B. Sohanlal

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B. Sohanlal is a dance director for Bollywood movies. He was the primary teacher to Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan.

Personal information

He was born in the early 1920s in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the eldest of four brothers and a sister. He was trained in Kathak from the age of four. His younger brother B. Hiralal was also trained in Kathak. Sohanlal and his family left Jaipur to seek their fortune in the South. They settled in Chennai, capital city of Tamil Nadu State. He married and settled in Chennai. He has four sons and a daughter. He is considered to be the greatest exponent of Kathak - particularly in Hindi cinema. He encouraged his younger brother B . Hiralal into film choreography. Hiralal later became a popular choreographer in the South film industry.

Famous choreographies

Some of the best-known films for which he choreographed are:


External links

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0812241/ B. Sohanlal's IMDB page listing the films on which he worked.
  • http://desi-galaxy.sabza.org/2008/02/26/the-life-of-a-dancer/ Saroj Khan feature describing her early history with B.Sohanlal

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