(Last Updated on : 18/06/2012)
Madhuri Dixit, one of the most respected and talented actresses have successfully established her own identity on the silver screen in Bollywood
. Considered as one of the biggest stars in the Hindi Film Industry, Madhuri Dixit has ruled the silver screen throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. This glamorous lady was born on 15 May 1967 in Mumbai
, India. She was born as Madhuri Shankar Dixit to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit, of a Marathi Brahmin
family. Dixit got educated at the attended Divine Child High School and University of Mumbai
and wanted to be a microbiologist. She has been trained in Kathak
. In 1999, Madhuri Dixit married Shriram Madhav Nene, a UCLA-trained cardiovascular surgeon and has two sons, Arin and Raayan. She has also appeared as a judge in a reality show on dance, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.
Film Career of Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit made her acting debut in `Abodh` in 1986. After a few roles where she played in a supporting caste, she shot to limelight with the film `Tezaab` in 1988. She then went on to become the queen of Bollywood with huge box-office hits with films such as `Ram Lakhan` in 1989, `Parinda` in 1989, `Tridev` in 1989 and others. The decade of 1990s saw few of the finest movies of Bollywood. Madhuri starred in the Bollywood blockbusters Dil(1990) with Aamir Khan
, Saajan (1991) with Salman Khan
and Sanjay Dutt, Beta(1992) with Anil Kapoor
, Khalnayak (1993) with Sanjay Dutt, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
(1994) with Salman Khan, Anjaam (1994) with Shahrukh Khan
and finally Dil To Pagal Hai
happened in 1997 with Shahrukh Khan.
In 2002, she starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali
`s runaway success Devdas
with Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai
. The film was featured at the Cannes Film Festival. She next ventured in "Lajja" in which she was appreciated. Her next movie was Aaja Nach Le. Apart from Bollywood Madhuri also appeared as a judge of the dance reality show Jahlak Dikhlaja 4. She also appeared in MF Hussain
`s Gaja Gamini which was his ode to womanhood and his muse of the time, Madhuri Dixit. Apart from being a successful actress, Madhuri is also an ace dancer, having danced in many hit numbers like Ek Do Teen, Dhak Dhak, Chane Ke Khet Mein, Didi Tera Devar Deewana, Choli Ke Peechhe, Mera Piya Ghar Aaya, Maar Daala and many others.
Awards and Honours of Madhuri Dixit
1991: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Dil
1993: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Beta
1995: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...!
1998: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Dil To Pagal Hai
2003: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Devdas
2011: Filmfare Special Award for completing 25 years in the Indian film industry
Star Screen Awards
1994: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...!
1995: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Raja
1997: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Mrityudand
2002: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for Devdas
Honours and recognitions
1997: "Kalabhinetri" award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
2001: National Citizen`s Award
2001: Forbes named Dixit among the Top Five Most Powerful Indian Movie Stars.
2007: "Bollywood`s Best Actress Ever"
2008: Padma Shri
, India`s fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India
2008: Honoured at IFFLA Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
She has also received other awards such as Zee Cine Awards, IIFA Awards and others.
Filmography of Madhuri Dixit
1985 Awara Baap
1987 Mohre, Hifazat, Uttar Dakshin
1988 Khatron Ke Khiladi, Dayavan, Tezaab
1989 Vardi, Ram Lakhan, Prem Pratigyaa, Ilaaka, Mujrim, Tridev, Kanoon Apna Apna, Parinda, Paap Ka Anth
1990 Maha Sangram, Kishen Kanhaiya, Izzatdaar, Dil, Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin, Jeevan Ek Sangharsh, Sailaab, Jamai Raja, Thanedaar
1991 Pyaar Ka Devata, Khilaaf, 100 Days, Pratikaar, Saajan, Prahaar
1992 Beta, Zindagi Ek Jua, Prem Deewane, Khel, Sangeet
1993 Dharavi, Sahibaan, Khalnayak, Phool, Dil Tera Aashiq, Aansoo Bane Angaray
1994 Anjaam, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...!
1995 Raja, Yaraana
1996 Prem Granth Kajri, Paapi Devta, Raj Kumar
1997 Koyla, Mahaanta, Mrityudand, Mohabbat, Dil To Pagal Hai
1998 Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan, Wajood
2000 Pukar, Gaja Gamini
2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, Lajja
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Devdas
2007 Aaja Nachle