She may be considered as a Sex Kitten because of the parts she played in all her movies. Known for her public openness, she is frequently featured in the Indian media as a sex symbol
She attracted wide notice with her appearance in the 2003 movie Khwahish. In 2004, she starred in Murder, a film inspired by Hollywood's Unfaithful. She received a nomination for Best Actress at the Zee Cine Awards ceremony for her performance in Murder. The film went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year.
She also was in news for a role in a Jackie Chan movie, The Myth.
However, her performance in the 2006 film Pyaar Ke Side Effects co-starring Rahul Bose won her praise from around the industry, which garnered decent collections at the box office becoming a moderate success for Mallika.
Her first 2007 release was Himesh Reshammiya's Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story, where she played a "vampish role".With Aap Ka Suroor she has become the most expensive "Item Girl", as she charged Rs. 1.5 crore for her Item number in the movie.
Ugly aur Pagli and Mann gaye Mughal e Azam in 2008 were some average one. Although Mallika got praises for her acting, Both films were not successful at the box office.
She is doing a Hollywood film named Hisss starring Irrfan Khan directed by Jennifer Lynch. Mallika is staying in Los Angeles.
She is also famous on twitter with username mallikala.
Sherawat has been voted as one of Asia's 100 most beautiful people by the Hong Kong based fashion and beauty magazine.
Mallika introduces herself as “Bollywood diva” on Twitter