Helen (Actress) Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Children, Facts, Biography

Helen (Actress) Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Children, Facts, Biography
Helen Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5½ in
Weight 61 kg
Date of Birth November 21, 1938
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Spouse Salim Khan

Helen is an Indian actress and dancer who is prominently recognized for her work in the Hindi film industry. Aside from that is also known as one of the best nautch dancers from her golden years and also the first actress to initiate cabaret and belly dance in the Hindi cinema.

Born Name

Helen Anne Richardson

Nick Name

Queen of the Nautch Girls

Helen as seen in a picture that was taken at the Kallista Spa opening in June 6, 2012
Helen as seen in a picture that was taken at the Kallista Spa opening on June 6, 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Rangoon, British Burma

Nationality

Indian

Education

Helen would attend school until she decided to quit in order to help her mother financially.

Occupation

Actress, Dancer

Family

  • Father – George Desmier
  • Mother – Marlene (Nurse)
  • Siblings – Roger (Brother), Jennifer (Sister)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm

Weight

61 kg or 134.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Helen has dated –

 

  1. Prem Narayan Arora (1957-1974)​
  2. Satish Kaul
  3. Salim Khan (1981-Present) – She is the step-mother of Salim’s 5 children Salman Khan (b. December 27, 1965), Arbaaz Khan (b. August 4, 1967), Sohail Khan (b. December 20, 1970), Alvira Khan Agnihotri (b. December 13, 1969), and Arpita Khan (b. August 1, 1989). Helen can now often be seen accompanied by director Salim and his first wife Salma Khan.
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Helen and her husband Salim Khan as seen in a picture that was taken at the launch of Shatranj Napoli and Polpo Cafe & Bar in 2012
Helen and her husband Salim Khan as seen in a picture that was taken at the launch of Shatranj Napoli and Polpo Cafe & Bar in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / CC BY 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Asian)

She has Anglo-Indian ancestry on her father’s side and Burmese ancestry on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • She wears a pair of reading spectacles.
  • Sports a short haircut

Religion

Christianity

Helen Favorite Things

Source – Rediff.com

Helen in a picture that was taken while she possed for a Filmfare Photoshoot in 1969
Helen in a picture that was taken while she possed for a Filmfare Photoshoot in 1969 (Twototen45 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Helen Facts

  1. She lost her father during World War II.
  2. After the death of her father, Helen and her family walked from Burma to Bombay through wilderness and villages in 1943, in an effort to escape the Japanese invasion.
  3. She has danced to a number of popular tracks by singer and songwriter Asha Bhosle including Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja, Kar Le Pyar Kar Le, Aao Na Gale Lagao Na, and Yeh Mera Dil Pyar Ka Diwana.
  4. Despite having already acted in a number of films, Helen got her first big break when she performed to the track Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu in the film Howrah Bridge (1958). She was only 19 years old at the time.
  5. In 1999, Helen was presented with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
  6. It was a family friend of hers named Cuckoo Moray who had helped her start her career in Bollywood.
  7. In total, Helen has been nominated for 5 Filmfare Awards, of which she won her first in 1980, for her work in the film Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979).
  8. Helen was presented with a Padma Shri in 2009.
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