Top 10 Best Madhuri Dixit Nene Movies
Madhuri Dixit - Filmography and Family
Madhuri Dixit Nene is one of the most beautiful Actresses of India. I have a special liking for this actress not only because I was compared to her by a fellow writer on Triond in his article on me ‘Anamika, it means nameless’ but also because we share the same birthday (May 15) and zodiac signs (Taurus).
Madhuri Shankar Dixit was born to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit of a Marathi Brahmin family in the year 1967. She made her Bollywood debut with the film Abodh in the year 1984 which unfortunately was a box-office disaster. However, she made a name for herself in Bollywood with her power packed performances in movies like Tezaab, Dil , Saajan, Beta, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Raja , Dil To Pagal Hai, Mrityudand, Pukar, Lajja, Prem Pratigyaa, Khalnayak, Anjaam, Yaraana, Devdas and Aaja Nachle. Madhuri Dixit is a trained dancer and has many hit dance numbers in movies to her credit. Madhuri also has made many TV Appearances including as Judge of the dance based reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 and 5. She is also part of Jhalak Dikhhla jaa Season 6 along with Remo Fernandes and Karan Johar. Madhuri is also part of the cast of the movie Dedh Ishqiya which is the sequel to the Vidya Balan movie Ishqiya. She is also now signed for Soumik Sen's Gulab Gang.
Madhuri Dixit was also one of the muses of the famous Indian painter M.F. Husain who made a series of paintings of her and a film named Gaja Gamini starring her. Madhuri Dixit is the winner of several Awards including the prestigious Padma Shri by the Government of India. Madhuri married Dr Shriram Madhav Nene, a UCLA-trained cardiovascular surgeon who practiced in Denver, on 17 October 1999. The couple has two sons, Arin and Raayan. The couple relocated from the US to India in 2011. Given below are my top picks of the best movies by this beautiful actress.
Devdas opposite Shahrukh Khan
In Devdas, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Chandramukhi, a courtesan who falls in love with the heartbroken Devdas Mukherjee (played by Shah rukh Khan) who takes refuge at the brothel where she is working after his love Paro (played by Aishwarya Rai) gets married to another man. Madhuri's dance duet with Aishwarya (Dola Re Dola) was a huge hit with the viewers.
Devdas was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Bharat Shah. It was a huge Box office success and won several awards. It was Madhuri Dixit’s last movie prior to her marriage. She won the Filmfare and Star Screen Awards for the Best supporting Actress for her role in the film.
In Lajja, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Janki, a theatre actress who doesn't care for society's norms.Lajja is directed and produced by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film is based on the plight of women in India. The movie tells the story of four women- Maithali, Janaki, Ramdulhari and Vaidehi. Apart from Madhuri, the other lead roles are played by Manisha Koirala, Mahima Chaudhary and Rekha. The film also stars Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Ajay Devgn, Suresh Oberoi and Samir Soni in important roles. Though this film was a failure at the Indian Box Office , it was a success overseas and the performances from the lead actors were highly praised.
Madhuri Dixit won the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female for her performance in the movie. She was also nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.
Dil opposite Aamir Khan
In Dil, Madhuri Dixit plays the role of rich girl Madhu Mehra who falls in love with Raja (played by Aamir Khan) and marries him despite of opposition from parents. Raja’s father Hazari Prasad (played by Anupam Kher) blackmails Madhu to leave him and Madhu returns to her father after leaving him. However, Raja finds the truth from his mother Savitri (played by Sarita Joshi) andreconciles with Madhu before she takes the flight. Dil was directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria. The film was a moderate success at the box-office.
Madhuri Dixit received the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in the film.
Saajan opposite Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt
In Saajan, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Pooja Saxena who is a fan of the handicapped poet Aman (played by Sanjay Dutt) who write poems under the pen name Sagar. When Aman finds that his Brother Akash Verma (played by Salman Khan) is in love with Pooja, he asks Aakash to pose as Sagar so that Pooja would fall in love with Akash. Akash discovers that Aman loves Pooja and that he is actually Sagar, he unites them. Saajan was Directed by Lawrence D'Souza and produced by Sudhakar Bokade. It was a huge box-office hit and had many super hit songs.
Madhuri Dixit was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in the movie.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun opposite Salman Khan
In Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Nisha who agrees to marry her Brother in law Rajesh (played by Mohnish Behl) after the death of her sister for the sake of her son. Rajesh finds out that Nisha is in love with his younger Brother Prem (played by Salman Khan) but sacrificed her love for the sake of family and unites them. This film also stars Mohnish Behl, Renuka Shahane, Laxmikant Berde, Priya Arun, Anupam Kher, Reema Lagoo and Alok Nath in important roles. This film was directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya. The movie was jointly produced by Ajit Kumar Barjatya, Kamal Kumar Barjatya and Rajkumar Barjatya.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun was a box office success and has many super hit songs. The movie won theNational Award for the most popular film of the year. Madhuri won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in a leading role for her performance in the movie.
Beta opposite Anil Kapoor
In Beta, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Saraswati who tries to protect her naïve and uneducated husband Raju (played by Anil Kapoor) from his stepmother Laxmi's (played by Aruna Irani) immoral intentions. The film also stars Aruna Irani, Laxmikant Berde, Anupam Kher, Priya Arun and Kunika. Beta was directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria. This movie was a box office success and has evergreen evergreen hit songs like ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’.
Madhuri Dixit won the Filmfare Award for the best Actress for her performance in the movie.
Raja opposite Sanjay Kapoor
In Raja, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Madhu, the younger sister of Rana Mahendra Pratap Garewal (played by Mukesh Khanna) and Vishwa (played by Dalip Tahil). Madhu’s Brothers decide to get her married to their friend Brijnath’s (played by Paresh Rawal)younger brother Raja (played by Sanjay Kapoor) but break the marriage off when Brijnath suffers from financial loss. Madhu falls in love with Raja and elopes with him. Her Brothers succeed in creating a rift between Raja and Madhu. However, the misunderstandings get cleared later and the couple marries with family’s blessings. The film was directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria.
Raja was a success at the box-office. Madhuri Dixit won the Star Screen Award Best Actress for her role in the film. She was also nominated for theFilmfare Best Actress Award.
Dil To Pagal Hai opposite Shahrukh Khan
In Dil To Pagal Hai, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Pooja who is an orphan raised by her Parent’s friends. Pooja is supposed to be married to their son Ajay (played by Akshay Kumar). Pooja joins Rahul’s (played by Shahrukh Khan) musical dance troupe as a lead dancer for his new musical called 'Maya'. Pooja and Rahul falls in love with each other but tries to keep their distance from one another. On the day of engagement, Ajay releases Pooja from the engagement when he realizes that she is in love with Rahul. Rahul and Pooja confess their love for one another. Dil To Pagal Hai is directed by Yash Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra and M Vakil. The film also stars Karisma Kapoor, Farida Jalal, Deven Verma and Aruna Irani.
Dil To Pagal Hai was a blockbuster and won many awards. Madhuri Dixit won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in the film.
In Aaja Nachle, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Dia who is a choreographer based at Newyork. She returns to India with her daughter to fulfill the last wish of her guru to save the deserted dance theater Ajanta from being demolished to make way for a shopping mall. The local MP Raja Uday Singh agrees to cancel the demolition if Dia can put on a successful performance using the locals from Shamli. Dia takes up the challenge and after many hurdles manage to save Ajanta. Aaja Nachle was directed by Anil Mehta and produced by Aditya Chopra. The movie also stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Jugal Hansraj, Akshaye Khanna, Kunal Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Raghubir Yadav, Vinay Pathak, Irrfan Khan and Boman Irani.
Though this come back film of Madhuri Dixit Nene was expected to perform well and had many established actors, it was a flop at the Boxoffice. Madhuri was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in the movie.
Pukar opposite Anil Kapoor
In Pukar, Madhuri Dixit played the role of Anjali, childhood friend of Major Jaidev Rajvansh (played by Anil Kapoor)who is in love with him. When Jai is court martialed and declared a traitor to the country, Anjali helps Jai prove his innocence and nail the culprit. Jay expresses his love for Anjali and the couple unites. Pukar is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and produced by Surinder Kapoor. Pukar also stars Namrata Shirodkar, Om Puri, Danny Denzongpa, Farida Jalal and Rohini Hattangadi.
Pukar was a moderate success at the Box office and received many awards and nominations. Madhuri Dixit was nominated for the Film fare Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.
Have I left any of the Madhuri Dixit best movies? If you know of any film which deserves a place in this list, feel free to add them through comments.