May 15, 2012 10:14:18 am
Madhuri Dixit,the Dhak Dhak girl who ruled a million hearts with her infectious charm and elegant dancing,turns 45 today.
Madhuri has starred in over a 100 films and has always been appreciated for her role in every movie whether in a lead or a side role.
Madhuri made her Bollywood debut with ‘Abodh’ in 1984,but gained recognition through her portrayal of a dancer in ‘Tezaab’. She later tasted commercial success with hits like Dil (1990),Saajan (1991),Beta (1992),Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994),Raja (1995),Dil To Pagal Hai (1997),among others.
The Bollywood diva proved her acting prowess and received critical acclaim with films such as Mrityudand (1997),Pukar (2000),Lajja (2001) and Devdas (2002).
She has won 5 Filmfare awards and was also honored with a Padma Shri in 2008,for her contribution to Indian Cinema.
In 1999,Madhuri married Dr Shriram Madhav Nene at the peak of her career,and went on a hiatus to enjoy marital bliss.
Madhuri also did a successful stint on television by judging ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja 4’,a dance reality show.
In 2001,Forbes named Madhuri among the ‘Top Five Most Powerful Indian Movie Stars’.
Madhuri Dixit has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Husain. He was so fascinated by Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! that he watched the film 67 times,and in 2007 he booked an entire theatre to see her comeback movie ‘Aaja Nachle’.
Madhuri Dixit is a brand ambassador and a patron for Emeralds for Elephants – a charity project for the conservation of Asian Elephants and other endangered species.
The actress got immortalised in wax recently at the prestigious Madame Tussauds museum.
She also received the ‘Master Deenanath Vishesh’ award for her contribution to Indian cinema.
Madhuri is also nominated to receive the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution Award-2012.
To her fan legions,Madhuri Dixit was and still is the goddess of grace and style and is regarded widely as one of Bollywood’s best superstar-actresses.
Come 2012,she is set to revive her B’wood career with ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ and ‘Gulab Gang’.
We wish the Madhuri Dixit a very happy birthday!
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