Bollywood's eternal beauty Madhuri Dixit turns 46 today. Even at 46, Dixit remains the ultimate queen of silver screen. No words can describe her beauty. She has won a million hearts across the world with her mystic aura and mesmerising smile. She came and she conquered everything. Her magic has never been scientifically explained, but has always been there...
Born to Shankar Dixit and Snehlata Dixit, Madhuri is the youngest of the four siblings - She has two elder sisters, Rupa and Bharathi, and an elder brother, Ajit. A passionate dancer, and an outstanding actress, Dixit made her Bollywood debut with the movie Abodh, that released in 1984.
Later, she went on to do superhit flicks like Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Prem Pratigya, Dil, Saajan, 100 days, Beta, Khalnayak, Hum Apke Hain Kaun, Raja, Dil to Pagal Hai, Pukar and Devdas. Dixit has been one of the best and most admired actresses in the history of Bollywood.
Go through the below slider to know 10 unknown facts about Madhuri Dixit.
Not many people know that Madhuri wanted to become a Microbiologist during her initial days. But, her fate took a turn and she went on to become one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood.
From Madhuri, With Love!!
Did you know? During the Kargil war, Pakistan taunted "We will leave Kashmir if Indians give them Madhuri Dixit." As a reply to this, the Indian army shot the taunter and said "From Madhuri, With Love!!" Not only India, Madhuri seemed to be one of the favourites of the Pakistanis as well.
Madhuri - The Goddess Of Bollywood
It is said that Dixit's critics never missed an opportunity to take digs at her. In fact, they criticised her, saying that she has been getting films, only because of her dancing skills. It was then, she received a number of awards for her acting skills in the films and that proved a slap on the faces of her detractors.
A Tribute To Madhuri
Not many people know that a star has been named after her. A fan of Madhuri paid a tribute to her by naming a star after the actress.
Madhuri In Gaja Gamini
Madhuri Dixit has been the muse for the famous Indian painter MF Husai, who considers her the epitome of womanhood. Hence, he made a film named Gaja Gamini (2000) in which Madhuri acted. The film was intended as a tribute to Ms Dixit herself.
Madhuri And Her Bollywood Fans
Younger generation actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are self-proclaimed Madhuri fans.
Madhuri With Her Hubby
In March 2013, Madhuri, backed by her husband Shriram Nene, opened an online dance academy - 'Dance With Madhuri', where fans can pick up the moves from the dancing diva herself. "It is the passion towards dancing that got me into this," Madhuri had said at the launch of the academy.
Madhuri - The Director's Girl
Dixit is called the 'director's actress'. Filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya once said, "A director's career graph is incomplete if he has not worked with Madhuri."
Madhuri had worn 30 kilograms heavy outfit in the song 'Kahe Chedd Chedd Mohe' (Devdas), due to which she had lots of problems with the dance choreography, but she eventually completed it.
Madhuri Dixit And Sanjay Dutt
She was believed to be deeply involved in an affair with her co-star Sanjay Dutt. But later, the couple broke up. They did many movies together.