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Madhuri Dixit


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Madhuri Dixit Nene is an Indian actress, producer, TV performer and music artist.

Madhuri Dixit was born on May 15, 1967 to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit in the Marathi Kokanastha Brahmin family in Bombay (now Mumbai). She has two older sisters and one older brother. She became interested in dancing at the age of 3 and trained in Katak for 8 years. Later became a professionally trained Kathak dancer.

In addition to acting, she is known for her skills as a dancer. Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj, who choreographed Dixit at Devdas, calls her "Best Bollywood Dancer" for her versatility. Saroy Khan, who has worked with her many times, calls her "the choreographer's joy." The Hindustan Times explained that she gave a'technical twist' to the dance sequences in Hindi movies. Raja Sen describes Dixit as "the best number in the industry in all respects." Further he explained, "She's an exemplary dancer. From Katak to Dak Dak, she did it all and surprised us at every step." Dixit was the muse of Indian painter M. F. Husain. He was fascinated by Dixit's performance at Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!; Booked the entire theater to watch the movie 67 times, and to see her comeback Aaja Nachle. He made a series of pictures about her and directed Gaja Gamini, which she starred in 2000, which was intended to pay tribute to Dixit herself.

Dixit made her film debut in 1984 as Rajshri Productions' drama Abodh opposite Bengal actor Tapas Paul. After its release, the film failed commercially, but Dixit's performance received positive reviews from critics. Gomolo's Aakash Barvalia wrote, "Madhuri excels in her role as a young bride who admits herself as innocent as well as an innocent village girl and does not realize what marriage really entails. Her only 1985 release-Awara Baap-failed the box office. During this period, a black and white photo of her, taken by Gautam Rajadhyaksha, appeared on the cover of the then-popular magazine Debonair, and in April 1986 she appeared as the cover girl for Filmfare.

On February 3, 2011, Dixit spent an evening in Ashram, Trimbakeshwar, with 75 children of the farmer's orphanage and participated in the birthday of her two children, Hrishikesh and Rani. "Our artists are ready to help those kids. People from high society have to come forward and stand firm behind them." Dixit is a goodwill ambassador and sponsor of "Emeralds for Elephants," a charitable project aimed at protecting Asian elephants and other endangered species. The project is designed to raise awareness and raise important funding to protect Asian elephants from serious extinction. A collaborative project between the World Land Trust (a UK-based nonprofit environmental organization) and the Wildlife Trust of India linking wildlife sanctuaries. "Elephant is one of my favorite animals and I love them, so what we need to do today is see how we can preserve animals. I feel very strong about this," she said on the matter. Said. Two years later she donated to the Uttarakhand flood relief efforts.

Dixit has won six Filmfare Awards in 17 nominations, including four Best Actress awards for Dil (1990), Beta (1992) and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!. (1994), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Dev Das Best Supporting Actress (2002). She has completed 25 years in the Indian film industry and won the Filmfare Special Award. In 2008, she was awarded Padma Shri, number 4 in the Indian Civilian Award, by the Government of India for her contribution to the arts.

Born and raised in Bombay, Dixit initially eager to study microbiology, but when he received an offer for a film role, he stopped studying and made an acting debut in the 1984 drama Abodh. After a few commercially unsuccessful films, she made a breakthrough with the action romance Tezaab (1988) and the top-grossing romantic dramas Dil (1990), Beta (1992), Hum Aapke Hain Koun ..! (1994) and Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). She won four Best Actress awards for her performance at the Filmfare Awards. Other commercially successful films during this period include Ram Lakhan (1989), Tridev (1989), Thanedaar (1990), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Saajan (1991), Khalnayak (1993), and Raja (1995).

While in the film industry, Dixit has been actively involved in the education of children and promoting the safety of women. She appeared in the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society's One-Minute Telespot Series on AIDS Prevention in 2000. In 2001, Dixit won $5,000,000 on the first season game show Kaun Banega Crorepati on air. She donated prizes to the welfare of victims of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and to an orphanage in Pune.

Dixit is often referred to as one of the most attractive Indian celebrities and has been portrayed as a sex symbol. Her eyes, sexual appeal, and urban appearance were cited in the press for her distinctive features. Her smile was confirmed by her trademark. She appeared on The Times of India's list of beautiful faces in 50 films, and the Hindustan Times called her "Classic Indian Beauty." Her appearance and performance have established her as a style icon. In 2007, 2013–16 and 2018, the British magazine Eastern Eye named her one of the "sexiest Asian women in the world."

On March 17, 2003, Dixit gave birth to a son Arin. Two years later, on March 8, 2005, she gave birth to another son, Ryan. She described motherhood as "surprising" and added that her children were "alive".

After marriage, Dixit moved to Denver, Colorado for more than 10 years. She returned to Mumbai with her family in October 2011. In response, Dixit said, "I always love to be here. I grew up here in Mumbai, so it's like going home. It was a different step for me. A home, a family, a life I wanted to have a husband and children... all I dreamed of. "In 2018, Dixit and her husband founded the production company RnM Moving Pictures.

Dixit has important followers in the South Asian diaspora. Analyzing her career, Reuters announced that "in her heyday, Dick Sit was the definitive queen of Bollywood, the world's largest film industry by audience size, and her popularity and fees were comparable to even the biggest male stars. Filmfare said, “In the world of megastar men, she is balancing the power equation for fair sex. She is one of the actresses who sold the film. She is the one who masks her hero. Madhuri Dixit's box office power is destroyed. I couldn't." The New York Times called Dixit "the biggest female star in India." "Dixit's reign as Bollywood's biggest star began in the 80s. She received top bills in a few photos, and directors often paired her with little-known young heroes." Said. According to Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, Dixit "has almost achieved a cult status by giving an entirely new meaning to alternate hysteria." Saibal Chatterjee in Outlook is Hum Aapke Hain Koun ..! It transforms Dixit into a "subcontinent icon".

Dixit has participated in several stage shows, concert tours and TV awards. In 1993, Dixit participated in the Live 93' Bollywood Concert with Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakraborty. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, he performed at the "Madhuri Dixit Live" concerts in India, the Middle East and the United States. In 2000, she performed at the Pepsi W2K Millennium Concert in Mumbai. From July to August 2008, Dixit and actors Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Ritesh Deshmukh and Aishwarya Rai staged "Unforgettable World Tour" at 40-day performances in 11 cities in North America, Europe and Europe. Appeared on. Caribbean.

Lake Sangestar Tso in Arunachal Pradesh was renamed Madhuri Lake after her, where Koyla's song was filmed. She has a star named after her in the constellation Orion. In 1997, the Zee TV series Madhuri Dixit was named after her, and in 2003 Ram Gopal Varma produced the feature film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon dedicated to her. In March 2012, Dick Sit's wax figure was on display at the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London. In 2017, two other figures were displayed at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Singapore and Delhi. Every year since its inception in 2012, Dixit has appeared on Forbes India's "Celebrity 100", a list based on income and popularity of Indian celebrities excluding 2017. In 2018, it was one of 20 Indians invited to the Oscar Academy. Class for 2018.

One of the most popular actresses in Hindi films, she has appeared in over 70 Bollywood movies. Having received such acclaim as six Filmfare Awards, she is one of the highest-paid actresses in the United States in the 1990s and early 2000s, and appeared seven times on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list. In 2008, the Indian government awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor in India.

Dixit was listed on the Box Office India's Top Actress List for 10 consecutive years (1988-97). In 2001, Forbes ranked her fifth on the list of "Top 5 Most Influential Movie Actors in India". In 2002 and 2014, Dixit appeared on Rediff's annual "Best Bollywood Actresses" list. She has appeared frequently on other Rediff lists, including "Bollywood's Most Beautiful Actresses", "Bollywood's Best Actresses Ever" and "Top 10 Bollywood Actresses of all time". The Economic Times put her on the 2010 list of "33 Women Who Made India Proud". In 1997, the government of Andhra Pradesh awarded her the "Kala Vine Tree Award". In 2001, Dixit won the National Citizens' Award for her work and contributions to Indian cinema. In 2008, the Indian government awarded her Padma Shri for her contributions to Indian cinema. Sathyabama University named her the "Inspiring Icon of India" in 2015. An unauthorized biographer named Madhuri Dixit, written by Professor Nandana Bose, was released in 2019.

Dixit returned as an actress after five years, starring in cinematographer Anil Mehta's dance film Aaja Nachle (2007). She played Dia, a choreographer who returned to town to save an endangered theater where she learned to dance. The box office failure, the film generated positive reviews for Dixit's portrayal. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand, criticizing the plot, wrote about Dixit's performance: "It's hard to take your eyes off the screen when she's there. It's hard to dazzle you with her spontaneity, her easy charm and a 100-watt smile." Her performance was nominated for another Filmfare Best Actress Award. In 2011, Dixit was selected by Filmfare for her achievement of 25 years in the Indian film industry as a special jury fabric.

Dixit was also praised for her dramatic performances in the crime film Parinda (1989), the romantic dramas Prem Pratigyaa (1989) and Devdas (2002), won the Filmfare Award for the latter, and the thriller Anjaam (1994) and Pukar (2000). ), social dramas Mrityudand (1997) and Lajja (2001). After a sabbatical year after acting in 2002, Dixit starred in the musical Aaja Nachle (2007), intermittently acting for the next 10 years, starring in the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014) and the Marathi comedy drama Bucket List (2014). Your role has been recognized 2018). Her top revenue came with the adventure comedy Total Dhamaal (2019).

In 2013, Dixit took part in an Access All Areas concert in Dubai with Shah Rukh Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Deepika Padukone. In the same year, she joined the fourth work of "Temptation Reloaded", which she performed in Auckland, Perth, Sydney and Dubai with Khan, Rani Mukerji, Fernandez and Meiyang Chang. In 2014, he performed in Malaysia with Khan, Mukerji and Arijit Singh. She also performed at SLAM! Tours in the USA, Canada and London In 2015, Dixit participated in the Fusion Show in Houston with Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu deva. In 2018, she performed at the opening ceremony of the Men's Hockey World Cup.

In addition to acting in the film, Dixit took part in charity work. She has been working with UNICEF since 2014 to advocate children's rights, prevent child labor, and is a prominent celebrity advocate for brands and products. She participates in concert tours and stage shows, frequently appears as a talent judge for dance reality shows, has launched an online dance academy, and is the co-founder of the production company RnM Moving Pictures. Dixit has been married to Shriram Nene since 1999 and has two children.

Since 2014, Dixit has started working with UNICEF to advocate for the rights of children and prevent child labor and child trafficking. She participated in a fashion show hosted by Lilavati Hospital, supporting the organization's'Save & Empower the Girl Child' initiative. In the same year, the government of Madhya Pradesh appointed her as the brand ambassador for the campaign Mamta Abhiyaan (Maternal and Child Health). Dixit collaborated with Vogue for the Vogue Empower series in'Boys don't cry', a short film about gender policy directed by Vinil Mathew. She was appointed Brand Ambassador for the Government of India's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign in 2015, aiming to increase awareness and efficiency of welfare services for girls. She lent her voice to narrate the story of Girl Rising: Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi, and one of the eight girls featured in the film about the education and empowerment of girls. Dixit has been appointed as a brand ambassador to launch Mothers Absolute Affection (MAA), a flagship program aimed at gaining adequate awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

Dixit is considered one of the most popular and outstanding actresses in the Indian film world. During the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, Dixit was one of the highest paid actresses in the Indian entertainment industry. In the 2000 Guinness World Records, she was named the highest-paid Indian actress. In 2003, Dixit won the "Best Actress Ever" poll by Zee and the BBC. In 2012, Dixit topped the list of "Most Popular Bollywood Actresses of All Time" by NDTV. That same year, she was ranked number one on Yahoo.com as one of the top 10 most iconic beauties of Hindi movies. In 2013, she was ranked fourth after Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan, and was ranked #1 among female actors as the best Bollywood star in a British poll celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema. In the same year, in a national poll conducted by CNN-IBN to mark the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema, Dixit ranked second after Sridevi as "Best Actress in India in 100 Years". In 2017, Dixit was the most popular actress in Hindi films to date, ranking first in the India Today poll.

In addition, Dixit has appeared publicly to support charities and causes. On February 4, 2012, Madhuri Dixit interacted with children with cancer on World Cancer Day hosted by Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd in Juhu, Mumbai. In 2013, she launched Sanofi India's campaign on World Diabetes Day (WDD) to encourage people to take proactive steps to effectively prevent, manage and control diabetes. A year later, on February 24, 2014, she visited a school in Andheri, Mumbai to support the "Support My School" campaign. She participated in One Foundation's event'Set Beautiful Free' to provide home, education, food, and health care to daughters of trafficked victims. In 2018, he attended a charity event of the'Nanhi Kali' NGO.

In discussing her performance, film critic Raja Sen commented: “Dixit's acting was as impressive as her outstanding screen presence. Her eyes sparkle with aspirations and seemingly color her performances with effortless spontaneity.” Baradwaj Rangan described her as “drama, comedy and dance. Categorized as "the last of the all-in-one female stars you can do." Firstpost called her "one of the last superstars of a Hindi movie" and "a dexterity that blends in with Lajja's background or allows you to finely traverse between what Dedh Ishqiya's Begum Para is desirable without being overwhelming like Devdas' Chandramukhi. "He added. It shows how great an artist she is. Rediff said, “She easily mixes the fierceness and fragility her character requires of her to shine in every role.” In 2010 Filmfare Magazine included Mrityudand's performance on its “80 Iconic Performances” list. Dixit is recognized in the press for achieving her versatility and “balance of critical acclaim and commercial success”.

In 2009, Dixit conducted India's first national campaign to protect the environment and raise awareness of environmental issues at NDTV Toyota Greenathon. NDTV organized India's first 24-hour live teleton, a fundraising event that raises people to support TERI's initiative Lighting a Billion Lives.

Following widespread media speculation about her personal life, Dixit married cardiovascular surgeon Shriram Madhav Nene in Los Angeles, California on October 17, 1999, at a traditional ceremony held at Dixit's older brother's home in Southern California. I did. Nene had never seen her movies and was not aware of her celebrity status. "It was very important not to know me as an actor, because he would know me as a person first. People have preconceived notions when they see you as an actress," Dick Sit said. . I wasn't here with him. I found a suitable person, I wanted to get married, and I did. "

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