Malaudh is a very ancient place which was known as Malla Udey or rise of the Malavs. Bakht Mal/Balhta third sons of Chaudhary Ram Singh of Bhadaur, left Bhadaur to his elder brother Chaudhary Dunna and went to seek their fortunes elsewhere about the year 1720. Bakht Mal settled a few miles east of Bhadaur in the village of Dhapali, till he was called in by Shahna, a Jat who had attempted to found a village which still bears his name but was suppressed by the neighbouring villagers. Bhakhta built a rude fort which was called Kot Bakhta and made it his headquarters. Sardar Man Singh son of Bakhta conquered the Malaudh Ilaqa from the Maler Kotla Afghans in the year 1754. This was the period of activity of the Cis-Satluj States against the Muslims which culminated in the fall of Sirhind in 1863. The Malaudh Rajas maintained a position of Independence, the relationship to the Patiala Rajas giving them immunity from attacks by their neighbours. In 1860, the three main representatives of the Maludh family were invested with magisterial powers to be exercised within their local limits and their jagirs were maintained in its entirety. The Malaudh family had many forts in the area under their rule including forts in Ramgarh Sardaran, Pakhoke, Ber and a fine old fort of Shaina built by Bakhta. A large one in Malaudh was assigned to Raja Badan Singh C.S.I. recipient of Companionship Order of the Star of India in 1903 who exercised the same criminal and civil powers over the whole estate as his brother Sardar Sundar Singh Jagirdar did in his share. They took keen interest in the administration of the estate and welfare of their subjects. Raja Badan Singh was an invitee to the Delhi Coronation Durbar held in December 1911 to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India and received Delhi Durbar Medal 1911.