Biography of Yami Gautam

Feb/28/2023 / by Bharti Pankaj
Yami Gautam
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Yami Gautam is one of the best Indian actresses who has worked in a few Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil, and Malayalam films. The leading actress had a humble start work career through TV and then entered Bollywood with the famous movie Vicky donor. But her film’s post, her debut film, didn’t do great at the box office. Yami was in the news due to her alleged affair with her co-star Pulkit Samrat. She has played significant roles in Badlapur and Kaabil, but the only film that uplifted her career was Uri- the surgical strike. Yami is entirely proud to be associated with the film industry. She also endorses some brands.

Her details are as follows:

Date of birth: November 28, 1988

Birthplace: Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hometown: Chandigarh, India

Children: 0

Husband/spouse: Aditya Dhar (Writer, Director)

Nationality: Indian

Physical appearance

Height: 5′ 4″

Weight: 50kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Figure Measurement: 33 – 25 – 33

About Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam’s real name is Yami Gautam Dhar. She was born on November 28, 1998. She has acted in different languages, including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi. After an advertisement, she has risen to fame. She began her career working in television drama.

Family details

Yami was born to Mukesh and Anjali Gautam. She grew up in Chandigarh with her younger sister, Surili, and younger brother, Ojas. If you are wondering what the age of Yami Gautam

 is, you must know that she is in her mid-30s. Also, she recently married the renowned director of Bollywood Industry, Aditya Dhar. The couple managed to keep the relationship intimate till the very last moment.

Aditya Dhar was the director of the blockbuster film Uri: The surgical strike. While people believe that the couple fell in love on the sets of the movie, this is not true. Their magical interaction began when they were promoting the movie. It was a friendship first and love later for this beautiful couple. Yami shared how she adores the values and the work-life balance of her husband. She recalls on a popular show how there was no proposal before the marriage because the couple does not like PDA and likes to stay grounded. The marriage announcement of the couple was surprising for everyone.

Personal life of Yami Gautam

Yami joined a college initially to get a law degree, then aspired to join the Indian administrative services. But she soon dropped her plans and moved to Mumbai to start an acting career. Later on, she completed her part-time graduation from Mumbai.

Career details of Yami Gautam

While her younger sister made her film debut, she aspired to be an IAS. By the time she was 20, the young girl changed her mind and wanted to join the film industry. Later, she came to Mumbai and started auditioning for TV shows. Actress Yami Gautam was just 20 years old when she came to Mumbai just like others to make her acting dream come true. Share a humble start with the television show Chand ke paar chalo, which played a leading role in Raj Kumar Aryan. After that, she also acted in a serial known as yeh pyar na hoga kam, which was telecasted on the colours channel and was received well by the audience. Besides serials, she has also worked in different shows, including kitchen champion season one and meethi choori 1.

After getting all the love and prominence on the small screen, she did her first film in Kannada, known as ullasa utsaha, and was in the leading role. Vicky donor was her first Hindi film, which Shoojit Sircar directed, and her co-star was the legendary Actor Ayushmann Khurana, Anu Kapoor, and Dolly Ahluwalia. Yami Gautam had to portray the role of a Bengali woman who was in a relationship with a boy from Punjab. The movie crossed every mark at the box office by earning 6 45,000,000. Yami Gautam received a lot of applause for her work and won the best female debut at the Zee cine awards.

After Vicky Donor, she was not seen in Bollywood for two years, reappeared in the action Jackson film, and Ajay Devgan was the co-star. Yami had been asked to play the role of his wife, and the film was directed by Prabhu Devaa, one of the leading directors.

Not only action Jackson and her other film, Siapa, didn’t work well at the box office. Later, she did a film featuring Varun Dhawan and Nawaz Uddin Siddiqui, known as Badlapur. Actress Yami Gautam’s career bounced back with this film as it performed exceptionally at the box office.

She also did a romantic film known as Sanam re with Pulkit Samrat Juniyat, but both films did not work out well at the box office. Just like that, she did several movies. The only movie that got her success after all the flops was the surgical strike based on the military action the Indian army took in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Films done by Yami Gautam

  • Ullasa Uthsaha
  • Nuvvila
  • Vicky Donor
  • Hero
  • Gouravam
  • Total Chaos
  • Vicky Donor
  • Action Jackson
  • Badlapur
  • Courier Boy Kalyan
  • Sanam Re
  • Junooniyat
  • Sarkar 3
  • Batti Gul Meter Chalu
  • Bala
  • Uri
  • Ginny Weds Sunny
  • Bhoot Police
  • Shavani Girdhari Lal
  • A Thursday
  • Dasvi
  • Lost
  • Dhoom Dham


  • 5th Boroplus Gold Awards in the category of Rising Film Stars From TV in 2012
  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards in the category of Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Female in 2012
  • Zee Cine Awards in the category of Best Female Debut in 2013
  • IIFA Awards in the category of Star Debut of the Year – Female in 2013
  • Screen Awards in the category of Best Comedian in 2020

This was all about Yami Gautam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Yami Gautam from?

Yami Gautam was born in Bilaspur and brought up in Chandigarh. Coming from a Hindu Brahmin family, her father too belonged to the Punjabi film industry.

When did Yami Gautam start her career?

Yami Gautam moved to Mumbai when she was 20 to start her acting career. Her first projects included the Glow and Lovely commercials which gave her the much-needed break in the industry.

Who is Yami Gautam’s husband?

Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar tied the knot in Himachal Pradesh in a private ceremony.


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