Ace Choreographer Saroj Khan is well known for leaving an indelible impact on Indian cinema and has immortalised herself as a legend with her innumerable dance moves. If you are a person who grew up watching hindi movies in the early 1990s chances are high that you might have danced to the song Ek Do Teen which was choreographed by Saroj Khan herself. Indian Cinema suffered a huge loss as news about Saroj Khan’s demise broke out prompting many celebrities to offer their condolences on social media as well sharing fond memories with Saroj Khan. The 71 year old ace choreographer suffered a massive heart stroke following which she passed away in Mumbai.
Although Saroj Khan majorly worked in Bollywood, she also made a name for herself in the South Indian film industries of Tollywood and Kollywood. While many people might not know this, Saroj Khan worked with Megastar Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna and Mahesh Babu. Saroj Khan worked on films like The Gentleman, Criminal, Choodalani Vundi, Devi Putrudu, Takkari Donga, Palnati Brahmanayudu, Daddy, Anji, Balu and Aata.
Tollywood celebrities like Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Tamannaah, Lakshmi Manchu took to Twitter to offer their condolences for Saroj Khan. Over the course of her career, Saroj Khan won numerous awards including the National Award For Best Choreography which she won three times, a record which still stands unbeaten. Saroj Khan also won eight Filmfare awards for Best Choreography.
As Saroj Khan departs for her heavenly abode, Indian cinema and Tollywood will deeply miss her insights and contributions!