The Decades Long Career of Hindi Cinema's Very Own 'H-Bomb', Helen

Today is the 82nd birthday of the original Bollywood diva and cabaret dancer, Helen. In a career that spanned nearly 5 decades, she was a symbol of the Hindi film industry entering a period some may have even called 'daring' all those years ago. Her fascinating career and life gave way for many women to own their agency, on-screen or off-screen, and her legacy continues even today.

Edited by Urmi Chatterjee

Also See: A Glimpse at Asha Bhosle's Iconic Career as One of Hindi Cinema's First Cabaret Singers