• Birthday21 November, 1938
  • Zodiac:Scorpio
  • Fun Trivia:Veteran singer Asha Bhosale frequently sang for Helen.


Helen Ann Richardson, better known as Helen, is a former Indian actress and dancer. Born in Burma to an Anglo Indian father and Burmese mother, Helen has appeared in over 700 films and was the most popular nautch dancer of her time. Second wife of veteran writer Salim Khan, Helen got her break in films at the age of 19 with the song Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu from Howrah Bridge (1958). Gumnaam, Don, Dostana, Sholay and Lahu Ke Do Rang are some of her best known films. Helen is the winner of two Filmfare Awards, one of them being the Lifetime Achievement Award that she received in 1999.

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