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Amrita Arora (born 31 January 1978) is an Indian film actress, model, TV Presenter & VJ.
Arora at Kallista Spa Launch, Mumbai in 2012
|Other names||Amrita Arora Ladak|
|Occupation||Actress, Model, Television presenter, VJ|
|Spouse(s)||Shakeel Ladak (m. 2009)|
|Relatives||Malaika Arora (Sister)|
Personal life and educationEdit
Amrita Arora was born in Thane, Maharastra. Her parents divorced when she was 11 years old and she moved to Chembur with her mother & sister Malaika Arora. Her mother, Joyce Polycarp, is a Malayali Catholic and her father, Anil Arora, was a Punjabi native to Indian border town of Fazilka, who worked in the Merchant Navy.
She married Shakeel Ladak, a businessman from construction industry in 2009. The ceremonies included a Christian wedding on 4 March 2009 followed by Mehendi on 5 March and a Muslim Nikah ceremony on the 6 March 2009. They have two sons named Azaan born on 5 February 2010 and Rayaan born on 20 October 2012.
Arora made her Bollywood debut in 2002 opposite Fardeen Khan in the film, Kitne Door Kitne Paas, which was not successful at the box office. Her first successful film was the action comedy, Awara Paagal Deewana. A series of flops followed, among them the controversial Girlfriend (2004), about a lesbian relationship, in which she appeared opposite Isha Koppikar.
In 2007, she made a special appearance in Farah Khan's film, Om Shanti Om in the song "Deewangi Deewangi" with her sister and former brother-in-law Arbaaz Khan. In the same year, she appeared in Speed and Red: The Dark Side, also starring Aftab Shivdasani and Celina Jaitley. The films received mixed reviews at the box office.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2002||Kitne Door Kitne Paas||Karishma Patel|
|2002||Awara Paagal Deewana||Mona|
|2003||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Preeti|
|2003||Zameen||Singer/Dancer||Special appearance in song "Dilli Ki Sardi"|
|2004||Shart: The Challenge||Saryu|
|2004||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Roma||Cameo|
|2004||Rakht||Natasha Bahadur Singh|
|2006||Deha||Rini Sinha/Rini M. Desai|
|2006||Fight Club - Members Only||Shonali Malhotra|
|2007||Red: The Dark Side||Ria Malhotra|
|2007||Heyy Babyy||Herself||Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"|
|2007||Speed||Sameera Mehra||Special appearance|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Herself||Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"|
|2008||Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa||Khushi Bhatia|
|2008||Golmaal Returns||Esha Santoshi|
|2009||Kambakkht Ishq||Kamini Sandu|
|2009||Team – The Force||Riya|
|2009||Ek Tho Chance||Nishi||Worldwide theatrically release in 2014|
|2015||Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan||Dhami|
- "Film Actress Amrita Arora - Bollywood Actress Amreeta Arora - Amrita Arora Biography - Amreeta Arora Profile". iloveindia.com. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
- "Chembur will always be our home". Mid-Day. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- Bollywood Hungama. "Amrita Arora names her baby boy Rayaan | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | Celebrity News - BollywoodHungama.com". bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
- Amrita & Shakeel's celeb-studded wedding Times of India - 5 June 2009
- "Amrita Arora: Filmography and Profile". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 7 May 2010.