Mallika Sherawat (born Reema Lamba on October 24, 1976) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi, English and Chinese language films. Known for her bold onscreen attitude in films like Khwahish (2003) and Murder (2004),Sherawat has established herself as a sex symbol and as one of the most popular celebrities in Bollywood.She then appeared in successful romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) which won her much critical acclaim.Sherawat was born Reema Lamba in Moth,a small village in Hisar district of Haryana to a Jat family. Mallika’s father is named Mukesh Kumar Lamba and she was born in the family of Seth Chhaju Ram, a leading Jat philanthropist.She was born on 24 October 1976. She adopted the screen name of “Mallika”, meaning “empress”, to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema.”Sherawat” is her mother’s maiden name She has stated that she uses her mother’s maiden name because of the support that her mother has provided her.
Sherawat won the 2008 Renaissance Artist Award at the 16th Annual Diversity Awards held in California.On 14 August 2009, Sherawat received honorary citizenship of Los Angeles in recognition of her career achievements and charitable work.
In 2012 Sherawat featured with American pop star Bruno Mars in his parody video of Salt-N-Pepa Whatta Man for the comedy website Funny or Die.In 2013 Sherawat featured in a reality television show named The Bachelorette India which was adopted from The Bachelorette to find the perfect bachelor for herself.