Shama Sikander Gesawat was born on 4 August 1981 in Makrana, Rajasthan, India. she is an indian actress who is best known for her lead role in the TV series Yeh Meri Life Hai (2003-2005). She has acted in television serials and is also known as a TV program host and a reality show contestant. On the big screen, she has appeared in a some Bollywood movies, including the Aamir Khan starrer Mann in 1999.
Sikander is also active as a fashion model, and she launched her own design company, Saisha, in 2010. She is the daughter of Gulshan, a housewife and Sikander Gesawat who was a marble supplier and now practices ayurveda. At the age of 10 her family moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra, where she lived together with her younger siblings, Khalid, Rizwan Sikander, and Salma. Sikander has mentioned in interviews that her early years in Mumbai were extremely difficult, even commenting that at times "there was no food in the house to feed the family".
Having moved locations frequently, Sikander attended as many as nine schools in her early life in Makrana and in various parts of Greater Mumbai including Malad, Mumbra, Thane, and Andheri. Following her completion of the 10th grade, and passing the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education examination, Sikander enrolled in the Roshan Taneja School of Acting in Mumbai in 1995, graduating from the course a year later.