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|Helen Richardson Khan (born Helen Ann Richardson on November 21, 1938), commonly known as Helen is an Indian actress and dancer born in Burma. She works in Hindi movies. She has received two Filmfare Awards and has appeared in more than 700 films, and is often cited as the most popular nautch dancer of her time. She inspired four films and a book . She is the second wife of former writer-producer Salim Khan.
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Profile ( Personal Info)
|Real Name||:||Helen Jairag Richardson Khan|
|Age||:||83 years in (2022)|
|Profession||:||Actress and Dancer|
|Date of Birth||:||21 November 1938|
|Born In||:||Yangon, Burma|
|Height in Feet Inches||:||5' 4”|
Husband / Spouse / Partner Photos Details
|Husband||:||P. N. Arora (1957-1974)
Salim Khan, Writer (1981-present)
Children Photos Details
|Daughter||:||Arpita Khan (Adopted)|
Father - Brother - Mother - Sister -Relatives (Family Photos)
|Favorite Color||:||Green ,White|
|Favorite Actress||:||Vyjayantimala, Padmini and Ann-Margret|
|Favorite Actor||:||Gene Kelly|
Qualification ( Education, School and College )
|Educational and Qualification||:||Unknown|
|Helen was introduced to Bollywood when a family friend, an actress known as Cukoo, helped her find a job as a choir dancer in the films Shabistan and Awara (1951). She soon worked regularly and was presented as a solo dancer in such films as Alif Laila (1954) and Hoor-e-Arab (1955).
The writer Salim Khan helped her to obtain roles in some of the films he co-wrote with Javed Akhtar: Immaan Dharam, Don, Dostana and Sholay. This was followed by a role in Mahesh Bhatt's film, Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979), for which she won Filmfare's Best Supporting Actress award. In 1999, Helen received the filmmaking Indian Achievement Award.
Helen officially retired from film in 1983, but has since played in roles such as Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and Mohabbatein (2000). She also made a special appearance as the mother of the character of Salman Khan's son-in-law in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
She has performed on stage in London, Paris and Hong Kong. In 1973, Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls, a 30-minute documentary by Merchant Ivory Films, was released. Anthony Korner directed and told the film. A book about Helen was published in 2006 by Jerry Pinto, titled The Life and Times of an H-Bomb , which won the National Award for Best Film on Cinema in 2007.
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