There are many couples in Bollywood who are always in discussion about their looks. One such pair is Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor. The two have been spotted together several times. Even Malaika and Arjun have expressed their love for each other on social media. The pictures of both are viral on social media. Now Arjun Kapoor has described Malaika as very special in an interview. Malaika Arora is in headlines these days for breaking up with boyfriend Arjun Kapoor and sometimes with ex-husband Arbaaz getting back – none of these are true! Aside from the juicy romance details of her life, Malaika Arora is standing on the foundation of her incredible work. So let’s also look at the life and career of Malaika Arora!
Malaika Arora: 13 Incredibly Entertaining Facts About The Famous Indian Actress!
1. Who is Malaika Arora?
Best known for her dance performances in the songs Chhaiyan Chhaiyan (1998), Mahi Ve (2002), Kaal Dhamaal (2005) and Munni Badnaam (2010), Malaika Arora is an Indian actress and dancer. In 2008, she became a film producer with her ex-husband Arbaaz Khan, exactly 10 years after she danced her famous Gur Nalo Ishq Mitha (1998)! With her ex-husband, she helped release films like Dabangg (2010) and Dabangg 2 (2012), under the Arbaaz Khan Productions name!
2. Malaika Arora’s childhood and early career:
Malaika Arora was a student of Holy Cross High School Thane where she studied till 9th standard. She did his college education from Churchgate Jai Hind College but did not complete it due to professional engagements. She lived outside Basant Talkies in Borla Society, Cambur before starting her modeling career.
In terms of her career, Malaika Arora was selected as one of the VJs of MTV India where she hosted Club MTV’s show and later began working as an interviewer on the Cyrus Brosha-hosted shows Love Line and Style Check.
3. Modeling career and Bollywood legacy:
Malaika entered the modeling world in the 1998 Bollywood film Dil Se… with item numbers such as Chaiyan Chaiyan, and the song “Gur Nalo Ishq Mitha ” from Bally Sagu. In the 2000s, apart from item numbers for various films, she acted in a few films. In 2008, she appeared in her first major role in the film EMI which was a box office failure. In 2010, she appeared in the item song “Munni Badnaam Hui ” in the film Dabangg, which was composed by her ex-husband Arbaaz Khan. On 12 March 2011, she set a world record by performing a choreographed dance in “Munny Badnaam ” with 1235 participants. She was the celebrity endorser of Taiwan Excellence in 2012. She also endorsed the Dabur 30 Plus.
In 2014, she confirmed that she will be seen in the Farah Khan- directed action comedy-drama film Happy New Year.
4. Malaika Arora’s singing career:
She states that she never wanted to act and as a singer performed live with Shaan (singer), Atif Aslam, and Bipasha Basu in a series at the O2 Arena in London and LG Arena in Birmingham.
5. Malaika Arora was a dance judge:
She was on the panel of judges in India’s Got Talent show. Prior to that, Malaika appeared as one of the three judges on the television show Nach Baliye. She continued with the role of a judge in Nach Baliye 2. In this show, she performed many item numbers as an example for the candidates. She appeared as a judge on Star One’s show Zaara Nachke Bhan. She was a judge on the show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa in 2010.
6. Malaika Arora’s marriage to Arbaaz Khan:
Let us tell you that Malaika, who married Bollywood actor-director-producer Arbaaz Khan in 1998, got separated in 2017.
The couple has a son, Arhaan Khan, whom they are raising together. After being married to Khan, Malaika has custody of the son after the divorce in 2016. Arhaan is currently pursuing higher education abroad. Both have moved on in their respective lives. While Arbaaz is in a relationship with Georgia Andriani, Malaika is currently dating Arjun Kapoor.
According to the agreement reached in the Bandra Family Court, Arbaaz has given visitation rights to his son. Bollywood actor Salman Khan and actor-director-producer Sohail Khan are her ex-jeth and daughter-in-law. Her former father-in-law was script writer Salim Khan.
7. Her family and friends supported her divorce from Arbaaz:
During an interview, Malaika had said that the decision to separate from Arbaaz was not easy. Malaika once opened up about her divorce on Kareena Kapoor’s radio show.
The actress said that it was not easy and we both decided to divorce together. The family advised him to reconsider the night before the divorce. Arora said, ‘We both had decided to divorce with mutual consent, so that both could live a better life. Like most big decisions in life, this was not an easy decision. It was not easy for me, but for everyone around me. So if I have made such a big decision in my life, of course it is not my decision alone. It involved two people. Malaika also revealed that she and Arbaaz were not able to keep each other happy so they both decided to separate. During an interview on the show, Malaika said that when she told her family about the divorce, they once again asked her to think about it. “The night before the divorce hearing, I gathered my family together,” she said. Everyone asked me if I was sure about my decision. I replied yes. Finally my friends and family said if you are making this decision then we are proud of you. All these things gave me more strength. At that time, I needed this support very much.
8. Malaika Arora was trolled for her age gap with Arjun Kapoor:
Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora were one of the most talked about couples in town as they painted the town red with their soulful romance. However, their 12 age difference has always been a topic of discussion among fans.
“As long as my work is being recognized, everything else is just noise. Also, you can’t be bothered with who’s age, so we should just live, let live and move on. I think looking at age is a sign of a useless trend”, stated Arjun.
Arjun continued with the words: “First of all I think the media is what goes through people’s comments. We don’t even see 90% of it, so trolling can’t be given that much importance, because it’s all fake. The same people will be dying to take a selfie with me when I meet them, so you can’t believe that story. What I do in my personal life is my right”.
9. This habit of Malaika Arora was followed by Arjun Kapoor:
During one conversation, Arjun said that he liked how different Malaika is. Speaking further about this, Arjun said that I love that Malaika started working at the age of 20 and she has maintained her dignity. I have never seen Malaika complaining about the circumstances and things around her.
2021 was not the first time that both have been seen praising each other on many occasions. Both have been seen celebrating many festivals together since holidays. A few days ago, Karan Johar also shared a picture on social media, in which both of them were seen along with their friends. In Easter 2021(they began dating in 2019) Arjun went to lunch at Malaika’s mother’s house.
10. Malaika Arora was a mom at 25:
At the age of 25, Malaika Arora’s career was eclipsed by marriage with Arbaaz and becoming a mother. The actress and actor Arbaaz got divorced in 2017 and have a son together. Malaika was busy with her life after the divorce but now after all these years she has opened up about it.
Malaika got married at a time when her career in Bollywood and modeling was at its peak and she also became a mother soon. Malaika Arora has recently opened up about her first marriage and then having a child in Namrata Zakaria’s podcast.
During the pod, Malaika talks about how getting married early made a difference in her career! Malaika said- ‘It was my decision, and all these were never a hindrance in my career, I am proof of it, it was my choice.
When I decided I wanted a child, it just happened, I didn’t think deeply about it, and it didn’t make any difference in my professional life. At that time people around me said a lot to me, tried to put a lot in my mind but I did not hear anything about my career.
Malaika added, ‘At that time it was not like a woman would work with marriage and children, it was very rare. But today times have changed. Women are also getting married, taking care of children and working because now the whole concept has changed.
Then I decided that I wouldn’t let it all get to me, I wouldn’t make myself sad. I will do what I want, no one will stop me from what I want to do. I also worked during my pregnancy, I was on MTV, I did shows, I traveled a lot while I was pregnant.
11. Malaika’s Arjun once called Rakul Preet Singh, the ‘Perfect Girlfriend’:
Arjun Kapoor and actress Malaika Arora were often discussing each other during interviews. At the same time, Arjun Kapoor hinted that Malaika Arora is a picky person when asked who could be the ‘perfect girlfriend’.
Rakul Preet Singh shocked Arjun and he called her “perfect”.
Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh met during their web movie ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’. Veteran actress Neena Gupta is also in the lead role in this film. During the promotion of this film, Arjun Kapoor has said for Rakul Preet Singh that she deserves the ‘perfect girlfriend’ award. Meanwhile, he also talked about the relationship in his personal life. They were asked if any of the three had ever experienced a “take it or leave it” approach to love.
In response to this question, Rakul Preet Singh said, ‘I don’t think I ever said take it and leave it. Actually, I have never said that. Because I think I’m the type of person who feels that you always adjust in a certain way.
Rakul Preet Singh further said, ‘I am not saying that you should adjust the way you speak in society. No two people can ever be the same. So if I want to eat at 7 pm, I will eat. If you want to eat at 9 o’clock, take it. This is not a problem. There’s not going to be a fight over it because that’s the way I am.
After listening to Rakul Preet Singh’s talk about the relationship, Arjun Kapoor says that all the boys will be shocked to hear this and immediately after the epidemic, Rakul will make people stand in a line outside her house. Arjun Kapoor said, “Right now all these guys are looking and saying ‘Wow Rakul is a perfect girlfriend.’ The actors agreed to this and Rakul Preet Singh says, “Yes, I will do it too.”
12. Arjun Kapoor initially didn’t want to marry Malaika for career aspirations:
The sixth episode of Karan Johar’s chat show ‘Koffee With Karan Season 7’ was dedicated to siblings. This time Bollywood’s brother and sister duo Sonam Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor were seen on the couch. In the show where this pair of brothers and sisters were seen having fun with each other. Along with this, both of them made many interesting revelations about their personal life from their respective Bollywood careers.
In the show ‘Koffee With Karan Season 7’, Karan Johar asked Arjun several questions about his romance with Malaika Arora.
While answering Karan’s questions, Arjun revealed that he wanted to focus on his career at the moment, the actor said, ‘No… and honestly not… because of what was happening in this lockdown and Covid, it has been two years. Right now I want to focus on my career. I want to see where I’m going. Arjun added, ‘I am a very real person. There is nothing in it that I need to hide anything. I am not ashamed to sit here. Yes but it is a fact that I would really like to be a bit more stable professionally. I’m talking financially and emotionally. I would like to do something that makes me happy, because if I am happy I can make my partner happy. I can live a happy life. And I think a lot of my happiness comes from my work.’
13. Arjun and Malaika say that they want to get married:
50 year old Malaika Arora looks very beautiful even today, see the glamorous avatar in the pictures. Malaika may be away from the big screen, but she always makes headlines with her videos and photos.
Malaika has been in a lot of discussion about her personal life for not marrying Arjun and in talking about her future plans with Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora said, ‘The most important thing is if we want a relationship with each other, if we are in a relationship where we understand each other’s things… .. Then she interrupted her speech and said that, but this is not the place where I can talk about my relationship. It is special and important to me.
The actress also added, ‘I think we think about our relationship. We discuss things a lot. With each other’s thinking and ideas, we are on the same level. We love each other. We are in a MATURE position where we understand things, we see each other together in the future.’
‘That we laugh and joke about it, but we are also very serious about the institution of marriage’. When you feel happy and positive about a relationship, then that relationship is right for you. I feel very happy and positive about this relationship. Arjun who is very mature for his age gives me confidence and certainty. Yes, I don’t think I want to open all the cards related to our relationship, but I always tell Arjun that I want to grow old with him”, she concluded.