There are all the greatest actresses in the industry who rock the world with their dance numbers that people remember for years. And then there is Helen, an extraordinary dancer, an exceptional actor and the mother of our favorite Khan brothers, who with her charm and dance makes our feet tap even today. She has given us a few of the greatest hits and made us love Bollywood even more.
Born on 21st November 1938 in Burma, Helen moved to India during World War 2 with her parents and started out as a chorus dancer before she was seen first in the song ‘Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu’ from the film Howrah Bridge (1958)
Who doesn’t remember the song ‘Yeh Mera Dil Pyar Ka Deewana’ from the film Don where Helen was seen making bold moves towards Amitabh Bachchan. The song was then also danced upon by Kareena Kapoor Khan in the remake of Don (1998) with Shah Rukh Khan
‘Monicaaaa, Oh my darling!’ We already know you’re singing along as we put ‘Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja’ (1971) on the list. It is one of those RD Burman’s most popular songs wherein Helen is seen drinking and dancing in a sparkling red dress
Talking about the best combination of Bollywood, can you think of any other pair except for Helen and Shammi Kapoor in the song ‘O Haseena Zulfonwali’ (1966)? Yes, they’re our favorites too!
This hit number ‘Aao Na.. Gale Lagaon Na..’ (1972) from the film ‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’ was the chartbuster of the time for months. The song has Helen and Rajesh Khanna wear matching outfits and dance on this RD Burman song. So adorable they looked!
Helen looked absolutely mesmerizing in this song that saw her dance like never before. Yes, we’re talking about the song ‘Aa Jaane Ja’ (1969) from the film ‘Inteqam’. Helen indeed left all anxious for more