Born in a Hindu Brahmin family to Snehalata and Shankar Dixit, no one ever thought that this girl will make it big in Bollywood someday. In a world of megastar males, she balances the power equation in favour of the fairer sex. She's one actress who sold films andovershadowed her heroes. Madhuri Dixit's box-office power was indestructible. At the age of 46, the lady still looks as charming and beautiful as ever. Dixit is one of the very few actresses who have left their career for marriage, and yet have made a smooth comeback after ten years. Although her comeback film was not a box-office hit, still she wooed the audience with her charm and dance moves. Very few ladies in showbiz enjoy such following. That's the one and only Madhuri.
Childhood and love for Kathak
It was not acting, but Kathak dance, which was her first love. Dixit had a Maharastrian upbringing and started learning Kathak dance at the extremely young age of 3.
Madhuri was born to humble Maharashtrian parents Shankar Dixit and Snehlata Dixit on May 15, 1967.
Abodh – Madhuri’s debut
At a tender age of 17, Madhuri Dixit ventured into Bollywood with Rajshri productions` film `Abodh'.
“Volcano of talent!”
Her first film Abodh was a quickly forgotten affair. Producer Rajkumar Barjatya couldn't believe it sank without a trace. But when Subhash Ghai saw Madhuri in person, exclaimed, "Volcano of talent!"
Ek do teen from Tezaab became the National anthem when Madhuri shimmied to its beats.
Dil with Aamir
Dixit got her first Filmfare Best Actress' award for this movie.
Beta With Anil Kapoor
The song ‘Dhak Dhak karne laga' was a cherry on the cake, as it was termed one of the most sensuous songs in Hindi cinema.
In 1993 came a controversial movie ‘Khalnayak', as it was right after its release that the lead actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to jail.
Madhuri And Sanjay
After Sanjay Dutt's first wife Richa Sharma succumbed to cancer, the actor found a confidante in Madhuri who was at the peak of her career then. it is alleged that Madhuri slowly drifted apart after Sanjay's TADA arrest in 1993.
Staying on top
In the '90s Madhuri was reportedly charging around Rs 50 lakh. Such a fee was usually commanded by the male stars.
Nana Patekar and Madhuri have a number of films like Wajood, Prahaar and Parinda to their credit.
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun with Salman Khan soared into history as the most successful Hindi film of all time. There were scores of fans worshipping their goddess.
1942 A Love Story
Madhuri did a look test for Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 1942 A Love Story which ultimately went to Manisha Koirala.
Rajshri Productions Hum Aapke Hain Kaun went on to become one of Bollywood`s highest grossing films ever and raked in Rs 135 crores worldwide. It was not only her acting, but also her clothes - the purple saree and her green and white lehenga - which were super hit among the Indian women.
It was in 1999 when this beautiful actress broke millions of hearts and tied the knot with a UCLA-trained cardiovascular surgeon, Shriram Madhav Nene, who practiced in Denver.
She settled in Denver, USA to bring up her children Arin and Ryan.
Devdas in 2002
The film won an above-average feat - five National Awards, ten Filmfare Awards including that for the Best Film.
The movie fared well at the BO.
After years she paired with Juhi Chawla, her then contemporary in Bollywood.