Malaika Arora Khan is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and television presenter. he 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.
Malaika Arora Khan was born 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. She is Catholic.
Khan 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 modelling 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 modelling world, appearing in many advertisements, for album songs like "Gori Naal Ishq Mitha"and item numbers in Bollywood films such as "Chaiyya Chaiyya" in the film Dil Se.
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 a 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. She is also on the judges panel in the show India's Got Talent.
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 Ladak and her brothers-in-law are Bollywood actor Salman Khan and actor-director-producer Sohail Khan. Her father-in-law is scriptwriter Salim Khan.
In 2014, she confirmed that she would make a cameo appearance in the Farah Khan directed action comedy-drama film Happy New Year. The film is releasing on 23 October 2014.