Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan Passes Away At 71 Due To Cardiac Arrest

Brenda Watkins
July 3, 2020

Saroj Khan was 71.

Saroj Khan and Madhuri Dixit made magic with their dance and form everytime they collaborated. Choreographer Farah Khan tweeted: "Rest in peace Saroj ji. you were an inspiration to many, myself included".

"She stood up for the rights of people". She said her bit unadulterated and from the heart. Thank you for the memories Masterji.

Khan had an illustrious career that stretched four decades, and choreographed some of Bollywood's most iconic and popular songs. She joined the Indian film industry as a child artiste, playing the younger Shyama in Nazarana.

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Stars and fans across India mourned her demise. In the 1950s, Khan became a back-up dancer, appearing in films like Bimal Roy's Madhumati, where she was choreographed by dance director B Sohanlal, who she later married.

Saroj started as an assistant choreographer in Bollywood. Her collaboration with Sridevi on other projects like Chandni and Nagina further boosted her profile.

Again collaborating with Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai in the song, this song is remembered as one of the best of two leading ladies of Bollywood collaborating.

The three-time National Award victor, who had choreographed some of the most memorable songs in the Bollywood industry, was unwell for some time. A judge on various TV reality shows, she last worked on Kalank and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi in 2019. She had choreographed for some incredible films like Mr India, Tezaab, Beta, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer Zaara, Don, Tanu Weds Manu and the list goes on and on.

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