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MADHURI DIXIT
Date of Birth 15-05-1967
Nationality Indian
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Madhuri Dixit (born on 15 May 1967) is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi films. Often cited by the media as one of the best actresses in Bollywood,Dixit made her film debut in Abodh (1984) and received wider public recognition with Tezaab (1988). She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema s leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing.Some of her proceeding films include such box-office hits as Dil (1990), Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) and Raja (1995). After a relatively low phase, she reinvented herself with the romance Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and subsequently received critical acclaim for her work in films like Mrityudand (1997), Pukar (2000), Lajja (2001) and Devdas (2002). In 2002, she retired from films in order to raise her children and made a comeback with the musical Aaja Nachle in 2007.Dixit has won five Filmfare Awards, four for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress. She holds the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations (13) at Filmfare. In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India s fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India.

She is married to Dr Shriram Madhav Nene, with whom she has two children. The couple resided in the United States before moving to India in 2011.


Early life

Madhuri Dixit is a native of Mumbai, India. She was born Madhuri Shankar Dixit to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit, of a Marathi Brahmin family. Dixit attended Divine Child High School and Mumbai University and studied to be a microbiologist. She is a trained Kathak dancer and a great admirer of it.


Film career
1980s

Madhuri Dixit made her acting debut in Rajshri Productions movie Abodh in 1984. The film failed but minor and supporting roles continued to follow.In 1988, Dixit attained stardom after she landed the lead female role of Mohini in N. Chandra s blockbuster Tezaab opposite Anil Kapoor. The film went on to become that year s highest grossing movie. Dixit received her first nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.In 1989, Dixit continued her success by starring in a number of successful movies. Her first release was Subhash Ghai s movie Ram Lakhan, in which she was paired once again with Anil Kapoor. The film became a super-hit and went on to become the second highest grossing film of the year. Dixit s next release Prem Pratigyaa, in which she starred opposite Mithun Chakraborty, earned her second nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Dixit s next big performance came in the multi-starrer Tridev, in which she was paired with Sunny Deol. The movie became the year s third highest grossing film. Dixit continued her success with her third pairing with Anil Kapoor in Parinda which got her critical acclaim.


1990s

In 1990, Dixit starred in Indra Kumar s romantic-drama Dil opposite Aamir Khan. She played the role of a rich and arrogant girl who falls in love with a poorer boy and later leaves her house to marry him. The film became the biggest box-office hit of the year in India and Dixit s performance earned her the first Filmfare Best Actress Award of her career.

After the success of Dil, Dixit became one of the top actresses of Bollywood. The following year she starred in Lawrence D Souza s super-hit movie Saajan opposite Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt. The movie became the year s highest-grossing movie. Dixit s performance earned her the fourth nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.In 1992, Dixit featured in Indra Kumar s blockbuster Beta opposite Anil Kapoor.Dixit s performance of Saraswati, a woman married to an illiterate, well-meaning man who exposes her scheming mother-in-law, won her a second Filmfare Best Actress Award. Following the film s success, Dixit became famously known as the "Dhak Dhak Girl" for her performance in the famous song "Dhak Dhak Karne Laga".In 1993, Dixit starred in Subhash Ghai s super-hit Khalnayak opposite Sanjay Dutt and Jackie Shroff. Her portrayal of the police officer Ganga earned her a sixth nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Khalnayak became the year s second highest grossing film.
In 1994, Dixit starred in Rahul Rawail s Anjaam, being paired with Shahrukh Khan for the first time. Dixit s performance of a revenge-seeking wife and mother earned her a seventh nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Dixit was praised for her performance, though the film was a below average performer at the box office. Her next starring role was in Sooraj R. Barjatya s Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! opposite Salman Khan. The film became one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema. The film was a commercial success and made INR 135 crore in worldwide breaking the record of Sholay (1975). It became the highest grossing Bollywood film in Hindi cinema history after its theatrical run and held the record for 7 years till the release of Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001). Dixit s role of a modern yet family-oriented young girl fetched her the third Filmfare Best Actress Award of her career. Critics believed the film to be "too sweet" but appreciated Dixit s performance as she mesmerized on the screen In the Millenium Edition of the "Guinness Book of World Records", Hum Aapke Hain Kaun became the Bollywood s highest grossing film.

1995 saw Dixit starred in Indra Kumar s Raja opposite Sanjay Kapoor. The film became the fourth highest grosser of the year and she earned her ninth nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Her next release David Dhawan s Yaraana opposite Rishi Kapoor, in which she plays a dancer on the run from her abusive lover, earned her tenth nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.After Raja, Dixit s career went into a slump during 1996 and much of 1997. However, she bounced back commercially with Yash Chopra s musical-romance Dil To Pagal Hai in 1997 alongside Shahrukh Khan and Karisma Kapoor. Her portrayal of a young woman faced with a moral dilemma fetched her a fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award.The movie became the second highest grosser of the year. In that same year, Dixit starred in Prakash Jha s critically acclaimed Mrityudand.


2000s

Madhuri Dixit s first post marriage release was Pukar, which was a modest success at the box-office and earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Actress. This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Lajja (2001). Though the film failed in India, it was an overseas success. In 2002, she starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali s melodrama Devdas. The film, which co-starred Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai saw Dixit portray the role of Chandramukhi, a prostitute in love with Khan. The film was the highest grossing movie of 2002 and her performance earned her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. It was also featured at the Cannes Film Festival.The following year a film named after her, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, was released in which a woman (played by Antara Mali) aspires to become the new Madhuri Dixit by trying her luck in Bollywood.

In 2006, Dixit returned to Mumbai with her husband and sons to start filming for Aaja Nachle (2007). The film released in November 2007 and, despite the critics panning it, Dixit s performance was highly appreciated, with the New York Times commenting about her that "she s still got it".On Women s International Day in 2007, Dixit topped Rediff s list of the Best Bollywood Actresses Ever In May 2008, she was given a tribute by Indian Film Festival at Los Angeles. In March 2010, The Economic Times named Madhuri Dixit in the list of the "33 women who made India proud". She also received a Filmfare Special Award in honor of her 25 years in the Bollywood industry. In 2011, Rediff.com listed her in top 10 "Readers Choice: The Greatest Actresses of all time".

Dance

Dixit is not only known for her acting skills, but for her dancing skills as well. Often referred to as the "Dhak Dhak Girl", she is famous for her dance in the song "Dhak Dhak Karne Laga" from the film Beta. She is also known for her dance sequences accompanying Bollywood songs such as "Ek Do Teen" (from Tezaab), "Humko Aaj Kal Hai" (from Sailaab), "Bada Dukh Deenha" (from Ram Lakhan), "Chane Ke Khet Mein" (from Anjaam), "Didi Tera Devar Deewana" (from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!), "Choli Ke Peechhe" (from Khalnayak), "Akhiyan Milaun" (from Raja), "Mera Piya Ghar Aaya" (from Yaraana), "Kay Sera Sera" (from Pukar), and "Maar Daala" (from Devdas).

Pandit Birju Maharaj, a Kathak dancer, who choreographed Dixit in the film Devdas for the song "Kaahe Chhed" calls her as "the best Bollywood dancer due to her versatility."


Personal life

On 17 October 1999, Madhuri Dixit married Shriram Madhav Nene, a UCLA-trained cardiovascular surgeon who practiced in Denver. Nene is also from a Marathi Brahmin family. They have two sons, Arin (born in March 2003) and Raayan (born in March 2005). After marriage, Dixit had relocated to Denver, US for almost a decade. In October 2011, Dixit again shifted her base back to Mumbai, India, along with her family.
Madhuri Dixit has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Husain. He was so fascinated by Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! that he watched the film 67 times, and in 2007 he booked an entire theatre to see her comeback movie Aaja Nachle.He made a series of paintings of her, and in 2000 made a film named Gaja Gamini starring her, which was intended as a tribute to Dixit herself.

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