By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |

Revealed: July 3, 2020 7:13:15 am

saroj khan photos Saroj Khan was 71. (Specific archive photograph)

Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan handed away in Mumbai on Friday following a cardiac arrest. She was 71.

Saroj’s daughter Sukaina Khan confirmed the information to

Saroj Khan was born as Nirmala Nagpal. She joined the Indian movie business as a baby artiste, enjoying the youthful Shyama in Nazarana. She ultimately turned a background dancer in 1950s movies like Bimal Roy’s Madhumati beneath the steerage of dance director B. Sohanlal.

Khan later turned an assistant choreographer and her first break as an unbiased choreographer got here with Geeta Mera Naam (1974). She tasted fame with the track “Hawa Hawai” from Mr. India (1987). Her collaboration with Sridevi on different tasks like Chandni and Nagina additional boosted her profile.

It was, nonetheless, her collaboration with Madhuri Dixit that remodeled the careers of each the artistes, starting with “Ek Do Teen” (Tezaab), and following it up with dance numbers “Tamma Tamma Loge” (Thanedaar), “Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar” (Sailaab) and “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga” (Beta).

saroj khan madhuri dixit dance Saroj Khan and Madhuri Dixit on the units of a TV actuality present. (Specific archive photograph)

Saroj Khan’s different well-liked movies embody Darr, Baazigar, Mohra, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Pardes, Soldier, Taal, Veer-Zaara, Don, Saawariya, Lagaan, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Manikarnika amongst extra. She obtained to reunite with Madhuri in Gulaab Gang (2014).

In a profession spanning 4 a long time, Khan choreographed almost 2000 songs. The legendary artiste was a recipient of three Nationwide Awards for movies Devdas, Jab We Met and Sringaram (Tamil). She gained Filmfare Awards for films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Guru, Khalnayak and Chaalbaaz. Her final movie was Kalank (2019), the place she choreographed “Tabaah Ho Gaye”, picturised on Madhuri.

Saroj Khan additionally tried her arms at screenwriting, and turned author for films like Khiladi, Hum Hain Bemisaal, Veeru Dada, Chhote Sarkar, Dil Tera Diwana, Hote Hote Pyar Ho Gaya, Benaam and Khanjar. Her look on the small display screen included being the choose on actuality dance reveals like Nach Baliye, Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, Boogie Woogie and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

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