Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mallika Sherawat - Bollywood Women

Mallika Sherawat - Bollywood Women

Mallika Sherawat was born October 24, 1972, as Reema Lamba in Rohtak, Haryana, India.
She is an Indian actress and model .
She has a degree in philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.

Sherawat's birth name is Reema Lamba; she adopted the screen name of "Mallika", meaning "queen", to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema. "Sherawat" is her mother's maiden name.

Mallika became popular the amount of skin shown and the numerous on-screen kisses in the movie Khwahish (2003) which was, by Indian standards quite scandalous. Later that year, she starred in Murder, a film that again raised eyebrows due to the amount of skin shown by Ms. Sherawat, although she also received a 'Best Actress' nomination at the Zee Cine Awards for her performance.

She has also been in the news as the first Bollywood actress to be featured in the Jackie Chan, "The Myth", though for all the buzz, it was more of an extended cameo than a starring role. It might also mark the first time that a Bollywood actress was cast in a film outside Bollywood for her sex appeal. As part of the publicity for the film, Time Magazine film critic Richard Corliss, after meeting her at the Cannes film festival, described her as "a young woman, so gorgeous, curvaceous and genial, and so open in her ambition to be the next big thing, that she surely will be. Striding down the Croisette, making the paparazzi pop their bulbs, Sherawat summoned old-timers' memories of a festival 50 years ago, when the vision of the young Brigitte Bardot on the beach first sold the world on the notion of this Riviera resort as the home for unbuttoned movie glamour. The movies may have grown more dour, but the stars still make it smile. As Cannes was, so Cannes is."

In July 2004, the Bollywood film producers' union IMPAA temporarily blacklisted Mallika. Filmmaker Ramesh Sharma complained that she had committed a breach of contract when she failed to turn up, as promised, for the filming of Kab Kyun Kahan (started in 1999).

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