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Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit: The 'Dhak Dhak' girl

Madhuri Dixit Nene was born on May 15, 1967. She is an Indian actress who is known for delivering powerful performances. Turning 51 today, we take a look back at some of her most remembered songs.

'Choli k peche' feom the film ''Khalnayak''

Khal Nayak is a 1993 Indian Hindi action thriller film produced and directed by Subhash Ghai. It was released on the 6th August 1993, directed by Subhash Ghai and made a box office of ₹41.5 crore The story centres on the escape and attempted capture of terrorist criminal Ballu (Sanjay Dutt) by Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) and his girlfriend officer Ganga (Madhuri Dixit). The film was the second highest grossing Hindi film of 1993 and the fourth highest grossing Hindi film of the 90s decade. At the Filmfare Awards, it won "Best Female Playback Singer" (Alka Yagnik and Ila Arun) for "Choli Ke Peeche" and also for "Best Choreography" (Saroj Khan) for "Choli Ke Peeche" Madhuri Dixit carried off her role really well.

Dhak Dhak girl turns 51

Beta is a 1992 Indian Hindi drama film, directed by Indra Kumar and written by Naushir Khatau and Kamlesh Pandey. It featured Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Aruna Irani in pivotal roles. Saroj Khan has chreographed the song and this song is one of the most famous songs world wide also one of the best songs performed by Madhuri Dixit.Beta was the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1992. It won five Filmfare Awards.Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit won the Best Actor and Best Actress awards, respectively. Anuradha Paudwal won the Best Female Playback Singer Award for the item number "Dhak Dhak Karne Laga," while Saroj Khan won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography and Irani won the Best Supporting Actress award.


''Ek do teen'' from the film 'Tezaab'

Tezaab is a 1988 Indian action romantic Hindi movie, starring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles. The film gave actress Madhuri Dixit her first big break, making her an overnight star. It reaffirmed Anil Kapoor's star status, after a successful Mr India (1987).Tezaab is known for the song "Ek Do Teen", which was a chart success. It ran in theatres for more than 50 weeks, becoming a golden jubilee. This song was also choreographed by Saroj Khan.

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Anjaam is a 1994 Indian Hindi psychological thriller film directed by Rahul Rawail, it stars Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepak Tijori, Himani Shivpuri, Tinnu Anand, Kalpana Iyer and Kiran Kumar. The film's music was composed by Anand-Milind, with lyrics written by Sameer. The film is about the consequences (Anjaam) of the slightest mistake and how it can ruin your whole life. It also focuses on the atrocities committed against women. The song has been beautifully choreographed with graceful steps by Saroj Khan.

''Didi Tera Devar Dewanna''

'Didi Tera Devar Deewana' is a 1994 Bollywood song performed by Lata Mangeshkar and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for the soundtrack of the 1994 Indian musical romantic-comedy film Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!. The track was composed by Raamlaxman, while lyrics were written by Dev Kohli. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! was written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya and produced under the banner of Rajshri Productions. The music video of "Didi Tera Devar Deewana" shows the film's ensemble cast and leads Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan dancing at a baby shower ceremony. The song gained popularity after its release, with it reaching various music charts and bagging the Filmfare Special Award for Mangeshkar. Madhuri's dance and looks throughout the clip were met with good reviews. After watching the song's video, artist M. F. Husain found his muse in Madhuri and went on to paint a series of paintings on her.

''Dola Re Dola''

'Dola Re Dola' is a song from the 2002 Indian romantic drama film Devdas, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.[1] The song was composed by Ismail Darbar with lyrics provided by Nusrat Badr, and sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shreya Ghoshal and KK. The song was well received, becoming a hit due to the unique dance duet between Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, two of the leading actresses of the era.The song is picturized on Parvati (Aishwarya Rai) and Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit), and appears during the celebration of Durga Puja. Both are expressing the love and ecstasy by their dancing. The song in the video was choreographed by Saroj Khan, for which she won her eighth Filmfare Best Choreography Award. The dance is showing Parvati and Chandramukhi dancing. The choreography of the song was something different as it was a mix of Indian classical dance forms. The form of dance that Saroj Khan explored with Dola Re, is called Nautwary.It included steps of Kathak and Bharatnatyam

'Ghagra' from the film 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani , is a 2013 Indian romantic drama film, directed by Ayan Mukerji, written by Mukerji and Hussain Dalal, and produced by Karan Johar. The movie starts with the item number of Madhuri Dixit's song named ghagra, where she has been showing her beautiful dance with change of expressions and cahnge of her costume especially ghagra just like the name suggests. The song has been choreographed by Farah Khan.

Bollywood diva turns 51

Devdas is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first film version of the story in Hindi done in colour. It has its most amazing song named 'Mar Dala'.“The Madhuri Dixit number on the song “Maar dala” in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas (2002) had the refrain maar dala four times in each stanza. Saroj Khan, the choreographer of the film convinced and taught Madhuri to execute each refrain differently for each of the four times. This spread over to three or four stanzas and each time. This choreography also got Saroj Khan the National Award preceded by another National Award for the dance numbers in Hemant Gowarikar’s Lagaan (2001) alongside the Filmfare Award.

'O Re Piya' from the film ''Aaja Nachle''

'Aaja Nachle' is a 2007 Indian film. It was released in India and in the United States on 30 November 2007.[2] The film stars Madhuri Dixit in her first film after five years, alongside Konkona Sen Sharma, Jugal Hansraj, Akshaye Khanna and Kunal Kapoor in pivotal roles. The film opened to mixed reviews and was declared a Flop by Box Office India. In this movie Mahuri herself is a dance cheoreographer .The actual cheoreography has been done by Saroj Khan of the song 'O Re Piya' .