Helen is regarded as one of the best dancers of her times. Having worked in more than 700 films, Helen’s life story and happenings became the inspiration for four movies and a book. Her career began picking up with the song, "Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu" of the film Howrah Bridge which was directed by Shakti Samanta.
Thereafter, Helen started coming in a number of movies and has even got many awards for her performances of varied roles. The famous Bollywood playback singers Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle have given voice to her performances in a number of songs. Helen has been a part of many successful Bollywood movies like Lahu Ke Do Rang, Gumnaam, Pagla Kahin Ka, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Immaan Dharam, Sholay, Don, Khamoshi: The Musical, etc.
Helen has always given many stage performances in London, Paris and Hong Kong. She thoroughly believes in the act of social service and keeps herself indulged in serving the needy people.