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Used the names "Rima Gill" and "Reema Puri" in the late 1990's.
She's declined roles in serials like Hasratien and Zanjeerin.
Starred in the shelved film Picture Perfect Productions "Fear"(1999) Starring Rahul Dev, Malikka Sherawat (Credited as Reema Gill),Gautam Kapoor,Deepti Bhatnagar, Renuka, Johny Lever,Vishwajeet Pradhan. Produced and Directed by Sunil Bohra.
The first film she ever signed was " Kab Kyon Kahan" for producer Ramesh Sharma, directed by Anil Matoo. Co starring Chandrachur Singh ( who opted out), Aditya Pancholi, Sanjay Suri, Sharad Kapoor, Neha, Arif Zakaria, Jaya Seal. Mallika was using the screen name "Reema Puri". This was in 2000. The film was 50% complete.
Was made an honorary citizen of Los Angeles in 2009. She was made an honorary citizen by the Los Angeles City Council during a celebration of India's Independence Day.
In April 2009, Mallika was honored for her work in the field of arts by Mayor Jerramiah T Healy of Jersey City, New Jersey. She was given the Team Jersey City's Arts Honree for this year award.
For a while, Mallika worked as an air hostess.
After graduating from college, Mallika got married to Karan Singh Gill, a pilot for Jet Airways. The marriage quickly ended in divorce. It was after the divorce that Mallika, then known as Reema, decided to try her luck at movies.
Is estranged from her parents and family, who are very religious and don't agree with Mallika working in the movies.
Was invited and attended the wedding of Princess Myasa, King Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa's daughter, in Qatar. Mallika is good friends with the Princess. (Jan 2007).
Her performance at the televised 2006 New Year's Eve show at the hotel J.W. Marriot, in Mumbai, caused social activist Vinod Jain to urge police to take immediate action against the actress for wearing suggestive clothing. Mallika was dressed in a body-hugging skin suit and a silver bikini to top it. He said that Mallika's dancing was distasteful and and portrayed Indian women indecently. Jain approached the Santa Cruz police station about the matter, but they told him that no one filed a complaint against her.
Listed #4 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of "Asia's Sexiest Women" (Sept/2006).
Listed as number 9 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (, 8-25- 2006)
Although little about her past is known, she has admitted that she was once married prior to entering the film industry.
Turned down the role of Sira in Private Moments (2005).
In April 2006, Mallika went on her first world tour of concert performances called Rock Stars along with Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, and John Abraham.
She accepted the Advisory Board membership of the Asian Academy of film and television supporting the film education in India.
Changed her name from Reema Lamba to Mallika Sherawat when she did her first film, Khwahish (2003). She claims to have changed it because there were already too many actresses in the industry with similar names like Reema Sen, Raima Sen, and Rimii Sen.
The cost of the diamonds that Mallika wore at the Cannes Film Festival 2005 was Rs 45 million. They were sponsored by Orra Diamonds. Nine sets of jewelery were especially designed for Mallika, including diamond studded necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Is the first Indian woman to get an offer to pose nude for Playboy magazine and appear on the cover. Mallika turned down the offer in an attempt to avoid the risk of being blacklisted in the Indian film industry.
Some of her favorite films are Sholay (1975), Silsila (1981) and Masoom (1983).
Has a degree in Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.
Bears a resemblance to actress Halle Berry.