Arunoday hails from a Rajput family based in Madhya Pradhesh. He is the grandson of late Indian politician Arjun Singh and the son of Ajay Singh who is a senior Congress leader.
Bollywood was not a natural choice for someone from a political background, and Arunoday struggled his way through. He made his debut with the offbeat 'Sikandar' in 2009 where he played a Kashmiri terrorist. He then starred in Anil Kapoor's home production 'Aisha' with Sonam Kapoor. He was also part of 'Mirch' - a different take on gender roles.
Arunoday also made an impact in Sudhir Mishra's 'Yeh Saali Zindagi' alongside Irrfan Khan that was released earlier this year. His performance was highly appreciated and he has some more movies lined up, one of them being director Vivek Agnihotri's next film.