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Yami Gautam: Explore The Actress’ Voyage from a UPSC Aspirant to Big Screen

Yami Gautam: Explore The Actress’ Voyage from a UPSC Aspirant to Big Screen
Credit: Yami Gautam at Instagram

Learn About Yami Gautam, The Actress Who Never Ceased to Amaze Her Fans With her Simplicity and Unprecedented Acting!

Yami Gautam Dhar is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films. In 2012, she debuted in Bollywood with the Hindi-language film Vicky Donor. The film garnered positive reviews at the box office which also helped Yami achieve her breakthrough role. Yami Gautam is currently on a career-high with consecutive hits and is continuing her golden run at the box office with the upcoming comedy-drama Vicky Donor.

From ‘URI: The Surgical Strike’ to ‘Dasvi’ to her last release ‘Lost,’ the actor’s recent theatrical outings have emerged as a major draw at the ticket window.

Early Career and Family of Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam was born on 28 November 1988 (age 35 years; as of 2023) in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. Belonging to an affluent family, Yami’s father, Mukesh Gautam, is a Punjabi film director, while her mother, Anjali Gautam, is a homemaker. Besides, Yami Gautam’s sister, Surilie Gautam, is a famous actor in the Punjabi film industry.

Yami was raised by her parents in Chandigarh and attended Yadavindra Public School for her schooling. After completing her high school education, she went to college to pursue a degree in law with honours. Her dream was to become an Indian Administrative Officer (IAS), but she had to drop out due to her acting career.

Yami Gautam’s Career in Acting

Started Small with a TV Career

Soon after Yami decided to pursue an acting career, she moved to Mumbai. Meanwhile, Yami was 20 when she shifted to the commercial capital. In 2008, she made her television debut with the show Chand Ke Paar Chalo, wherein she played the role of Sana. In the same year, she worked on the TV show Raajkumar Aaryyan. Subsequently, in 2010, Yami appeared in many TV shows like CID, Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam, and Meethi Choori No 1.

Made Her Film Debut With Kannada

Although a renowned name in the Bollywood industry, Yami made her film debut with the Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha (2009). In 2012, Yami made her big screen debut with the famous film Vicky Donor. The film was a success at the box office and Yami earned accolades for her acting.

Besides, Yami, being a polyglot, has worked in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Punjabi films. Yami’s appearance in Badlapur was highly acclaimed by the audience. Subsequently, Gautam has appeared in many Hindi films like Sanam Re (2016), Kaabil (2017), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), and Bala (2019)

What are the Upcoming Films of Yami Gautam?

Yami Gautam is enjoying the digital success of her films Lost and Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga, which has brought her to the peak of her acting career. Meanwhile, she is also working on the production of her upcoming film OMG 2.

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Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar: An Example of an Old-School Love

In a time when many people are avoiding long-term commitment, Bollywood celebrities Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar demonstrate that if love is sincere, one can go to any limit to fulfill it.

Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh in 2021. The actress used her social media handle to post some fantastic photos from her wedding while promising a life-long togetherness to her partner.

Yami and Aditya Dhar initially met on the set of the film URI: The Surgical Strike. Their love developed, and the two have been together ever since. For those who are unaware, the couple has been together for almost five years.

Yami Gautam: Explore The Actress’ Voyage from a UPSC Aspirant to Big Screen
Credit: Yami Gautam at Instagram

What is the net worth of Yami Gautam?

As of 2023, Yami Gautam has a net worth of $12 million, which in Indian currency is INR 99 Crores.

Yami Gautam’s Style Quotient

Meanwhile, as of 2023, Yami Gautam owns two super-luxury cars, Audi A4 and Audi Q7.  Besides, she owns an ultra-luxury abode in Bandra, Mumbai.

How Much Does Yami Gautam Charge for Her Films?

Movie enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the sequel of the hit film, Oh My God. Yami Gautam has been cast for a significant part in the movie and has reportedly received a remuneration of INR 3 Crores.

Besides, for acting in brand endorsements, she charges a whooping sum of INR 1 crore.

Awards and Achievements of Yami Gautam


  • International Indian Film Academy Awards-Best Debutant (Female): Winner
  • Filmfare Awards-Best Female Debut: Nominated
  • Zee Cine Awards-Best Female Debut: Winner

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Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts About Yami Gautam?

  • Yami Gautam loves consuming tea. Meanwhile, she treats her fans with photos of herself drinking tea.
  • The Vicky Donor actress is a nature lover. Additionally, she owns an organic green farm for fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
  • Yami Gautam doesn’t like hitting the gym. Instead, she likes working out in open spaces.
  • A multitalented, Yami likes dancing in her leisure time. In addition to it, she is a trained pole dancer.
  • Had she not been an actress, she would be an IAS officer.
  • Yami has several hobbies that she enjoys during her free time, including interior designing, music, and travelling. In addition to her acting career, these activities help her to relax and unwind. 
  • Many celebrities choose to wear lehengas designed by accomplished designers for their weddings. However, Yami opted to wear her mother’s saree at her wedding, as it was a family tradition she wanted to honor. It was a beautiful and simple choice.
  • Shortly after Yami’s appearance in Fair & Lovely advertisements, she was subjected to online harassment by netizens who accused her of promoting racism.


1. What is the religion of Yami Gautam? 

Yami belongs to a Hindu-Brahmin family.

2. What is the net worth of Yami Gautam? 

As of 2023, Yami Gautam has a net worth of $12 million, which in Indian currency is INR 99 Crores.

3. Is Yami Gautam famous? 

Gautam has become popular for starring in several highly successful films. Additionally, she gained attention for her work in a Fair & Lovely advertisement.