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Arora began modelling while studying hotel management in Bangalore. He won the Gladrags Manhunt in 1998. He was later seen in advertisement campaigns for brands like Raymond, Westside, Kwality Walls, McDowell's whiskey, and LG, and walked the runway for several designers. He also appeared in the music video, Dil Chori, by Hans Raj Hans.
Arora filmed his first Bollywood role in 1999, in Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi. He had his first major role in the film, Hawas (2004). Over the next three years, he performed in several low-budget films like Sheen (2004), 19 Revolutions (2004), Men Not Allowed (2006) and Ghuttan (2007). In 2007, he performed in the film, Jab We Met, in which he played the role of Kareena Kapoor's lover, who rejects her and comes back, only to get rejected himself. The film was a major hit at the box office. In 2009, he appeared two films: 2 and Love Guru. He received praise for his role in the 2016 film, Kanithan, and he played the main antagonist in the Chiranjeevi starrer, Khaidi No. 150 (2017).
|1999||Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi||Hindi|
|2006||Men Not Allowed||Vikram|
|Hot Money||Rahul Kapoor|
|2007||Jab We Met||Anshuman|
|2011||Poley Poley Urey Mon||Amit Agarwal||Assamese|
|Kaththi Sandai||Tamizhselvan's accomplice||Tamil|
|2017||Khaidi No. 150||Aggarwal||Telugu|
|Jaya Janaki Nayaka||Arjun Pawar||Telugu|
|2018||Amar Akbar Anthony||Karan Arora||Telugu|
|2019||Kanchana 3||Minister Shankar||Tamil|
|Arjun Suravaram||Tura Sarkar||Telugu|
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