Saroj Khan is a famous choreographer, dancer, television personality and writer from India. Saroj Khan is considered the mother of dance in her country. People know her mainly from her dance form “Mujra”. She is also the first female choreographer in Bollywood.
Saroj Khan was born on November 22, 1940, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her real name was Nirmala Kishanhand Sadhu Singh Nagpal. She was born to her late father Kishanhand Sadhu Singh and mother Noni Sadhu Singh. Speaking of siblings, she had a younger brother and three younger sisters. She was Hindu by birth but later converted to the Islamic religion.
According to astrology, Scorpio was her zodiac sign. She also has Indian citizenship. Details on their ethnicity are not yet available. There is no publicly available information about her academic background.
This immortal star of the Indian film industry kept her physical body on July 3, 2020, at Guru Nanak Hospital, Bandra, Mumbai. Multiple reports from the media and her close relatives have indicated that the cause of death was cardiac arrest. she was 71 years old at the time of her death. It is certain that we will have few opportunities to witness such an ethereal talent any time soon.
Saroj Khan had a dance craze in him. She appeared as a child artist in the film “Nazarana” at the age of 3. Later, her strong zeal led her to learn to dance with choreographer B. Sohanlal. Her real career as a choreographer began as assistant choreographer to B. Sohanlal. The first song she choreographed was “Nigahein Milane Ko Jee Chahta Hai”.
Later, after a few years of struggle, she received recognition for her excellent work. She has stayed busy throughout her career and has worked as a teacher for many superstars in the industry with the likes of Sri Devi, Madhuri Dixit etc. In addition, she has also acted in numerous films. Lately she has judged many dance reality shows. She has choreographed more than 2000 songs in her approximately 40 years in the industry. That fact alone proves her to be the best of the best choreographers India has ever produced. She was also referred to as Masterji.
net worth and performance
Saroj Khan was able to entertain the whole world with her dance moves imprinted in superstar songs. She made a lot of fortune by continuously working in films and other projects. Her net worth at the time of her death was approximately $1 million to $5 million.
She was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography for her choreography in the song “Ek Do Teen” in the film Tezaab. Apart from that, she has won National Film Awards on numerous occasions. Adding to the list, she received the 2019 American Choreography Award, two IIFA Awards, the Kalakar Awards, the Nandi Awards and the Zine Cine Awards, the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for Legendary Choreographer.
Saroj Khan was married until his death. She was married to Sardar Roshan Khan in 1975. She actually changed her name to Saroj Khan and converted to Islam after that. He’s a businessman. But before that, she was also married to another man who was her branch choreographer B. Sohanlal. Actually, her first marriage was very immature. B. Sohanlal was her teacher with whom she fell in love.
She was 13 years old and her husband was 43 at the time, who was already the father of 4 children. She has 3 children in total including son Raju Khan from her first marriage. While two daughters; Hina Khan from her first marriage and Sukyna Khan from her second marriage.
She had few controversies in her life. She once came into the limelight when she spoke out in favor of the practice of casting couches in the film industry. While again hovering over the news and media when she accused another Bollywood choreographer, Ganesh Acharya, of sexually harassing struggling dancers.
body measurement and social media
Saroj Khan was not only talented in her field but also very beautiful. Her beauty remained until old age. She had one height about 4 feet 10 inches and her weight was 88 kg. She also had dark brown eyes. And the color of her hair was salt and pepper. Her overall body measurement was 38-37-44 inches.
Saroj Khan was also active on social media before her death. your account Instagram Account @sarojkhanofficial has 37.6k followers. She had a Twitter account called @mastersarojkhan which has 1.9k followers.