A trained singer, Balasaraswati sang for her daughter Lakshmi Knight's dance performances in later years.

In the Satyajit Ray film ‘Shatranj ke Khiladi,’ the song “Kanha tose main haari” was sung by Pt Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen performed Kathak for that.

Kathak dancer Rani Khanam became the first dancer to perform choreography based on Islamic verses.

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