From 'Abodh' to 'Gulaab Gang': At 46, there is no stopping for Madhuri Dixit

Movies | | May 15, 2013, 10:32 am
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Madhuri attended Divine Child High School and Mumbai University. She wanted to be a microbiologist. However, her fate had something else in store for her.

Madhuri attended Divine Child High School and Mumbai University. She wanted to be a microbiologist. However, her fate had something else in store for her.

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A trained Kathak dancer, Madhuri started acting at the age of 16. Her first film was 'Abodh' that released in 1984. This is a still from 'Dayavan'.

A trained Kathak dancer, Madhuri started acting at the age of 16. Her first film was 'Abodh' that released in 1984. This is a still from 'Dayavan'.

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'Tezaab' and 'Ram Lakhan' began an era dominated by Madhuri. She scored a series of hits with Anil KApoor.

'Tezaab' and 'Ram Lakhan' began an era dominated by Madhuri. She scored a series of hits with Anil KApoor.

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It was her zeal to reach out to all types of audiences that she did off-beat films despite being a commercially successful heroine. This is a still from 'Dharavi'.

It was her zeal to reach out to all types of audiences that she did off-beat films despite being a commercially successful heroine. This is a still from 'Dharavi'.

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'Dil To Pagal Hai', which had Shah Rukh Khan opposite her, won MAdhuri the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

'Dil To Pagal Hai', which had Shah Rukh Khan opposite her, won MAdhuri the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

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'Aaja Nachle' (2007) was her comeback film. Unfortunately, it failed to garner much support at the box office.

'Aaja Nachle' (2007) was her comeback film. Unfortunately, it failed to garner much support at the box office.

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We wish Madhuri a very happy birthday and many more years of success and stardom.

We wish Madhuri a very happy birthday and many more years of success and stardom.

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'Tezaab' made her a household name. Her dance on 'Ek do teen' contributed hugely to the super success of the film.

'Tezaab' made her a household name. Her dance on 'Ek do teen' contributed hugely to the super success of the film.

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Once Madhuri got established as a mass heroine, she started experimenting with her characters. 'Dil', 'Jeevan Ek Sangharsh' and '100 Days' were fast changing her into a versatile actress.

Once Madhuri got established as a mass heroine, she started experimenting with her characters. 'Dil', 'Jeevan Ek Sangharsh' and '100 Days' were fast changing her into a versatile actress.

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Basically, there were two shades of Madhuri Dixit. One who was known for her sensuality and the other who was the epitome of sensibility.

Basically, there were two shades of Madhuri Dixit. One who was known for her sensuality and the other who was the epitome of sensibility.

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Age doesn't seem to have any effect on the flawless beauty. Once she played the heroine of actors like Jeetendra and Vinod Khanna, and now she is hosting TV shows with actors much younger to her.

Age doesn't seem to have any effect on the flawless beauty. Once she played the heroine of actors like Jeetendra and Vinod Khanna, and now she is hosting TV shows with actors much younger to her.

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'Hum Aapke Hain Koun' wouldn't have been such a milestone film without Madhuri Dixit's iconic dance moves.

'Hum Aapke Hain Koun' wouldn't have been such a milestone film without Madhuri Dixit's iconic dance moves.

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She again won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in 'Devdas'. She took a 5 year break from films after 'Devdas'.

She again won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in 'Devdas'. She took a 5 year break from films after 'Devdas'.

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However, Madhuri is still busy with her TV shows and forthcoming films. She will soon be seen in 'Gulaab Gang' and 'Dedh Ishqiya'.

However, Madhuri is still busy with her TV shows and forthcoming films. She will soon be seen in 'Gulaab Gang' and 'Dedh Ishqiya'.

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Film actress Madhuri Dixit has turned a year older today. She was born on May 15, 1967 to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit.

Film actress Madhuri Dixit has turned a year older today. She was born on May 15, 1967 to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit.