Biography of Malaika Arora

Feb/23/2023 / by Bharti Pankaj
Malaika Arora
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Malaika Arora is one of the most gorgeous and hottest Indian actresses, who is also a model, dancer, VJ, TV reality-show judge, and television presenter and has worked in multiple Hindi movies and two Telugu films.

Her details are as follows:

Date of birth: 23 October 1973

Birth place: Thane, Maharashtra, India

Home town: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spouse/Ex: Actor Arbaaz Khan (M. 1998 – Div. 2017)

Children: 1

Affairs/Boyfriends: Actor Arjun Kapoor (2016–present)

Nationality: Indian

Physical appearance

  • Height: 5’3″
  • Weight: 53 kg
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Light brown
  • Figure measurements: 34 – 27 – 35

About Malaika Arora

She was born in Thane, Maharashtra, India but moved to Chembur (a suburb in eastern Mumbai) when she was eleven years old. The age of Malaika Arora is 49 as of 2022. Her near and dear ones call her by the name Malla.

She began her training in dance when she was just four years old.

Actress Malaika Arora studied at Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur, Mumbai. She changed school and studied at Holy Cross High School, Thane, until ninth grade. She studied at Jai Hind College, Churchgate. She dropped out of college due to her work commitments.

She is an avid dancer and has specialization in Bharatnatyam, Ballet, and Jazz Ballet. She is a fitness enthusiast too.

She runs a lifestyle brand, ‘The Label life,’ along with Bipasha Basu and Sussanne Khan.

She launched her Yoga Studio, ‘Divayoga’, in 2018 in Mumbai. At the inauguration, she invited her Ex-husband Arbaaz Khan.

During one interview, she stated that she never wanted to do acting.

Family details

Malaika Arora was both to a Punjabi father, Anil Arora, and a Malayali Catholic mother, Joyce Polycarp. Her father worked in the Indian Merchant Navy. When she was eleven years old, her parents got separated. After that, Malaika Arora shifted to Chembur with her mother and younger sister Amrita Arora.

Personal life

Actress Malaika Arora met Arbaaz Khan during a shoot for a coffee ad in 1993. They got married in 1998, but they officially parted ways in 2017. They stayed together for 19 years. Together, the duo has a son named Arhaan Khan, who was born on 9 November 2002.

Actors Salman Khan and Sohail Khan are her former brothers-in-law. The Indian scriptwriter Salim Khan is her former father-in-law.

Since 2016, Malaika Arora has been in a relationship with actor Arjun Kapoor.

Career details of Malaika Arora

She began her career as an interviewer and hosted shows on MTV like Club TV, Love Line, and Style Check. After that, she jumped into the modeling world and did several ads. She also appeared in album songs (such as ‘Gur Naalo Ishq Mitha’) and item numbers (like ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ from which she got fame and ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ and ‘Anarkali disco chali’). The first two item songs were amazing hits.

Malaika Arora was one of the judges in the TV shows such as Nach Baliye, Nach Baliye 2, Zara Nachke Dikha, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Got Talent, India’s Next Top Model, and MTV Supermodel of the Year. Presently, she is a judge in the show India’s Best Dancer.

As an actress and dancer, she has worked in a myriad of films which are:

  • Dil Se
  • Pyar Ke Geet
  • Bichhoo
  • Indian
  • Maa Tujhhe Salaam
  • Kaante
  • Kaal
  • Heyy Babyy
  • Athidhi in Rathraina (Telugu film)
  • Om Shanti Om
  • Welcome
  • EMI
  • Helloo India
  • Prem Kaa Game
  • Housefull (2010 film)
  • Dabangg
  • Gabbar Singh (Telugu film)
  • Housefull 2
  • Dabangg 2
  • Happy New Year
  • Dolly Ki Doli
  • Pataakha

She has also worked as a producer in 3 films, which are: Dabangg, Dabangg 2, and Dolly Ki Doli.

Achievements and awards received by Malaika Arora

Sexiest Women by Maxim Magazine in 2007.

Taiwan Excellence celebrity endorser award in 2012.

This was all about Malaika Arora.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Malaika Arora married?

She was married to Arbaaz Khan but got separated in 2017.

When did Malaika Arora start her singing career?

She is not a singer, but she wears different hats. She is an actress, model, dancer, VJ, and television presenter.

Where is Malaika Arora now?

She is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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