Ila Arun is a popular Indian actress, TV personality and Rajasthani folk / folk-pop singer with a unique, husky voice and a penchant for folk-pop fusion. Her daughter is Ishita Arun. She has appeared in many prominent Bollywood movies such as Lamhe, Jodhaa Akbar, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and most recently Begum Jaan.
She was born in Jodhpur and brought up in the state capital of Jaipur. She graduated from Maharani Girls College from there. She is married to Arun Bajpai, a merchant navy officer. Her brothers Piyush Pandey and Prasoon Pandey are in advertising. Arun also has two sisters, Rama Pandey is a BBC journalist and a DD newsreader and Tripti Pandeyis a cultural activist and tourism expert. She is the mother of Ishita Arun, also an actress.
She has produced several successful singles such as "Vote for Ghagra". She also sang the promotional song Halla Bol for the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League  which became an instant hit. She hails from Rajasthan and sings lots of Rajasthani songs in all her albums and movies.