Malaika Arora Khan, also known as Malaika Arora, is an Indian model, actress, television personality and former MTV VJ.
She is one of India's top item girls. She is most famous for her dance on the song "Chaiyya Chaiyya" (1998), more recently, "Munni Badnaam Hui" (2010) and "Anarkali Disco Chali" (2012).
Arora Khan was born as Malaika Arora in Thane and moved on to live 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.
Khan was selected as one of the MTV VJs when MTV India started its operations. She rose to an interviewer for MTV India, becoming the most prominent non-movie, non-model female in urban India.
MTV India, recognizing her potential, gave her plum roles co-anchoring with Cyrus Broacha the popular program Love Line and Style Check, at award ceremonies and concerts on the television channel.
Khan then entered the modeling world. Her modeling career was equally successful. She appeared 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 also 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 popular song for Om Shanti Om whose director is the sister of Sajid, 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 Lux Perfect Bride with Shekhar Suman and Amrita Rao.
In 2010, she featured in the superhit item song "Munni Badnaam" in the film Dabangg, which was produced by her husband Arbaaz Khan. On March 12th, 2011, she led a successful world record attempt in Melbourne, Australia, as part of the Indian Film Festival - Bollywood & Beyond. 1235 participants performed a choreographed dance to "Munni Badnaam" with Malaika leading them from the stage.
She is currently one of the judges for the show -India's got talent 7.