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Saroj Khan Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki


Saroj Khan (born Nirmala Nagpal; 22 November 1948 – 3 July 2020) was one of the most prominent and leading Indian dance choreographers in the Hindi cinema. She was born at the Bombay State (present-day Maharashtra), India. With a career span of over forty years, she choreographed more than 2000 songs and is known as “The Mother of Dance/Choreography in India”. She passed away on July 3, 2020, due to a sudden cardiac arrest.


Born Nirmala, her parents migrated to India after the partition of India. She started her career as a child artist at the age of three with the film Nazarana as child Shyama and a background dancer in the late 1950s. She learned to dance while working under film choreographer B. Sohanlal, she married him at the age of 13 while he was 43 years and was already married with 4 children which she did not know at the time of marriage. Later, she herself shifted to choreography, first as an assistant choreographer and later getting her break as an independent choreographer, with Geeta Mera Naam (1974). However, she had to wait many years to receive acclaim, which came with her work with Sridevi; Hawa Hawai in Mr India (1987), Nagina (1986) and Chandni (1989), and later with Madhuri Dixit, starting with the hit Ek Do Teen in Tezaab (1988), Tamma Tamma Loge in Thanedaar (1990) and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga in Beta (1992). Thereafter, she went on to become one of the most successful Bollywood choreographers.

In 2014, Khan worked with Madhuri Dixit again in Gulaab Gang. She was on the advisory board of Rishihood University.

Television Appearances

Saroj Khan appeared on a reality dance show as a member of the jury in 2005 Nach Baliye, which aired on STAR One along with two other judges. She also appeared in the second season of the same show. She has recently been a judge for the show Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, which is aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India). She appeared on the 2008 show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, which was aired on NDTV Imagine. She choreographed for this show. She appeared on Sony’s Boogie Woogie (TV series) show from December 2008 as one of the judges, along with Javed Jaffrey, Naved Jaffrey and Ravi Behl. She was a judge on the third season of a popular show – Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, which began on 27 February 2009 and was aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India) alongside former Nach Baliye judge Vaibhavi Merchant and actress Juhi Chawla.

She was judging the dance reality show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan. She has hosted and completed Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.

In 2012, The Saroj Khan Story, a documentary produced by PSBT and Films Division of India and directed by Nidhi Tuli was released.

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She appeared in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as Judge in a Dance Competition.


Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on June 17, 2020. She was admitted with breathing complaints and died of cardiac arrest at 1:52 AM IST early on Friday, July 3rd,2020. The legendary choreographer had severe diabetes and related illness and had tested negative for COVID-19. She was 71 at the time of her death. Saroj Khan is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.

Saroj Khan Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki

Real NameNirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal
NicknamesMoti Bachi
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 148 cm
in meters- 1.48 m
in Feet Inches- 4’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 88 kg
in Pounds- 194 lbs
Figure Measurements38-37-44
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 November 1948
Died3 July 2020 (aged 71)
Birth PlaceNot Known
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm/As Child Artist: Nazarana (1952)
Film/As Choreographer: Mausam (1975)
TV/As Judge: Nach Baliye Season 1 (2005)
FamilyFather– Late Kishanchand Sadhu Singh
Mother– Noni Sadhu Singh
Brother– 1
Sisters– 3
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorAnil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit, Sridevi
Favourite ChoreographerPrabhudeva
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried/Unmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsB. Sohanlal (Choreographer)
Sardar Roshan Khan (Businessman)
Spouse(s)B. Sohanlal (Choreographer)
Sardar Roshan Khan
ChildrenSon– Raju Khan
Daughter– Sukanya Khan, Heena Khan

Selected filmography

  • Kalank (2019)
  • Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
  • Gulaab Gang (2014)
  • ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2012)
  • Rowdy Rathore (2012)
  • Agent Vinod (2012)
  • Khatta Meetha (2010)
  • Life Partner (2009)
  • Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  • Delhi-6 (2009)
  • Jab We Met (2007) (Won the National Film Award for Best Choreography)
  • Namastey London (2007)
  • Guru (2007) (Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography)
  • Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)
  • Saawariya (2007)
  • Don – The Chase Begins Again (2006)
  • Fanaa (2006)
  • Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
  • Sringaram (2005) (Tamil) Won the National Film Award for Best Choreography
  • Veer-Zaara (2004)
  • Swades (2004)
  • Kuch Naa Kaho (2004)
  • Saathiya (2002)
  • Devdas (2002) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & National Film Award
  • Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography
  • Fiza (2000)
  • Taal (1999)
  • Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & American Choreography Award
  • Soldier (1998)
  • Choodalani Vundi (1998)
  • Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997)
  • Pardes (1997)
  • Iruvar (1997) (Tamil)
  • Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
  • Yaraana (1995)
  • Mohra (1994)
  • Anjaam (1994)
  • Baazigar (1993)
  • Aaina (1993)
  • Darr (1993)
  • Beta (1992)
  • Awaargi (1990)
  • Sailaab (1990)
  • Chandni (1989)
  • Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989)
  • Tezaab (1988)
  • Kizhakku Africavil Sheela (1987) Tamil movie
  • Mr India (1987)
  • Nagina (1986)
  • Hero (1983)
  • Thai Veedu (1983) Tamil movie

As writer

  • Veeru Dada (1990)
  • Khiladi (1992)
  • Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994)
  • Nazar Ke Samne (1995)
  • Chhote Sarkar (1996)
  • Dil Tera Diwana (1996)
  • Daava (1997)
  • Judge Mujrim (1997)
  • Bhai Bhai (1997)
  • Hote Hote Pyar Ho Gaya (1999)
  • Benaam (1999)
  • Khanjar (2003)

Awards and recognitions

Madhuri Dixit dancing to Dola Re Dola, for which Khan won her first National Award in Unforgettable Tour, 2008

National Film Award

Saroj Khan was the recipient of the most National Film Awards for Best Choreography with three wins.

YearFilmNominated workCategoryResult
2003Devdas“Dola Re Dola”Best ChoreographyWon
2006SringaramAll songsWon
2008Jab We Met“Yeh Ishq Haaye”Won

Filmfare Best Choreography Award

Saroj Khan was the first recipient of the Filmfare Best Choreography Award. Filmfare instituted this award after watching the excellent choreography and audience response to Khan’s song “Ek Do Teen” from Tezaab. Saroj Khan went on to have a hat-trick at the Filmfare awards winning consistently for 3 years from 1989 to 1991. She also held the record for winning the most Filmfare Best Choreographer Awards, winning 8.

  • 2008 – Guru
  • 2003 – Devdas
  • 2000 – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 1994 – Khalnayak
  • 1993 – Beta
  • 1991 – Sailaab for the song “Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar”
  • 1990 – Chaalbaaz
  • 1989 – Tezaab

American Choreography Award

  • 2002: Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Nandi Awards

  • 1998: Nandi Award for Best Choreographer: Choodalani Vundi


In April 2018, Khan made statements defending the practice of casting couch, stating that the film industry provides people employment and “doesn’t rape and abandon” them. Following the online backlash, she apologized for her comments.


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