The year 2020 has been very painful for everyone in some way or the other. Bollywood today lost one more of its gems – Masterji Saroj Khan. In a career spanning forty years, she choreographed nearly 2000 songs.
Her most successful collaborations were with actors like Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit’s career. She passed away due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai on July 3, 2020, and the news came as a shock to everyone in the film industry and the country.
Khan began her career by playing the young Shyama onscreen in Nazarana. She soon became a background dancer under the mentorship of dance director B. Sohanlal. After assisting as a dance choreographer for a few years, her first independent work came in Geeta Mera Naam (1974). Khan got noticed after she choreographed for Sridevi in the Mr India’s song “Hawa Hawai” (1987). She worked with Sridevi in films like Nagina and Chandni. This was followed by her long-term partnership with Madhuri Dixit in the 1990s in songs like “Ek Do Teen”, “Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar”, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”, “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”, and “Tamma Tamma”.
Khan’s other popular films include Baazigar, Mohra, Darr, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Taal, Veer-Zaara, Pardes, Soldier, Don, Saawariya, Lagaan, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Manikarnika among more. She has won awards for Devdas, Jab We Met, Guru, Khalnayak, Chaalbaaz and others.
The choreographer has also judged dance reality shows like Nach Baliye, Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, Boogie Woogie and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Her last work was the song “Tabaah Ho Gaye” from Kalank (2019) which was filmed on Madhuri Dixit.
After the loss of stars like Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, and more. The death of the beloved choreographer has left a void in the hearts of her family and friends and the cinema world and also in the hearts of millions of fans.
Celebrity Tweets in Remembrance Of Saroj Khan:
The list of celebrities remembering Saroj Khan for her sheer brilliance and talent is endless.
To commemorate her memory, we take a look back at some songs Saroj Khan choreographed along with some beautiful behind the scene moments:
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Take a look at her best-choreographed songs of the dance maestro! Here’s a playlist of some of the best and iconic choreographed songs of Saroj Khan.
Hawa Hawai – Mr. India (1987)
Kaate Nahi Kat Te – Mr. India (1987)
Mere Hathon Me Nau Nau Chudiyan – Chandni (1989)
Tamma Tamma Loge – Thanedaar (1990)
Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai – Sailaab (1990)
Dhak Dhak – Beta (1992)
Nimbooda – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1994)
Choli Ke Peeche – Khalnayak (1994)
Chane Ke Khet Mein – Anjaam (1994)
Dola Re – Devdas (2002)
Barso Re – Guru (2007)
Tabaah Ho Gaye: Kalank (2019)
From countless number of beautiful choreography in various films to being loved by everyone, Saroj Khan has always been a source of inspiration to the youth or to anyone who aspires to be something.
Rest In Peace, Masterji. You will be missed.