RIP Saroj Khan: Veteran choreographer’s life and iconic moments in pictures

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Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan died on Friday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 71. Here is remembering Bollywood’s beloved ‘masterji’, who gave us many an iconic song.

Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan died on Friday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 71. Here is remembering Bollywood’s beloved ‘masterji’, who gave us many an iconic song.

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Saroj, the oldest of four sisters and one brother, entered the film industry when she was just three years old. She made her debut with Nazrana and became a popular child artiste. Here she is seen with Madhuri Dixit on the sets of Anjaam.

Saroj, the oldest of four sisters and one brother, entered the film industry when she was just three years old. She made her debut with Nazrana and became a popular child artiste. Here she is seen with Madhuri Dixit on the sets of Anjaam.

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Saroj joined a dance troupe at the age of 10 and became a background dancer. Here she is seen having a candid moment with Madhuri Dixit, who was one of her favourite actors to work with.

Saroj joined a dance troupe at the age of 10 and became a background dancer. Here she is seen having a candid moment with Madhuri Dixit, who was one of her favourite actors to work with.

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Saroj choreographed her first song - Nigahein Milane Ko Jee Chahta Hai from Dil Hi Toh Hai - when she was just 14. Here she is seen with Sridevi and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on the sets of Mr India.

Saroj choreographed her first song - Nigahein Milane Ko Jee Chahta Hai from Dil Hi Toh Hai - when she was just 14. Here she is seen with Sridevi and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on the sets of Mr India.

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Saroj got her first break as an independent choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. Here she is seen with Sridevi and filmmaker Yash Chopra on the sets of Chandni.

Saroj got her first break as an independent choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. Here she is seen with Sridevi and filmmaker Yash Chopra on the sets of Chandni.

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However, Saroj was truly catapulted into the big league with the 1988 film Tezaab. Madhuri Dixit’s iconic song Ek Do Teen is remembered even today.

However, Saroj was truly catapulted into the big league with the 1988 film Tezaab. Madhuri Dixit’s iconic song Ek Do Teen is remembered even today.

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Saroj, who has been credited with choreographing over 2,000 songs, has won three National Awards and a number of other accolades. Here, she and Madhuri Dixit are seen rehearsing for Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai.

Saroj, who has been credited with choreographing over 2,000 songs, has won three National Awards and a number of other accolades. Here, she and Madhuri Dixit are seen rehearsing for Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai.

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