Born to Mukesh Gautam, who is coordinator of Zee News Channel, Yami targeted to be an IAS. Renowned as bright student in Himachal Pradesh, Yami got her first break in Chaand K Paar Chalo in television world. She claimed the fame through her second project Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam.
Her debut in movies was through Kannada film Ullasa Utsaha. Vickey Doner gave her recognition in Hindi film world. She has also done some advertisements like Fair & Lovely, Hindustan Unilever LTD, Samsung Galaxy Y duos. She has tried to give a whirl to reality shows as well by performing in Meethi Choori No1 on NDTV Imagine. She can be seen on small screen working in Afsar Bitiya on Colors.
Her upcoming projects include Hamara Bajaj (Hindi) and Yuddham (Telegu).