Malaika Arora celebrates her 43rd birthday today as we look into her career in a retrospect. Malaika Arora was married to Salman Khan’s brother Arbaaz Khan but later got divorced. Malaika is known for performing item numbers in the films, and she rose to fame with Chaaiyan Chaaiyan from Dil Se in 1998. Later on she did many dance numbers in films like Maahi Ve Kaante (2002), Kaal Dhamaal in Kaal (2005) with Shahrukh Khan. After Dil Se her most prolific dance number was Munni Badnaam in Dabangg (2010) with Salman Khan. Malaika also served as a producer in that film with her husband Arbaaz. Malaika’s last item number was Fashion Khatam Mujh Par in Dolly ki Doli (2015).
Malaika has been the part of film industry for about 19 years now and has done cameo appearances in many films. Her cameo appearances include Bichhoo (2000), Maa Tujhe Salaam (2002), Om Shanti Om (2007), Housefull (2010), Housefull 2 (2012) and Happy New Year (2014). The culture of set piece item numbers only exists in Indian cinema to an extent that it has provided careers to people with paid employment for decades. Luck has it that Indian cinema never got over dance numbers otherwise no one would have had the profound pleasure of knowing Malaika Arora.
She is known very well for her fitness regime and even at the age of 43, film-makers want her to perform item numbers, that’s a proof of her desirability. She has a 15 year old son named Arhaan and an actress sister Amrita Arora. Malaika Arora has not signed up for her next film appearance.