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1958 – present

Saroj Khan


B. Sohanlal (m. ?–1965)

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Full Name
Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal

22 November 1948 (

Hina Khan , Hamid Khan, Sukyna Khan

Kishanchand Sadhu Singh, Noni Sadhu Singh

Filmfare Award for Best Choreography

ABCD: Any Body Can dance, Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota, Utthaan, Chhote Sarkar, Hum Hain Bemisaal

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3 July 2020 (aged 71) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on June 17, 2020.


She was admitted with breathing complaints, and died of Cardiac arrest at 1:52 AM IST early on Friday, July 3rd, 2020.

The saroj khan story

Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal, popularly known as Saroj Khan (born 22 November 1948), was one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 2000 songs. Saroj Khan was born to Kishanchand Sadhu Singh and Noni Sadhu Singh.

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According to her own confession on a Pakistani TV show she embraced Islam before getting married and was 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).

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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.

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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.

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

Television appearances

Saroj Khan appeared in a reality dance show as a member of the jury in 2005 Nach Baliye which aired on STAR One along with two other judges. She also appeared in the second season of the same show. She has recently been a Judge for the show "Ustaadon ka ustaad" which is aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India). She appeared in the 2008 show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, which was aired on NDTV Imagine. She choreographed for this show. She appeared on Sony's Boogie Woogie (TV series) show from December 2008 as one of the judges, along with Javed Jaffrey, Naved Jaffrey and Ravi Behl. She was a judge on the third season of a popular show – Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa which began on 27 February 2009 and was aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India) alongside former Nach Baliye judge Vaibhavi Merchant and actress Juhi Chawla.

She is judging the dance reality show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan. She has hosted and completed Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.

In 2012, The Saroj Khan Story, a documentary produced by PSBT and Films Division of India and directed by Nidhi Tuli was released.

Selected filmography

  • "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" (2015)
  • Gulaab Gang (2014)
  • ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2012)
  • Rowdy Rathore (2012)
  • Agent Vinod (2012)
  • Khatta Meetha (2010)
  • Life Partner (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)
  • Sringaram (2005) (Tamil language|Tamil) Won the National Film Award for Best Choreography
  • 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)
  • Kizhakku Africavil Sheela ( 1987 ) Tamil movie
  • Mr India (1987)
  • Nagina (1986)
  • Hero (1983)
  • Thai Veedu ( 1983 ) Tamil movie
  • As writer

    Awards and recognitions

    National Film Award for Best Choreography

    Saroj khan is the recipient of the highest number of National Film Award for Best Choreography with 3 wins.

  • 2002 – DevdasDola Re Dola
  • 2006 – Sringaram
  • 2007 – Jab We Met
  • Filmfare Best Choreography Award

    Saroj Khan was the first recipient of the filmfare Best Choreography Award. Filmfare instituted this award after watching excellent choreography and audience rsponse to khan's song "ek do teen" from Tezaab. Saroj Khan went onto make a hatrik at the filmfare awards winning consistently 3 years from 1989–1991. She also holds the record for winning the highest number of Filmfare Best Choreographer Awards winning 8.

  • 2008 – Guru
  • 2003 – Devdas
  • 2000 – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 1994 – Khalnayak
  • 1993 – Beta
  • 1991 – Sailaab
  • 1990 – Chaalbaaz
  • 1989 – Tezaab
  • American Choreography Award

  • 2002: Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
  • References

    Saroj Khan Wikipedia