Articles about Saroj Khan

Saroj Khan was a popular Indian dance choreographer born on November 22, 1948. She was best known for performing a dance form called 'Mujra' and is widely regarded as the first woman choreographer of Bollywood. After working as an assistant choreographer, Khan finally got her break as an independent choreographer with Sadhana Shivdasani's 'Geeta Mera Naam' (1974). Later, Khan received critical acclaim for her work in songs like 'Main Teri Dushman, Dushman Tu Mera' in 'Nagina' (1986), 'Hawa Hawai' from 'Mr. India' (1987), 'Mere Haathon Mein' in 'Chandni' (1989), and 'Dhak Dhak Karne Laga' from 'Beta' (1992), among others. Her career spanned over 40 years, and she choreographed dance routines for over 3,000 songs. She has served as a judge on the reality dance show 'Nach Baliye', which aired on STAR One in 2005. 'The Saroj Khan Story,' a documentary on her life directed by Nidhi Tuli, was released in 2012. Khan died on July 3, 2020, at 71 of a cardiac arrest.

International Dance Day: Stories behind these 5 iconic dance sequences

29 Apr 2022

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International Dance Day: Stories behind these 5 iconic dance sequences

International Dance Day is observed annually on April 29 to mark the birth anniversary of modern ballet creator Jean-Georges Noverre.

Mumbai Police files chargesheet against Ganesh Acharya for stalking, voyeurism

01 Apr 2022

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Mumbai Police files chargesheet against Ganesh Acharya for stalking, voyeurism

The Mumbai Police has filed a chargesheet against popular choreographer Ganesh Acharya for sexual harassment, stalking, and voyeurism.

Bollywood, DO NOT dare to remake these 5 classic songs

11 Jan 2022

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Bollywood, DO NOT dare to remake these 5 classic songs

Bollywood has produced many musical gems that need to be preserved.

Sitara Devi biopic: 5 actresses who can be considered

07 Jan 2022

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Sitara Devi biopic: 5 actresses who can be considered

After Saroj Khan, Bollywood is churning out a biopic on another legendary Kathak dancer.

'Tip Tip' review: As a standalone track/video, this one clicks

06 Nov 2021

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'Tip Tip' review: As a standalone track/video, this one clicks

So the makers of Sooryavanshi have finally dropped the recreated version of Tip Tip Barsa Pani, the iconic number from Mohra (1994).

On Sridevi's birth anniversary, let's remember Seema of 'Mr. India'

13 Aug 2021

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On Sridevi's birth anniversary, let's remember Seema of 'Mr. India'

Mr. India is iconic today, for many reasons.

Bhushan Kumar announces biopic on Saroj Khan

03 Jul 2021

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Bhushan Kumar announces biopic on Saroj Khan

On the first death anniversary of renowned Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, film producer Bhushan Kumar has announced that he will be producing a biopic on the Bollywood veteran via his banner T-Series.

Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit: Interesting facts about her hit numbers

15 May 2021

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Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit: Interesting facts about her hit numbers

'Dhak Dhak' girl Madhuri Dixit Nene who has ruled hearts for many decades, is celebrating her 54th birthday on May 15.

Saroj Khan's biopic: These actresses can be considered to lead

09 May 2021

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Saroj Khan's biopic: These actresses can be considered to lead

Recently, it was reported that a biopic on the life of late legendary choreographer Saroj Khan is in the works. A law firm has published a public notice in newspapers, announcing the same.

A biopic on late choreographer Saroj Khan in the works?

05 May 2021

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A biopic on late choreographer Saroj Khan in the works?

Bollywood has been churning out a lot of biopics lately, and looks like we might have another one in the coming months.

Film stars who bid adieu this year

25 Dec 2020

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Film stars who bid adieu this year

One year ago, nobody would have believed this list.

Saroj Khan's granddaughter is still unaware of her death

25 Nov 2020

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Saroj Khan's granddaughter is still unaware of her death

Legendary Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, who was fondly known as the Mother of Dance, passed away earlier this year but her unforgettable charm lives on.

Faraaz Khan, actor in 'Mehndi' and 'Fareb,' dies at 46

04 Nov 2020

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Faraaz Khan, actor in 'Mehndi' and 'Fareb,' dies at 46

Actor Faraaz Khan has passed away at the age of 46.

Filmmaker and actor Ashish Kakkad passes away at age 49

03 Nov 2020

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Filmmaker and actor Ashish Kakkad passes away at age 49

Filmmaker and actor Ashish Kakkad, considered one of the most progressive artistes in the Gujarati film industry, has passed away at the age of 49.

Bengali actor dies of kidney failure due to keto diet

03 Oct 2020

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Bengali actor dies of kidney failure due to keto diet

Bengali actor Mishti Mukherjee has died, a statement from her representatives confirmed on Saturday.

Singer Anuradha Paudwal's son Aditya passes away at age 35

12 Sep 2020

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Singer Anuradha Paudwal's son Aditya passes away at age 35

In a terrible piece of news, popular playback singer Anuradha Paudwal's son, music producer Aditya Paudwal has passed away at the age of 35.

Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi passes away at age 83

05 Sep 2020

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Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi passes away at age 83

Veteran film producer and director Johnny Bakshi passed away on Saturday morning at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 83.

Veteran filmmaker AB Raj passes away at 95

24 Aug 2020

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Veteran filmmaker AB Raj passes away at 95

Veteran film director and producer AB Raj (aka Antony Basker Raj) has passed away. He was 95.

Bollywood action director Parvez Khan passes away at 55

27 Jul 2020

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Bollywood action director Parvez Khan passes away at 55

Bollywood action director Parvez Khan, best known for his work in Hindi movies such as Andhadhun and Badlapur, passed away on Monday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 55.

'On my deathbed', said Divya Chouksey before succumbing to cancer

13 Jul 2020

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'On my deathbed', said Divya Chouksey before succumbing to cancer

Just a day before she lost a hard-fought battle with cancer, actor/model Divya Chouksey penned a heartbreaking note on Instagram, telling fans and admirers she is short of time and wished for another life without suffering.

'Sarbjit' actor Ranjan Sehgal passes away at 36

12 Jul 2020

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'Sarbjit' actor Ranjan Sehgal passes away at 36

Actor Ranjan Sehgal, who predominantly worked in Punjabi cinema and even featured in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda-starrer 2016 movie Sarbjit, has passed away. He was 36 years old.

Veteran actor Jagdeep (alias Soorma Bhopali) dies

09 Jul 2020

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Veteran actor Jagdeep (alias Soorma Bhopali) dies

Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his roles in films such as Sholay, Andaz Apna Apna has passed away on Wednesday. He was 81.

No prayer meet for Saroj Khan due to COVID-19: Family

03 Jul 2020

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No prayer meet for Saroj Khan due to COVID-19: Family

No prayer meet would be held for late legendary choreographer Saroj Khan due to the coronavirus situation, her family said in a statement.

What Saroj Khan said about her favorite student, Madhuri Dixit

03 Jul 2020

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What Saroj Khan said about her favorite student, Madhuri Dixit

There have been a few relationships in Bollywood as endearing as that of late legendary choreographer Saroj Khan and actor Madhuri Dixit.

Saroj Khan wrote about Sushant in her last Instagram post

03 Jul 2020

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Saroj Khan wrote about Sushant in her last Instagram post

One of Bollywood's finest choreographers, Saroj Khan, fondly called "Masterji," passed away on Friday, at the age of 71 due to a cardiac arrest.

RIP Saroj Khan: Bollywood mourns demise of its beloved "Masterji"

03 Jul 2020

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RIP Saroj Khan: Bollywood mourns demise of its beloved "Masterji"

Saroj Khan, who brought unforgettable grandeur and grace to some of the best-known Bollywood dance sequences, passed away on Friday at the age of 71, bringing an end to an era.

Celebrated Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

03 Jul 2020

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Celebrated Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

One of Bollywood's most loved choreographers, Saroj Khan, fondly addressed as Masterji by celebrities, passed away on Friday in Mumbai at the age of 71. She died due to cardiac arrest.

Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

05 Feb 2020

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Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

A second woman has leveled allegations of sexual harassment against choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

Ganesh Acharya accused of forcing woman to watch porn videos

28 Jan 2020

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Ganesh Acharya accused of forcing woman to watch porn videos

A 33-year-old woman has filed a police complaint against National Award-winning choreographer Ganesh Acharya, accusing him of traumatic abuse, allegedly depriving her of work, demanding commission and forcing her to watch "adult videos".

Choreographer Saroj Khan not getting work? Long-time associate Madhuri reacts

06 Apr 2019

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Choreographer Saroj Khan not getting work? Long-time associate Madhuri reacts

It hasn't been long when Saroj Khan claimed to be out of work, adding that new age directors and actors aren't interested in working with a veteran choreographer like her.

Salman Khan extends support to choreographer Saroj Khan

31 Mar 2019

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Salman Khan extends support to choreographer Saroj Khan

Days after Saroj Khan confessed that she is running out of work in Bollywood, superstar Salman Khan came out to help the veteran choreographer.

'Manikarnika' first day collection: Kangana's movie gets a dull start

26 Jan 2019

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'Manikarnika' first day collection: Kangana's movie gets a dull start

Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi was one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

Casting couch: Rakhi Sawant supports Saroj Khan, makes startling revelations

30 Apr 2018

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Casting couch: Rakhi Sawant supports Saroj Khan, makes startling revelations

Infamous for her over-the-top remarks, Rakhi Sawant has shared her opinion on the on-going casting couch debate.

Shatrughan Sinha doesn't deny casting couch's existence in Bollywood, Parliament

26 Apr 2018

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Shatrughan Sinha doesn't deny casting couch's existence in Bollywood, Parliament

Wading into the ongoing conversation on casting couch, actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha said it's prevalent in both politics and Bollywood.

Casting couch: Radhika Apte, Usha Jadhav reveal dirty secrets

25 Apr 2018

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Casting couch: Radhika Apte, Usha Jadhav reveal dirty secrets

Bollywood actress Radhika Apte and Marathi actress Usha Jadhav have opened up on the existence of casting couch in the film industry.

Richa Chadha says Saroj Khan's casting couch remark is misrepresented

25 Apr 2018

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Richa Chadha says Saroj Khan's casting couch remark is misrepresented

Saroj Khan has been on the receiving end ever since she justified the existence of casting couch in the film industry with a bizarre reasoning.

Sexual misconduct common in Parliament too, says Renuka Chowdhury

24 Apr 2018

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Sexual misconduct common in Parliament too, says Renuka Chowdhury

Hours after veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan stirred up a storm by defending casting couch in Indian film industry, Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdhury said sexual misconduct is rampant inside the Indian Parliament too, much like all other workplaces.

Saroj Khan defends casting couch, says it provides livelihood

24 Apr 2018

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Saroj Khan defends casting couch, says it provides livelihood

Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan has courted controversy with her comments on the practice of casting couch in the film industry.

'Baaghi 2' director Ahmed's take on 'Ek Do Teen' remake

24 Mar 2018

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'Baaghi 2' director Ahmed's take on 'Ek Do Teen' remake

The makers of 'Baaghi 2' have been receiving a lot of flak for recreating Madhuri Dixit's iconic 'Tezaab' number 'Ek Do Teen'.

Salman Khan is "proud" of Jacqueline Fernandez's 'Ek Do Teen'

22 Mar 2018

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Salman Khan is "proud" of Jacqueline Fernandez's 'Ek Do Teen'

Receiving severe backlash for reprising Madhuri Dixit's iconic number 'Ek Do Teen', Jacqueline Fernandez has now found support in her 'Race 3' co-star Salman Khan.