Amrita Arora at the Kallista Spa Launch, Mumbai, (2012)
31 January 1981 |
Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Years active||2002 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Shakeel Ladak (2009 – present)|
|Children||Azaan Ladak (b. 2010)
Rayaan Ladak (b. 2012)
|Relatives||Malaika Arora Khan(Sister)
Personal life and education
Arora was born in Chembur to a Malayali mother Joyce Polycarp and Punjabi father Anil Arora. She attended Swami Vivekananda High School, Chembur, Mumbai. Her sister is Malaika Arora Khan. She is married to Shakeel Ladak, a businessman and they have two sons named Azaan born on 5 February in 2010 and Rayaan born on 20 October in 2012.
Arora made her Bollywood debut in 2002 opposite Fardeen Khan in the film, Kitne Door Kitne Paas, which was not successful at the box office. Her first successful film was the action comedy, Awara Paagal Deewana. A series of flops followed, among them the controversial Girlfriend (2004), about a lesbian relationship, in which she appeared opposite Isha Koppikar.
In 2007, she made a special appearance in Farah Khan's film, Om Shanti Om in the song "Deewangi Deewangi" with her sister and brother-in-law Arbaaz Khan. In the same year, she appeared in Speed and Red: The Dark Side, also starring Aftab Shivdasani and Celina Jaitley. The films received mixed reviews at the box office.
Amrita's upcoming project is Ek Tho Chance.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2002||Kitne Door Kitne Paas||Karishma Patel|
|2002||Awara Paagal Deewana||Mona|
|2003||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Preeti|
|2003||Zameen||Singer/Dancer||Special appearance in song "Dilli Ki Sardi"|
|2004||Shart: The Challenge||Saryu|
|2004||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Roma||Cameo|
|2004||Rakht||Natasha Bahadur Singh|
|2006||Deha||Rini Sinha/Rini M. Desai|
|2006||Fight Club - Members Only||Sonali Bose|
|2007||Red: The Dark Side||Ria Malhotra|
|2007||Heyy Babyy||Herself||Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"|
|2007||Speed||Sameera Mehra||Special appearance|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Herself||Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"|
|2008||Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa||Khushi Bhatia|
|2008||Golmaal Returns||Esha Santoshi|
|2009||Kambakkht Ishq||Kamini Sandu|
|2009||Team – The Force||Riya|
|2014||Ek Tho Chance||Nishi|
- Amrita Arora Biography
- "Chembur will always be our home". Mid-Day. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- Amrita & Shakeel's celeb-studded wedding Times of India - 5 June 2009
- "Amrita Arora: Filmography and Profile". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
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