Amrita Arora

Amrita Arora (born 31 January 1978) is an Indian actress, model, TV Presenter and VJ.[1] She is the sister of Bollywood actress and host Malaika Arora.

Amrita Arora
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Born (1978-01-31) 31 January 1978 (age 44)
Other namesAmrita Arora Ladak
OccupationActress, Model, Television presenter, VJ
Years active2002–2015
Shakeel Ladak
(m. 2009)
RelativesMalaika Arora (Sister)

Personal life and educationEdit

Amrita Arora was born in Thane, Maharastra. Her parents were divorced when she was 6 years old and later she moved to Chembur with her mother and sister Malaika Arora. Her mother, Joyce Polycarp, is a Malayali Catholic and her father, Anil Arora, was a Punjabi Arora native to Indian border town of Fazilka, who worked in the Merchant Navy.

She completed her secondary education from Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur. Her aunt, Grace Polycarp, was the principal of the school, Mumbai.[2] Her sister is Bollywood actress, VJ, and host Malaika Arora.

She is married to Shakeel Ladak, a businessman in the 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 6 March 2009. They have two sons named Azaan born on 5 February 2010 and Rayaan born on 20 October 2012.[3][4]


Arora started her career as VJ for MTV.[5] She 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.

In 2009, her releases were Deha and Team the Force. The same year, she appeared in a supporting role in Kambakth Ishq, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.


Year Film[6] Role Notes
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 Girlfriend Sapna
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"
2007 Raakh Nalini
2007 Godfather Guest Pakistani Urdu film
2008 Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa Khushi Bhatia
2008 Hello Radhika Jha
2008 Heroes Priya Cameo
2008 Golmaal Returns Esha Santoshi
2009 Kambakkht Ishq Kamini Sandu
2009 Team – The Force Riya
2009 Ek Tho Chance Nishi
2015 Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan Dhami


  1. ^ "Film Actress Amrita Arora - Bollywood Actress Amreeta Arora - Amrita Arora Biography - Amreeta Arora Profile". Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Chembur will always be our home". Mid-Day. 16 June 2006. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  3. ^ Bollywood Hungama. "Amrita Arora names her baby boy Rayaan | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | Celebrity News -". Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  4. ^ Amrita & Shakeel's celeb-studded wedding Archived 11 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine Times of India - 5 June 2009
  5. ^ "Tribuneindia... Film and tv".
  6. ^ "Amrita Arora: Filmography and Profile". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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