Yami Gautam

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Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam at IIJW 2012.jpg
Yami Gautam at IIJW 2012
Born(1988-11-28) November 28, 1988 (age 24)[1]
Chandigarh, India
Years active2008 – Present
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Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam at IIJW 2012.jpg
Yami Gautam at IIJW 2012
Born(1988-11-28) November 28, 1988 (age 24)[1]
Chandigarh, India
Years active2008 – Present

Yami Gautam (born November 28, 1988) is an Indian film and television actress. Her initial appearances were on Indian television commercials and soap operas like 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.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Yami Gautam was born in Chandigarh on November 28, 1988. She was born in the home of Mukesh Gautam, who works for channel Zee News as coordinator.[4] Yami has one sister also,Surilie Gautam who made her big screen debut with Punjabi film Power Cut,starring,Jaspal Bhatti's son Jasraj Bhatti.[5][6] 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.[7] 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.[8] Yami is fond of reading, interior decoration, listening to music.[8]


Yami Gautam at audio release of Vicky Donor

Gautam was 20 when she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in movies.[9] 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,[10] which aired on Colors.[11] 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.[12]

Gautam later made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor, in which she starred opposite Ayushmann Khurrana.[13] 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.[2][3] 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."[14] Madhureeta Mukherjee adds that Gautam "is a sheer delight to watch, emoting effortlessly."[15]

Yami Gautam at audio release of Vicky Donor

In 2012, she featured on the cover page of Prevention (magazine)[16] and Wedding Affair[17] which discussed her life, personality and also her interest in Hot yoga.[18] Furthermore, she featured on the cover of Femina (magazine) November 2012 issue.

She made her Tamil debut with Gouravam directed by Radha Mohan, which was also shot in Telugu. 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 Aman Ki Asha opposite Ali Zafar. In Aman Ki Asha she plays a Punjabi in love with a Pakistani boy played by Ali Zafar.[19] She has also signed a film co-starring with Ajay Devgan and Sonakshi Sinha, the film is to be directed by Prabhu Deva.[20]

Also her latest brand endorsements include Fair and Lovely, Cornetto, Samsung Mobile, Chevrolet, and many other brands[21]


2008Chand Ke Paar ChaloSanaNDTV Imagine
2008Raajkumar AaryyanRajkumari BhairviNDTV Imagine
2009Yeh Pyar Na Hoga KamLeher Mathur VajpayeeColors
2010Meethi Choori No.1ContestantNDTV Imagine
2010Kitchen Champion Season 1ContestantColors


2010Ullasa UtsahaMahalakshmiKannada
2011Ek NoorRabihaPunjabi
2012Vicky DonorAshima RoyHindiNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2012HeroGauri MenonMalayalam
2013Tamilselvanum Thaniyar AnjalumKavyaTamilFilming
2013Courier Boy KalyanTeluguFilming[22]
2013Aman Ki AshaAshaHindiPost production

Awards and nominations[edit]

2012Vicky Donor5th Boroplus Gold AwardsRising Film Stars From TVWon[23]
Bhaskar Bollywood AwardsFresh Entry of the YearNominated[24]
People's Choice Awards IndiaFavorite Debut Actor (Male/Female)Nominated[25]
BIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut - FemaleWon[26]
2013ETC Bollywood Business AwardsMost Profitable Debut (Female)Nominated[27]
Filmfare AwardsBest Female DebutNominated[28]
Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleNominated[29]
Zee Cine AwardsBest Female DebutWon[30]
Stardust AwardsBest ActressNominated[31]
Superstar of Tomorrow – FemaleNominated[31]
Star Guild AwardsBest Female DebutNominated[32]
Times of India Film AwardsBest Debut - FemaleNominated[33]
IIFA AwardsStar Debut of the Year – FemaleWon[34]

Other honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Busy Birthday for Yami - IANS". 
  2. ^ a b "Vicky Donor is a HIT" Retrieved 2013-01-26
  3. ^ a b "Vicky Donor gets very good reviews from film critics" Retrieved 2013-01-26
  4. ^ Gautam, Yami. "Biography". www.yamigautam.net. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2012/oct/011012-Yami-Gautams-sister-to-make-her-debut.htm
  6. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-26/news-interviews/34749228_1_jaspal-bhatti-savita-bhatti-jasraj
  7. ^ Gautam, Yami. "Yami's Personal Life". Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Gautam, Yami. "Gautam's Biography". Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Yummylicious. Filmfare. June 20, 2012
  10. ^ "First look: Chand Ke Paar Chalo". rediff.com. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Come, fall in love". Screen. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  12. ^ Suresh, Sunayana. "Sandalwood’s hot for TV stars". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  13. ^ "Ayushmann's film debut as Sperm Donor". Times Of India. 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  14. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Vicky Donor (2012) Movie Review". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  15. ^ Mukherjee, Madhureeta. "Vicky Donor movie review". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  16. ^ Yami Gautam on the cover of Prevention India - July 2012. pinlvilla.com July 2, 2012.
  17. ^ magazine Yami on Wedding Affair. Talkbollywood.com. July 2, 2012
  18. ^ "Yami Gautam's success mantra". Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  19. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/tamil/news-interviews/I-am-a-directors-actor-Yaami-Gautam/articleshow/19912686.cms
  20. ^ "Yami Gautam Excited To Begin Shooting With Ajay Devgn". 
  21. ^ "Yami-Gautam-too-big-for-her-boots.". 
  22. ^ "Courier Boy Kalyan - IBNLive". 
  23. ^ "Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami of VICKY DONOR bag Gold Awards". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  24. ^ "Newcomers Nominations: Fresh Entry of the Year". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  25. ^ Kumar, Ravi. "People's Choice Awards 2012 Nominees". Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  26. ^ "3rd Annual BIG Star Entertainment Awards Nominations". Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  27. ^ "ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2012 / 2013 – Nominations". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  28. ^ "Yaami Gautam—Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Nominations for 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  30. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2013: Team 'Barfi!', Vidya Balan, Salman Khan bag big honours". Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  31. ^ a b "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2013" Retrieved 2013-01-27
  32. ^ "8th Star Guild Apsara Awards Nominations: Shahrukh Khan or Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan or Priyanka Chopra – who will win?". Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  33. ^ "TOIFA 2013 nominations". Times of India. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "IIFA Awards 2013: The winners are finally here!". Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  35. ^ "Times Most Desirable Women 2012 - Results". ITimes. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 

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