Yami Gautam was born in Chandigarh on November 28, 1988. She was born in the home of Mukesh Gautam, who works for channel Zee News as coordinator. Yami has a sister, Surilie Gautam who made her big screen debut with Punjabi film Power Cut, starring, Jaspal Bhatti’s son Jasraj Bhatti. She did her regular schooling and later joined college for pursuing a graduate degree in law honors. She had aspired to join Indian Administrative Services (IAS) as a young girl, but at the age of 20, Yami decided to start her acting career. As she was pursuing Studies in Law Honors (first-year PU Student of the Law), but she left full-time studies for acting. Recently, she is doing her part-time Graduation from Mumbai . Yami Gautam is fond of reading, interior decoration, listening to music. She was 20 when she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in movies. She made her television debut with Chand Ke Paar Chalo, which was followed by Raajkumar Aaryyan. Following this, Yami Gautam played her most notable role in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam, which aired on Colors. Furthermore, she participated in the reality shows Meethi Choori No.1 and Kitchen Champion Season 1. Yami Gautam made her film debut in Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha. Whilst the film failed at the box office, Gautam received positive reviews for her performance. She later made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor, in which she starred opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. She played the role of Bengali girl Ashima Roy, a girl who falls in love with a Punjabi boy with a past. Despite its small budget, the movie became a major commercial success and received critical appreciation. Yami Gautam received appreciation for her performance. Taran Adarsh writes “Yami Gautam makes an imposing debut. She adds enormous value to the movie by her act, screen presence and striking looks. She’s truly admirable towards the latter part of the film.” Madhureeta Mukherjee adds that Gautam “is a sheer delight to watch, emoting effortlessly.” In 2012, she was featured on the cover page of Prevention and Wedding Affair which discussed her life, personality and also her interest in Hot yoga. Furthermore, she featured on the cover of Femina (magazine) November 2012 issue. She made her Telugu debut with Gouravam directed by Radha Mohan, which was also shot in Tamil. She signs her second film in Kollywood with Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum opposite Jai. Yami Gautam is currently filming for a Tamil film Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, a Telugu film Courier Boy Kalyan and a Hindi film Total Siyapaa opposite Ali Zafar, where she will play a Punjabi girl in love with a Pakistani boy Ali Zafar. Yami Gautam has also signed a film co-starring with Ajay Devgan and Sonakshi Sinha, the film is to be directed by Prabhu Deva. Also her latest brand endorsements include Fair and Lovely, Cornetto, Samsung Mobile, Chevrolet, and many other brands .