Malaika Arora Khan

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Malaika Arora
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Born 23 August 1973 (age 43)
Thane, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Malaika Khan
Malaika Arora
Ethnicity Punjabi, Nasrani
Occupation Actress, Dancer, Model, VJ,Television presenter
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Arbaaz Khan (m. 1998)
Children Arhaan Khan (b. 2002)

Malaika Arora Khan (born 23 August 1973),[1] known as Malaika Arora before her marriage, is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and television presenter.[2] She is most famous for her dancing in the songs “Chaiyya Chaiyya” (1998) and “Munni Badnaam Hui” (2010). She turned film producer in 2008, with her former husband,[3] Arbaaz Khan. Their company Arbaaz Khan Productions has released films like Dabangg (2010) and Dabangg 2(2012).[4]

Early life and background[edit]

Malaika Arora was born in Thane, Maharashtra. Her parents divorced when she was 11 years old and she shifted to Chembur with her mother and sister Amrita. Her mother, Joyce Polycarp, is a Malayali Catholic and her father, Anil Arora, was a Punjabi native to the Indian border town of Fazilka, who worked in the Merchant Navy.[5][6][7][8]

She completed her secondary education at Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur. Her aunt, Grace Polycarp, was the principal of the school. She is also an alumnus of the Holy Cross High School Thane where she studied until ninth grade. She pursued her college education from Jai Hind College, Churchgate but did not complete it on account of professional engagements. She lived in Borla Society, Chembur opposite Basant Talkies before starting her modelling career.[9]


Malaika Arora (left) with her sisterAmrita Arora, 2012.

Malaika was selected as one of the MTV VJs when MTV India started its operations becoming an interviewer and later co-anchoring with Cyrus Broacha the programs Love Line andStyle Check.[10] Malaika then entered the modelling world, appearing in many advertisements, for album songs like “Gur Naal Ishq Mitha” and item numbers such as “Chaiyya Chaiyya” in the 1998 Bollywood film Dil Se...[10]

In the 2000s, apart from featuring in item numbers for various films, she made cameo appearances in a few films. In 2008, she appeared in her first major acting role in the film EMIwhich was a box-office failure.

In 2010, she featured in the item song “Munni Badnaam Hui” in the film Dabangg, which was produced by her husband Arbaaz Khan.[11] On 12 March 2011, she helped set a world record with 1235 participants performing a choreographed dance to “Munni Badnaam” which she led.[12]

She was the Taiwan Excellence celebrity endorser in 2012.[13] She endorsed Dabur’s 30-plus.[14] She states that she never wanted to do acting.[15] She performed live alongside Atif Aslam, Shaan and Bipasha Basu in a series of concerts[16] at LG Arena in Birmingham[17] and The O2 Arena in London.

In 2014, she confirmed that she would make a cameo appearance in the Farah Khan-directed action comedy-drama film Happy New Year. The film released on 23 October 2014.[18]


Malaika appeared on the television show Nach Baliye as one of the three judges.[2] The show was aired on STAR One in mid-2005. She continued as a judge in Nach Baliye 2 which started airing in the last quarter of 2006. In this show, she performed many item numbers as an example for the contestants. She appeared on the show Zara Nachke Dikha as a judge on Star One.[5] She was a judge on the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2010.[19]

Malaika is on the judges panel in the show India’s Got Talent.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Khan with husband Arbaaz Khan at the wedding of her sister Amrita Arora

Malaika is married to Bollywood actor-director-producer Arbaaz Khan in 1998 whom she met during a coffee ad shoot.[3] They announced separation on 28 March 2016. Together they have a son, Arhaan, born on 9 November 2002.[21] Her sister is actress Amrita Arora, and her brothers-in-law are Bollywood actor Salman Khan and Bollywood actor-director-producer Sohail Khan. Her father-in-law is scriptwriter Salim Khan.[2]


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As producer[edit]

As Dancer[edit]


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Malaika Arora Khan, known as Malaika Arora before her marriage, is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and television presenter. She is most famous for her dancing in the songs “Chaiyya Chaiyya” and “Munni Badnaam Hui”. Wikipedia
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