Madhuri Dixit (born 15 May 1967) is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Hindi cinema. A leading actress in the 1980s, 1990s and early-2000s, Dixit has been praised by critics for her acting and dancing skills. She has received six Filmfare Awards, four for Best Actress, one for Best Supporting Actress and one special award. She has been nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress a record fourteen times. She was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2008.Dixit is not only known for her acting skills, but for her dancing skills as well.Often referred to as the “Dhak Dhak Girl”, she is famous for her dance in the song “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga” from the film Beta. She is also known 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), “Chane Ke Khet Mein” (from Anjaam), “Didi Tera Devar Deewana” (from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!), “Choli Ke Peechhe” (from Khalnayak), “Akhiyan Milaun” (from Raja), “Mera Piya Ghar Aaya” (from Yaraana), “Kay Sera Sera” (from Pukar), “Badi Mushkil” (from Lajja), “Maar Daala” (from Devdas), “Aaja Nachle” (from Aaja Nachle), and “Ghagra” (from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani).
Pandit Birju Maharaj, a Kathak dancer, who choreographed Dixit in the film Devdas for the song “Kaahe ChheIn the year 1985, she appeared in the Rajshri Production’s TV show Paying Guest. She came in the first episode of the show as Neena.
In 2001 on the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati’s first season, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, she won ₹ 5,000,000 that she donated for people affected in natural calamities. She also made an appearance in Season 4’s Grand Finale that aired in 2010. In 2002, Dixit hosted a TV show Kahina Kahi Koi Hai which was a match-making show that aired on Sony Entertainment.
She also made appearances on Koffee with Karan in Seasons two and three that aired in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Her Season 2 appearance was a solo appearance and in Season 3 she shared the chat show with Sonakshi Sinha. In 2014, Madhuri made her third appearance on Koffee with Karan, on its fourth season alongside Juhi Chawla.During the making of Saajan in 1990, Madhuri had an affair with Sanjay Dutt who was married at the time to Richa Sharma. Despite her father’s objections, the relationship continued However, with Dutt’s arrest under TADA in 1993, Madhuri ended the relationship.Talking about this break-up, film journalist Bharati Pradhan reported in The Telegraph that “Madhuri had always been a clean player.
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