Malaika was born on 23 August 1973, is a model, Indian VJ and a Bollywood actress.Malaika was born in Mumbai to a Malayali mother, Joyce Polycarp and a Punjabi father, Anil Arora. Her father worked in the merchant navy.
She completed her tenth grade from Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur (Mumbai). Her Aunt Grace Polycarp was the principal of the school. She is also an alumnus of the Holy Cross High School Thane where she had studied until ninth grade.
Malaika was selected as one of the VJs, when MTV India started its operations in India. She rose to an interviewer for MTV India, becoming the most prominent and non-movie, non-model female in urban India.
Indian MTV,recognizing her potential gave her plum roles co-anchoring with Cyrus Broacha the popular program Love Line and Style Check, at Award ceremonies and concerts on the television channel. She then entered the modeling world