Today is late Choreographer Gopi Krishna’s Birthday. If he hadn’t expired in 1994, he would have been 84 this day. Gopi Krishna was born in a family of Kathak dancers, with his father Pandit Sukhdev Maharaj and his aunt Sitara Devi in the field. He was a good dancer as well. He would depict mythological characters very well through classical dance.
Bollywood and Gopi Krishna: Some Bollywood songs choreographed by him are:
Dil pehla pyar doosra… Saqi (1952)
Nain so nain nahin milao… Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955) This song was even performed on screen by him.
Murali Manohar Krishan Kanhaiya… Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955) He performed this song as well on the screen.
Ja ja re ja deewane ja… Grahasti (1963)
Gori tori painjaniya… Mehbooba (1976)
In ankhon ki masti ke… Umrao Jaan (1981)
Chal hat chal kal phir milneka mang na mujhse wada… Nache Mayuri (1986)
O meri pran Sajni… Annadata (1972) This song has been performed by Gopi Krishna and Madhumati onscreen.