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Education and schooling
Yami Gautam did her initial schooling at a school in Chandigarh, Punjab. She aspired to serve our country under the Indian Administrative Service. After completing her schooling, she enrolled herself for a degree in law honours at Punjab University, Chandigarh, but dropped out in the first year to pursue a career in acting. She recently enrolled herself at part-time graduation in Mumbai.
Parents: Mukesh Gautam (Father), Anjali Gautam (Mother)
Siblings: Ojas Gautam (Brother), Surilie Gautam (Sister)
Yami Gautam is fond of reading books and listening to music. Yami Gautam is also a fitness enthusiast and loves to perform yoga. Yami is also interested in interior decoration.
Boyfriends & Affairs
Yami Gautam was dating her costar Pulkit Samrat for a long time even after knowing that Pulkit was married at that time. However, their extramarital affair didn’t go well with Pulkit Samrat’s ex-wife Shweta Rohira and she blamed Yami for breaking her marriage. Later after filing a divorce, Pulkit drifted away from Yami as well for reasons unknown.
Debut to Stardom
Yami Gautam wanted to join Indian Administrative Service but later dropped her studies in order to pursue a full-time career as an actor. Yami was born to a Punjabi film director and her younger sister is also a Punjabi actor who made her debut with the Punjabi movie Power Cut. Therefore, she developed an interest in the entertainment industry owing to her family professions.
Yami Gautam relocated to Mumbai to pursue her dreams in the acting industry and made her professional acting debut with television series Chand Ke Paar Chalo. She later appeared in another television series Raajkumar Aaryyan. She earned her recognition when she appeared in the television series Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam at Colors TV. She also appeared in reality shows like Meethi Choori No 1 and Kitchen Champion Season 1.
Yami Gautam made her movie debut with the Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha, directed by Devaraja Palan. The movie failed at the box office but Yami Gautam managed to garner positive reviews for her performance. Three years later, she made her debut in the Bollywood as a mainstream actor with the romantic comedy-drama Vicky Donor starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role. Vicky Donor was also the first movie of John Abraham as a producer and it became a major commercial success even with a low budget. Yami’s performance in the movie as a Bengali girl was well received by critics and audience alike.
She made her acting debut in the Telugu film industry with the movie Nuvvila, directed by Ravi Babu and appeared in another Tamil movie Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum by the end of 2016. She also appeared in a Hindi romantic comedy-drama Total Siyapaa opposite Ali Zafar in the male lead. The movie performed well at the box office.
Yami Gautam next appeared in Bollywood’s action thriller Action Jackson alongside Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. The movie was considered a disaster by the critics and failed miserably at the box office. She appeared in another action thriller movie Badlapur opposite Varun Dhawan in the male lead. The movie was well received at the box office and her performance in the movie was thoroughly appreciated.
Since then, Yami Gautam has appeared in many Hindi, Telugu and Tamil language movies and made her mark in the Indian acting industry. Her performances in movies like Sanam Re, Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Sarkar 3 were well received by the critics and audience alike. While her movies like Kaabil and Uri: The Surgical Strike gave her the necessary recognition and made her one of the most likes Bollywood actresses.
Yami Gautam had a good start in her acting career in Bollywood industry. Her movies earned her a name and she used to charge around 2 crore INR per movie. However, after the commercial success of her movie Kaabil, opposite Hrithik Roshan, Yami hiked her fee but when her movie Sarkar 3 didn’t live up to expectations at the box office, she was forced to go back to her lower price. She recently had many hits in her kitty and may hike her price in the future again.
Yami Gautam is one of the renowned actresses of Bollywood who has been a part of more hits than flops in her career. Yami endorses numerous brands as well and is the brand ambassador of famous beauty company. She has a total worth of 25 crore INR (approx).
Yami Gautam owns an Audi A4 which is one of the most luxurious cars in this segment. However, she loves to go on road trips with her family. So, she bought a brand new Audi Q7, which is a luxurious SUV, after the success of her movie Badlapur.
1- When Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut’s spat took an ugly turn many celebrities started taking sides. After Farhan Akhtar supported Hrithik Roshan and asked for no gender discrimination, Yami Gautam got vocal about her opinions as well. She took the social media platform Facebook to express her views and posted an open letter supporting her former costar Hrithik Roshan. She didn’t mention names of any celebrities but it was obvious whom she was referring to.
2- Yami Gautam has done many movies with Pulkit Samrat and over time, they started dating each other in real life as well. However, that happened when Pulkit was married to Shweta Rohira which ended their married life on a bad note. Shweta Rohira put the blame of breaking her marriage on Yami Gautam and attracted a controversy around her media interviews.
3- During the shooting of her movie Sanam Re, the director proposed Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat for a steamy kiss and they both agreed without a second thought. However, when the director asked Pulkit to share a kiss with another costar Urvashi Routela as per the movie script, Pulkit and Yami straight away refused.
4- During a promotional event of her movie Sanam Re, Yami was questioned about her affair with her costar Pulkit Samrat and she blamed her production team for leaking personal information. Her action didn’t go well with Divya Khosla Kumar, wife of T Series head. After that incident, T Series loosened their ties with Yami Gautam and their other venture Junooniyat wasn’t promoted well by T Series.
Yami Gautam is known for her good nature and maintains a healthy relationship with her friends and professional connections alike. Yami is very hard working and came a long way from television series to Bollywood movies. She has done movies in six languages- Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
There is no bad habit known for Yami Gautam.
1- Yami Gautam won Star Debut of the Year- Female Award for her performance in the debut movie in Bollywood, Vicky Donor at International Indian Film Academy Awards.
2- She received Rising Film Stars from TV Award at 5th Boroplus Gold Awards after her success in the movie industry.
3- Yami won Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut- Female Award at BIG Star Entertainment Awards for her movie Vicky Donor.
4- She also won Best Female Debut Award for her movie Vicky Donor at Zee Cine Awards.