Biography|April 7, 2012 10:11 am

Madhuri Dixit Biography

Madhuri Dixit (born on 15 May 1967) is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi films. Often cited by the media as one of the best actresses in Bollywood. Dixit made her film debut in Abodh (1984) and received wider public recognition with Tezaab (1988). She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema’s leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing.

Some of her proceeding films include such box-office hits as Dil (1990), Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) and Raja (1995). After a relatively low phase, she reinvented herself with the romance Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and subsequently received critical acclaim for her work in films like Mrityudand (1997), Pukar(2000), Lajja (2001) and Devdas (2002). In 2002, she retired from films in order to raise her children and made a comeback with the musical Aaja Nachle in 2007.
Dixit has won five Filmfare Awards, four for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress. She holds the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations at Filmfare, with 13. In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India.

She is married to Dr Shriram Madhav Nene, with whom she has two children. The couple resided in the United States before moving to India in 2011.

Madhuri Dixit is a native of Mumbai, India. She was born Madhuri Shankar Dixit to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit, of a Marathi Brahmin family. Dixit attended Divine Child High School and Mumbai University and studied to be a microbiologist.She is a trained Kathak dancer and a great admirer of it.
Madhuri Dixit made her acting debut in Rajshri Productions’ movie Abodh in 1984. The film failed but minor and supporting roles continued to follow.

In 1988, Dixit attained stardom after she landed the lead female role of Mohini in N. Chandra’s blockbuster Tezaab opposite Anil Kapoor. The film went on to become that year’s highest grossing movie. Dixit received her first nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.

In 1989, Dixit continued her success by starring in a number of successful hit movies. Her first release was Subhash Ghai’s movie Ram Lakhan, in which she was paired once again with Anil Kapoor. The film became a super-hit movie and went on to become the second highest grossing film of the year. Dixit’s next release Prem Pratigyaa, in which she starred opposite Mithun Chakraborty, earned her second nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Dixit’s next big performance came in the multi-starrer Tridev, in which she was paired with Sunny Deol. The movie became the year’s third highest grossing film. Dixit continued her success with her third pairing with Anil Kapoor in Parinda.

In 2009 Madhuri Dixit performed for NDTV Toyota Greenathon – an environment campaign India’s first ever nationwide campaign for save the environment and creating awareness about environmental issues.NDTVorganised India’s first 24 hours live telethon a fund raising event that brings in people to donate money to support TERI’s initiative – Lighting a billion lives which aims at providing solar power to villages without electricity. Madhuri Dixit became a part of this great social cause and she performed on her hit numbers on this live show.

On 3 Feb, 2011 Dixit spent evening time with 75 orphanage kids of farmers at an ashram in Trimbakeshwar and also participated in the birthday of two children- Hrishikesh and Rani.

We artists are ready to help such children. People from the higher society should come forward and stand firmly behind them.

she said on the occasion.

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.This project has been designed to create awareness and raise vital funds for the protection of the critically endangered Asian Elephant.A collaborative project between the World Land Trust – (a UK based nonprofit environmental organisation) and the Wildlife Trust of India that is creating protected wildlife corridors connecting National Parks and protected areas to others.Speaking about the issue she said:

Elephants are one of my favourite animals and I love them.So what we need to do today is to see how we can preserve our animals.I feel very strongly about this.