The evergreen diva of Bollywood Madhuri Dixit Nene turned 46 years of age on Wednesday.
Dixit made her film debut in ´Abodh´ (1984) but received wider public recognition with ´Tezaab´ (1988) where her famous dance number Ek, Do, Teen became a rage.
Right from the onset of her career, she managed to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema´s leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing.
Some of her famous films include box-office hits like ´Ram Lakhan´ (1989),´Tridev´ (1989), ´Parinda´ (1989) , ´Dil´ (1990), ´Saajan´ (1991), ´Beta´ (1992), ´Khalnayak´ (1993), ´Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!´ (1994) and ´Raja´ (1995).
After a relatively low phase, she reinvented herself with the romance in ´Dil To Pagal Hai´ (1997) and subsequently received critical acclaim for her work in films like ´Mrityudand´ (1997),´Pukar´ (2000), ´Lajja´ (2001) and ´Devdas, (2002).
In 2002, she took a break from films in order to raise her children and made a comeback with the musical film ´Aaja Nachle´ in 2007.
Dixit also judged two seasons of celebrity dance reality show ´Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa ´.
Dixit has won six Filmfare Awards-four for Best Actress, one for Best Supporting Actress as well as one special Filmfare award for completing 25 years in Bollywood.
She holds the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations at Filmfare-13. In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri.
She is married to Dr Shriram Chandra Nene, with whom she has two children.
The actress has several films coming up beside her dance reality show, like ´Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani´, where she has made a guest appearance, ´Dedh Ishqiya´, ´Mother:The Indira Gandhi Story´.