Friday, October 26, 2007

About Maduri

Likes & Dislikes of Madhuri:

I love :
My parents, brother, sisters, nieces and nephews.

I Hate :

I’m afraid of :

I’m superstitious about :
Walking under the ladder.

I get turned on by :
Music - soft and sentimental.

My biggest fear :
Of losing people I love

My strength :
My family and friends.

My weakness :
Animals (I hate to see anybody hurting them).

My sex-appeal :
You tell me!!

My wildest fantasy :
That I’m tap-dancing with, Gene Kelly.

My hero :

My spice :
I’m cool man!!

My favourite bedroom line :
"----------" (well, that’s a line is it?)

My biggest assets :
My eyes and smile.

My passion :

My greatest necessity :
Clean bathrooms!

My favourite possession :
Memories, and all my fan mail.

What tires me most :

My Birthday :
15th May

Madhuri's Favourite Dance Numbers
'Ek do teen...' -- Tezaab
'Gori ki chaal...' -- Sailaab
'Dhak dhak karne laga...' -- Beta
'Choli ke peechay kya hain...' -- Khalnayak
'Ankhiya milaye kabhi ankhiya churaye...' -- Raja

Monday, October 1, 2007

Maduri - Beauty Queen

Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit born as Madhuri Shankar Dixit to a Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family on May 15, 1967. She is a five-time Filmfare Awards winning Indian Bollywood actress. She is a native of Mumbai, India. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, she dominated Hindi cinema as a leading actress, appearing in many hit films.
She is considered to be an icon of the Bollywood film industry.

Film Career

Dixit attended Parle College and wanted to be a micro-biologist. She is trained as a Kathak dancer, in the Indian classical tradition. She made her acting debut in Abodh (1984). After a few minor and supporting roles her first major role was in Tezaab (1988) which launched her career. She then went on to star in the hit films Dayavan (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), Dil (1990), Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Khalnayak (1993), and the Bollywood blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Kaun! (1994). After three years of little success, she appeared as Pooja in the successful Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) for which she won her fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award.

Her dance sequence in the many songs, such as Ek Do Teen (Film Tezaab), Bada Dukh Dina (Film Ram Lakhan), Dhak Dhak (Film Beta), Chane Ke Kheth Mein (Film Anjaam), Choli Ke Peechche (Film Khalnayak), Akhiyan Milau (Film Raja), Piya Ghar Aya (Film Yaarana), Key Sera (Film Pukar), Mardala (Film Devdas) etc., received critical acclaim.

In 2001, Dixit was awarded the National Citizens Award to recognise various activities that effect everyday life.

In 2002, she starred in Devdas, with actor Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Madhuri Dixit was applauded for her acting in the film. The film attracted worldwide attention and was featured at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then she has not appeared in any films.
On February 25, 2006 she performed on stage for the first time in six years at the Filmfare Awards to music from her last movie Devdas. Her performance was choreographed by Saroj Khan and was very well received.
Madhuri Dixit has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Hussain who considers her the epitome of the Indian woman. She also appeared in his film Gaja Gamini (2000). Gaja Gamini was intended as a tribute to Dixit's talent and beauty.
On December 7, 2006, Dixit returned to Mumbai along with her husband and sons in order to start to film her new movie titled Aaja Nachle, to be produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Anil Mehta.

Personal life

Madhuri, born to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit, married an Indian-American, UCLA trained cardiovascular surgeon who practices in Denver, Dr. Sriram Madhav Nene, in 1999, also from a Marathi Koknastha Brahmin family. She has two sons, Arin (born in March 2003 in Colorado) and Ryan (born on March 8, 2005 in Colorado).She has two elder sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and an elder brother, Ajit. Madhuri now lives with Dr. Nene and her two children in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Awards and Nominations

Awards won

Filmfare Awards
1990: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Dil.
1992: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Beta
1994: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
1997: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Dil To Pagal Hai
2002: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for DevdasStar Screen Awards
1994: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!
1995: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Raja
1997: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Mrityudand
2002: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for DevdasZee Cine Awards
1998: Best Actress for Dil To Pagal Hai
2002: Best Supporting Actress for Lajja

Awards Nominated
1988: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Tezaab
1989: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Prem Pratigya
1991: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Saajan
1993: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khalnayak
1995: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Raja
1995: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Yaraana
1997: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Mrityudand
2000: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Pukar
2000: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female for Pukar
2000: IIFA Best Actress Award for Pukar
2001: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Lajja
2003: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for Devdas
2003: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female for Devdas Honours and Recognitions
2001 - National Citizen's Award


* Recently, on Women's International Day, a special article was released to pay tribute to Bollywood Heroines. Dixit topped the list of the Best Bollywood Actresses Ever.
* Bollywood industry insiders have nicknamed Madhuri Queen Bee and La Dixit.
* Dixit has a film title named after her, one of the few films in Bollywood named after an actor/actress, called Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon! (2003)
* Actor Saif Ali Khan once asked about his wildest wish in an interview answered that it was to kiss Madhuri's navel.

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