Saroj Khan – Indian dance choreographer in Hindi cinema

Saroj Khan - Indian Dance Choreographer
Saroj Khan - Bollywood’s first female choreographer

Saroj Khan – Bollywood’s first female choreographer who made Bollywood sparkle

Many of you already heard of the success story of Saroj Khan who made Bollywood sparkle.

However, her road to fame was never easy. Let us read a success story of a female choreographer. We hope you are going to enjoy the success story.

Who is Saroj Khan?

Saroj khan, Indian Dance Choreographer, Bollywood’s first female choreographer born on 22nd November 1948 in that room, the first of six children. She was one of the most prominent and leading choreographers in Hindi cinemas whose film career spanned 60+ years.

Saroj Khan created some of the Hindi Cinema’s most famous dance scenes in the 1980s and ’90s.

She was born at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She choreographed more than 2000 sings during 40-years of her career.

Saroj Khan is known as “The Mother of Choreography/ Dance in Hindi cinema”. She died on 3rd July due to a sudden cardiac arrest.


Kishanchand Sadhu Singh, her father had been a prosperous and successful businessman in Karachi, Pakistan, but in 1947, he lost everything in the violent partition of India and Pakistan.

Her father Kishanchand Sadhu and mother Noni Singh moved to Mumbai, where they started over in a slum.

At the age of three, she started her career as child artist with the film Nazarana, and a background dancer in the late 1950s.

She learnt dance from film choreographer Sohanlal. At the age of 13, she married Sohanlal.

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He was 43 years old at that time and was already married with 4 children, that she did not know at the time of marriage.

After that, she got married to businessperson Sardar Roshan Khan.They have daughters named Sukaina, Hina and son Hamid. Her daughter Sukaina is known to run a dance institute in Dubai.

Later Saroj shifted to choreography, first as assistant choreographer and later as independent choreographer.

She got her first break as independent choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. After a long break, she worked with Sridevi in Mr.India for Hawa Hawai in 1987.

After that she worked with her for Nagina & Chandni. Later with Madhuri Dixit she work on Tezab, Thanedar and Beta.

Then she became one of the most successful Bollywood choreographers. Again, she worked with Madhuri in Gulab Gang.

In 2002, she choreographed a popular song of Devdas for Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai. In 2008, for a song of Jab We Met (Yeh Ishq Haaye for Kareena Kapoor Khan), she received a third national award for choreography.

Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in Devdas

In the 2002 film Devdas, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in a dance choreographed by Saroj Khan Much of her best-known choreography was in collaboration with the actress Sridevi.

Television appearances:

In 2005, she appeared as a member of jury in reality dance show Nach Baliye on Star One with two other judges.

She also appeared in the second season of the same show also. She appeared as a judge for the show Ustado ke Ustad on Sony Entertainment Television (India).

In 2008, she choreographed in the show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan for NDTV Imagine.

She appeared in the show Boogie Woogie on Sony TV in 2008 as one of the judges with Ravi Behl, Javed Jafree, and Naved Jafree.

In the third season of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa on Sony TV, she was one of the judges with Juhi Chawla and former Nach Baliye judge Vaibhavi Merchant.

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In 2012, the documentary ‘The Saroj Khan tory’ was released. It was produced by PSBT and Films Division of India & directed by Nidhi Tuli.

In a dance competition in the show Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, she appeared as a judge.


She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on 17th June 2020 as she was suffering from breathing difficulties. She tested negative for Covid-19.

She died of cardiac arrest on 3rd July 2020. She was 71 years old at the time of death.

She is survived by her son Hamid Khan and daughters Sukaina khan & Hina khan.

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