Helen with Malaika Arora, Sohail Khan, Arpita Khan and husband Salim.
Veteran actress-dancer Helen celebrated her 79th birthday yesterday with family and close friends. Nothing could have been better for Helen than to celebrate her special day in such an adorable manner. Helen was spotted on a family-only dinner at Bandra's famous Hakkasan restaurant in Mumbai with her whole Khan-daan
. It was an intimate family get together for Salman Khan's mother and all the family members, including Salman's rumoured girlfriend Iulia and Arbaaz Khan's ex-wife Malaika Arora. However, Salman Khan who is busy promoting Tiger Zinda Hai
and working on Race 3
was not spotted at the dinner. Helen was accompanied by her husband Salim Khan, step-son Sohail Khan, daughter Arpita Khan with son Ahil. Helen is Salim Khan's second wife, whom he married in 1981. Later, they adopted a baby girl, whom they named Arpita, a few years later. Salman Khan, Arbaaz, Sohail and Alvira are Salim's children from his first wife Sushila Charak.
Take a look at the pictures from Helen's family-only birthday dinner:
Helen with husband Salim Khan.
Arpita Khan with son Ahil.
Malaika Arora's parents Joyce Polycarp and Anil Arora also arrived at Helen's birthday party.
Lulia Vantur was pretty in a black body-con dress.
Sohail with son Nirvaan Khan.
Helen is one of the most popular and inspirational dancers of her time.Helen has worked in over 700 films for which she won several awards. She is a star of some blockbuster hit films like Gumnaam
, Lahu Ke Do Rang
and Khamoshi: The Musical
. Helen also won Padma Shri award in 2009.
Arpita Khan also posted a sweet wish for her second mother and wrote: "Happy Happy Birthday to my second Mom @helenkhan3551 have a wonderful day & a fabulous year ahead filled with love ,laughter ,great health & happiness. Love you Ahil , @aaysharma & me."
Salman Khan is unmarried while Arbaaz was married to Malaika Arora from 1998 to 2016. Arbaaz and Malaika are parents to 15-year-old Arhaan. Sohail Khan is married to Seema Khan and together they have two sons - Nirvan and Yohan. Alvira is married to filmmaker Atul Agnihotri and they are parents to Alizeh and Ayaan Agnihotri.
Salman is all set to feature in Tiger Zinda Hai
, co-starring Katrina Kaif while he's prepping for Race 3
and Arbaaz Khan will soon feature in Tera Intezaar
, which releases on December 1.