India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Mallika Sherawat: Reema Lambha better known as Mallika Sherawat (October 24, 1976) grew up in Delhi. With only six films to her name, she’s a sensation because of her dare to bare attitude in films. In her first staring role in Khwahish (2003), she shocked audiences with steamy kissing scenes and revealing outfits. In Murder (2004), she played a lonely married woman, who had a steamy extra marital affair giving “Desperate Housewives,” a run for their money. She is also appearing with Rekha in Bachke Rehna Re Baba (2005) as a man eating Padmini and in real life, has a thing for older men, especially the 71-year-old Dharmendra and 63-year-old Amitabh Bachchan. Mallika Sherawat recently finished filming her first Hollywood film named Hisssss directed by Jennifer Lynch. The film is in Post-production stage. Mallika is now staying in Los Angeles and is working on her next Hollywood project Love, Barack.
Why She’s Sexy: Mallika is sexy because she’s the first Bollywood actress approached by Playboy magazine to pose nude. She refused because it was against her morals. She was also asked to appear nude in Murder, but backed out as well. She is known to people such as Howard Stern who asked her to “show it all” on his talk show, which shows you how much of a global sex symbol she is.
Her impact on Bollywood: She is hitting mainstream Hollywood along side Jackie Chan in The Myth releasing this year. She does her own stunts, which is pretty amazing.
Interesting fact: She’s called the Pamela Anderson of India.