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Madhuri Dixit Birthday Special: Did you know the actress had plans to study microbiology?

As superstar Madhuri Dixit celebrates her 52nd birthday, here are some snapshots from the Bollywood actress’ personal and professional life that you must not miss. Take a look!

Madhuri Dixit is one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the late 1980s and 1990s, she has been praised by critics for her acting and dancing skills. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Filmfare Awards. In 2008, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of the country.

After making her acting debut in the 1984 drama Abodh, Dixit had her first commercial success with the 1988 action romance Tezaab.

Madhuri Dixit is considered as a superstar.

 

Madhuri Dixit had enrolled in a college to study microbiology, but couldn’t finish it due to her acting career.

 

Dixit’s first release of 1992 was Kumar’s drama Beta, opposite Anil Kapoor. Dixit’s portrayal of Saraswati, an educated woman who rebels against her manipulative mother-in-law, earned her critical acclaim.

 

In 1993, Dixit reunited with Sanjay Dutt and Jackie Shroff in Subhash Ghai’s crime drama Khalnayak. Her portrayal of Ganga, a police officer, who volunteers to go undercover, to trap an escaped criminal, garnered her a lot of fan-following.

Madhuri Dixit’s greatest film of her career was Rajshri Productions’ family drama Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! opposite Salman Khan. The film emerged the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema and made ₹ 1.35 billion worldwide, breaking the record of the film Sholay (1975). It became the highest grossing Bollywood film in Hindi cinema history after its theatrical run. Not many people know but Hum Aapke Hain Koun is a bigger hit than Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

There is 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.

after another seven-year absence from the screen, starred in the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya in 2014. The film was a sequel to the 2010 film Ishqiya. She played a con-woman “Begum Para” opposite Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Huma Qureshi and expressed that she agreed to do the film because of the “unapologetic way” director Abhishek Chaubey presented her character.

Madhuri’s notable performances include Dil To Pagal Hai, where she played the role of Pooja, a woman caught in a love triangle. The movie also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Karisma Kapoor and was a huge box-office success.

In 2018, Dixit made her debut in Marathi Cinema with the comedy-drama Bucket List. She played the role of Madhura Sane, a middle-aged housewife who takes the initiative to complete the bucket list of her deceased teenage heart donor.

Madhuri Dixit was last seen in Abhishek Varman’s period drama Kalank, featuring an ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur. Set in the 1940s prior to the partition of India, the film featured her as Bahaar Begum, the madam of a brothel

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