Malaika Arora is one of the hottest Indian actresses. She also has been in the jury panel of India’s Got Talent since 2012. Let us find out some fascinating facts about Malaika Arora’s personal and professional life.
Malaika Arora was born on 23 October 1973 (age 45; as in 2019), is not only a gorgeous Actress but also is a model, dancer, VJ, Producer, and TV presenter. Her loved ones call her by the name ‘Malla.’ She has stolen the hearts of millions through her sizzling item songs in various films. As she is an avid dancer, her dance is a treat to our eyes. She is a complete fitness enthusiast and is one of the fittest actresses of Bollywood. Being a mother and one of the top leading actresses, Malaika sets a sheer example of today’s woman; strong and independent.
Malaika Arora is around 5′ 3″ tall, weighs around 53 kg, has light brown eyes and black hair. Her figure measurements are: 34-27-35
Family & Boyfriend
Malaika was born into a Punjabi Khatri family in Chembur, Mumbai. Her father, Anil Arora who served in Merchant Navy and her mother, Joyce Polycarp, got separated when Malaika was just 11 years old.
She has one younger sister, Amrita Arora, who is also an actress by profession. Malaika follows Hinduism. She got married to Arbaaz Khan on 12 December 1998 and got divorced in 2017.
She first met Arbaaz during the shoot for a commercial ad for coffee in 1993. The duo parted their ways after 19 years of their marriage. The couple together has a son named Arhaan, born on 9 November 2002.
After getting separated from Arbaaz, Arhaan’s custody went to Malaika while Arbaaz has the visitation rights. Her former father-in-law is an Indian scriptwriter, Salim Khan and her former brothers-in-law are; Sohail Khan and Salman Khan. Arjun Kapoor is said to be her alleged boyfriend, and the couple has been seen hanging out together quite frequently.
Malaika studied in Holy Cross High School Thane till 9th grade. She completed her secondary schooling from Swami Vivekanand School, Chembur. After completing her schooling, she took admission in Jai Hind College, Churchgate but she could not complete her graduation due to her work commitments. When MTV started operating in India, Malaika was among the few VJs who got selected. She first hosted the show, ‘Club MTV.’ She did many commercials ads for various brands. She was featured in the album song; “Gud Naalo Ishq Mitha” by Bally Sagoo and opposite Jas Arora.
In 1998, her item number, Chaiyya Chaiyya, from the film, Dil Se, got her much fame and recognition.
In 2008, she played her first lead role in the film, EMI, which turned out to be a big flop at the box-office. She produced the film, Dabangg, under her Ex-husband’s production house, in which she did the item number, ‘Munni Badnaam Hui.’ In an interview, she stated that she never wanted to act in the films. Malaika also judged the shows, Nach Baliye 1, Nach Baliye 2, Zara Nachke Dikha, and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She has also been a judge in the show, India Next Top Model.
Food: Rice with Sambhar, Tea Cake, Fish Curry
Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Chunky Pandey, Rahul Khanna
Actresses: Deepika Padukone, Helen
Perfume: Tom Ford’s Black Orchid
Destinations: Goa, Greece, Caribbean Island
Beauty Label: Fenty by Rihanna
Lifestyle Label: Goop by Gwyneth Paltrow
- She started receiving professional dance training when she was just four years old.
- Malaika incepted her modelling career at the age of 17.
- She was declared as the ‘Sexiest Women‘ by the ‘Maxim Magazine’ in 2007.
- She loves eating rice with sambhar, tea cake and fish curry.
- Her favourite actors are Shah Rukh Khan and Chunky Pandey whereas, her favourite actresses are Deepika Padukone and Helen.
- Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is her favourite perfume brand.
- She loves spending holidays in Goa, Greece, and Caribbean Island.
- Her most favourite fashion era is the 1980s.
- In 2018, Malaika launched her Yoga Studio, ‘Divayoga’ in Mumbai and invited her Ex-husband, Arbaaz Khan on its inauguration.
- In 2015, she co-founded a lifestyle brand, The Label Life, along with Bipasha Basu and Sussanne Khan.