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Madhuri Dixit (also known as Madhuri Dixit Nene) is one of the most successful female actors of Bollywood. She ruled the box office for nearly a decade. Famed for being a classy actor and a glorious dancer, she is the proud recipient of the Padma Shri (2008) and six Filmfare Awards, aside from numerous other awards and accolades.
Madhuri Dixit debuted in Hindi films with the movie Abodh (1984), which failed to make an impact on the box office. After appearing in slew of 8 commercial failures, Madhuri finally tasted success with Tezaab in 1988. The film went on to become the highest grosser of the year, and made her a star. Madhuri was lavished with praises for her performance, especially her dance number Ek Do Teen Char. In 1989, she starred in three successful films: Ram Lakhan (the second highest grossing film of the year), Prem Pratigyaa (for which she received a Filmfare nomination), and Tridev (which became the third highest grosser of the year). She lit the screen on fire with songs such as Bada Dukh Dena (Ram Lakhan), Pyar Kabhi Kam Nahi Karna (Prem Pratigyaa) and Gazar Ne Kiya Hai Ishara (Tridev). Madhuri Dixit became a superstar after the release of Dil (1990), the highest grossing Hindi film of the year. Songs like Khambe Jaisi Khadi Hai and Humne Ghar Chhoda Hai became a rage with the younger generation. In Saajan (1991), she delivered yet another masterful performance and sizzled in the song Too Shayar Hai Main Teri Shayari. The soundtrack of Saajan was a winner all the way, and included memorable songs like Dekha Hai Pehli Baar, Bahut Pyar Karte Hai, and Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise. In Beta (1992), Madhuri delivered yet another impactful performance to dominate a hero-centric story. The movie is best remembered for her sensuous performance in the song Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, and Madhuri came to be known as the Dhak Dhak girl henceforth. The very next year, Madhuri appeared in another timeless number, Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai, from the blockbuster movie Khalnayak (1993). In 1994, Madhuri starred in the biggest film of her career, and one of the greatest hits in the history of Hindi Cinema - Hum Aapke Hain Koun. The soundtrack of the movie was an equally phenomenal hit, with songs like Didi Tera Devar Deewana, Maye Ni Maye, Wah Wah Ramji and many more. By this time in her career, Madhuri commanded considerable star power. The success of her 1995 movie Raja was attributed to Madhuri’s immense popularity. Her dance in the song Akhiyaan Milaoon Kabhi became the high point of the film. In 1997, Madhuri appeared in two important films: the critically acclaimed Mrityudand (1997) and the highly successful musical romance Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). The latter became hugely popular for its music, especially among the younger generation. It included songs like Bholi Si Surat, Are Re Are and the title track Dil To Pagal Hai. After a relatively low run, Madhuri appeared in a much-admired negative role in Pukar (2000). Her dance routine with Prabhu Deva in the song Kay Sera Sera also made waves. Her next venture was Lajja (2001), a social commentary on the issue of gender inequality. Madhuri dazzled the big screen once again with her powerful portrayal of Chandramukhi, a courtesan, in Devdas (2002). The film proved to be a major international success. Madhuri received much appreciation for her flawless performance in the songs Maar Daala, Kaahe Chhed and Dola Re Dola . After Devdas, Madhuri took a sabbatical to start a family. She returned to Bollywood with Aaja Nachle (2007). Though the film did not make a major impact on the box office, it gave us the timeless romantic song O Re Piya. Madhuri’s most recent appearance was in Dedh Ishqiya (2014), a moderately successful film in which she showed off her dancing prowess once again, especially in the beautiful song Hamari Atariya. She also starred in Gulaab Gang (2014) the same year, but the movie didn’t do well at the box office. Aside from sporadically appearing in commercial films, Madhuri Dixit judges talent shows on TV, such as Nach Baliye and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She remains one of the most celebrated Indian actors of all times, and continues to inspire love and respect – both from the film industry and her fans.