Saroj Khan: News
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.
24 Feb 2023Hollywood
#NewsBytesExplainer: Choreography—decoding its definition, Indian, western styles, notable Bollywood choreographers
A Bollywood film without a dance sequence?
29 Apr 2022Hollywood
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.
01 Apr 2022Nana Patekar
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.
07 Jan 2022Janhvi Kapoor
Sitara Devi biopic: 5 actresses who can be considered
After Saroj Khan, Bollywood is churning out a biopic on another legendary Kathak dancer.
06 Nov 2021Akshay Kumar
'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).
13 Aug 2021Sridevi
On Sridevi's birth anniversary, let's remember Seema of 'Mr. India'
Mr. India is iconic today, for many reasons.
03 Jul 2021T-Series
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.
15 May 2021Bollywood
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.
09 May 2021Vidya Balan
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.
05 May 2021Bollywood
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.
25 Nov 2020Sridevi
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.
03 Oct 2020Bengaluru
Bengali actor dies of kidney failure due to keto diet
Bengali actor Mishti Mukherjee has died, a statement from her representatives confirmed on Saturday.
24 Aug 2020Sushant Singh Rajput
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.
27 Jul 2020Bollywood
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.
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.
03 Jul 2020Deepika Padukone
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
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.
03 Jul 2020Akshay Kumar
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
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.
28 Jan 2020Bollywood
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".
06 Apr 2019Salman Khan
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.
31 Mar 2019Bollywood
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.
30 Apr 2018Bollywood
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.
26 Apr 2018Bollywood
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.
25 Apr 2018Bollywood
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.
24 Apr 2018Bollywood
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.
24 Apr 2018Bollywood
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.
24 Mar 2018Madhuri Dixit
'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'.
22 Mar 2018Salman Khan
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.
21 Mar 2018Bollywood
'Ek Do Teen' remake lands 'Baaghi 2' makers in trouble
Jacqueline Fernandez and the makers of 'Baaghi 2' have been at the receiving end for "ruining" Madhuri Dixit's classic dance number 'Ek Do Teen' from the film 'Tezaab'.