Yami Gautam (born 28 November 1988) is an Indian film actress and model who predominantly appears in Hindi and Telugu films. She has also appeared in a few Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Punjabi films. In addition to acting, she is also a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
In 2012, Gautam made her Bollywood debut with the film Vicky Donor. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success, and Gautam gained positive reviews for her performance.
Her next projects include commercially successful films like Action Jackson (2014), Badlapur (2015) and Sanam Re (2016).
Gautam was twenty when she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in movies. 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,which aired on Colors.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.
Gautam later made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor, in which she starred opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. 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.
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.”Madhureeta Mukherjee adds that Gautam “is a sheer delight to watch, emoting effortlessly.”