When MTV India first started, Malaika was one of their most prominent VJ’s. She rose from this to an interviewer for MTV India, becoming the most prominent and hot non-movie, non-model female in urban India. Malaika was born to a Malayalee mother and a Punjabi father. Her father Anil Arora worked in the merchant navy . MTV India, recognizing her potential gave her prominent roles at Awards Functions and concerts telecast on the television channel. From there, she expanded her career into the modeling world. Her modeling and TV careers are going strong. At one point she was romantically linked to John Abraham. Malaika has appeared in numerous advertisements. She can also be seen in various item numbers or song and dance sequences, such as Chaiyya Chaiyya in the film Dil Se and Maahi Ve in Kaante. She has since then focused on her career as a model and television anchor. In 2005, she did another item number: Kaal Dhamaal in the movie Kaal.Recently she also did an item in Prince Mahesh Babu’s Athidhi. She is married to the Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan whom she met during a coffee ad shoot. They have a son, Arhaan. She is the sister of actress Amrita Arora and sister-in-law to Bollywood heartthrobs Salman Khan and Sohail Khan. Arbaaz said in an interview “She balances work, home and kid beautifully” Amrita said on the popular show Karan Johar show Koffee With Karan that she doesn’t know anyone in Bollywood who have maintained their body like Malaika has even after motherhood (Kofee With Karan, 2005). Malaika also appeared in the television show Nach Baliye as one of the 3 judges and the show aired on STAR One in mid-2005, and she continues as a judge in Nach Baliye 2 being aired in the last quarter of 2006.