life and career
Mallika Sherawat was born as Reema Lamba in Hissar district of Haryana. The actress took over a new name to pursue a career in the film industry and to avoid confusion with other actresses' named Reema. Coming from a conservative family Mallika moved to Mumbai to pursue her dream of acting in films. After a few TV commercials she bagged her first role- a cameo in Tusshar Kapoor- Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer 'Jeena Sirf Merre Liye'. However it was her role of a bindass babe in 'Khwahish' and 'Murder' that made her a popular name in Bollywood. Known for her bold on-screen attitude. In 2005 Mallika starred with Jackie Chan in a Chinese film 'The Myth'. The actress has starred in films like 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', 'Shaadi Se Pehle', 'Aap Ka Suroor', 'Welcome', 'Ugly Aur Pagli', 'Hisss', 'Thank You', 'Double Dhamaal' and 'Dirty Politics'.She even featured with American pop star Bruno Mars in his parody video of 'Salt-N-Pepa Whatta' Man for the comedy website Funny or Die.