One of the most versatile actors of her time, Madhuri Dixit Nene rocked the silver screen for 36 years. At the beginning of her career, the industry was dominated by male megastars. But her onscreen charisma balanced the power equation.
There is a long list of mixed films Madhuri Dixit has done, where some are super hits, some are forgotten, and some are memorable because of her presence.
On her birthday, let’s go down memory lane for some of the iconic moments of Madhuri Dixit which made our hearts go dhak-dhak.
1. Bidding Adieu … Prahaar (1991)
The film was based on patriotism, military training, and more importantly, the ‘hero’ of the movie was Nana Patekar. But Madhuri pulls off the scene when her fiance, an army-man, leaves home to fulfill his duties with excellence. She shows anger and fear of losing him. She stole the scene as a headstrong loud girl who is insanely in love with her lover. It was one of her earliest films before she went on to become a megastar, but with that few minutes of presence, she made a mark in the industry.
2. Dhak-Dhak Karne Laga (1992)
One of the timeless songs of the 90s, starring Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor from the 1992 drama ‘Beta’ was a reworked adaptation of Illayaraaja’s composition ‘Abba nee teeyani debba’. But the Hindi version became evergreen when Madhuri Dixit grooved in Saroj Khan’s choreography. It was considered one of the boldest songs for its time.
3. ‘Ohoo-Ohoo’ … Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994)
Remember that easy-breezy Nisha? She alone was enough to hold not only hers but her sister’s in-law’s family together. Her mischievous and playful moments and her romance with Salman Khan gave us hours of joy. And who could forget her turban clad ‘Ohoo-Ohoo’ in the film?
4. Portraying Shivani Chopra in Anjam (1994)
This is a psychological thriller by Rahul Rawail where Dixit played an air hostess who is chased by a persistent lover Vijay Agnihotri played by Shahrukh Khan. Though the film hasn’t done much in the box-office, it is still considered to be one of the best performances by Madhuri Dixit.
5. Chandramukhi … Devdas (2002)
Based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel in the same name, the film was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali with a huge star cast of Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit.
Dixit sketched the character of Chandramukhi, a courtesan in the film who is considered to be the richest and the most beautiful prostitute. And the classic song Dola Re Dola Re choreographed by Saroj Khan is considered to be the greatest Bollywood dance number of all times.