Name- Malaika Arora
Date of Birth- 23 October 1973
Age- 47 years (as in 2020)
Mother- Joyce Polycarp
Father- Anil Arora
Sister– Amrita Arora
Marital Status/Marriage- Divorced
Ex-Husband- Arbaaz Khan
Son- Arhaan Khan
Height- 5’3 approx.
Net Worth- $10 million approx.
Malaika Arora Biography
Malaika Arora is an Indian actress, model, dancer, VJ and television personality. She is primarily known for her work in Indian cinema. Be it small screen or big screen, she has made her own persona and is loved by millions & millions of people throughout the world. This hot, charming and sizzling actress started her career as a VJ and went to be doing endless numbers of item songs, hosting tv shows, appearing in modeling shows and judging reality shows. From the time she was seen shaking legs with Shahrukh Khan in song “Chaiyaa Chaiyya” to this very time, there has been no stopping for her. She is one of those personalities of Bollywood industry who is not less than a wonder woman. Let’s dive deep to get more information about her.
Malaika Arora Family
She was born in Thane, Maharashtra into a middle class Punjabi family. Her father name is Anil Arora who worked in Merchant Navy and mother name is Joyce Polycarp. She has a younger sister named Amrita Arora. Her parents took divorce when she was only 11 years in age and then she moved with her mother and sister to Chembur. Her sister Amrita, is also a known actress of the Bollywood.
Malaika Arora Husband
She was married to actor Arbaaz Khan. They met each other for the first time for a bold commercial in 1993. The two were completely blown by each other and it won’t be wrong to say that it was love at first sight for them. Soon, they started dating and after five long years, it culminated into a marriage. On 12 December 1998, the couple tied the knot in a lavish wedding ceremony in front of their friends and family.
Then in 2002, they became proud parents of a son named Arhaan Khan. They used to be one of the strongest couples of Bollywood and definitely, the most sought-after celebrities for relationship advice too. However in 2016, it came as a shock to everyone when they announced their separation. The couple parted ways mutually in 2017 but remained cordial with each other and co-parent their son Arhaan.
In an interview, Arbaaz talked about their divorce and said, “Things don’t work out and there is nothing wrong when two people who want to take their life in their own hands will take that decision”. Though now the once perfect couple have moved on in their respective lives. While Arbaaz is going strong with model Giorgia Andrini, Malaika has also moved on and is happy with actor Arjun Kapoor.
Malaika Arora Boyfriend
After her separation with Arbaaz Khan, she is dating actor Arjun Kapoor. Eventually the rumors of them dating started to spread during the time when Malaika and Arbaaz started having problems in their relationship. Even Arjun was blamed for it. And finally when she divorced Arbaaz, the now couple, Arjun and Malaika began making public appearances and were also seen together in family get together.
Finally on 26th June, she shared a picture with Arjun on her Instagram account, wishing him the best birthday wish. In that picture, the two were seen holding each other’s hand and made things evident that they are dating. To that day to this very day, they never hide their relationship and made it official, expecting media and public to respect their decision and privacy.
Malaika Arora Career
She started her career as a VJ with MTV India. She began her career as an interviewer and has hosted many shows like Club MTV, Love Line, and Style. Blessed with great physique, she then entered into the modelling world and appeared in many advertisements and songs. In 1998, she appeared in song Chaiyya Chaiyya from movie Dil Se…, starring Shahrukh Khan in main lead. This song broke all the chartbuster records, giving Malaika the recognition she deserved.
Other than being a VJ and dancer, she is also an actor and has worked in number of movies. In 2008, she made her acting debut in her first major acting role in movie “EMI” which turned out to be a box-office failure. Then in 2010, she did a thunderous item song “Munni Badnaam Hui” from movie Dabangg produced by her ex-husband Arbaaz Khan. This song even set a record where she performed live with 1235 participants. Here is the list of movies where she has appeared as actress and dancer:
|Year||Movies (As Actress and Dancer)|
|1999||Pyar Ke Geet|
|2002||Maa Tujhhe Salaam|
|2007||Om Shanti Om|
|2010||Prem Kaa Game|
|2010||Housefull (2010 film)|
|2014||Happy New Year|
|2015||Dolly Ki Doli|
Malaika Arora Television Shows
The actress cum model has also hosted many Hindi television reality shows like Nach Baliye, India’s Got Talent, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Zara Nachke Dikha, and more. It won’t be wrong to say that she is a complete package and is truly a beauty with brains and have numerous talents. Have a look at some of the television shows she has been part of:
|2005-06||Nach Baliye||Judge||Star One|
|2008||Zara Nachke Dikha||Judge||Star One|
|2008||Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan||Herself||NDTV Imagine|
|2009||Perfect Bride||Judge||Star Plus|
|2010||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Judge||Sony TV|
|2012–2019||India's Got Talent||Judge||Colors TV|
|2017–2019||India's Next Top Model||Host/Main Judge||MTV India|
|2019||MTV Supermodel of the Year||Host/Main Judge||MTV (Indian TV channel)|
|2020||India's Best Dancer||Judge||Sony Entertainment Television|
Some Unknown Facts About Malaika Arora
Let’s check out some interesting and lesser known facts about our very own hot and sizzling Malaika Arora:
- She was born to Malayali Catholic mother and Punjabi father.
- Initially, she never wanted to become an actress and her dream was to become a teacher.
- She has always been interested in studying child psychology since her childhood and even showed lots of interest in that.
- Her first break in the industry was a VJ for MTV India when it has started its operation in the sub-continent.
- In an interview, she revealed that she used to be a tomboy and never liked girly stuffs.
- It was during a coffee ad shoot when she met actor Arbaaz Khan and later decided to marry. Though in 2017, they mutually got divorced.
- She is one of the actress who is known for her stunning figure. Even in her 40s, she gave tough competition to younger actresses.
- Her parents divorced each other when she was 11 years.
- She completed her education from a school where her Aunt, Grace Polycarp was the principal. The name of the school was Swami Vivekanand School at Chembur.
- Also, she is an alumnus of Holy Cross School at Thane and studied there till 9th standard.
- It is not easy to copy her when it comes to her dance steps. She started learning dance at the age of 4 only.
- She is also a producer and donned the producer’s hat in 2008. The actress has co-produced hit movies like Dabangg, Dabangg 2, Dolly Ki Doli, etc.
- She works out thrice a week and is a big fan of actor Hrithik Roshan.