Born Oct 21, 1939
Age 75
Hometown Burma
Other Names Helen Richardson

Helen Jairag Richardson is an Indian film actress and dancer of Anglo-Burmese descent, working in Hindi films. She is often cited as the most popular dancer of the item number in her time. She was the inspiration for four films and a book.

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1939 Birth Born on November 21, 1939.


1957 17 Years Old In a documentary called 'Queen of the Nautch girls', Helen said she was 17 yrs old in 1957 when she got her first big break in Howrah Bridge. … Read More
1958 18 Years Old Helen got her break in 1958 when she performed the song "Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu" in Shakti Samanta's film, Howrah Bridge, which was sung by Geeta Dutt. … Read More


1965 25 Years Old She was nominated for the Filmfare best supporting actress award in 1965 for her role in Gumnaam. … Read More


1973 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1973, Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls, a 30-minute documentary film from Merchant Ivory Films, was released. … Read More


1981 41 Years Old In 1981, Helen married Salim Khan, and became his second wife and they adopted a girl, Arpita. … Read More
1983 43 Years Old Helen officially retired from movies in 1983, but she has since then appeared in a few guest roles such as Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and Mohabbatein (2000). … Read More


1999 59 Years Old In 1999 Helen was given India's Filmfare lifetime achievement award.


2006 66 Years Old A book about Helen was published by Jerry Pinto in 2006, titled The Life and Times of an H-Bomb, which went on to win the National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema in 2007.
2009 69 Years Old 1 More Event
Helen was selected for the Padma Shri awards of 2009 along with Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar. … Read More
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