Yami Gautam Dhar's Strong Roles That Left Us All In Awe Of Her Talent

Thoughtfully picking her roles and giving brilliant performances one after another, she has really captivated her audiences. Here are some of the iconic roles played by Yami Gautam Dhar.

Published On Oct 30, 2023 | Updated On Mar 04, 2024


After almost a decade of working in the Indian film industry now, not only has Yami Gautam grown as an actor, but her choice of roles has too. Receiving a lot of love and appreciation for her choice of roles, Yami Gautam has captivated us with her talented performances. From an undercover officer in Uri to a curious activist in Lost, Yami has brought alive every role she has taken on, and how! As she turns a year older, we can’t wait to see what the young actor has in store for us next.

Yami Gautam’s choice of roles that has impressed both critics and audiences alike

Yami Gautam is seen here opposite Ayushman Khurrana yet again after her splendid performance in Vicky Donor, which was her debut film. She plays the character of a content creator in Bala who falls in love with a man but is unaware of his receding hairline and the fact that he wears a wig. The duo gets married, but soon the truth starts to unveil. Bala is a heartfelt and bittersweet film. Dealing with the sensitive issue of premature baldness, complexion and the prejudice surrounding looks, this has been an important film for Yami Gautam.

Director: Amar Kaushik
Streaming platform: Disney+ Hotstar, Youtube

Playing the role of a supporting actor in this action thriller, Yami Gautami’s character showcased a lot of strength in this film. She plays the role of an undercover RAW agent named Jasmine d’Almeida in URI: A Surgical Strike and her nuanced performance stole the show in every scene she was in. And given that they were much lesser than the leads, it left us wanting for more.

Director: Aditya Dhar
Streaming platform: Zee5

Starring opposite Abhishek Bachchan in this compelling yet entertaining watch, Yami Gautam plays the role of a fierce cop, Jyoti. Her character inspires the uneducated politician (Bachchan’s character) to appear for his tenth-grade exams, as he discovers the value of education. Yami Gautam had received great acclaim for her role in Dasvi, pulling a large audience to her ferocious role of an IPS officer.

Director: Tushar Jalota
Streaming platform: Netflix

With Yami Gautam as the lead character, Lost is a gripping tale about a young activist who disappears under mysterious circumstances, and how a journalist embarks on a journey to unravel the truth behind the disappearance. Playing the character of Vidhi Sahani, a crime reporter Yami Gautam gives a powerful performance and seamlessly dives into the depth of her character in this engrossing film.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Streaming platform: Zee5

Yami Gautam plays the role of Kamini Maheshwari in this satirical comedy-drama film. OMG 2  was one of the greyer roles in Yami Gautam’s career, and she gave an impressive performance, shining brightly in the role of an intimidating lawyer who stands up against the protagonist.

Director: Amit Rai
Streaming platform: NA

Playing the lead role of Naina Jaiswal, a preschool teacher who takes 16 students hostage, sending shockwaves throughout the country, Yami Gautam gave a stand-out performance in this thriller film. One of the most influential roles in her career, she executed the role to perfection in A Thursday. With her fine and nuanced performance, Yami Gautam surely proves that she is a brilliant actor.

Director: Behzad Khambata
Streaming platform: Disney+ Hotstar

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