Madhuri Dixit is compared to yesteryear actress Madhubala for her charm and beauty. The actress celebrates her 52nd birthday today (May 15). Madhuri was a sensation during the late eighties and early nineties in Bollywood, for her mesmerising smile, elegant dance moves and exemplary acting skills.


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It may be recalled that post-marriage she had taken a 9-year gap. Despite the gap her fan base has remained as it was. Though her latest film Kalank didn’t match the expectations of the audience, she had a strong role, in a hero-centric film. Her career spans more than 35 years. It takes character and personality to stay relevant in the hearts and minds of people for such a long time. If not films, the actress is busy with her dance. Here are the 9 lesser-known facts:


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1. Madhuri Dixit was the only actress of her time to get nominated 13 times for the Flimfare Best Actress Award.

2. Madhuri is an accomplished Kathak dancer and has been trained for 8 years. She had even received a scholarship as a dancer when was 9 years.

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3.In the song ‘Kahe Chedd Mohe’ from Devdas, her costume weighed 30 kgs but with her confidence and calmness, she completed the shoot.


4.Madhuri holds a degree in microbiology, if not an actor, she would have been a microbiologist or a pathologist.

5.Madhuri was paid Rs 2.7 crore for her role in the movie ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’

6.Famous Indian Painter M F Husain was mesmerised by her charming beauty and watched her movie ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ 67 times.

7.Madhuri is a talented singer too.

8. Madhuri had shot for a film ‘Koyla’ at lake Sangestar in Arunachal Pradesh which has been renamed as ‘Madhuri Lake.’

9.Madhuri was the only actress of her time to get choreographed by Kathak guru Pandit Birju Maharaj for Devdas.