Malaika Arora is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and television personality known for her work in Hindi-language films. She debuted as a film producer in 2008 with her former husband Arbaaz Khan, founding Arbaaz Khan Productions, which produced the Dabangg film series. As an actress, her notable works include lead roles in films like “Kaante” (2002) and “EMI” (2008). She gained widespread recognition for her performances in songs such as “Chaiyya Chaiyya” (1998), “Gur Naalo Ishq Mitha” (1998), “Maahi Ve” (2002), “Kaal Dhamaal” (2005), and “Munni Badnaam Hui” (2010).
Arora’s career in entertainment began with her selection as one of the VJs when MTV India started its operations. She hosted shows such as Club MTV and co-hosted Love Line and Style Check with Cyrus Broacha. Malaika then ventured into the modeling world, appearing in numerous advertisements and album songs. Her performance in the item song “Munni Badnaam Hui” in the film Dabangg (2010) was a significant milestone, and she led a world record with 1235 participants performing a choreographed dance to this song in 2011.
Malaika Arora’s collaborations with other celebrities have been a notable aspect of her career. She has worked with several prominent figures in the Indian entertainment industry. Her collaborations include working with Jas Arora in the album song “Gur Naalo Ishq Mitha,” performing alongside Shah Rukh Khan in “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from the film “Dil Se..,” and featuring in the item song “Munni Badnaam Hui” in “Dabangg,” produced by her former husband Arbaaz Khan. She has also shared the screen with Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu, and Atif Aslam in various projects. Her television appearances have seen her work with co-hosts like Cyrus Broacha and judges like Farah Khan and Arshad Warsi in shows like “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.” Her sister, Amrita Arora, has also been a part of her professional journey, appearing together in the song “Deewangi Deewangi” in the film “Om Shanti Om.”