Saroj Khan

1948 - 2020

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Saroj Khan (born Nirmala Nagpal; 22 November 1948 – 3 July 2020) was an Indian dance choreographer in Hindi cinema. She was born in Bombay State (present day Maharashtra), India. She was best known for the dance form mujra and the first woman choreographer in Bollywood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saroj Khan has received more than 2,348,810 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Saroj Khan is the 66th most popular dancer (down from 65th in 2019), the 594th most popular biography from India (up from 622nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Dancer.

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Among dancers, Saroj Khan ranks 66 out of 75Before her are Avdotia Istomina, Frankie Manning, Joaquín Cortés, Svetlana Zakharova, Mrinalini Sarabhai, and Katherine Dunham. After her are Rukmini Devi Arundale, Robert Helpmann, Jin Xing, Balasaraswati, Twyla Tharp, and Yamini Krishnamurthy.

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Among people born in 1948, Saroj Khan ranks 463Before her are Ang Rita, Mahesh Bhatt, Ian Hodder, Mimi Kennedy, Frank Lampard, and István Tarlós. After her are Jorge Carrascosa, John Martyn, Nikolai Gorbachev, Carlos Squeo, Yevhen Arzhanov, and Rolf-Dieter Heuer. Among people deceased in 2020, Saroj Khan ranks 473Before her are Ang Rita, Tibor Benedek, Jasraj, Alison Lurie, Alfredo Lim, and Nicolas Portal. After her are Barbara Windsor, Birol Ünel, Gordon Haskell, Derek Fowlds, Abdul Qadir Bajamal, and Tommy Docherty.

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In India

Among people born in India, Saroj Khan ranks 594 out of 1,227Before her are Bachendri Pal (1954), Jasraj (1930), Shatrughan Sinha (1945), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Rambhadracharya (1950), and Jagdish Bhagwati (1934). After her are Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904), C. N. R. Rao (1934), R. D. Burman (1939), P. T. Usha (1964), C. R. Rao (1920), and S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940).

Among DANCERS In India

Among dancers born in India, Saroj Khan ranks 2Before her are Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918). After her are Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904), Balasaraswati (1918), and Yamini Krishnamurthy (1940).