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Known and Unknown facts about dancing queen Helen

The queen of dance, popularly known for item numbers, Helen Jairag Richardson has turned 71 today. Bringing in the cabaret dance tradition in B'wood, which was considered to be a daring act during late 50's
PTI [Updated:21 Nov 2012, 4:35 PM]


Helen met Salim Khan in 1962 on the sets of “Kabli Khan”. She was the lead actress while Salim was in a negative role. Seven years after Helen left Arora she married Salim in 1981 and became his second wife.

The couple had a difficult time with sons who were not very happy and the tensions brewed for some time. But later Salim's sons, now Bollywood actors Salman, Arbaaz, and Sohail Khan matured and came to terms with it. Helen and Salim Khan have also adopted a daughter named Arpita.

Helen is a big fan of American Gene Kelly and Swedish-American Ann Margaret, who were renowned dancer, actor, and singer by profession.

Helen always used to wear a burqa in public places due to fear of being harassed. Really can't complain, as she was so erotic in her moves.