Malaika Arora Khan
|Malaika Arora Khan|
Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Other names||Malaika Khan|
|Occupation||Actress, Dancer, Model, VJ, Television Presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Arbaaz Khan (m. 1997)|
Malaika Arora Khan, known as Malaika Arora before her marriage, is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and television presenter. She is one of India's top item girls. She is most famous for her dancing in the songs "Chaiyya Chaiyya" (1998) and "Munni Badnaam Hui" (2010). She turned film producer in 2008, with her husband, Arbaaz Khan. Their company Arbaaz Khan Productions released its first film, Dabangg, in 2010.
Early life and background
Khan was born as Malaika Arora in Chembur, Mumbai to a Punjabi father, Anil Arora, a native of Indian border town Fazilka and a Malayali Catholic mother, Joyce Polycarp. Her father worked in the Merchant Navy.[better source needed]
She also started working as a model. She completed her secondary education at Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur. Her aunt, Grace Polycarp, was the principal of the school. She is also an alumnus of the Holy Cross High School Thane where she studied until ninth grade. She completed her college education from Jai Hind College, Churchgate. She lived in Borla Society, Chembur opposite Basant Talkies before starting her modeling career.
Khan was selected as one of the MTV VJs when MTV India started its operations becoming an interviewer and later co-anchoring with Cyrus Broacha the programs Love Line and Style Check,. Khan then entered the modeling world, appearing in many advertisements as well as cameos for song and item numbers in Bollywood films such as "Chaiyya Chaiyya" in the film Dil Se...
In 2005, she did another item number, "Kaal Dhamaal," in the film, Kaal. She did an item number in Mahesh Babu's Telugu film Athidhi. In 2007, she did a title song in Heyy Babyy directed by Sajid Khan and another song for Om Shanti Om for Farah Khan. She also did an item number in the film, Welcome with Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor. In 2009 she was a Rishton Ke Parkhi in the Star Plus reality show called Perfect Bride with Shekhar Suman and Amrita Rao.
In 2010, she featured in the item song "Munni Badnaam Hui" in the film Dabangg, which was produced by her husband Arbaaz Khan. On 12 March 2011, she helped set a world record with 1235 participants performing a choreographed dance to "Munni Badnaam" which she led. She was the Taiwan Excellence celebrity endorser in 2012. She endorsed Dabur's 30-plus. She states that she never wanted to do acting. Khan performed live alongside Atif Aslam, Shaan and Bipasha Basu in series of concerts  at LG Arena Birmingham & The O2 Arena London.
Khan appeared in the television show Nach Baliye as one of the three judges. The show was aired on STAR One in mid-2005. She continued as a judge in Nach Baliye 2 which started airing in the last quarter of 2006. In this show, she performed many item numbers as an example for the contestants. Khan appeared in the show Zara Nachke Dikha as a judge on Star One. Khan was a judge in the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2010.
Khan is married to Bollywood actor-director-producer Arbaaz Khan whom she met during a coffee ad shoot. Together they have a son, Arhaan. Her sister is actress Amrita Arora, and her brothers-in-law are Bollywood actor Salman Khan and Bollywood actor-director-producer Sohail Khan. Her father-in-law is scriptwriter Salim Khan.
- 1993 Aaja Meri Jaan
- 2000 Bichhoo as Kiran (Cameo appearance)
- 2002 Maa Tujhhe Salaam Cameo appearance
- 2002 Kaante as Lisa
- 2008 EMI as Nancy
- 2009 Helloo India (Cameo appearance)
- 2010 Housefull as Pooja (Cameo appearance)
- 2012 Housefull 2 as Sarla/Hetal/Anarkali (Cameo appearance)
- 2010 Dabangg ( Hindi ) Filmfare Award for Best Film, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
- 2012 Dabangg 2 (Hindi)
- 1998 Dil Se.. in "Chaiyya Chaiyya"
- 2005 Kaal in "Kaal Dhamaal"
- 2007 Heyy Babyy in "Heyy Babyy"
- 2007 Athidhi in "Rathraina"
- 2007 Om Shanti Om in "Deewangi Deewangi"
- 2007 Welcome in "Hoth Rasiley"
- 2010 Prem Kaa Game in "I Wanna Fall Fall in Love"
- 2010 Dabangg in "Munni Badnaam Hui"
- 2012 Gabbar Singh in "Kevvu Keka"
- 2012 Housefull 2 in "Anarkali Disco Chali"
- 2012 Dabangg 2 in "Pandey Ji"
- 2005 Nach Baliye 1 as Herself / Judge
- |2006 Nach Baliye 2 as Herself / Judge
- 2008 Zara Nachke Dikha as Herself / Judge
- 2008 Dhoom Macha De as Herself / Host
- 2009 Perfect Bride as Herself / Judge
- 2010 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 as Herself / Judge
- 2011 Nachle Ve With Saroj Khan as Herself / Judge
- 2012 India's Got Talent 4 as Herself / Judge
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- "Munni in Guinness Book of Records". The Times of India. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
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