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.In April 2006, Mallika went on her
first world tour of concert performances called Rock Stars along with
Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, and
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. 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).
Is estranged from her parents and family, who are very religious and
don't agree with Mallika working in the movies. 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. For a while, Mallika worked as an air hostess.