Indian actress, dancer, video jockey, model, and tv presenter Malaika Arora is one of India’s most famous exports. Known for her work as a judge on India’s Got Talent, her performances during a string of highly successful movies, her hosting gigs on MTV, and her long-standing modeling career, she’s clearly not in need of talent. While she may prefer media focus to rest squarely on her professional career, Malaika’s personal life has commanded its justifiable share of headlines, firstly during her marriage (and divorce) to actor-producer Arbaaz Khan and last together with her on-off relationship with Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor. to seek out out more about the star, read on.
She began modeling at age 17
Malaika Arora age is now 47 years. But she began her career at the age of 17 when a number of the shots she took with professional photographer Suresh Natarajan fell into the hands of Suma Varghese, the then-editor of Society magazine. Malaika’s photographic attractiveness clearly impressed the editor, and she or he was commissioned to feature on the front of the magazine’s April ’93 edition. Malaika subsequently went on to seem in numerous campaigns for brands like Pearl Pet, Bare Necessities, Mafatlal, Benzer, Tanishq, Tribhuvandhas Bhimji, and De-Beers.
She was one among the primary VJs on MTV India
Malaika first came to the public’s attention when she was selected as a video jockey by MTV India, which was just starting to roll out its network across the country. After starting out as an interviewer on such shows as Club MTV, she later graduated to co-hosting the favored line of heart and elegance Check alongside TV anchor, Cyrus Broacha. Malaika took to her hosting duties with aplomb and clearly had an excellent time at it, telling Screen India: “Its great fun being a VJ. I even have a very blast doing a show like Club MTV. One is consistently learning various things by lecture numerous people and interacting with them.”
She prefers modeling to TV
Malaika began life as a model, and despite quickly making her name for herself on TV, she didn’t lose her love for her first career choice. “It feels very incomplete if I’m called a VJ,” she told Screen India. “Modelling is such an excellent profession, we get to travel such a lot . for nearly 15 days during a month, I’m out of town doing shows. And whenever I feel a touch loaded, I just begin. Recently, I’ve been to America, Spain, and Morocco. But, I’m an entire beach person. I just love the sun and I also love food. That’s probably one among The explanations I prefer to travel.”
She started acting in 2000
The early 2000s saw Malaika start to form the move from the tiny screen to the large one. Her first appearances on film came courtesy of cameos within the likes of Bichoo (2000), Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002), Kaante (2002), and Om Shanti Om (2007). Her first major role was as Nancy in EMI (2008), a Bollywood social film starring Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Rampal, Urmila Matondkar. Unfortunately, the film proved a box-office flop, but that didn’t stop Malika moving quickly on with new projects like 2009’s Hello India and 2010’s Housefull.
She’s a record-breaker
In March 2011, Malaika hit the record books when she led 1235 others during a choreographed dance routine to “Munni Badnaam Hui”. The record-breaking performance followed her 2010 rendition of the song within the film Dabangg, which coincidentally, was directed by her then-husband, Arbaaz Khan.
She divorced in 2017
In 1998, Malaika married Arbaaz Khan, an actor, director, and producer who she met while shooting a coffee commercial. 14 years after welcoming their first (and only) child, the couple announced they’d split following “irreconcilable differences”. Divorce proceedings followed swiftly on, and by May 2017, their marriage was officially over.
She has famous connections
Malaika isn’t the sole member of her family (both immediate and by marriage) to possess achieved household-name status. Her sister is Amrita Arora, a model, presenter, VJ, and film actress known primarily for her performances in Ek Tho Chance (2009), Speed (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007), and Awara Paagal Deewana (2002). Her former brothers-in-law, meanwhile, are the acclaimed Bollywood actor Salman Khan (known for Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)) and therefore the actor-director-producer, Sohail Khan (known for his directorial debut Auzaar (1997) and his follow up features Hello Brother (1999), Jai Ho (2014), and Freaky Air (2016)).
She’s a fitness fanatic
We already know Malaika may be a great dancer, but she’s also a fitness fanatic who loves nothing quite motivating her fans to urge active by sharing inspirational snaps of her working-out. Under a recent Instagram picture of her doing the splits, she posted “Doing yoga or any sort of exercise makes me happy, energized, focused, but in particular CALM …..#malaikasmondaymotivation…. make this Monday n every Monday count”.