In 2010, she made her cinematic debut with Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha, co-starring Ganesh. In 2012, Gautam made her Bollywood debut in Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy Vicky Donor, which touched on the topic of sperm donation. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success, and Gautam gained positive reviews for her performance.
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. 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 is fond of reading, interior decoration, listening to music.