Madhuri Dixit turns 49; post-birthday planned on TV show set

Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit Nene turns 49 on Sunday, May 15, but the beautiful lady seems to be growing only younger! The actress with a million-dollar smile has enthralled one and all with her dancing and acting and continues to charm every heart with her grace and talent.

Currently, she is a judge on the Indian version of the internationally popular reality show ‘So You Think You Can Dance - Ab India Ki Baari’. But, Madhuri will not be working on her birthday this year, so the show’s team has reportedly planned a post-birthday celebration on the set on Tuesday, May 17, when she is back for the show.

Maduri’s co-judges on the show choreographers Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis, as well as the show’s hosts Rithvik Dhanjani and Mouni Roy have wished the actress a happy birthday.

The actress who is often called Madhubala of the 1990s, is known more for her dancing rather than acting which is no less superior. She has always been a passionate dancer, and therefore, turned her passion into reality by opening her own online dance academy ‘Dance With Madhuri’ in 2013.

Madhuri made her Bollywood debut at a young age of sixteen in ‘Abodh’ in 1984. Madhuri shot to fame with the 1988 release ‘Tezaab’. Her dance number in the film ‘Ek do teen’ became an enormous hit. In the multi-starrer Subhas Ghai film ‘Ram Lakhan,’ she had only a small role to play, yet she stole the show with her expressive dance in ‘Badaa dukh’ song. She came to be known as the ‘Dhak Dhak girl’ after she gave a brilliant performance in the film ‘Beta’.

A few of her memorable dance sequences in bollywood movies include ‘Mera piya ghar aaya’, from film ‘Yaarana’, ‘Que sera sera’ which was choreographed by Prabhu Deva, ‘Maar daala’ ‘Aajaa nachle’, ‘Ghagra’ where she retains her name Mohini of ‘Ek do teen’ fame.

Madhuri was a leading actress of the 1990s with a number of hits like ‘Dil’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Beta’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!’, ‘Raja’  and ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’.

Choreographer Saroj Khan, who had choreographer most of Madhuri’s early hits called her a “choreographer’s delight.” Kathak guru Pandit Birju Maharajher for the song ‘Maar daala’ in the film ‘Devdas’, described her as “the best Bollywood dancer” due to her versatility.