Happy birthday Helen The dancing diva of the 1950s and 1960s and well known vamp in films. One of the most iconic and legendary dancers of Indian cinema, Helen Ann Richardson, popularly known as ‘Helen’ turns a year older today. The bold and beautiful lady, who had introduced cabaret dancing in Bollywood, is also known as one of the Dancing Queens of Bollywood.
She got her major break in 1958, aged 19, when she performed on the song "Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu" in Shakti Samanta's film, Howrah Bridge, which was sung by Geeta Dutt. After that, offers started pouring in throughout the 1960s and 1970s. During her initial career, Geeta Dutt sang many songs for her. Her iconic songs include: Yeh Mera Dil, Piya Tu Ab To Aaja, Kar Le Pyar, Mehbooba Mehbooba, Aaj Ki Raat Koi Aane Ko Hain, O Haseena Zulfonwale Jane Jahan, Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu..
Helen fell in love with Salim Khan and married him in the most unconventional manner. He was a married man with children when he decided to marry actor Helen in 1980. He was 45 and she was 42.