Malaika Arora began her career as a VJ on MTV Asia. Her talent as a host and sex-symbol status made her a popular model and the channel promoted her as one of its faces. As an event emcee and TV model, Malaika's career took a dramatic turn following the enormous success of the song Chhaiya Chhaiya in Mani Ratnam's Dil Se, in which she danced on top of a moving train with Shahrukh Khan. Since then, she has made many special appearances in Bollywood songs.
Malaika is married to Arbaaz Khan, the brother of Salman Khan, and has one son, Arhaan. Her sister Amrita is also an actress.