People who think women in Bollywood have a limited shelf life have definitely not come across Malaika Arora Khan, the yummy mummy who is a terrific actor and our dance number specialist! Bollywood’s Munni, as she is fondly known as, has made the item dance number so trendy that every time there is an item number in a movie, we are instantly reminded of this diva right here, who made dance numbers iconic in Bollywood!
Here are some of her all-time memorable and iconic dance numbers that we still sway to:
1. Chaiyya Chaiyya
There couldn’t have been any song worthy of the number one spot. Chaiyya Chaiyya shot Malaika to fame and is one of the first dance numbers to have been done on a moving train. She made history with this number.
2. Rangilo Maro Dholna
The garba anthem that we all still sway to during Navratri was one of the finest performances of Malaika Arora Khan and her latka-jhatkas in this traditional setting just took our hearts.
3. Munni Badnaam Hui
She is the very actress who made ‘Zandu Balm’ iconic with her seductive dance and her spicy dance moves were perfectly apt to the name of the song- Munni Badnaam!
4. Anarkali Disco Chali
Yet another stylish performance by Malaika and this time her andaaz and nazaakat were enough to slay everyone. Despite the random lyrics, it was Malaika Arora Khan who made us believe that if Anarkali would have ever gone to a disco, this is exactly how she would look and dance!
She has many more time numbers credited to her name and we can say without a doubt, that the era of dance numbers was very well redefined by her, and how!