Saroj Khan

Actor, Writer, Assistant director, Dialogue writer

Born: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

BIOGRAPHY

Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal, popularly known as Saroj Khan is one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 2000 films. She started her career as a child artist at age three in 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.

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