Born on 15th May 1967, Madhuri Dixit is one actress with an amazing combination of beauty, acting skills and dancing talent. A trained Kathak dancer, Madhuri wanted to be a microbiologist but fate had other plans for her.
After a flop debut movie ‘Abodh’ in 1984, and few others later on, Madhuri received amazing responses for her highly successful films like ‘Tezaab’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Prem Pratigyaa’, ‘Tridev’ and ‘Parinda’, some of which even earned her the Filmfare nomination for the Best Actress.
Madhuri’s next film ‘Dil’, opposite Aamir Khan, was super-successful and earned her the Filmfare Best Actress Award for the first time. This made her one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood. Her performance in ‘Saajan’ was also highly appreciated.
In 1992, Madhuri featured in ‘Beta’ and her acting won her two major accolades- her second Filmfare Best Actress Award and the tag of “Dhak Dhak Girl” (for the song ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’). Her next films ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Anjaam’ and ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ were major successes. The latter made a record-breaking business all over, and Madhuri won yet another Filmfare Best Actress award.
‘Raja’ and ‘Yaraana’ earned her Best Actress nominations. But it was the 1997 film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ for which she received her fourth Filmfare award for Best Actress. Her performance was highly appreciated in the critically acclaimed film ‘Mrityudand’.
In 2002, Madhuri played the role of Chandramukhi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Devdas’, for which received the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress. She then came back to films in 2007, with ‘Aaja Nachle’. Madhuri will now be seen in ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, the sequel to ‘Ishqiya’.
Madhuri dixit has appeared in many television shows, such as ‘Nach Baliye’ and ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. She has also been involved in many social work campaigns, and is now seen in many TV commercials. Her infectious smile makes the nation go weak in the knees. No wonder painter M. F. Hussain was so fascinated by her!