B.H.Harsh wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Mallika Sherawat (real name Reema Lamba) was born on October 24, 1981. She has a degree in Indian Philosophy from Delhi Modelling. She was a air hostess before joining hindi films. She married Karan Singh Gill and was divorced soon. Her first step towards showbiz was a music video which she did for Surjit Bindrakhia.
Mallika Sherawat’s first film was Jeena Sirf Mere Liye (2002), where she did a small role. The film also starred Tusshar Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Although the film flopped, Mallika Sherawat’s great screen presence got Govind Menon’s attention who offered her Khwahish (2003), a film based on marital life. At a time when films were hardly recovering their costs, Khwahish became hit. And thanks to its sleazy scenes, Mallika Sherawat had made a small impact on the minds of Indian men.
Mallika Sherawat became a household name with Anurag Basu’s Murder (2004). In this film, Mallika made full use of all the scenes where she got a chance to display her bare essentials. Murder was one of the biggest hits of 2004, and Mallika was one of the popular heroines all of a sudden.
Now, Mallika was offered similar roles, where she had lesser scope to act. Her next films like Kis Kis Ka Kissa (2004) and Bach ke rehna re baba (2005) flopped badly on the box-office. However, Mallika Sherawat shut all her critics’ mouth with her performance in Pyar ke Side effects (2006), where she was paired with Rahul Bose. The film was a hit at Box-office, and Mallika Sherawat was back in the race. Earlier that year, Mallika Sherawat also did a film with Famous Action star Jackie Chan The Myth (2006), and earned a lot of popularity even though she had a 10 minute role. Mallika had decent success in 2007 where all of her films Guru, Aap ka Suroor and Welcome, where she played small roles were a success.
In 2008, Dasavatharam, her Tamil film with Kamal Hassan, was a big blockbuster. On the hindi front, Mallika Sherawat's Ugli aur Pagli (where she co-stars with Ranveer Shorey) opened with mixed reactions. The next films are Maan Gaye Mughal-e-azam and Fauj Mein Mauj.