Mallika Sherawat is a popular Indian actress who has appeared in many Bollywood movies. She is a former model and has gained popularity for her bold on-screen attitude. She is also a participant in women’s rights activism.
She is a member of the NGO Free a Girl India and spent 12 hours in a cage at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival to raise funds for the charity.
Sherawat was born in Hisar, Haryana to a Jat family. She was named Reena Lamba but later changed her name to Mallika. She chose the screen name Mallika because she wanted to avoid confusion with other actresses who used the name Reema.
In 2002, Sherawat made her debut in the Bollywood film Jeena Sirf Merre Liye and then went on to appear in several television commercials. She also appeared in music videos by Surjit Bindrakhia and Nirmal Pandey.
After her success in Bollywood, she moved to Hollywood and appeared in films like Hisss and Politics of Love. She also made a cameo in the movie The Myth, which starred Jackie Chan and Wi
Sherawat began her career as a model, and she was initially featured in a few television commercials for companies such as BPL and Hyundai Santro. She has appeared in a number of TV serials and has also been in numerous movies.
Her father vehemently objected to her decision to become an actress and feared that she would ruin the reputation of the family. He was also concerned about her relocating to Mumbai. However, Sherawat’s parents eventually supported her and encouraged her to pursue her career.
While she was still a teenager, Sherawat worked in the television serial Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, which was aired on Channel 3. In 2004, she starred in the drama Murder, which was also a box office hit.
In 2006, she appeared in the film Pyaar Ke Side Effects, which also made a huge impact at the box office. She was also seen in the movie Welcome, which was released in 2007.
Before she became an actress, she worked as a model and participated in many TV commercials and advertisements. She was also a part of the music video by Surjit Bindrakhia and Nirmal Padey, and was seen on the red carpet at the 2005 Cannes film festival.
She was a big fan of Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. She wore a diamond necklace worth more than 4 crores rupees at the film festival.
At the time of her marriage, Sherawat said that she was from a small conservative town family and faced numerous hurdles in pursuing her career as an actress. She told that her family did not support her decision but once she started working in films, they accepted her and supported her.
The actress has dated French property agent Cyrille Auxenfans since 2017. She is a frequent visitor at Paris and spends most of her time with him.
According to a report, Sherawat is an advocate for women’s rights and has spoken at the 65th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference about these issues. She also locked herself in a cage for 12 hours at the Cannes Film Festival to raise money for Free a Girl India.