Saroj Khan Most Prominent Indian Dance Choreographers In Hindi Cinema

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Introduction:

Saroj Khan is one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 2000 songs.

Saroj Khan

Personal Profile:

Real Name : Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal

Popularly Name: Saroj Khan
Birth place : Mumbai, India
Date of Birth : 22 November 1948
Age : 68 years
Height : 4’10”
Weight : 88 Kg
Occupation : Choreographer, Dancer

Personal Life:

She was born on 22nd November 1948.She was mostly trained in dance by B. Sohanlal. Saroj Khan’s real name is Nirmala Sadhu Songh. Father: Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Mother: Noni Sadhu Singh Saroj’s parents migrated from Pakistan to India during the partition in 1947. Saroj worked as a child actor in the movie Tarana at that time she was only two years old. You will not find her name in the cast but if you watch the movie she has played the little Shayama sitting on the moon and singing.

According to her own confession on a Pakistani TV show she embraced Islam before getting married and still is a Muslim.At the age of thirteen Saroj Khan married B. Sohanlal who was a well known dance master at that time. Sohanlal was 41 years old and already married and had 4 children. At the age of fourteen she gave birth to her first child Hamid Khan,who is now a famous choreographer by the name of Raju Khan).

In 1965 she separated from Sohanlal, but kept working as his assistant. They reunited again when Sohanlal had an heart attack. Saroj Khan had another child from Sohan Lal, her daughter Hina Khan (cuckoo). Sohanlal then moved to Madras leaving behind Saroj and two children. Afterward she married with Sardar Roshan Khan and she gave birth to a daughter named Sukaina khan,who now runs a dance institute in Dubai.

Career:

Born Nirmala, her parents migrated to India after partition of India. She started her career as a child artist at the age of three with film Nazarana as child Shyama and a background dancer in the late 1950s. She learnt dance while working under film choreographer B. Sohanlal. Later she herself shifted to choreography, first as an assistant choreographer and later getting her break as an independent choreographer, with Geeta Mera Naam (1974). However, she had to wait many years to receive acclaim which came with her work with Sri Devi, Hawa Hawai in Mr India (1987), Nagina (1986) and Chandni (1989) and later with Madhuri Dixit, starting with the hit Ek Do Teen in Tezaab (1988), Tamma Tamma Loge in Thanedaar (1990) and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga in Beta (1992). Thereafter she went to become one of the most successful Bollywood choreographers.

In 2014, Khan worked with Madhuri Dixit again in Gulaab Gang.

Selected Filmography:

Tanu Weds Manu Returns, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Rowdy Rathore, Guru

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