Saroj Khan Inspirational Journey is an old interview of Legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who passed away on July 3, where she shares her inspirational Journey with Sridevi.
ABOUT SAROJ KHAN
- Born on: 22 November 1948
- Born as: Nirmala Nagpal
- Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Profession: Choreographer
- Milestones Achieved: First Recipient Of Filmfare Best Choreography Award, 3 National Award, 8 Filmfare Award
- Some Outstanding Performances: Devdas, Khalnayak, Tezaab, Lagaan and many more
- Died on: 3 July 2020 (aged 71)
- Death Cause: Cardiac Arrest
Born as Nirmala Nagpal, Saroj Khan began her career by playing the young Shyama onscreen in Nazarana. She soon became a background dancer under the mentorship of dance director B. Sohanlal.
After assisting as a dance choreographer for a few years, her first independent work came in Geeta Mera Naam (1974). Saroj got noticed after she choreographed for Sridevi in Mr. India’s song “Hawa Hawai” (1987). She worked with Sridevi in films like Nagina and Chandni.
This was followed by her long-term partnership with Madhuri Dixit in the 1990s in songs like “Ek Do Teen”, “Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar”, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”, “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”, and “Tamma Tamma”.
Saroj’s other popular films where she stunned us with great choreography are:
- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
- Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Awards and Recognitions
Saroj Khan was the first choreographer to be awarded with Filmfare Best Choreography Award for Ek do teen song from Tezaab movie. Saroj Khan went on to have a hat-trick at the Filmfare awards winning consistently for 3 years from 1989 to 1991. She also held the record for winning the most Filmfare Best Choreographer Awards, winning 8.
Saroj Khan has won 3 National Awards for Choreography, which is the best figure till now by any choreographer.
She also won American Choreography Award in 2002 for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film : Lagaan. In 2011, she was conferred with 19th Annual Kalakar Achiever Award for Outstanding Contribution in Dance Choreography.
Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on June 17, 2020, because of breathing difficulties, and died of cardiac arrest at 1:52 AM early on Friday, July 3rd, 2020.
She was 71 at the time of her death. Saroj Khan is survived by her husband Sardar Roshan Khan, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukaina Khan.
Bollywood, her fans and the whole country are in shock with the demise of such a legendary and eminent personality. It is a devastating loss, we will always miss her.
RIP Saroj Khan !!
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