Malaika Arora Biography – Career, Family, Films & Boyfriend

Malaika Arora is an Indian actress, dancer, model, and television presenter. She is widely recognized for her item numbers in several Bollywood films. She has judged a number of reality shows like India’s Got Talent and Nach Baliye.

Born on 23 October 1973 in Thane, Maharashtra, Malaika was raised by her mother, Joyce Polycarp. She is the youngest sibling among four siblings. She has been passionate about dancing and music from a very young age.

Social Media Accounts

  • Instagram: @ malaikaaroraofficial
  • Twitter: @MalaikaArora


ProfessionActress,dancer,model,VJ and television presenter
Marital StatusDivorced
BoyfriendArjun Kapoor
SpouseArbaaz Khan (Divorced)
Children  Arhaan Khan
Fan Followers (Instagram)17M
Fan Followers (Twitter)17 K

Malaika Arora Physical Appearance

Weight115 lbs
Height      5′ 9″ 
Figure value34 – 27 – 35    
Eye Color  Black
Hair Color Brown  
Skin ColorVanilla

Early Life

Malaika Arora was born in Thane, Maharashtra, on October 23, 1973. She is the daughter of Joyce Polycarp and Anil Arora. Her brother Amrit is a fashion designer. Malaika holds an MBA degree from the University Of Mumbai.

Malaika began her career as a model and made her debut in the music video for A.R Rahman’s song “ChaiyyaChaiyya.” She then appeared in a number of music videos along with actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and Salman Khan.

Malaika has also known for her beauty and fashion sense. She began being featured on the covers of many magazines and was a part of the Top 10 Most Desirable Women list by Hindustan Times for six consecutive years.

Malaika Arora Career

· Model


Malaika Arora started her career as a model in the late 90s when she appeared in music videos such as “ChaiyyaChaiyya” and “Gur NaaloIshqMitha.”

She also featured in commercials for brands like Coca-Cola and Motorola. In 1999, Malaika was cast as the lead in her first Bollywood film, “Dil Se.”

In 2001, Malaika appeared in Akshay Kumar’s romantic comedy “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.” This marked her foray into acting. She later appeared in movies such as Kaal (2005), Om Shanti Om (2007), and Dostana (2008).

In the beginning, Arora did not want to do acting. However, she was offered a job as a VJ at MTV. This was her first major role, and she became a popular personality.

Arora later became one of the three judges on Nach Baliye, which was broadcast on STAR One. She later became a judge on Zara NachkeDikha (2008-2009), India’s Got Talent, and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.

·  Actress

Known as ‘Malla’ by her family and friends, Malaika Arora is an Indian actress and television presenter. She has appeared in Hindi-language films, such as Housefull 2 (2005), Dil Se (2007), Dhoom:3 (2009), and Dabangg:3 (2010).

The first film Malaika appeared in was EMI, which was a huge flop at the box office. After her stint in EMI, she began acting in various Bollywood movies. She also hosted many shows and music concerts. She is currently engaged to actor Arjun Kapoor.

Her father, Anil Arora, worked in Merchant Navy, and her mother, Joyce Polycarp, is a Malayali Catholic. She completed her schooling at Swami Vivekananda School in Chembur. She also attended Jai Hind College in Churchgate.

When she was 17, Malaika got into modeling. She also started working as a VJ. When MTV was launched in India, she was among the few selected VJs.

She hosted the ‘Love Line and ‘Style Check’ shows. During this period, she also appeared in several advertisements for brands.

Malaika Arora Films


Malaika appeared on screen at 17 as a dancer in the movie Dil Se (1998) song Chaiyya Chaiyya. Then, she appeared in the Pyar Ke Geet in Dholna song (1999), Bichhoo in Ekwari Tak Le (2000), and more.

 Consequently, she has been featured in many songs to date. Some of the names are given below:

2012Dabangg 2 in Pandey Ji Seeti
2014 Happy New Year (cameo appearance)
2015Dolly Ki Doli in Fashion Khatam Mujh Par
2018Pataakha in Hello Hello
2020It’s My Life
20222022: An Action Hero in Aap Jaisa Koi


  • Dabangg – Filmfare Award for Best Film, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment (2010)
  • 2012: Dabangg 2 (2012)
  • 2015: Dolly Ki Doli (2015)

Malaika Arora Television

The first time she debuted on television was as a host in Club MTV (1997), then MTV Loveline (1999), MTV Style Check (2002), and Style Mantra (2004).

Malaika has also appeared as a Judge in the shows like  Nach Baliye (2005), Zara Nachke Dikha (2008), and more.

Here is the table of her few shows:

YearTelevision ShowsRoles
2012–2018;2022India’s Got TalentJudge
2017India’s Next Top ModelJudge
2019MTV Supermodel of the YearJudge
2020–To DateIndia’s Best DancerJudge
2022–To DateMoving in With MalaikaHerself

Personal Life

Date of birth  23 October 1973 
Age  49 Years
Birth Place  Thane, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac SignLibra
Nationality  Indian  
Religion   Hinduism
EthnicityPunjabi Hindu
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
School Academy  Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur,
Holy Cross High School, Thane
University/College Name  Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai  
Last QualificationDegree in Economics and a minor in
Food & Dietary HabitNon-Vegetarian
Interest & Hobbies  Gardening, Jogging, Swimming, and Yoga

Malaika Arora Family

malaika arora family
malaika arora family
Joyce Polycarp and Anil Arora
SisterAmrita Arora 

Favourite things

FoodRice with Sambhar, Tea Cake, Fish Curry
ActorShah Rukh Khan, Chunky Pandey, Rahul Khanna
Actress  Deepika Padukone, Helen
SingerSachin Tendulkar
Holiday & Festivity Destination(s)  Goa, Greece, Caribbean Island
Color & Dye(s)White and Black

Malika Arora Net Worth

Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)$10 Million
Income SourceActing
Cars CollectionAudi A7

The judge on India’s Got Talent

Indias Got Talent
Indias Got Talent

During the season, Malaika Arora has been replacing Shilpa Shetty as a judge of the show. The actress has been seen on the sets of the reality show several times and was spotted posing with KirronKher.

The actress has been part of the ‘India’s Got Talent panel since the show’s first season. Her performance with the Bomb Fire Crew on Mithun Chakraborty’s Jimmy Jimmy song was particularly noteworthy.

Malaika was a big name when it came to the launch of India’s Got Talent, as was the fact that she was a judge on the show. She has also been part of the cast of several other shows, including the reality show Power Couple.

However, her life seems to be going through a rough patch. She recently moved out of her Bandra home with her husband, Arbaaz Khan, and is rumored to be dating US-based businessman Arjun Kapoor.

As for her performance, Malaika danced with Bomb Fire Crew on the Mithun Chakraborty song, Jimmy Jimmy. She also showed off her dance moves on the ChaiyaChaiya song on a train with Shahrukh Khan.

Upcoming Show: Moving in with Malaika

Earlier this week, Bollywood actress and comedian Malaika Arora launched her digital adventure on Disney+ Hotstar.

The show follows Arora’s life in her new avatar as a stand-up comedian. In the show’s first episode, Arora teamed up with filmmaker Farah Khan and gave a glimpse into her life.

The second episode featured actress Neha Dhupia. She gave Malaika a reality check. She reminded her that she needed to learn how to take a joke on herself.

In the show’s fourth episode, Arora turned into a stand-up comedian. She performed a comedy skit for close friends.

 Malaika reportedly admitted that she was scared of doing the role because Malaika had no experience. She revealed that she had anxiety when it came to mouthing her lines.

However, she was intrigued by the idea of acting. After receiving an offer from a director, she agreed to give it a try.

Arora speaks about her experience in an accident, training her mind, and overcoming her fears. She also talks about her divorce from Arbaaz Khan and Amrita Singh.

Malaika Arora Boyfriend-Rumors to get Married

 malaika arora boyfriend arjun kapoor
malaika arora boyfriend arjun kapoor

Malaika and Arjun Kapoor have been dating since 2016. Though they have been trolled for their age gap, their relationship becomes too strong with time.

They don’t confirm their marriage and still think about the relationship’s future. During an interview, Malaika said, “ We’re at a stage of maturity where there’s still room for new learning, but we’d want to look ahead to the future and see where we can take it from here.

We make jokes and laugh about it, but we also take it very seriously. Your connection must make you feel confident and safe. I’m quite content and upbeat. I get that assurance and assurance from Arjun, and it works both ways. Yes, I agree that we shouldn’t open every card at once.

Every day is still filled with love for our relationship and way of life. I always tell him I want to spend my entire life with him. We will work out the details, but I am certain he is my man.”

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