Madhuri Dixit Nene ( born 15 May 1967) is an Indian actress, dancer, film producer, television personality and musical artist. One of the most popular actresses of Hindi cinema, she has appeared in over 70 Bollywood films. The recipient of such accolades as six Filmfare Awards, she was one of the country’s highest-paid actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s, and has featured seven times on Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list. In 2008, the Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.
|Dixit promoting her film Total Dhamaal in 2019|
|Born||15 May 1967 (age 54) |
Bombay, Bombay State, India
|Other names||Madhuri Dixit Nene|
|Occupation||· Actress |
· Film producer
· Television personality
· Musical artist
|Spouse(s)||Shriram Madhav Nene |
|Honours||Padma Shri (2008)|
Madhuri Dixit Early life and background
Madhuri Dixit was born on 15 May 1967 into a Marathi Kokanastha Brahmin family in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit. She has two elder sisters and an elder brother. She kindled an interest in dance at an early age of three, and went on to train in Kathak for eight years; later on becoming a professionally trained Kathak dancer.
1984-1989: Early roles, breakthrough and recognition
MD made her cinema debut in 1984 with Rajshri Productions’ drama Abodh, opposite Bengali actor, Tapas Paul. Upon release, the film failed commercially but Dixit’s performance earned herit positive reviews from critics. Aakash Barvalia of Gomolo wrote, “Madhuri excels in her role as a young bride who acquits herself well as the naive village girl and does not realise what marriage actually entails.”
1990–1997: Widespread success
In 1990, Dixit appeared in nine films. Five of them—Maha-Sangram, Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin, Jeevan Ek Sanghursh, Sailaab and Jamai Raja—were commercially unsuccessful. Her next release that year was Rakesh Roshan’s action comedy Kishen Kanhaiya (alongside Anil Kapoor and Shilpa Shirodkar). It tells the story of twin brothers who are separated at birth and re-unite in their youth.
1998–2002: Further acclaim and roles
She next starred in the N.Chandra- directed drama Wajood (1998) opposite Nana Patekar and Mukul Dev. She played Apoorva, a very rich girl who is misunderstood by Malhar, played by Patekar. Suparn Verma of Rediff commented: “..She nevertheless shows that even a weak role cannot stifle her as she animates the screen like only she can.
2003–2017: Hiatus, comebacks and occasional work
Madhuri Dixit took a break from actively working in films post Devdas, to focus on her married life in Denver, Colorado. In 2003, a film named after her, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, was released in which a woman (played by Antara Mali) aspires to become the new Madhuri Dixit by trying her luck in Bollywood.
2018-present: Recent work
In 2018, Dixit made her debut in Marathi Cinema with the comedy-drama Bucket List. She played Madhura Sane, a middle aged housewife who takes the initiative to complete the bucket list of her deceased teenage heart donor. Dixit garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal; Mihir Bhanage of The Times of India wrote “Madhuri owns the film and sails through it with flying colours.”
Following widespread media speculation over years on her personal life, Dixit married Shriram Madhav Nene, a cardiovascular surgeon from Los Angeles, California on 17 October 1999, in a traditional ceremony held at the residence of Dixit’s elder brother in Southern California.