If I chose to do so, I could fill a year’s worth of Groovy Fridays with outrageous Bollywood musical numbers and if I did, half of them would feature this woman. Known simply as “Helen,” she was Bollywood’s biggest dancing star. Born Helen Jairag Richardson in 1938 Burma to an Anglo-Indian father and a Burmese mother, she escaped with her family from Burma when the Japanese invaded during WWII. They made their way to India and the rest is history. She retired in 1983, but she’s still with us at age 73.
There are higher resolution clips of Helen out there, but this is my favorite.
Have a groovy weekend!