The Dancing Queen Madhuri Dixit


Known as Madhuri Dixit in the Bollywood film industry, her full name is Madhuri Shankar Dixit. She is one of the famous Bollywood actresses who made her acting debut in the late 1980’s. Born in an orthodox Marathi Brahmin family, she was one of the Bollywood heart throbs, who wooed audiences not only through her acting skills but also with her dancing skills. She is very often refereed to as the “dancing queen of Bollywood” and people are simply mesmerized by her dancing style. Through her entire acting career, which started in late 1980’s and continued till the late 1990’s, she won many awards and recognitions for her dance as well as her acting abilities.

Even though she started her acting in the film Abodh, in 1984 which was her debut film, she gained popularity after she did Tezaab in 1988. Tezaab is one such film, where one can see Madhuri’s dancing potential, which has been utilized to the maximum in later films. After this film, she acted in a number of films, most notable of them are Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Parinda and a host of other films. In fact it is in the film Tezaab, where the famous dance sequence for the song “ek do teen” created ripples in the heart of the audiences. This song was choreographed by the famous choreographer Saroj Khan and the popularity of the song reached such a stage, that it became almost a national anthem which was being sung by every one.

She is not only known as an actor but also as famous dancer, because she is a trained Kathak dancer too. In Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, her dancing is worth noticing, which was appreciated by many. In fact whenever we think of Madhuri Dixit, the first thing which strikes the mind is her dance sequence in different films, which became pretty famous.

Some of the famous film songs where her dancing was very much appreciated and she became a dancing diva after doing those wonderful performances are “ek do teen” from the film Tezaab, “dhak dhak” from the film Beta, “didi tera devar dewana” from the film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and many such films. Her performance in Devdas, by famous director Sanjay Leela Bansali, in the year 2002 is also worth mentioning. In fact this film was also aired in Cannes Film Festival, where her performance was highly appreciated. It was again in 2007 where we saw the dancing diva’s return to her dancing as well as her acting career through the film “Aaja Nachle”.

After this film, even though Madhuri Dixit did not appear in any film, she did not dishearten her fans and audiences completely. She made a sudden appearance in one of the famous reality dance shows named Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, which is being aired in Sony Entertainment Television. The dancing diva is the judge for the session four of this dance reality show, along with others. So her fans need not be disheartened, because she will not only be judging this dance reality show but will also show her dancing skills to the audience and to her fans, who eagerly waits to see her dancing gracefully as before.

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