Helen’s Top 10 Songs. (Happy Birthday Cabaret Queen!)

Posted by Serena Vora
October 21, 2011

How can we celebrate ‘Cabaret Queen’ Helen’s birthday without taking a look at some of her iconic dance numbers? Here are our top 10 Helen songs, tell us which one is your favorite!


Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu - Howrah Bridge

This classic song composed by OP Nayyar and sung by Geeta Dutt was Helen’s first hit in Bollywood and considered to be her ‘big break’.

Piya Tu Ab To AajaCaravan

Piya Tu Ab To Aaja not only made Helen a cabaret star but also made Asha Bhosle the queen of cabaret songs.

Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka DeewanaDon

Kareena Kapoor tried her best to recreate the magic of this song in Farhan Akhtar’s remake of Don, which version do you guys prefer?

Mehbooba Mehbooba Sholay

This is one of the RD Burman’s biggest hits for one of the biggest movies in Indian film history, it’s been remade.

O Haseena ZulfowaliTeesri Manzil

Two of the best dancers of their time, Shammi Kapoor and Helen came together for this smash-hit song.

Aa Jane JaInteqam

Visually, this is one of the most dramatic and sensual song-dance sequences of all-time in Bollywood.


Helen shed her cabaret image for a more traditional look in this blockbuster song.

Aao Na Gale Lagalo NaMere Jeevan Saathi

How can the collaboration of Helen & Asha Bhosle not equal a super hit?

Ooi Maa Ooi Maa – Parasmani

This film marked the debut of Laxmikant-Pyarelal as music directors and Helen effortlessly dances like a village belle.

Is Duniya Mein Jeena Ho ToGumnaam

This song was one of the rare times Lata Mangeshkar sang for Helen.  The film was one of Helen’s biggest hits earning her a Filmfare nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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