Yami Gautam

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Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam at Zee Cine Awards 2013.jpg
Gautam at the 2013 Zee Cine Awards
Born (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 25)
Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008 – Present

Yami Gautam (born 28 November 1988)[2] is an Indian actress who works in different language films, including Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Her initial appearances were on Indian television commercials and soap operas such as Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam.

In 2010, she made her cinematic debut with Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha, co-starring Ganesh. In 2012, Gautam made her Bollywood debut in Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy Vicky Donor, which touched on the topic of sperm donation. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success, and Gautam gained positive reviews for her performance.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Yami Gautam was born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh and was brought up in Chandigarh.[1] She was born to Mukesh Gautam, who is working as vice-president with PTC Network, a leading Punjabi Channel. Yami has a sister, Surilie Gautam who made her big screen debut with Punjabi film Power Cut, starring, Jaspal Bhatti's son Jasraj Bhatti.[5][6][7] She did her regular schooling and later joined college for pursuing a graduate degree in law honours. 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.[8] 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.[9] Yami is fond of reading, interior decoration and listening to music.[9]

Career[edit]

Gautam was 20 when she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in movies.[10] 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,[11] which aired on Colors.[12] 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.[13]

Gautam later made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor, in which she starred opposite Ayushmann Khurrana.[14] 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.[3][4] 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."[15] Madhureeta Mukherjee adds that Gautam "is a sheer delight to watch, emoting effortlessly."[16]

In 2012, she was featured on the cover page of Prevention[17] and Wedding Affair[18] which discussed her life, personality and also her interest in Hot yoga.[19] Furthermore, she featured on the cover of Femina November 2012 issue.

She made her Telugu debut with the 2011 film Nuvvila, directed by Ravi Babu. She signed her second film in Kollywood with Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum opposite Jai. Her second Hindi film 'Total Siyapa', opposite Ali Zafar produced by Reliance and Neeraj Pandey got released in 2014. Gautam is currently filming for Prabhu Deva's Action Jackson opposite Ajay Devgan and Sriram Raghvan's Badlapur opposite Varun Dhavan. Apart from those, she is busy in shooting a Tamil film Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, a Telugu film Courier Boy Kalyan.[20][21]

Also her latest brand endorsements include Fair and Lovely, Cornetto, Samsung Mobile, Chevrolet, and many other brands[22]

Television[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
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
2012 Hero Gauri Menon Malayalam
2013 Gouravam Yazhini Tamil
2013 Yamini Telugu
2013 Yuddham Telugu
2014 Total Siyappa Asha Hindi
2014 Tamilselvanum Thaniyar AnjalumFilm has yet to be released Kavya Tamil Post-production
2014 Courier Boy KalyanFilm has yet to be released Telugu Post-production
2014 Action JacksonFilm has yet to be released TBA Hindi Filming
2015 BadlapurFilm has yet to be released TBA Hindi Filming
2015 Hamara Bajaj Film has yet to be released TBA Hindi Pre-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result
2012 Vicky Donor 5th Boroplus Gold Awards Rising Film Stars From TV Won[23]
Bhaskar Bollywood Awards Fresh Entry of the Year Nominated[24]
People's Choice Awards India Favorite Debut Actor (Male/Female) Nominated[25]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Female Won[26]
2013 ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Profitable Debut (Female) Nominated[27]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated[28]
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Nominated[29]
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Won[30]
Stardust Awards Best Actress Nominated[31]
Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated[31]
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Nominated[32]
Times of India Film Awards Best Debut – Female Nominated[33]
IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Won[34]

Other honours[edit]

  • 2013: iTimes's No. 12 Most Desirable Woman of 2012.[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I have had no affair in my life so far: Yaami Gautam — The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Busy Birthday for Yami – IANS". 
  3. ^ a b "Vicky Donor is a HIT" Retrieved 26 January 2013
  4. ^ a b "Vicky Donor gets very good reviews from film critics" Retrieved 26 January 2013
  5. ^ "Yami Gautam's sister to make her debut". Mid-day.com. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Yami Gautam's sister to marry Jaspal Bhatti's son – Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Subhash K Jha & VICKEY LALWANI 26 October 2012, 10.05AM IST (26 October 2012). "Jaspal Bhatti died a day before son's debut film release – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Gautam, Yami. "Yami's Personal Life". Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Gautam, Yami. "Gautam's Biography". Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Yummylicious. Filmfare. 20 June 2012
  11. ^ "First look: Chand Ke Paar Chalo". rediff.com. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "Come, fall in love". Screen. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. [dead link]
  13. ^ Suresh, Sunayana. "Sandalwood's hot for TV stars". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ayushmann's film debut as Sperm Donor". Times of India. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  15. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Vicky Donor (2012) Movie Review". Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  16. ^ Mukherjee, Madhureeta. "Vicky Donor movie review". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  17. ^ Yami Gautam on the cover of Prevention India – July 2012. pinlvilla.com 2 July 2012.
  18. ^ magazine Yami on Wedding Affair. Talkbollywood.com. 2 July 2012
  19. ^ "Yami Gautam's success mantra". Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "I am a director's actor: Yaami Gautam — Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Yami Gautam Excited To Begin Shooting With Ajay Devgn". The Times of India. 
  22. ^ "Yami-Gautam-too-big-for-her-boots.". 
  23. ^ "Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami of VICKY DONOR bag Gold Awards". Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "Newcomers Nominations: Fresh Entry of the Year". Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  25. ^ Kumar, Ravi. "People's Choice Awards 2012 Nominees". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "3rd Annual BIG Star Entertainment Awards Nominations". Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  27. ^ "ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2012 / 2013 – Nominations". Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  28. ^ "Yaami Gautam—Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Nominations for 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards". Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  30. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2013: Team 'Barfi!', Vidya Balan, Salman Khan bag big honours". Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2013" Retrieved 27 January 2013
  32. ^ "8th Star Guild Apsara Awards Nominations: Shahrukh Khan or Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan or Priyanka Chopra – who will win?". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  33. ^ "TOIFA 2013 nominations". Times of India. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "IIFA Awards 2013: The winners are finally here!". Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  35. ^ "Times Most Desirable Women 2012 – Results". ITimes. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 

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