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Helen was born in Burma to an Anglo Indian army officer and a Burmese nurse. Her father died during the Second World War. Her family migrated to India in 1942 as refugees in order to escape the Japanese invasion of Burma. Helen was introduced to Bollywood in 1953 by the famous dancer Cuckoo. She got her break in 1958 when she performed the song '... See full bio »

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 2012 Heroine
Shagufta Rizvi
 2012 Jodi Breakers
Madonna
 2007 Marigold
Prem's grandma (as Helen Khan)
 2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Kitty Kohli
 2005 Anjaane: The Unkown
Aunty
 2004 Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha
Dhani's grandmother
 2004 Ab Tak Chhappan
Feroz' Mother
 2002 Shararat
Anuradha Mathur
 2001 Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (TV Series)
Mother (2001)
 2000 Mohabbatein
Miss Monica
 1999 Straight from the Heart
Mrs. Rafilini (Sameer's mom (special appearance)
 1998 Saazish
 1997 Aakhri Sanghursh
Meena
 1996 Khamoshi: The Musical
Maria
 1991 Akayla
Seema's Mother
 1985 Bond 303
Dancer wife of Dr. __ (uncredited)
 1984 Pakhandi
 1983 Haadsaa
Martha
 1983 Daulat Ke Dushman
Laila
 1982 Dial 100
Julie
 1982 Shiv Charan
 1982 Sultana Daku
 1982 Ayaash
Courtesan
 1982/I Sawaal
Cabaret Dancer
 1982 Troyee
Bar Dancer
 1982 Teesri Aankh
 1982 Chorni
Dancer (in song "Hai Yeh Kaisa Nasha")
 1982 Kachche Heere
 1981 Josh
 1981 Raaz
 1981 Shakka
Janki
 1981 Sannata
 1981 Bulundi
Bar Dancer
 1981 Arati
 1981 Bhula Na Dena
 1980 Abdullah
Dancer / Singer (Jashne bahara mehfil e yaara...) (uncredited)
 1980 Angaar
 1980 Billa
Actress (uncredited)
 1980 Bombay 405 Miles
Rita (Master's wife)
 1980 Teen Ekkey
 1980 Shaan
Dancer
 1980/I Ram Balram
Tara Bai
 1980 Humkadam
Suzie John
 1980 Andhera
 1980 Dostana
Sylvia
 1980 Be-Reham
P.K.'s Client
 1979 Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum
Dancer (uncredited)
 1979 Magroor
Ruksana
 1979 Raakhi Ki Saugandh
Sweety
 1979 Do Shikaari
Bar Dancer (uncredited)
 1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang
Suzy
 1979 Duniya Meri Jeb Mein
Dancer / singer in bar
 1979 Guru Ho Jaa Shuru
Prem's Girlfriend
 1979 Jhoota Kahin Ka
Cabaret Dancer
 1979 The Great Gambler
Monica (Dancer)
 1979 Naya Bakra
 1979 Prem Bandhan
 1978 Kaala Aadmi
 1978 Parmatma
Katorani (Bar Girl)
 1978 Swarg Narak
Cabaret dancer
 1978 Chor Ke Ghar Chor
Courtesan
 1978 Apna Khoon
Dancer
 1978 Phandebaaz
 1978 Don
Kamini
 1978 Bandie
Dancer / Singer
 1978 Jalan
 1978 Karwa Chouth
Dancer / Singer
 1977 Aakhri Sajda
 1977 Duniyadari
 1977 Inkaar
Dancer / Singer in Bar
 1977 Jagriti
 1977 Kachcha Chor
 1977 Yaaron Ka Yaar
Rita
 1977 Pandit Aur Pathan
Salma
 1977 Besharam
 1977 Aap Ki Khatir
Shola
 1977 Khel Khilari Ka
Dancer
 1977 Khoon Pasina
Dancer
 1977 Amar Akbar Anthony
Fake Daughter At Airport (Guest Appearance)
 1977 Immaan Dharam
Jenny Francis
 1977 Agent Vinod
Dancer - Lovelina
 1977 Hunterwali 77
 1976 Aaj Ka Ye Ghar
Miss Ruhi
 1976 Aap Beati
Rita
 1976 Ali Baba
 1976 Bairaag
Lucy
 1976 Deewaangee
Kitty
 1976 Raakhi Aur Rifle (as Helan)
 1976 Raees
 1976 Sikka
 1976 Yamla Jatt
 1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek
Rita
 1976 Shankar Dada
 1976 Raeeszada
 1976 Kalicharan
Dancer
 1976 Harfan Maulaa
Dancer / Singer
 1975 Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty
Madame
 1975 Mere Sajna
Sona
 1975 Mere Sartaj
Dancer / Singer at Angel Club
 1975 Sanyasi
1st Dancer (song "Tu Mera Din Hai")
 1975 Sholay
Gypsy dancer (Guest Appearance)
 1975 Kala Sona
Chameli
 1975 Zakhmee
Sheila
 1975 Dharmatma
Dancer
 1975 Kaam Shastra
 1975 Saazish
Lola - Singer / Dancer on ship
 1974 Chhote Sarkar
 1974 Faslah
Dancer / Singer at Club
 1974 Jurm Aur Sazaa
Cabaret Dancer
 1974 Madhosh
 1974 Ujala Hi Ujala
Dancer / Singer
 1974 Benaam
Poonam
 1974 Call Girl
Sylvia
 1974 Amir Garib
Dancer
 1974 Geetaa Mera Naam
Savitri
 1974 Kshitij
 1973 Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar
Woman at party
 1973 Agni Rekha
 1973 Anamika
Rubai (Cabaret Dancer)
 1973 Bada Kabutar
Dancer
 1973 Barkha Bahar
 1973 Chhalia
Mona
 1973 Dharma
Cabaret Dancer #1 (uncredited)
 1973 Heera
 1973 Mehmaan
Kitty
 1973 Shareef Budmaash
Carmen / Rita
 1973 Taxi Driver
 1973 Dhamkee (uncredited)
 1973 Pyaasi Nadi
 1973 Khoon Khoon
 1972 Dharkan
Laajwanti
 1972 Dil Daulat Duniya
Rita
 1972 Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche
Bar dancer (uncredited)
 1972 Mome Ki Gudiya
Dancer / Singer
 1972 Pistolwali
 1972 Raja Jani
Dancer
 1972 Rakhi Aur Hathkadi
Mrs. Reen
 1972 Sangey Muzhangu
Dancer
 1972 Sazaa
 1972 Sultana Daku
 1972 Yaar Mera
 1972 Victoria No. 203
Girl on beach
 1972 Apradh
Cabaret Dancer / Singer
 1972 Doctor X
 1971 Bikhare Moti
 1971 Caravan
Monica
 1971 Haseenon Ka Devata
Casino dancer
 1971 Hulchul
Kitty D'Costa
 1971 Hum Tum Aur Woh
Lily / Anita
 1971 Kathputli
Roma
 1971 Man Mandir
 1971 Maryada
Singer / Dancer (Dil ka lena dena humne..)
 1971 Parwana
Cabaret Dancer
 1971 Shree Krishnarjun Yuddh
Urvashi
 1971 Hungama
Chameli
 1971 Nadaan
Rita Saxena
 1971 Preetam
Sarita
 1971 Elaan
Lily
 1971 Jaane-Anjaane
Suzie
 1971/I Adhikar
Cabaret Dancer
 1971 Upaasna
 1971 Kahin Aar Kahin Paar
Dancer Helen
 1971 Beharoopia
 1971 Ustad Pedro
 1970 Aag Aur Daag
Dancer / Singer
 1970 Bhagwan Parshuram
Dancer
 1970 Ehsan
Rita
 1970 Ishq Par Zor Nahin
Dancer on yacht
 1970 Maharaja
 1970 Pagla Kahin Ka
Jenny
 1970 Puraskar
Rita
 1970 Truck Driver
 1970 Bombay Talkie
Heroine in Gold
 1970 Tum Haseen Main Jawan
Jina (Ranjeet's wife)
 1970 The Train
Lily
 1970 Begunah
 1970 Dagabaaz
 1970 Inspector
Hotel Flamingo Dancer
 1969 Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool
Neelam
 1969 Anjan Hai Koyee
Bijli - Bhajiwali
 1969 Bhai Bahen
 1969 Gunda
 1969 Hum Ek Hain
 1969 Intaquam
Rebecca
 1969 Jaal Saz
Dancer
 1969 Prince
Sophia
 1969 Pyar Hi Pyar
Cham Cham
 1969 Pyar Ka Sapna
Jenny
 1969 Pyasi Sham
 1969 Sachaai
Meena
 1969 Talash
Rita
 1969 Toofan
Dancer
 1969 Yakeen
Night Club performer (song "Bachke")
 1969 Badmash
 1969 Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati
Sherry
 1969 Kismat
Nancy
 1969 Shatranj
Salma
 1969 The Killers
 1969 The Thief of Baghdad
Yasmin
 1968 Anjaam
 1968 Aulad
Courtesan
 1968 Baazi
 1968 Ek Raat
Dancer / Singer
 1968 Har Har Gange
 1968 Shikar
Veera
 1968 Vaasna
Cabaret Dancer
 1968 Lady Killer
 1967 Bahu Begum
Courtesan
 1967 C.I.D. 909
Sophia
 1967 Chand Par Chadayee
Dancer / Singer
 1967 Dil Ne Pukara
Jyoti
 1967 Dilruba
 1967 Dulhan Ek Raat Ki
A dancer
 1967 Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan
Pushpa Malhotra
 1967 Jaal
 1967 Nasihat
 1967 Night in London
Jameela
 1967 Sardar
 1967 Shamsher
 1967 Jewel Thief
Helen
 1967 Rajoo
 1966 Afsana
Kamini
 1966 Badal
 1966 Biradari
Dancer
 1966 Dada
 1966 Dus Lakh
Kitty Little
 1966 Insaaf
Dancer / Singer
 1966 Labela
 1966 Sagaai
Dancer
 1966 Smuggler
Dancer
 1966 Tasveer
 1966 Teesri Manzil
Ruby
 1966 Yeh Raat Phir Na Aaygi
Dancer / Singer (uncredited)
 1966 Street Singer
 1966 Chaddian Di Doli
Dancer
 1966 Do Matwale
 1966 Jadoo
 1966 Kunwari
 1966/II Spy in Goa
 1966/I Spy in Goa
 1966 Vidyarthi
 1965 Ek Saal Pehle
 1965 Faisla
 1965 Faraar
Dancer / Singer
 1965 Hum Diwane
 1965 Kaajal
Courtesan
 1965 Khandan
Jati (Dancer)
 1965 Lootera
 1965 Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain
Shabnam
 1965 Namaste Ji
 1965 Nishan
 1965 Rustom-E-Hind
 1965 Shankar Sita Ansuya
Dancer / Singer
 1965 Tarzan Comes to Delhi
Nightclub entertainer
 1965 Gumnaam
Miss Kitty
 1965 Baghi Haseena
 1965 Chor Darwaza
 1965 Sab Ka Ustad
 1965 Sant Tukaram
 1965 Shahi Raqasa
 1964 Aaya Toofan
Rajkumari Chanda
 1964 Awara Badal
Dancer / Singer
 1964 Baghi
 1964 Hercules
 1964 Shabnam
Sabha
 1964 Woh Kaun Thi?
Seema
 1964 Zindagi
Chameli
 1964 Cha Cha Cha
Lali
 1964 His Highness
 1963 Bidesiya
Dancer in Nautanki
 1963 Harishchandra Taramati
Dancer
 1963 Kabli Khan
Haseena
 1963 Maya Mahal
 1963 Mulzim
 1963 Parasmani
Dancer
 1963 Raja
 1963 Shikari
Shoba
 1963 Sunheri Nagin
Princess
 1963 Taj Mahal
Court Dancer - song 'Na Nare Na Na'
 1963 Ustadon Ke Ustad
Rita
 1963 Awara Abdulla
 1963 Been Ka Jadoo
 1963 Patal Nagri
 1962 Bezubaan
 1962 China Town
Suzie
 1962 Dr. Vidya
 1962 Half Ticket
Stage Dancer / Singer ("Woh Ek Nighahen")
 1962 Hariyali Aur Rasta
Dancer Dolly
 1962 Jadugar Daku
 1962 Main Chup Rahungi
Menka
 1962 Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai
Moshia
 1962 Hawa Mahal
Champakali
 1962 Hong Kong
 1962 Jadoo Mahal
 1962 Madam Zorro
 1962 Sachche Moti
 1961 Bhaiyya
Dancer / Singer at Murli's son's birthday
 1961 Chhote Nawab
Sophie
 1961 Do Bhai
 1961 Flat No. 9
 1961 Gunga Jumna
Courtesan
 1961 Junglee
Miss Suku
 1961 Maya
Woman Wooed by Banke
 1961 Mr. India
Rita
 1961 Oomar Qaid
 1961 Passport
Mary (as Helan)
 1961 Reshmi Rumal
Dancer
 1961 Saaya
 1961 Sampoorna Ramayana
Suparnakha
 1961 Sapne Suhane
 1961 Wanted
 1961 Warrant
 1961 Ramu Dada
 1961 Lucky Number
 1961 Miss Chalbaaz
 1961 Modern Girl
 1960 Abdulla
 1960 Angulimaal
Dancer / Singer
 1960 Baghdad
 1960 Bahaana
 1960 Bewaqoof
Club Dancer (in song "Tauba Tauba")
 1960 Chhabili
 1960 Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai
Cabaret Dancer
 1960 Dr. Shaitan
 1960 Ghunghat
 1960 Hum Hindustani
Kalpana
 1960 Jaali Note
Lily (uncredited)
 1960 Kala Bazar
Dancer / Singer
 1960 Road No. 303
 1960 Singapore
Malaysian Village Dancer
 1960 Superman
 1960 Trunk Call
 1960 Do Dost
 1960 Lal Quila
 1959 Anari
Miss 1959
 1959 Baazigar
 1959 Bedard Zamana Kya Jane
Dancer / Singer at OK Club
 1959 Bus Conductor
 1959 C.I.D. Girl
 1959 Commander
 1959 Duniya Na Mane
Stage Dancer
 1959 Guest House
Dancer (song "Tera Jadoo Na Chalega")
 1959 Heera Moti
Courtesan
 1959 Insan Jaag Utha
Dancer (uncredited)
 1959 Kangan
Wedding dancer / singer
 1959/II Keechak Vadha
 1959 Love Marriage
Dancer at party
 1959 Main Nashe Men Hoon
Dancer (song "Gair Ke Gali Mein Piya")
 1959 Mr. John
 1959 Naach Ghar
 1959 O Tera Kya Kahna
Cabaret Dancer
 1959 Zara Bachke
 1959 Gali Theke Rajpath (as Miss Helen)
 1959 Pyar Ki Rahen
 1958 12 O'Clock
Dancer - in song "Arey Tauba"
 1958 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
Dancer / Singer
 1958 Howrah Bridge
Dancer / Singer
 1958 Karigar
 1958 Khazanchi
 1958 Milan
 1958 Piya Milan
Nartaki
 1958 Sitamgar
 1958 Yahudi
Dancer / Singer
 1958 Bhookailas
Apsarasa
 1958 Night Club
Dancer
 1958 Taqdeer
 1957 Baarish
Dancer
 1957 Chhote Babu
 1957 Coffee House
 1957 Mr. X
 1957 Naag Mani
 1957 Neelofar
 1957 Qaidi
 1957 Begunah
 1957 Changez Khan
Dancer
 1957 Shahi Bazar
 1956 Char Minar
 1956 Delhi Durbar
 1956 Halaku
Dancer
 1956 Inquilab
 1956 Justice
 1956 Kismet
 1956 Mr. Lambu
 1956 Patrani
Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 Sipahsalar
 1956 Some Where in Delhi
Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 Taj
Dancer Lajjo (as Helan)
 1956 Taksaal
 1956 Ankh Ka Nasha
 1956 Baghi Sardar
 1956 Fifty Fifty
 1956 Guru Ghantal
 1956 Naya Aadmi
 1956 Sailaab
 1955 Abe Hayat
 1955 Hoor-E-Arab
 1955 Mast Qalandar
 1955 Santosham
 1955 Sitara
 1955 Teerandaz
Dancer (uncredited)
 1955 Flying Man
 1955 Shah Behram
 1954 Alibaba and 40 Thieves
Dancer / Singer
 1954 Kasturi
 1954 Lal Pari
 1954 Mayurpankh
 1954 Pilpili Saheb
 1953 Alif-Laila
Dancer in song (uncredited)
 1953 Khoj
 1952 Amber
 1952 Badnam
 1951 Awaara
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
 1951 Shabistan
Dancer (uncredited)
 1945 Sawan
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Helan | Miss Helen | Helen Jairag | Helen Khan

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I could never walk on the streets. I had to wear a veil. They used to go berserk when they saw me. See more »

Trivia:

Married Salim Khan in 1981 and became his second wife. Helen met Salim Khan in 1962 on the sets of Kabli Khan (1963) where she was the heroine and he was the villain in the movie. See more »

Trademark:

Her cat-like eyes See more »

Nickname:

Queen of the Nautch Girls

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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