Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit has been declared the most inspirational female Bollywood icon at the third annual Bradford Inspirational Women Awards (BIWA) in UK.
Bollywood's one of the most popular diva of her era, Madhuri Dixit happens to be the first to be honoured with the award. "I wanted to reach out and thank the Inspirational Women's Foundation for choosing me as the most inspirational Female Bollywood Icon of all times. It's indeed a great honour," said Madhuri through a video that was played at the event.
The Gulaab Gang protagonist, Madhuri Dixit further added, "I have been a constant advocate of women's empowerment and I have worked hard throughout my career to advance the cause. It's heartening to see that gender equality is really becoming a reality but there is still much more to be done and I am sure we can empower women world wide by working together."
Madhuri who reigned Bollywood during the 90s has been a proud winner of several awards including six Filmfare Awards for Best Actress, one for Best Supporting Actress, one Special Filmfare Award for completing 25 years in the industry and the lady also holds the record of having highest Best Actress nominations in Filmfare. And not to be left out, she was honoured with Padma Shri in 2008.
Madhuri made her debut in Bollywood with the movie Abodh (1984), however the versatile actress got wide spread recognition with the movie Tezaab (1988) and since then there has been no turning back for the dancing beauty. Nevertheless, Madhuri got somewhat detached from Bollywood since her marriage in 1999 and later made a comeback into the industry in 2007 with Aaja Nachle which however, did not work well.
But the talented diva has yet again proved her worth by impressing all her fans with the latest movie Gulaab Gang. Well, we wish more accolades for Madhuri in coming days.