Madhuri Dixit is not just known as the also a smile-queen of Bollywood for her pleasant smile also a well-trained dancer whose dance performance in movies were appreciated a lot by critics. This actress was born on May 15, 1967, in a Maharashtrian family to Shankar and Snehalata Dixit. She grew up as the youngest girl with three more siblings in her family. When she was a three or four years old, she could dance non-stop. Hence her parents trained her in Kathak dance for eight years.
When she debuted in Bollywood films, she performed many dances that show her skill as the dancer. Her first film was Abodh, which did not fare well in box office, and she had to wait for three years to get a female lead in Tezaab. Her dance “Ek Do Teen” created a magic spell in the box office and the song was a chartbuster. She was an actress who commanded more price than even
Salman Khan and Amir Khan those days and considered the male superstar of Hindi cinema. After ‘Tezaab’, she appeared in films like Dil, Beta, Saajan,
Khal Nayak, etc. her dance sequence ‘Choli Ke Peche’ or ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ created nipples in the box-office, and that is how Madhuri left contemporary Sridevi far behind in the game of box office success. She also graced the screen with her role of courtesan role of Chandramukhi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas and as a pop dancer in Yash Raj’s Dil To Pagal Hai. In both the films, she paired with Shahrukh Khan.
For film ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, she asked for more fees than even Salman Khan. Dixit is not only known for her acting skills, but for her dancing skills as well for which she won a title of ‘dancing queen’ in Bollywood. This actress quit films and got married to Shriram Madhav Nene, an NRi surgeon in Denver. The couple had two children, Arin, and Rayman. Later in 2007, she made her comeback with the release of ‘
Aaja Nachle’. Later on, she did a couple of films such as’
Dedh Ishqiya’ or’
Gulaab Gang’ and appeared as a judge and guest for dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Madhuri Dixit is always compared to actress Madhubala, and undoubtedly one smile of Madhuri on screen was enough to last a lifetime spell on screen.