Madhuri Dixit Nene was born as ‘Madhuri Shankar Dixit‘ on 15th May 1967, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is one of the four children of Shankar Dixit and Snehlata Dixit, of a Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family. After completing her graduation, Madhuri attended Parle College and completed her Bachelors Degree in Microbiology. While studying, she also trained as a Kathak dancer. Though she wanted to be a micro-biologist, life took a different turn and she ended up as one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood.

Madhuri Dixit married Dr Sriram Madhav Nene, an Indian doctor who resides in USA, in the year 1999. Sriram is an UCLA-trained cardiovascular surgeon who practices in Denver and belongs to a Marathi Konkanastha Brahmin family. The couple has two sons Arin (born March 2003) and Ryan (born March 2005). Presently, Madhuri resides in Denver (Colorado, USA), along with her husband and kids.

Madhuri Dixit started her career in 1984, with the film ‘Abodh‘, offered to her by Rajshri Productions. The film failed to create any ripples at the box office and was forgotten soon. Thereafter, she was seen in a number of unnoticeable films, like Awara Baap and Swati. It was only in 1986 that she was discovered by Subhash Ghai, who gave her a small dance sequence in ‘Karma’. Though the dance sequence was edited out in the final cut, Ghai promised to give Madhuri better roles in the future.

He also kept a condition, that Madhuri will stop doing tiny roles in insignificant films. She agreed and Ghai ended up giving Madhuri, first, ;Uttar Dakshin’, and then, a proper launch in ?Ram Lakhan’ (1988). However, before Ram Lakhan could make it to the box office, Madhuri’s ‘Tezaab’ hit the theaters. Her dance sequence in the film, ‘Ek, do, teen’ took the nation by storm and established Madhuri in the top league of actresses. ‘Tezaab‘ went on to complete a golden jubilee and was one of the biggest hits of the year.

In 1996, she was seen in ‘Prem Granth‘, a film that bombed at the box office, but managed to win her critical acclaim. She starred in a number of films the same year, but none of them were successful. Just when critics were planning to write her off, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ (1997) happened. The film was not only a blockbuster, but also got her Filmfare Award for ‘Best Actress’. The same year, she was also seen in Prakash Jha’s ‘Mrityudand’, a film that established her as a serious actor and won her Best Actress awards at the Star Screen Awards & Sansui Awards.

 

Movies Done By Madhuri Dixit

  • 1984 Abodh Gauri
  • 1985 Awara Baap Barkha
  • 1986 Swati Anandi
  • 1987 Hifazat Janki
  • 1987 Uttar Dakshin Chanda
  • 1988 Mohre Maya
  • 1988 Khatron Ke Khiladi Kavita
  • 1988 Dayavan Neela Velhu
  • 1988 Tezaab Mohini Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1989 Vardi Jaya
  • 1989 Ram Lakhan Radha Shastri
  • 1989 Prem Pratigyaa Laxmi Rao Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1989 Ilaaka Vidya
  • 1989 Mujrim Sonia
  • 1989 Tridev Divya Mathur
  • 1989 Kanoon Apna Apna Bharathi
  • 1989 Parinda Paro
  • 1989 Paap Ka Ant Nisha
  • 1990 Maha-Sangram Jhumri
  • 1990 Kishen Kanhaiya Anju
  • 1990 Izzatdaar Mohini
  • 1990 Dil Madhu Mehra Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1990 Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin Anita
  • 1990 Jeevan Ek Sanghursh Madhu Sen
  • 1990 Sailaab Dr. Sushma Malhotra
  • 1990 Jamai Raja Rekha
  • 1990 Thanedaar Chanda
  • 1991 Pyar Ka Devta Radha
  • 1991 100 Days Devi
  • 1991 Pratikar Madhu
  • 1991 Saajan Pooja Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1991 Prahaar Shirley
  • 1992 Beta Saraswati Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1992 Zindagi Ek Jua Juhi
  • 1992 Prem Deewane Shivangi Mehra
  • 1992 Khel Seema, Jhari Bhuti
  • 1992 Sangeet Sangeeta, Nirmala
  • 1993 Dharavi Dreamgirl
  • 1993 Sahibaan Sahibaan
  • 1993 Khalnayak Gangotri Devi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1993 Phool Guddi
  • 1993 Dil Tera Aashiq Savitri Devi, Sonia Khanna
  • 1993 Aasoo Bane Angaarey Usha, Madhu
  • 1994 Anjaam Shivani Chopra Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Nisha Choudhury Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1995 Raja Madhu Garhwal Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1995 Yaraana Lalita/Shikha Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1995 Paappi Devataa Reshma
  • 1996 Prem Granth Kajri
  • 1996 Rajkumar Rajkumari Vishaka
  • 1997 Koyla Gauri
  • 1997 Mahaanta Jenny Pinto
  • 1997 Mrityudand Ketki
  • 1997 Mohabbat Shweta Sharma
  • 1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Pooja Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1998 Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Herself Special appearance
  • 1998 Wajood Apoorva Choudhury
  • 1999 Aarzoo Pooja
  • 2000 Pukar Anjali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 2000 Gaja Gamini Gaja Gamini, Sangita,
  • 2000 Shakuntala, Monika, Mona Lisa
  • 2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke Neha
  • 2001 Lajja Janaki Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Radha
  • 2002 Devdas Chandramukhi Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
    Also playback singer for song “Kaahe Chhed”
  • 2007 Aaja Nachle Dia Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
    Also playback singer for song “Soniye Mil Ja”
  • 2013 Bombay Talkies Herself Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”
  • 2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Mohini Special appearance in song “Ghagra”
  • 2014 Dedh Ishqiya Begum Para Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 2014 Gulaab Gang Rajjo Also playback singer for song “Rangi Saari Gulaabi
  • 2018 Bucket List Madhura Sane Marathi language debut film
  • 2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Nisha (voice) Hindi dub
  • 2019 Total Dhamaal Bindu Patel
  • 2019 15 August Producer
  • 2019 Kalank Bahaar Begum Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress

 

Television Done By Madhuri Dixit 

  • 1985 Paying Guest Neena 1 episode Doordarshan
  • 2002 Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai Host Sony TV
  • 2010–14 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Judge Season 4–7 Sony TV Colors
  • 2011 Food Food Maha Challenge Host Season 1 Food Food
  • 2016 So You Think You Can Dance Judge Season 1 &TV
  • 2018–2019 Dance Deewane Judge Season 1–2 Colors

 

Special honours Received By Madhuri Dixit

  • 1997 – Kalabhinetri Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • 2001: Young Achiever’s Award at Indo-American Society
  • 2007 – On Women’s International Day, Dixit topped Rediff’s list of the Best Bollywood Actresses Ever.
  • 2008 – She was given a tribute at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles.
  • 2010 – The Economic Times featured her in the list of 33 women who made India proud.
  • 2011 – Rediff.com listed her in the top 10 Readers Choice: The Greatest Actresses of all time.
  • 2011- Wave Silver Screen Queen Honour at Pearls Wave Awards
  • 2012 – Timeless Icon Award at the HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards
  • 2013 – Lacchu Maharaj Award
  • 2013 – Honoured the Most Inspirational Female Bollywood Icon at Bradford Inspirational Women Awards (BIWA)
  • 2013 – Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry at the CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Awards
  • 2013 – Topped in the survey among Bollywood’s female actresses and was placed fourth in the overall list in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema ‘100 Greatest Bollywood Stars’ published by British Asian weekly newspaper ‘Eastern Eye’.
  • 2014 – Mirchi Queen of Hearts at The Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards
  • 2015 – Honoured by Marrakech Film Festival for Contribution to the Entertainment Industry
  • 2015 – Inspiring Icon of India from Sathyabama University
  • 2015 – Timeless Glamour and Style Icon (Female) at the Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards
  • 2016 – Icon of India at Asiavision Awards
  • 2018 – Mrs India at Femina Miss India
  • 2019- Influential Cinema Personality at Majha Sanman Puruskar
  • 2019- Ranked no.3 among Actor (female) India’s Most Trusted Personality by TRA Research.
  • 2020- Topped the list amongst the female personalities as India’s Most Trusted Personality by TRA research, overall ranked no.6.
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