New Delhi: Bollywood lost “Masterji” Saroj Khan, the National Award winning choreographer on early in the morning today. Saroj’s daughter Sukaina Khan confirmed the news to the media. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 after complaining of difficulty in breathing and died of cardiac arrest. She was just 71 years old as on today. She was admitted to the Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai on June 20 after complaining about breathing difficulty, and died of cardiac arrest.
She has choreographed almost 2000 songs in a career spanning 40 years. Her most successful collaborations with the actors Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit.
Saroj Khan, born as Nirmala Nagpal, began her career in Nazarana by playing the young Shyama onscreen. Under the mentorship of dance director B she soon became a background dancer. Sohanlal. Sohanlal. Her first solo work came in Geeta Mera Naam (1974), after having worked as a dance choreographer for a few years. Saroj was noticed in Mr. India ‘s song “Hawa Hawai” (1987), after she choreographed for Sridevi.
Other famous Saroj movies include Baazigar, Mohra, Darr, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Taal, Veer-Zaara, Pardes, Soldier, Don, Saawariya, Lagaan, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Manikarnika among others. Devdas, Jab We Met, Guru, Khalnayak, Chaalbaaz and others have received awards. The choreographer also analyzed reality dance shows such as Nach Baliye, Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, Boogie Woogie and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Her last work was the in the flim Kalank (2019) song “Tabaah Ho Gaye” which was filmed with Madhuri Dixit.
Saroj Khan rest in peace.
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