Madhuri Mania
Born on the 15th of May 1967, Madhuri Dixit is among those Indian actresses who became the predominant face of Bollywood for almost a decade between the 1980s and 1990s.
Coming from Maharashtra, Madhuri was initially more inclined towards the sciences and wanted to be a micro-biologist. However, as her dance training started attracting her, showbiz became her dream.

Madhuri's first Bollywood movie was Abodh in 1984. The film was minorly successful and got Madhuri roles in a number of other films. Despite many roles, Madhuri hit success only four years later, in 1988, when she acted in Tezaab opposite Anil Kapoor.

The Anil-Madhuri jodi was worked so well that the duo acted in several films together including Ram Lakhan, Kishen Kanhaiya and Beta.

Madhuri & Amir Khan in Dil 1990
Madhuri's next big movie was Dil in 1990 opposite Aamir Khan. The film went on to become the biggest hit of the year and it got Madhuri her first Filmfare award.

The first half of the nineties is when Madhuri reached her peak. She did Saajan in 1991, Beta in 1992 (Madhuri got her second Best Actress Filmfare award for this film), Khalnayak in 1993, and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun in 1994.

Family drama Hum Aapke Hain Kaun remains one of the biggest hit of Bollywood, and got Madhuri her third Filmfare Best Actress award.

Madhuri & Shahrukh Khan
Madhuri had a relatively unsuccessful 1996, with only two releases, Prem Granth and Rajkumar, both of which bombed at the Box Office.

However, in 1997, Madhuri teamed up with Shah Rukh Khan and Karishma Kapoor for the hugely popular Dil To Pagal Hai.

Madhuri with her sons, Arin & Ryan
In 1999, Madhuri finally tied the knot with NRI doctor Shriram Nene. As he practiced in Denver, she divided her time between India and the US for a few years.Though she continued to act in films regularly, major success eluded Madhuri till 2002, when she paired up with Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai for Devdas, where she played Chandramukhi. She got the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress for this role.

In 2003, Madhuri gave birth to her elder son Arin and in 2005 to Raayan. After she became a mother, she quit acting and moved permanently to Colorado.

Madhuri made a comeback to Bollywood in 2007 with Aaja Nachle.

In 2008, Madhuri Dixit was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India for her contribution to Indian cinema.

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