Thursday, February 24, 2011

Madhuri Dixit's Biography

Madhuri Dixit was born on 15th May, 1967 into a Marathi Brahmin family in Mumbai. Her real name is Madhuri Shankar Dixit and her nickname is Bubbly . Her parents are Shankar and Snehalata Dixit. She is the youngest of four children. She has two elder sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and an elder brother, Ajit.

Madhuri Dixit attended Divine Child High School and she wanted to be a Micro-biologist, and did study in that course in Bombay's Parle College, in Vile Parle (East), Bombay. She also trained in Kathak for over eight years.

It took Madhuri Dixit a little over three years to make a name for herself in Bollywood.

Madhuri Dixit made her acting debut in Rajshri productions Abodh in 1984 and after a few forgettable performances, she appeared in few minor and supporting roles in movies like Dayavan and Vardi, she landed the lead female role in Tezaab (1988), for which she received her first Filmfare nomination. She then starred in a number of films that included Ram Lakhan (1989), Parinda (1989), Tridev (1989), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) and Prahaar (1991). Tridev and Parinda which became India’s official entry to the Oscars. Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor enjoyed a successful chemistry on screen and worked together in many movies.

In 1990, Dixit starred in Indra Kumar's romantic-drama Dil opposite Aamir Khan. She played the role of Madhu Mehra, a rich and arrogant girl who falls in love and later leaves her house to marry. The film became one of the biggest box-office hits of the year in India, and Dixit's performance earned her the first Filmfare Best Actress Award of her career.

Later her movie Saajan, a love triangle, starring Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt did good business in 1991. She starred with Anil Kapoor in 1992 in movies like Khel, Zindagi Ek Jua and Beta. One of Madhuri’s most famous dance sequences ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ was from Beta. She won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award.

In 1993, Khalnayak with Sanjay Dutt and Jackie Shroff was a blockbuster while her dance sequence ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’ created ripples as she sets off to trap the criminal Ballu. If Anjaam with Shah Rukh Khan in 1994 failed to do well, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun with Salman Khan broke records and added another feather, a rather bright one, in her cap. She won her third Filmfare Best Actress Award. She had two releases in 1995, Raja and Yaarana.

Madhuri’s success rate tapered until the 1997 release Yash Chopra’s "Dil to Paagal Hai!" where she was seen as Pooja, a dancer for which she won a fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award.

In 2000, she faced Anil Kapoor once again in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Pukar as Anjali who wreaks havoc in the life of Major Jaidev Rajvansh.

Madhuri Dixit has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Husain. He made a film in 2000 named Gaja Gamini, in which Madhuri acted. The film was intended as a tribute to Dixit herself.

In 2001, she played Jhanki in Lajja that centered around strong female characters. In Devdas, a much anticipated release in 2002, Madhuri donned the role of a courtesan Chandramukhi whose love for Devdas doesn’t save him. Her portrayal of the courtesan won her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.

In 1999, Madhuri Dixit married Shriram Madhav Nene, a UCLA-trained cardiovascular surgeon who practices in Denver, and relocated to Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., where she subsequently gave birth to two sons, Arin and Ryan

Madhuri Dixit and Vinod Khanna
from Dayavan Movie

She moved away from Bollywood for five years. On 7 December 2006, Dixit returned to Mumbai with her husband and sons to start filming for Aaja Nachle. The film released in November 2007 and, refused to take off at the box office.

She appeared in numerous commercial successes and was recognised for several performances as well as dance numbers in various films. She is notable for her dance sequences accompanying Bollywood songs such as "Ek Do Teen" (from Tezaab), "Humko Aaj Kal Hai" (from Sailaab), "Bada Dukh Deenha" (from Ram Lakhan), "Dhak Dhak" (from Beta), "Chane Ke Khet Mein" (from Anjaam), "Didi Tera Devar Deewana" (from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...!), "Choli Ke Peechhe" (from Khalnayak), "Akhiyan Milaun" (from Raja), "Mera Piya Ghar Aaya" (from Yaraana), "Kay Sera Sera" (from Pukar), and "Maar Daala" (from Devdas).

Madhuri Dixit is often cited by the media as one of the most prominent female actresses in Bollywood.

In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India.

In May 2008, she was given a tribute by Indian Film Festival at Los Angeles.

In March 2010, The Economic Times named Madhuri Dixit in the list of the "33 women who made India proud"

She was linked with actor Sanjay Dutt before she married Sriram Madhav Nene.

Madhuri is one of the most loved and admired person in the film industry. A movie was made by Ram Gopal Verma as a tribute to her named "main madhuri dixit banna chahti hoon".