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 Aaja – Caravan
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 Deewana – Don
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 Zulfowali – Teesri Manzil
Two of the best dancers of their time, Shammi Kapoor and Helen came together for this smash-hit song.
Aa Jane Ja – Inteqam
Visually, this is one of the most dramatic and sensual song-dance sequences of all-time in Bollywood.
Mungda – Inkaar
Helen shed her cabaret image for a more traditional look in this blockbuster song.
Aao Na Gale Lagalo Na – Mere 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 To – Gumnaam
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.