Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saroj Khan - HIndi Films Choreographer - Biography

Birthday 22 November 1948

She choreographed for number of Hindi movies and many songs became top hits for dance as well as songs.
She gave number of programmes on TV channels also explaining dance. She was a judge for number of dance reality shows.

Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal  is popularly known as Saroj Khan. She is  one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers/dance director in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 200 films. Saroj Khan was born to Hindu parents but she is married to a Muslim, Sardar Roshan Khan and that is where her last name Khan comes from.

Her parents migrated to India after partition of India. She started her career as a child artist at age three in film Nazarana as child Shyama.  She later became a background dancer in the late 1950s. She learnt dance direction under film choreographer B. Sohanlal and became an assistant choreographer. She did independent choreography with Geeta Mera Naam (1974). With  Sri Devi's  Hawa Hawai dance in Mr India (1987), Nagina (1986) and Chandni (1989) she became an acclaimed choreographer. Madhuri Dixit's hit Ek Do Teen in Tezaab (1988), Tamma Tamma Loge in Thanedaar (1990) and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga in Beta (1992) made her one of most successful Bollywood choreographers.

Dhak Dhak Karne Laga - Beta Film



Selected filmography

Gulaab Gang (2014)
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2012)
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
Agent Vinod (2012)
Khatta Meetha (2010)
Life Partner (film) (2009)
Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Delhi-6 (2009)
Jab We Met (2007) (Won the National Film Award for Best Choreography)
Namastey London (2007)
Guru (2007) (Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography)
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)
Saawariya (2007)
Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006)
Fanaa (2006)
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
Veer-Zaara (2004)
Swades (2004)
Kuch Naa Kaho (2004)
Saathiya (2002)
Devdas (2002) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & National Film Award
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & National Film Award
Fiza (2000)
Taal (1999)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & National Film Award & American Choreography Award
Soldier (1998)
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997)
Pardes (1997)
Iruvar (1997)(Tamil)
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Yaraana (1995)
Mohra (1994)
Anjaam (1994)
Baazigar (1993)
Aaina (1993)
Darr (1993)

Beta (1992)

Awaargi (1990)
Sailaab (1990)
Chandni (1989)
Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989)
Tezaab (1988)

Mr India (1987)

Nagina (1986)
Hero (1983)

National Film Award for Best Choreography

2002 - Devdas - Dola Re Dola
2006 - Sringaram
2007 - Jab We Met

Filmfare Best Choreography Award

2008 - Guru
2003 - Devdas
2000 - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
1994 - Khalnayak
1993 - Beta
1991 - Sailaab
1990 - Chaalbaaz
1989 - Tezaab

Saroj Khan in Movers and Shakers Sony TV Program - July 2011

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Saroj Khan teaching item song


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1 comment:

  1. Saroj Khan is surely the legendary choreographer in the bollywood. No one can beat her when it comes to choreography.