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Madhuri Dixit

--- About Madhuri Dixit ---

Birth name: Madhuri Shankar Dixit
Meaning of the name: Madhuri - Sweetness (Origin-Sanskrit)

Date of Birth: 15 May 1967

Place of Birth: Bombay, India
Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Education: Divine Child High School and Mumbai University and studied to be a microbiologist.

Nicknames: Bubbly, Dhak Dhak Girl...

Occupation: Actress

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) 

Marital status: Married

Date of Mariage: 17 October 1999

Spouse: Dr Shriram Madhav Nene 

Kids: 2 sons, Arin (born in March 2003) and Raayan (born in March 2005)

Father: Shankar Dixit

Mother: Snehlata Dixit

Sisters: Rupa and Bharati

Brother: Ajit

Mother Tongue: Marathi

Languages: Hindi, English

Friends from film industry: Shah Rukh Khan

Activities: Dance, exercises

Admires: Art

Bad habit: No bad habits

Strength: Family and friends

Weakness: Animals, hates to see anybody hurting them

Trademark: Her smile, her timeless beauty

Likes: Soft and sentimental music, monsoon, to read comics, to sketch

Dislikes: Interviews, especially if there is a string of them

Biggest passion: Acting and dancing

Afraid of: Cockroaches

Biggest fear: Of losing people she loves

Superstitious about: Walking under the ladder

Fussy about: Hates oily stuff and pungent food

Possessive about: "Many things of no value to others, but priceless to me: things picked up at fairs,
photographs, knicks knacks."

Her greatest necessity: Clean bathrooms!

The saddest day in life: "When our family cat, Sona, died after being with us for 15 years."

Five things she surely has in her Fridge: Chocolates, eggs, milk, pickels, ice

Five things she surely carries in her purse: Loose change, 500 rupees, vague visiting cards, a hanky,
electronic phone diary

Believes in: God and destiny

Dream man: Sir Winston Churchill- Orator, warrior, PM and writer

Dream woman: Smt. Indira Gandhi- power, wit, dignity

Debut film: Abodh (1984) 

Debut Award: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Dil (1990)

Bollywood classic’s remake she would you like to feature in: Waheedaji’s Guide or Pakeezah for its dances

Best movies in the career by now: Ram Lakhan (1989),Tridev (1989), Parinda (1989), Dil (1990),
Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Khalnayak (1993), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Raja (1995),
Devdas (2002), Aaja Nachle (2007), Dedh Ishqiya (2014)...

Host in TV Shows: "Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai" on Sony TV

Madhuri Dixit in her childhood

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Maharashtrian; backed, cheesy stuff; creamed fish

Favourite beverage: Tea

Favourite dessert: Chocolate

Favourite kitchen remedy: Besan, honey and lemon juice; cucumber dipped in milk

Favourite holiday spot: Likes to explore places

Favourite actors: Balraj Sahani, Gregory Peck

Favourite actress: Nargis, Madhubala

Favourite movies: Garam Hawa, Ganga Jamuna, Sholay, Padosan, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi,
Roman Holiday, Gone With The Wind, All About Eve...

Favourite music: All from Kishori Amonkar to Bhimsen Joshi

Favourite dance songs by other actresses: Any dance by Vyjayanthimalaji

Favourite colour: Orange and all the autumnal shades

Favourite perfume: Nina Ricci

Favourite book: A Quiver Full of Arrows by Jeffrey Archer

Favourite clothes: Casual clothes; jeans, loose shirt or salwar khamiz

Favourite jewellery: A pair of earrings that her kids had persuaded their father to buy for Madhuri
on Mother’s Day

Favourite possession: Memories and all her fan mail

Favourite male co-star: Shah Rukh Khan

Favourite sport: Tennis

Favourite pats: Cats

Favourite dental cream: Colgate

Favourite shampoo: St. Aibes

Favourite soap: Lux

Madhuri in her younger age

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> She was born Madhuri Shankar Dixit to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit, of a Marathi Hindu family.

--> She is an acclaimed Kathak dancer, acting was not her goal, for she wanted to be a Micro-biologist.

--> In 2003 a film named after her, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, was released.

--> Madhuri Dixit was always into studies and received a degree in Microbiology wanted to become a
Microbiologist or a Pathologist during her initial days. But, her fate took a turn and she went on to
become one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood.

--> She’s learnt Taekwondo in the States. She’s one belt away from a black belt.

--> 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 Dina" (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), and "Maar Daala" (from Devdas).

--> Madhuri attained stardom after a series of consecutive flops when she landed the lead female
role of Mohini in N. Chandra's blockbuster Tezaab opposite Anil Kapoor. The film went on to become
that year's highest grossing movie. It was Dixit's first hit at the box office.

--> After 'Devdas' (2002) Madhuri took a sabbatical from films to raise her children and in 2006, she
returned from Denver to Mumbai with her husband and sons to start filming for 'Aaja Nachle'.

--> Madhuri was awarded the National Citizen’s Award in 2001.

--> Madhuri Dixit also judged three seasons of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' Television show.

--> Recently she has launched an application, Madhuri Dixit HD on the iPad to connect with her fans.

--> She is a Goodwill Ambassador and a patron for "Emeralds for Elephants" — a charity project for the
conservation of Asian Elephants and other endangered species.

--> Madhuri has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Husain. He was so fascinated by Dixit
in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! that he watched the film 67 times, and in 2007 he booked an entire
theatre to see her comeback movie 'Aaja Nachle'. He made a series of paintings of her, and in 2000
made a film named Gaja Gamini starring her, which was intended as a tribute to Dixit herself.

--> Madhuri is a passionate dancer, and to do her due for the society and her fans, she opened her
online dance academy.

--> She practice kathak dance thrice a week at home and on the other two days she work out.

--> Madhuri has five small meals throughout the day. She is a tea drinker and she needs minimum 2
cups a day.

Madhuri Dixit wedding day

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I came into the industry as a trained classical dancer, but I was never a trained actor. So I learnt the
craft as I worked along. I got to earn different aspects of acting from different directors."

"Action is tough, but so am I!"

"People used to say I can't make it big in Bollywood."

"Depend on yourself; you won’t be let down."

"Let your smile change the world. Don't let the world change your smile."

"I'm going to try and do what is required to maintain my looks, but I'm not going to go to extremes and
try and reverse everything. I believe in aging gracefully."

"I loved the time I got to spend in Denver. My boys, Arin and Ryan, were growing up. I got to spend time
with them, without being pried upon. There was no public scrutiny. I was free and could take them to the
supermarket or to the park, without being noticed or looked at. Most importantly, I could be just myself,
take the car out, go on a drive whenever I wanted. It was a very different experience for me. But my
stardom and the attention that I got before I got married wasn't exactly a part of me. I have never really
revelled in my stardom. Still, the change was refreshing. So I had a great time."

"Today, I am enjoying all the facets of life, whether it's my work or family. The key is to organise
everything in such a way that I don't neglect anything. But having said that, my family is my priority. I
work and manage my time around them. It's essential to decide on your priority first and then plan your
life around it. At least, that's how I manage to do whatever I do. Of course, I've been lucky to get
support from my family, especially my husband, Ram. He makes sure I get time to work and also
dedicate enough time to the family."

"I believe when kids see their mothers working hard, they take up responsibilities at home and are far
more well-turned out than other children."

"Indian husbands aren't supportive enough when it comes to their wives' careers. But today, women are
ambitious and I think men understand that and are pretty accepting about it. Times are changing and
so are people's attitudes. Every woman must have her own identity."

"My son once wrote in his school essay that his mother is 'a little strict!' There are somethings I am a
stickler at; these are things that I want them to do, no matter what. For example, I am very particular
about them brushing their teeth, and eating their veggies, just like any other mother. Discipline is very
important in life. If you aren't programmed to do something from an early age, you just won't do it.
But there are other times when I take it easy. After all, they are kids and shouldn't be made to behave
like grown-ups." 

"When kids are young, you give them your values and try to mould them into people you want them to
be eventually. But as they grow up, you have to learn to trust their judgment to make the right choices."

"My children are unaffected by me being an actress because that's the way I like to keep it. I love the
fact that they are so innocent about my star status. Sometimes, they come running to me and say,
"Mom, you are on TV". There were times, they would come home and ask me, "Mom, are you really
famous?' Because my friend tells me you are really lucky Madhuri Dixit is your mother". Initially, they
would get really excited but now they are quite cool about it."

"I am in a profession which I love. Whether it's dancing or acting, I love every bit of it. And I do it to the
best of my ability."

"Looking beautiful isn't just about what you apply on your face. It's the little things you do that matter.
A combination of a good diet, exercise, healthy habits, discipline, dancing etc. is what my beauty routine
consists of. Also, I have no bad habits; I don't drink or smoke. All these contribute to me being fit and
looking good."

"Dance is something I really enjoy; it gives me a different kind of happiness, something more spiritual.
Plus it's good exercise, I’m happy doing it and it all shows!"

"If someone has been bad to me, I believe in being good to that person. It's my way of getting back.
Because that person is going to feel guilty about it."

"I think there is no mantra for success. One just has to be positive and keep doing good work. One must
keep moving forward and not think much."

"...It is always heartening to receive an award because it shows that people are appreciating what you do.
Even if you don't get an award but your film does very well, that too is a big deal. So for an actor
everything matters."

"I’m looking for scripts that will be challenging. Roles that will be challenging. Something that excites
me, something that I feel will give me an opportunity to do something new – that’s what I’m looking for."

"I don’t perceive age as in ‘age’ per se, but I think your talent is what you are at any age. whether you’re
16 or 20 or 30, your talent is not going to go away and that’s something you will always have. For me,
that is very important than just the age factor. Everybody’s talking about age and aging; but I think it’s
what you can bring on – at any age, with your talent. Age is just a number."

"She (my mom) was growing up at a time when dance was like, a no-no: A girl from a good family
doesn’t dance. She was allowed to sing, though. She learned Hindustani classical music, but she was
never allowed to dance. So when she was growing up, she was very clear that, “When I have kids, I have
daughters, I’m going to teach them dancing, I’m going to make sure they know how to dance."

"I used to just do my work and go home. So I never really formed any long lasting industry friendships
like the type where you are talking to your colleagues on the phone everyday. What I formed with
people is a genuine bond of genuine fondness and respect. I am very fond of the actresses I had
worked with and there always was genuine respect. I gave respect so I got respect."

"I am not on buddy terms with anyone in the industry. I have more friends outside the industry than
within. But whenever I meet anyone there is genuine fondness, there is genuine respect and we pick
up from where we had left."

"When I look back, I think I should have just said, ‘No, I don’t want to do it' (the kissing scene in
'Dayavan'). But then perhaps I got a bit intimidated to doing it. It was like, I am an actress and the
director has conceived the scene in a particular way so maybe my not doing it would hamper the
narrative. Also since I was not from a film family background I didn’t know anything about the industry
and its operative norms. I didn’t know at that time that you could say no to do kissing scenes. So I
did it. But later when I saw the film, I wondered why did I do it? The kiss didn’t add anything to the
film. So I decided to put my foot down on doing any more kissing scenes and never did another again."

"Abodh was a learning experience for me. I was just 16 and not so serious about a career in films, or
for that matter any career. I had never grown up dreaming to be an actress. The film just happened.
But once I did it, I got interested in my work and started liking the processes of my craft like acting,
dancing, singing, etc. That’s when I decided that this is what I want to do for a career."


Madhuri Dixit with her husband

--- Connect With Madhuri ---

Home address: 2-B/110/1201, Excellency, 4th Cross Road, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W),
Mumbai 400058

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Madhuri Dixit and her family


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