Ila Arun(Born Jaipur) is a popular Indian actor, Tv personality and a folk/folk-pop singer with a unique, husky voice and a penchant for folk-pop fusion.
She studied in Maharani Girls college in Jaipur, India. In the Sony Entertainment Television show Fame Gurukul, she was the headmistress of the school where the contestants of the show trained for the reality singing show. Other than many other awards, she has won one Filmfare Best Female Playback Award in 1994 for the song "Choli Ke Peeche" from the film Khalnayak. She has given many super-hit songs like Vote for Ghagra,which sold more than 100,000 copies,Morni,Main ho gayi sawa lakh ki,Mera Assi Kali ka Ghagra,Darudi, Bichuda,Main Raatan Jagi etc.. Her fans await her comeback as she left after her album Haule Haule protesting music piracy and remixes and sexual content in songs. She herself accepted that she is all set to return with an album which is ready. She recently sang the promotional song Halla Bol for the Rajasthan Royals team in the IPL which became an instant hit. She hailes from Rajasthan and sings lots of Rajasthani songs in all her albums and movies. She became popular by her acting in Jodha Akhbar as Maham Anga, Akhbar's maid. She has also acted in China Gate, Chingari etc..
Her brother Piyush Pandey is an ad-maker while her sister Rama Pandey is a Producer-Director and Tripti Pandey is a cultural activist in Rajasthan.