Bollywood and Hollywood actress Mallika Sherawat seen with her mother.
Mallika Sherawat is known for her bold onscreen attitude in such films as Khwahish and Murder. Sherawat has been frequently featured in the media as a sex symbol. She then appeared in the successful romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects which won her much critical acclaim. She is one of the few Bollywood stars trying to crossover to Hollywood, with films like Hisss and Politics of Love.
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.