Mallika Sherawat is an Indian actress known for her bold and outspoken attitude on and off screen. She is one of the few Bollywood stars to crossover to Hollywood. Mallika is frequently mentioned as a sex symbol but makes it clear that she just wants to be independent and take care of herself. When she first entered the film industry, it didn't go over very well with her family. Now, they have accepted her career and she has gone on to receive critical acclaim for her role in the romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006).
Recently, Mallika announced that she auditioned for Aamir Khan's film "Dangal". She did not win the role and opened up in an interview as to why she didn't get the role. The character is a wife and mother of four which she didn't think she looked old enough. Earlier this year, she expressed a deep interest in playing Indira Gandhi. By making United States her home base, Mallika is hoping that doors will begin to open to serious, performance roles.
The Bollywood actress has been a longtime advocate for women's rights in India. Recently at the 65th Annual United Nations Conference, she discussed the sufferings of women in India and that time is not on their side. She stated that an implementation of laws is required with men being a part of the solution to end the unnecessary discrimination.
Mallika Sherawat took to Twitter recently to talk about her love of yoga and how much of an "addict" she is for it.