon Malayalam  
2013 Gouravam Yazhini Tamil  
2013 Yamini Telugu  
2013 Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Kavya Tamil  
2013 Courier Boy Kalyan Telugu  
2013 Yuddham   Telugu  
2014 Total Siyappa Asha Hindi  
2014 Action Jackson   Hindi Filming

Awards and nominations


Year Film Award Category Result
2012 Vicky Donor 5th Boroplus Gold Awards Rising Film Stars From TV Won
Bhaskar Bollywood Awards Fresh Entry of the Year Nominated
People's Choice Awards India Favorite Debut Actor (Male/Female) Nominated
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut — Female Won
2013 ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Profitable Debut (Female) Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer - Female Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Won
Stardust Awards Best Actress Nominated
Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Times of India Film Awards Best Debut — Female Nominated
IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Won

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