Amrita Arora Ladak was born on January 31, 1978, in Mumbai. Amrita's mother Joyce Polycarp is a Malayali Catholic while her father Anil Arora is of Punjabi descent. Arbaaz Khan's ex-wife Malaika Arora is Amrita's older sister. (All photos: mid-day archives and Amrita Arora's official Instagram handle)
Amrita Arora Ladak shares a close bond with older sister Malaika Arora which is evident in this picture. Malaika, fondly called as Malla by Amrita, is five years older to the latter.
Amrita Arora Ladak was a VJ before entering Bollywood. She featured in shows like Housefull and Chill Out. This is a throwback picture of a 17-year-old Amrita from her VJ-ing days.
At age 24, Amrita Arora Ladak began her Bollywood career. In 2002, she made her Bollywood debut with the film Kitne Door Kitne Paas, in which she starred opposite Fardeen Khan. However, the film flopped at the Box Office.
Nevertheless, Amrita Arora's tasted success with her second film - Awara Paagal Deewana.
Pictured: Amrita Arora Ladak shared this throwback picture on social media of herself with Dia Mirza from a 2004 reality TV show.
But with a series of flops such as - Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Shart - The Challenge, Red - The Dark Side, Fight Club - Members Only, Amrita Arora Ladak had a less than stellar Bollywood career.
Amrita Arora Ladak courted controversy in 2004 when she starred opposite Isha Koppikar in Girlfriend, about a lesbian relationship. Though the film garnered enough eyeballs due to controversy, it still flopped at the Box Office.
Well, in 2008, Amrita Arora Ladak played a decently memorable role in Rohit Shetty's comedy Golmaal Returns. She played the role of Ajay Devgn's sister in the film.
In 2009, Amrita Arora Ladak tied the knot with businessman Shakeel Ladak in a ceremony that featured both Christian and Muslim customs. Pictured: Shakeel, Amrita partying with Kareena Kapoor's uncle Karan Kapoor.
Talking about her love-life, Amrita Arora Ladak and hubby Shakeel Ladak knew each other years before they entered holy matrimony. Shakeel was married to Amrita's college friend Nisha Rana. They divorced in 2006. Amrita was previously in a relationship with cricketer Usman Afzaal.
The term 'yummy mummy' may be used liberally for celebrity moms, but Amrita Arora Ladak is truly a gorgeous mother of two sons, Azaan (8) and Rayaan (6). Amrita is looking delicious and has managed to get her earlier shape back.
During her pregnancy, Amrita Arora Ladak gained 30 kilos. Talking about her fitness regime post-pregnancy, Amrita had told mid-day, back then, "I started slow and steady by alternating weight training, cardio and yoga. I decided that I'll not kill myself in trying to get back to my original self. But let me tell you that after a baby, a woman's metabolism is excellent, which actually helps her lose weight if done in the right way."
Pictured: Amrita Arora set temperatures soaring with her sizzling bikini act in the 2009 film 'Kambakkht Ishq'
"Even where diet is concerned, I'd make sure that I got my daily dose of protein and carbs, especially for the baby's sake. Mom would send me healthy food and I'd eat lots of vegetables, soups, rotis and salads, but I made sure I never ate rice at night," added Amrita.
Pictured: Amrita Arora Ladak and fellow Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan are best friends and often spotted together.
Amrita Arora Ladak is often seen partying, holidaying and shopping with her bestie Kareena Kapoor Khan. Amrita is also good friends with Karisma Kapoor is often spotted in many Kapoor family get-togethers.
Amrita Arora Ladak and Kareena Kapoor Khan are also gym buddies. The two work out together and Amrita makes sure to post pictures and videos from their gym sessions as well.
Amrita Arora Ladak is quite close to Salman Khan and often attends his family functions. Though her sister Malaika Arora has parted ways with Arbaaz Khan, Amrita's equation with the Khan family still remains the same.
Amrita Arora Ladak also shares a close bond with Salman Khan's younger sister Arpita Khan Sharma. Pictured: Amrita with Arbaaz and Arpita at a party.
Kareena Kapoor Khan was a bridesmaid at Amrita Arora Ladak's wedding. Kapoor and Arora sisters, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora and Malaika Arora, who are known to be the best of friends from a very long time, are known as the 'Gossip Girls' of Bollywood.
Amrita's girl gang just can't get enough of each other. After all the girls who party together, stay together!
Pictured: Amrita Arora Ladak with another bestie of hers - Natasha Poonawalla at a party.
Amrita Arora Ladak looks fit and fab in this picture she shared on Christmas last year. Who would guess she is 41?
Here's wishing Amrita Arora Ladak a very happy birthday!
Bollywood actress Amrita Arora Ladak, the sister of 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' girl Malaika Arora has turned a year older. One look at these pictures and you won't believe that she's a 41-year-old mom of two
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