Saroj Khan is a very known name when it comes to dancing choreography. She was one of the most recognized choreographers of the Bollywood Industry and had won National Award three times. She passed away at the age of 71 years due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai, India.
Saroj Khan Age
Choreographer Saroj Khan was born on Monday, 22nd November 1948 (age 71 years old as in 2020). Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Saroj Khan Death
Legendary Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan passed away at the age of 71 years on Monday, 3rd July 2020. He took her last breath at Guru Nanak hospital of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
According to reports, she was suffering from breathing issues and her death cause is cardiac arrest. Many celebrities had reacted on social media after the sad news of her demise.
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|Saroj Khan Bio-data|
|Real Name||Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal|
|Known Name||Saroj Khan|
|Nick Name||Moti Bachi|
|Birth-date||22nd November 1948|
|Age||71 years old as in 2020|
|Death Date||3 July 2020 (Friday)|
|Death Cause||Cardiac Arrest|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Reading, Listening to Music|
|Debut||Bollywood: Nazarana (1952)|
Judge: Nach Baliye Season 1 (2005)
|Famous For||1. Bollywood Choreographer|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
|Political Interest||Not Known|
|Height(Approx)||In feet: 4' 10" |
In centimetre: 148 cm
In meter: 1.48 m
|Weight(Approx)||In kilogram: 88 Kg|
In grams: 194 Lbs
|Body Type||Not Known|
|Family Background, Education|
|Father||Late Kishanchand Sadhu Singh|
|Mother||Noni Sadhu Singh|
|Born Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Current Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage|
|Boyfriend||1. B. Sohanlal (Choreographer)|
2. Sardar Roshan Khan (Businessman)
|Husband/Spouse Name||Sardar Roshan Khan (Businessman)|
|Daughter||Sukanya Khan, Heena Khan|
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|Favorite Things & Assets|
|Favorite Food||Indian Cuisine|
|Favorite Actress||Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit|
|Favorite Actor||Anil Kapoor, Ranbeer Kapoor|
|Social Media Accounts|
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Saroj Khan is one of the most prominent choreographers of Indian Cinema. In the early phase of Bollywood, It is said that the dance will not be completed without the perfect choreography of Sarojji. She was born and brought up into the Punjabi family of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Saroj Khan was very inclined towards dancing and acting from an early age. By the time, she received huge respect for her talent and became a part of the successful journey of Bollywood Cinema. She has worked as a backstage dancer to judge of dance show till the end of her last breath.
Family, Caste & Religion
Saroj Khan was born on 22 December 1948 into the well-settled Indian family. Her father moved from Pakistan to India along with five children after India-Pakistan partition. She was born with the name Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal but became known with the name “Saroj Khan.”
Her father’s name is late Kishanchand Sadhu Singh and her mother’s name is Noni Sadhu Singh. She was raised in a caring family along with two sisters and one brother.
She believes in Islam and holds Indian nationality. In addition, late Saroj Khan is Muslim by caste.
Husband, Marriage & Children
According to available information online, Saroj Khan was married to noted choreographer B Sohanlal and then Sardar Roshan Khan. However, there is no exact information available.
Saroj Khan has one son Raju Khan and two daughters Heena Khan and Sukanya Khan.
Saroj Khan started off her career as a dancer since childhood. As a child artist, Saroj Khan appeared in the film Nazraana (1952) at the age of three. Next, she started working as a background dancer in the films of the 1950s.
Late Saroj Khan leaned dance under the training of B Sohanlal. Her first film as an assistant choreographer was Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. She received a positive response with her work along with Sridevi in films like Mr. India (1987), Nagina (1986), Chandani (1989), and many more.
She did notable work with Dhak Dhak Girl “Madhuri Dixit” like Ek Do Teen of Tezaab (1988), Dhak Dhak Karne Laga in Beta (1992), and Tamma Tamma Loge in Thaanedar (1990). She also worked again with Madhuri in the new generation film Gulaab Gang (2014).
From 2000 to 2004, Saroj Ji worked as a choreographer in the noted bollywood films like Swades (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004), Sringaram (2005), Don (2006), Guru (2007), Jab We Met (2007), and Love Aaj Kal (2009).
In following years, Saroj Khan became a new generation bollywood films like Agent Vinod (2012), ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2012), Gulaab Gang (2014), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) and Kalank (2019).
Television & Guest Appearance
Choreographer Saroj Ji has made several guest appearances in the tv shows. In 2005, she made a first appearance in the dance show Nach Baliye season 1 of Star One. Following that, she became a part of shows like Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, Boogie Woogie, Jalak Dikhhla Jaa, and many others.
Saroj Ji also became known with the dance reality seasons Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan which were completely hosted and choreographed by her.
Facts of Saroj Khan
Does Saroj Khan smoke?: No
Deos Saroj Khan drinks alcohol?: No
Her major hobbies are dancing, listening to music and reading.
She was born to the hindu family but she accepted Islam just before her first marriage.
Saroj has one National Film Awards for theee time.
Throughout a career, she is credited with more than 2000 Bollywood songs. She has worked with both generation artist from Madhuri Dixit to Varun Dhawan.
She is one of the most favorite judges of the contestants of dance reality shows like Nach Baliye, Dance India Dance, and many more.
Sarojji got married to B Sohanlal who was 41 years old then her and was a father of four children.
Some of her choreographed songs like Ek Do Teen, Dola Re Dola, and Ye Ishq Haye are evergreen songs from Bollywood.
Saroj Ji was very close to actress Sridevi and used to treat her like daughter.
In 2012, the PSBT and Film Division of India has released a documentary titled “The Saroj Khan Story.” It was directed by Nidhi Tuli.
She has worked with most of the Bollywood celebrities such as Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan.