While films like Badlapur, Kaabil, Action Jackson and Batti Gul Meter Chalu are already in her kitty, Yami Gautam is one such actress who is still finding her way to stardom. While Yami has bagged roles with Bollywood biggies like Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan and Hrithik Roshan, she has not yet reached the stage where she has been acknowledged for her solo role. The actress, who turns a year older today, is next going to be seen in Uri: The Surgial Strike with Vicky Kaushal and Paresh Rawal. While the actress doesn’t feature in the movie’s trailer, she is said be playing a pivotal role. [Also read: ‘With the way, content is evolving, there's a great need for stories of more stronger women’, says actress Yami Gautam]
After working with Ajay Devgn in Action Jackson, Varun Dhawan in Badlapur and, most recently, with Hrithik in Kaabil as a blind girl, Yami was last seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu as a lawyer. The hard working actress even did a lot of prep for the role as she had done for her role in Kaabil.
But did you know that before entering Bollywood, Yami has explored regional cinema too? She has worked in a couple of Malayalam, Telugu and Punjabi films before she entered Bollywood! So, for all her ardent fans, here's taking a look at the lesser know facts about Yami…
# Acting was never on her mind. As a young girl, Yami wanted to become an IAS officer.
# Before getting into movies, she featured in a few TV shows like Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam.
# Before entering Bollywood, she has worked in 5 regional language films, namely, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi and Tamil.
# Yami’s favourite food is Rajma Chaawal.
# She was studying Law Honors but she left her studies to pursue a full-fledged career in Bollywood.
# Not many are aware of the fact that her father is a Punjabi film director who is also the President of PTC Punjabi Network.
# Yami's sister Surili Gautam is also an actress and a popular name in Punjabi cinema.
Yami will be next seen in Uri: The Surgical Strike which is slated for a 2019 release.
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