Kim (born as Satyakim Yashpal, also known as Kim Yashpal) is a former Indian actress and model, who is known for her works and contributions to Hindi cinema throughout the 1980s. She became notorious for starring in main and supporting roles, as well as for appearing in various guest roles and item numbers in the later years of her career.
Kim's early years in her career consisted of modeling, in which she appeared on the covers of various magazines, including Star & Style magazine. She then began acting in 1979, making an appearance in Pehredaar, which then ultimately became a lost film. In 1980, Kim then made her official debut in Danny Denzongpa's psychological horror-film Phir Wohi Raat as the main role Asha (the heroine to Rajesh Khanna), a young woman who has recurring nightmares and goes through traumatic experiences. The film performed well at the box-office and established Kim as an actress with potential.
In 1981, Kim went to star in Manmohan Desai's Bollywood movie Naseeb, playing the role of Kim, a young girl in the middle of love and criminal controversies. The film was a commercial-success, hitting the second highest-grossing film of the year, and was clarified a classic. Following the success of her previous films, she then later starred in Esmayeel Shroff's crime film Bulundi as the sister of Raaj Kumar's character of a professor. It was a moderate hit at the box-office, and it further helped her career;.
In 1982, Kim was then cast in her first starring role as Rita Oberoi, the daughter of a criminal, in the Hindi film Disco Dancer, the heroine to Mithun Chakraborty. The film turned to be a huge success at the box-office, hitting the highest-grossing film of the year. The songs were also a major success, and her performance in the song "Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja" is famed. The film was idolized as a classic in Bollywood cinema, and brought more popularity to Kim.
She also starred in Deepak Bahry's action film Hum Se Hai Zamana as Sona, the girlfriend of Danny Denzongpa's character, Karan, and became known for a famed bikini scene where she runs away after being pursued by bandits. She starred as Padmini in K S R Swamy's action film Maha Shaktimaan, and was also cast as Monica in Raj N. Sippy's film Andar Baahar, and as Soniya and Rashmi in Dilawar. She later appeared in Babbar Subhash’s film Commando, as Jhum Jhum, and in Baaghi: A Rebel for Love in a guest appearance. Both films were commercial hits at the box-office.
Kim retired from the film industry in 1993. Her last films were guest roles. She appeared in Pratikar, Honeymoon, Balwaan, Muskurahat, and Bulund. She also featured in a song for Chandra Mukhi, however, it was later deleted.
Following her retirement, Kim stayed out of public media and press.
Kim was in a relationship with fellow Bollywood actor Danny Denzongpa, for seven years throughout the 1980's.