New Delhi: Born to a Jat family of Hisar, Haryana, Mallika Sherawat has come a long way in the film industry. Her family named her Reema Lamba but the actress changed it and carved a new identity for herself.
When Mallika expressed her desire to make it big in Bollywood, it was not entertained in her family. Despite so many hurdles she did not give up her dream. This definitely turned out well for her family as they reconciled their relationship with her and proudly announced that their daughter is now a world renowned name.
She appeared in the 2003 movie Khwaish but what can be seen as a breakthrough in her career would be the 2004 hit movie Murder. Mallika, who dumped her original name to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema, was appreciated for her portrayal of Simran in Murder.
After her bold portrayals, Mallika was regarded as a sex symbol by many. But she slammed her critics with her amazing performance in the 2006 romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects. She has also been a part of Hollywood movies like Hisss (2010) and Politics of Love (2011). Mallika Sherawat was awarded with an honorary citizenship of Los Angeles in 2009 for her career achievements and charitable work.
As the B-town diva turns 39 today, we bring to you 10 sizzling pictures of Mallika which are a perfect blend of sensuality and beauty.