Born: November 22, 1948
Age : 66
Awards : National Film Award for Best Choreography
Saroj Khan wiki
Saroj Khan is originally known as Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal, however, to cut the name short she penned a new name in the industry. And as you know how the title of Khan has been popular and hit in Bollywood apart from the Kapoors and Khannas, she found a suitable name in the form Saroj Khan to start her career of choreography especially when she got married to a Muslim called Sardar Roshan Khan. Currently she is among the top choreographer of Indian Film Industry. She hails from Pakistan and was born to the couple – Kishanchand Sadhu Singh and Noni Sadhu Singh.
After participation, her parents headed to India. After settling down in India, she got the chance to work as child artist when she was barely of three years in the movie called Nazarana in a character of Shyma and later seen in other movie a background dance in the late fifties. She formally learnt dance from the known choreographer called B Sohanlal. She had worked with him for a while and soon started working as an independent choreographer with the movie called Geeta Mera Naam in the year 1974. But her choreography failed to garner the positive response from the critics and audience. Finally, in 1987, with the movie Mr. India, she strikes the chord with the song called Hawa Hawai. It turned out a big hit with Sri Devi and since then it was no looking back for her.
Some of her popular movies include that rocked for her incredible piece of choreography including Chandani, Nagina, Tezab with Madhuri Dixit in the famous Ek, Do, Teen, Char, the Tamma Tamma song for the movie Thanedar and not to forget the Beta song – Dhak Dhak Karne Laga. With all these hit movies encompassing one of the best songs and choreography, she rocked the world of Bollywood. Some of the recent movies include Gulab Gang (again with Madhuri Dixit), Rowdy Rathore, ABCD, Agent Vinod, Khatta Metha, etc. Apart from movies, she is also involved in a number of dance reality shows as judge. These include Nach Baliye (Star One – 2005), Ustaadon ka ustaad (Sony TV), Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan (NDTV Imagine), Boogie Woogie (TV Series), Jhalak Dikhla Jaa (Sony TV), Nach Baliye, etc.
Currently, she is judging the show called Nachle Ve With Saroj Khan and has recently completed the same as well. In 2012, a documentary called The Saroj Khan Story, which was produced by Film Division of India and PSBT and directed by the lady called Nidhi Tuli. Apart from the choreography she has also tried her luck in writing scripts. She started this as Veeru Dada in 1990 and has done more than 10 movies as writer. To name a few – Khanjar, Benaam, Hote Hote Pyar Hogaya, Judge Mujrim, Daava, Dil Tera Diwana, etc. As far as awards and applauds, she has been appreciated with national awards and others. She won the National Film Award for the Best Choreography category include Devdas (Dola Re Dola song), Sringaram and Jab We Met consequently in two rows – 2006 and 2007. At Filmfare, she has been awarded eight times and an international award called American Choreography Award in 2002 for her one of the song in Lagaan.