Quick Facts of Malaika Arora
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||23 October, 1973|
Malaika Arora Khan is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and TV presenter. She also judges TV reality shows. She is famous for her dancing performances in films like “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from “Dil Se.,” “Maahi Ve” from “Kaante,” and “Munni Badnaam Hui” from “Dabangg,” and “Anarkali Disco Chali” from “Houseful 2.”
She was born and reared in Thane, Maharashtra, India, and has always had a passion for dancing and modeling. Her appearance in the magazine “Society” when she was a teenager led to modeling opportunities and an invitation to work as an MTV VJ.
She worked as a host for MTV programs including Club MTV, Love Line, and Style Check and was featured in commercials for brands like De Beers, Pearl Pet, Tanishq, Mafatlal, and MR Coffee.
Malaika Arora’s Bio, Parents
Arora was born on October 23, 1973, in Thane, a suburb of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India, to Malayali Catholics Joyce Polycarp and Anil Arora, who is from Punjab and has worked for the “Merchant Navy.”
Amrita Arora, her younger sister, is also an actress. In Swahili, the name “Malaika” means “Angel.”
Arora started dancing instruction at age 4. She attended Holy Cross Convent High Institution in Thane, an all-girls school. When she was 11 years old, her parents were divorced.
After that, her mother and her two children relocated to Borla Society in Chembur, a different neighborhood in Mumbai. Arora finished her education at the “Swami Vivekanand School” in Chembur, which was run by her aunt Grace Polycarp.
Her program continues at “Jai Hind College” in Churchgate, but owing to employment commitments, she never finished college.
Malaika Arora’s Marital Status
Arora first met actor-producer Arbaaz Khan in 1993 while working on an advertisement. Arbaaz is the brother of celebrities Salman Khan and Sohail Khan and the son of screenwriter Salim Khan.
On December 12, 1998, the couple exchanged vows. Arhaan, their son, was born on November 9, 2002. The couple divorced on May 11, 2017, after divorcing in March 2016. She lost the last name “Khan” after the divorce.
According to reports, Arora is presently dating actor Arjun Kapoor, who is the son of late Mona Shourie Kapoor and film director Boney Kapoor.
Malaika Arora’s Career
Arora loved being in front of the camera as a youngster and wanted to be a model. Photographer Suresh Natarajan took several of her photos when she was 17; Suma Varghese, the magazine’s editor at the time, saw and approved them.
Arora made an appearance in the April 1993 edition of “Society,” and she immediately began to be hired for modeling jobs.
Arora has starred in advertisements for a number of companies, including Tribhuvandas Bhimji Zaveri, De Beers, Benzer, Bare Necessities, and Mafatlal.
She has visited several nations for exhibitions as a model. She met actor Arbaaz Khan while working on a project for “MR Coffee” (which gained enormous renown), and they later got married.
In India, “MTV” debuted at this time. Arora was chosen to host the program “Club MTV” and serve as an MTV VJ. She liked her work since it require engaging with people and chatting with them.
She managed both modeling and VJing for a while with similar ease. She and co-host Cyrus Broacha starred in the “MTV” programs “Love Line” and “Style Check.”
She co-starred with Jas Arora in the 1998 music video “Gur Naalo Ishq Mitha” by Bally Sagoo and Malkit Singh. Her dance routine from the movie “Dil Se” called “Chaiyya Chaiyya” came next (1998).
Shah Rukh Khan and Arora both participated in this dance, which was done on top of a moving train. She received good popularity and honors as a result.
She made an appearance in the 1999 music video for the song “Dholna” by singer Shubha Mudgal with her then-husband, Arbaaz Khan.
Arora said in an interview that she has never been interested in acting. She has appeared in fewer films as an actress as a result. She had an appearance in “EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Padega” as “Nancy” (2008).
The movie, however, did not do well financially. In movies like “Maa Tujhhe Salaam,” “Om Shanti Om,” “Helloo India,” “Housefull,” and “Happy New Year,” she had cameo appearances.
Arora is well known for her dance performances, which include “Ekwari Tak Le” from the 2000 film “Bichhoo,” “Maahi Ve” from the 2002 film “Kaante,” “Kaal Dhamaal” from the 2005 film “Kaal,” “Heyy Babyy” from the 2007 film “Heyy Babyy,” “Hoth Rasiley” from the 2007 film “Welcome,” “Munni Badnaam Hui”
Arora started participating as a celebrity judge on numerous Television reality programs, particularly dance competitions, in 2005. She served as a judge on “Star One” for the first two seasons of “Nach Baliye” (2005–2006) and “Zara Nachke Dikha” (2008).
Later, she made appearances as a judge on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” in seasons 4 and 8. (2010 and 2015). She has been serving as a judge on the reality competition “India’s Got Talent” on “Colors TV” since 2012.
Since 2017, she has served as the presenter and judge of the MTV India program “India’s Next Top Model.”
With the critically acclaimed film “Dabangg,” Arora and her actor-producer husband Arbaaz Khan transitioned into production (2010). She later contributed to the production of “Dabangg 2” (2012) and “Dolly Ki Doli” (2015).
Arora was awarded the “Sexiest Woman” in 2007 by the men’s publication “Maxim.” She owns and operates Divayoga, a yoga studio in Mumbai that opened its doors in 2018.
Since 2015, Arora has contributed as a style editor to the lifestyle company “The Label Life,” with Bipasha Basu and Sussanne Khan.