Shama Sikander Gesawat is an actress, and film producer, who has a long list of characters, she played in both movies and television serials. She is considered to be one of the most prominent figures in the television industry. She is also the managing director of Chocolate Box Films India Pvt. Ltd, a Mumbai-based film production company.
Shama Sikander was born on August 4th, 1981, in Makrana Rajasthan. She belonged to an ordinary family to a mother, who is a housewife and father working as a marble supplier. When she was 10 years of age, her family moved to Mumbai. She mentioned in her interviews that living in Mumbai was not easy for them, they used to face food shortages and sometimes sleep with hungry stomach. During her childhood years, Shama Sikander used to move a lot, from one place to another, and at the time of graduation, she changed more than 9 schools. In Mumbai, she got herself into Taneja School of Acting (1995), and graduated a year later.
She began her career working in some movies as a supporting role, and she got her big shot on screen in 2003, when she was cast in a very popular TV serial, Yeh Meri Life Hai (2003-2005), as Pooja Mehta. The performance earned her a list of awards, such as Sony TV’s “Best face” (2005),“Best Actress” (2005), also “Best Debut” (2004). In 2008, she returned to Bollywood with a lead role in a movie, Dhoom Dadakka (2008).
Shama Sikander launched women's wear fashion label Saisha in the upscale Mumbai suburb of Bandra West. She has also cast herself as a model in her own fashion shows.