There are many ways to describe Madhuri Dixit. She is the dancing diva of Bollywood, the Dhak-Dhak girl, the actress with the 1000 watt smile. She’s popular and has aged gracefully over the years and her popularity knows no limit. While everyone knows that Madhuri is a trained kathak dancer and is passionate about dance, read on to know some lesser known facts about the actress on the occasion of her 50th birthday.
Madhuri Dixit had no interest in joining films initially. She received a degree in Microbiology and wanted to become a microbiologist or a pathologist.
Madhuri Dixit has two elder sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and an elder brother, Ajit
Madhuri Dixit was paid a salary of Rs. 27,535,729 for her role in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ oppositeSalman Khan. This made her the highest paid actress in the 1990s.
Madhuri Dixit is said to be the only actress in Bollywood to have nominated 13 times for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
Madhuri Dixit is the only actress of her era who got choreographed by Pandit Birju Maharaj (Kathak Guru) for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, Devdas.
It’s no secret that Madhuri undoubtedly has a lot of fans all over the world. One of her beloved fans from Jamshedpur has even launched a calendar where the year begins with Madhuri’s birthday. He has even appealed to the government to declare Madhuri’s birthday as a public holiday.
According to a website report, a star has been named after the Dancing Diva by an ardent admirer and fan who sought to pay tribute to her by naming the star after her
In 2008, she was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award by the government of India. She was also awarded the National Citizen’s Award on August 25, 2001
According to Forbesindia.com, Madhuri’s earnings stand at Rs 23 crore, as of January 2013. She was also named among the “Top Five Most Powerful Indian Movie Stars” in 2001 by Forbes.
In June 2014, Madhuri was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador Advocate for Child and equal Women’s rights. Madhuri is also a Goodwill Ambassador and a patron for Emeralds for Elephants- a charity project for the conservation of Asian Elephants and other endangered species.