Madhuri Dixit Nene, Bollywood’s original dancing diva, celebrates her 47th birthday today. She is fondly known as the ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl of Bollywood. Madhuri is a multi talented actress, dancer and a reality TV show judge. On her birthday, we bring in some interesting facts you dint know.
- Madhuri wanted to become a Microbiologist in her initial days but fate took a turn and she went on to pursue a career in acting and ended up becoming one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood.
- For the movie, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ opposite Salman Khan, her salary was Rs. 27,535,729. This made her one of the highest paid actress in 1990’s.
- Hum Aapke Hain Kaun grossed 1 million pounds in UK and went on creating a record which has not broken till date by any other film.
- She started her career way back in 1980’s. But she got her first commercial blockbuster hit only after 8 years with the film Tezaab.
- In 2001, her name appeared as one of the ‘Top Five Most Powerful Indian Movie Stars’ by Forbes.
- Madhuri Dixit is the only actress of her era who got choreographed by Pandit Birju Maharaj (Kathak Guru) for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, Devdas.
- Madhuri is till date the only actress in Bollywood who have been nominated 13 times for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
- She has won 5 Filmafare Awards, 4 Star Screen Awards and 2 Zee Cine Awards.
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