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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 2,483,918 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Saroj Khan is the 86th most popular dancer (down from 66th in 2019), the 814th most popular biography from India (down from 594th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Dancer.

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Among dancers, Saroj Khan ranks 86 out of 76Before her are Balasaraswati, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Jin Xing, Robert Helpmann, Antony Tudor, and Twyla Tharp. After her are Sergei Polunin, Agnes de Mille, Sonal Mansingh, Roberto Bolle, Polina Semionova, and Rozonda Thomas.

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Among people born in 1948, Saroj Khan ranks 629Before her are Lillian Board, Trevor Brooking, Srgjan Kerim, David Marks, Juan José Muñante, and Mario Aldo Montano. After her are Dick Quax, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Leif Jenssen, Betty Thomas, Bernhard Lehmann, and Jeff Baxter. Among people deceased in 2020, Saroj Khan ranks 662Before her are MF Doom, Annie Ross, Alberto Alesina, Oliver Friggieri, Ernesto Canto, and Géza Szőcs. After her are Alexander Vedernikov, Fatemeh Rahbar, Pop Smoke, Gregory Areshian, Alfredo Lim, and Vadão.

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In India

Among people born in India, Saroj Khan ranks 814 out of 1,493Before her are Prem Nazir (1927), Sikandar Jah (1768), Krishan Kant (1927), Bindu (1951), Tessy Thomas (1963), and Paresh Rawal (1955). After her are Mahendra Kapoor (1934), Mary Kom (1983), Sushmita Sen (1975), Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy (1949), Aasif Mandvi (1966), and Subhash Ghai (1945).

Among DANCERS In India

Among dancers born in India, Saroj Khan ranks 6Before her are Birju Maharaj (1937), Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904), Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918), Balasaraswati (1918), and Yamini Krishnamurthy (1940). After her are Sonal Mansingh (1944).