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Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit : 5 times the actress surprised the audience with her stellar performance

Madhuri Dixit, who rang in her birthday today, set a new bar of success in the 1990s with her movies. She had several hits under her name, including Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Dil Toh Paagal hai. With her dazzling smile, extraordinary dance moves and confident acting MD has always proved herself right. In her 37 years of a long career, Madhuri has also chosen few roles where we saw her in a different avatar.

To celebrate the diva and the extraordinary actress who has set the bar high every time she faced the camera, let’s find out 5 films in which she has looked different and also chosen a role out of her comfort zone.

1. Prahaar: The Final Attack

The 1991 patriotic film, directed by Nana Patekar, saw Dixit star alongside Patekar and Dimple Kapadia. Essaying the role of Shirley, whose fiance is killed by goons, the actress was lauded for her performance.

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2. Dharavi

The 1993 film, directed and written by Sudhir Mishra, featured Dixit alongside Shabana Azmi and Om Puri. The movie was set against the backdrop of India’s largest slum and went on to win three National Awards, including that for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

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3. Dedh Ishqiya

In the sequel to the 2010 black comedy ‘Ishqiya’, Abhishek Chaubey tells the tale of two crooks, Khallu and Babban (Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi) who fall in love with Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit Nene) and her aide, Muniya (Huma Qureshi) . The interesting twists and fun performances keep you hooked.

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4. Mrityudand: The Death Sentence

The Prakash Jha directorial saw the spotlight shift from Dixit’s flawless dancing to her impeccable acting. Also starring Shabana Azmi, Om Puri and Ayub Khan, the movie married arthouse and commercial cinema. Dixit was a treat in her role as Ketaki, a small-town girl who marries into the local zamindar’s family and takes to empower the other women in the house.

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5. Bucket Film (Marathi)

Madhuri Dixit is the centre of attention in her long-overdue Marathi debut, and Bucket List is almost tailor-made for her in that regard. Bucket List is bound to attract an audience on the sheer popularity of Dixit.

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Well, we wish Madhuri a very happy birthday and hope she keeps amazing us with her performances.

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