Madhuri Dixit – Biography, Career, Awards and Net Worth
Madhuri Dixit is the ultimate dancing diva and superstar of Indian Cinema. She enjoys great commercial and critical success throughout her career. She earned the nickname “Dhak Dhak Girl” for her gracious and sensuous dance moves.
Madhuri has successfully established herself in the industry with many successful movies. She earned the fame from the movie Tezaab starring alongside the famous actor Anil Kapoor. She is a rare combination of beauty, acting, dance and charm.
Madhuri Dixit : Early Life and Relationship
Madhuri was born as Madhuri Shankar Dixit on 15 May 1967, to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit in Mumbai, India. She came from a Marathi Chitpavan background and has a height of 5’6” and weighs 123lbs. Her star sign is Taurus. Regarding nationality she is Indian whereas Hindu by religion.
Madhuri did her schooling from Divine High School and graduated from Parle College in Microbiology. She grew up with her two sisters and a brother, Rupa, Bharati, and Ajit.
As a child prodigy, Madhuri showed interest in dancing from her childhood. Her passion for dancing leads her to learn dance from the very young age. And hence she is a well trained professional dancer.
Madhuri Dixit : Career
Madhuri made her acting debut with a movie “Abodh”. After that, she went on to act in several movies followed by hits such as “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Kishen Kanhaiya”, “Tridev”, “Dil” and so on. She was last seen in the movies, Dedh Ishqiya and Gulaab Gang.
Dixit has been well recognized for her mesmerizing dancing skills too. She has given many hit dancing numbers, which is still famous among the people. Hence, she became the judge on the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4, 5, 6 and 7 alongside Karan Johar and Remo D’Souza. She has also launched an online dance academy DancewithMadhuri.com in 2013.
Madhuri has been an inspiration for the famous Indian painter M.F. Hussain, who made a painting series of her. Hussain produced a film “Gaja Gamini” featuring Madhuri as a tribute to “Dhak Dhak girl” herself. Ram Gopal Verma also dedicated a film as a tribute to Madhuri titled “Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon”.
Apart from movies, Madhuri is an active philanthropist. She donated her prize money of Kaun Banega Crorepati a game show for the welfare of victims of an earthquake in Gujarat.
Madhuri Dixit : Awards
Mrs Nene, being a talented personality, her work is praised by all. She has received six Filmfare Awards, four for Best Actress, one for Best Supporting Actress and one Special Award. The Government of India honored Dixit with Padma Shri – India’s fourth-highest civilian award. In 2000, she received Actress of the Millennium title.
Madhuri Dixit : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Madhuri Dixit is one of the highest paid actresses in Indian and holds the staggering net worth of $35 million. She charges 3-4 crore per film. She is the brand ambassador of several brands such as Olay, Maggi and Chawanprash.
Madhuri is living a comfortable life in Mumbai and owns several commercial places and duplex apartments in Mumbai and abroad. She has an impressive car collection of Audi, Rolls Royce and Skoda Rapid. Apart from acting and dancing, her primary hobby is reading and her most-loved book is “A Quiver Full of Arrows”.
Being a Marathi descent, she just loves Marathi foods, especially Kanda Pohe, Zunka Bhakar and Modak. The dancing diva loves to travel and often seen enjoying holidays with her family all around the globe.
At the age of 50 years, Madhuri is still popular among the masses. She is active on Facebook and Instagram and has more than a million followers.