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RIP Saroj Khan: From Sridevi to Madhuri Dixit- Rare and unseen pictures of the ace choreographer with Bollywood stars
The year 2020 will be etched forever in the history of Indian films. Saroj Khan, one of the most celebrated choreographers of Bollywood bid adieu to the world on July 3, 2020. The 71-year-old choreographer died due to cardiac arrest. Her death is certainly the end of an era in Bollywood.
Starting as a child artiste in the late 1950s, Saroj went on to become the most-sought-after choreographer in Bollywood. Back in 80s-90s Hindi films would be incomplete without a proper dose of dance songs and it was Saroj who made actresses like Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit stand apart from the rest thanks to the magic they created together. In a career spanning more than four decades, Saroj has around 2000 songs to her credit. She has bagged three national awards and has even worked in an International film.
From ‘Hawa Hawai’, ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ to ‘Kaate Nahin Kat Te’, Saroj has given us innumerable evergreen songs. Some of her best works were with Madhuri and the late actress Sridevi.
The ace choreographer has worked with almost all the A-listers in Bollywood. Here we bring you some of her rare and unseen pictures with B-town stars. Have a look:
Rare and unseen pictures of Saroj Khan with Bollywood stars:
Saroj Khan with her favourite pupil Madhuri Dixit
Here’s Saroj with the cast and crew of Sridevi and Anil Kapoor starrer ‘Mr India’.
Saroj shared a great bond with Amitabh Bachchan. The actor even penned an emotional tribute for her.
Saroj having a candid moment with Kajol .
With the one and only Shah Rukh Khan. The superstar called Saroj his first genuine teacher in Bollywood.
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A throwback to the days we we're filming this amazing song. Congratulations to the team of Baazigar. Everyone who played their part in making this masterpiece, @iamsrk @kajol @theshilpashetty #abbasmustan ji, Jonny ji, Ratan Ji, Chinni Prakash ji, Rekha Ji, Siddharth, Rakhi Ji, Anu Ji, Thomas, Dilip Ji and everyone who were a part of the film. Lots of love, Saroj Khan.❤️ #25yearsofbaazigar
Saroj teaching Sanjay Dutt some moves that went on to become his signature move.
Saroj Khan’s choreography for Devdas’ ‘Dola re Dola’ song won her National Award for ‘Best Choreography’. Here she is seen with the film’s lead actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan .
Saroj with Bollywood’s one and only evergreen actress Rekha
Saroj even choreographed for Ranbir Kapoor‘s debut film ‘Saawariya’
Saroj worked with Kangana in her directorial debut ‘Manikarnika’
Born in Mumbai in 1948, after her parents migrated from Pakistan after the Partition of India, Saroj (born as Nirmala Nagpal) started her career as a child artiste. Later moving up the ladder she became background dancer and then rose up to the rank of one of the most legendary choreographers Bollywood has ever witnessed.