The ‘Dhak Dhak Girl’ of Bollywood, who has probably given many of her fans sleepless nights with her mesmerizing smile and made us all tap our feet with her ‘thumke’ celebrates her birthday today. Today she turns 49. However, the fact is that whatever be her age and however old she grows, her one smile can kill many hearts and her ‘Ghagra’ will always remain “TV pe breaking news”.
While speaking of her, the only thing that can be talked about the most is dance. She gave all the dancers of India, some of the famous and most number of foot tapping numbers like Chane Ke Khet Me, Ek Do Teen, Mera Piya Ghar Aya, Hay Kay Zaraa, Aja Nachle, Ghaghra and many more.
The list of dance numbers by this diva shall never end. Her fabulous performance in films like Dil To Paagal Hai, Koyla, Tezab, Khalnayak, Lajja, Devdas, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, etc had left everyone spellbound.
The films of her career which needto be paid attention especially ofcourse include a list of films after her come back film Aaja Nachle. The films are Dedh Ishqiya and Gulaab Gang. As far as films and fans are concerned, her biggest fan was probably the famous painter Maqbool Fida Hussain who watched Hum Aapke Hai Kaun 67 times just for Madhuri Dixit. His painting of Madhuri Dixit named Gaja Gamini needs a special mention. This is because the love of Fida Hussain for the diva turned him into a script writer and director of a film of the same name, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Naseeruddin Shah. However, the film was a box office disaster.
Pandit Birju Maharaj said, “Best Bollywood dancer due to her versatility”. Madhuri is only actress of her time to be choreographed by Kathak guru Pandit Birju Maharaj. Choreographer Saroj Khan many times clearly stated Madhuri as her favorite. There could be possibly only and only one Mohini born who could not only do such magic spells with her dance moves but also win the hearts of the renowned dance gurus.
Now let us take some look at the lesser known facts of the diva’s life. Many know that her debut was Dil. However, she made a debut in the year 1984 with Abodh, which was followed by many flops Awara Baap, Hifazat, Manav Hatya Mohre, SwatiandUttar Dakshin. Success came to her only after Dil. She is the actress with most Filmfare Award nominations with a total count of awards of 13.
According to a report on IMDB.com her killer look in the song Kahe Chede Mohe from Devdas made her to wear a costume weighing 30 kg. It is also not known to many that while the shoot she was pregnant with her second baby.
We all wish the Mohini of bollywood a very very happy birthday and hope that she grows more and more glamorous with her age and never cease to kill us with her dance moves and 1000 Watt smile and we continue to say ‘Humein Maar Daala‘