She epitomises the essence of a diva. A superstar who has graced silver screen with some unmatchable performances, specifically in dance.
Before becoming a Bollywood heroine Madhuri was studying microbiology from Mumbai university. The Parinda actor is a trained Kathak dancer, who has been appreciated not just by her peers, fans, but also Pandit Birju Maharaj who called the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa judge a ‘fantastic dancer’, while he didn’t mince words to criticise the Dhoom:3 babe and said in an interview ‘Katrina (Kaif) can’t dance!’. The Kathak maestro had performed live with Ms Dixit-Nene live on the Jhalak stage and had even choreographed her act in Dedh Ishqiya.
Madhuri Dixit-Nene is the dancing diva of Bollywood. She is unbeaten and forever will be the inspiration of many like Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone. We wish the dhak dhak babe a very happy birthday and here’s a look at her 5 best dance numbers…
Ghagra song Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Although known as her ‘comeback’ song, seeing Madhuri spinning her charm and latkas-jhatkas in Ghaghra with Ranbir Kapoor was a delight. One would think she never left, this song from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani featuring Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Ranbir Kapoor makes it to Madhuri’s best dance songs list.
Kay sera song Pukar: When two best dancers in the industry come together, there is bound to be a dhamaka. Kay sera song from the movie Pukaar featuring Madhuri and Prabhu deva will forever be known as the song which showcased some brilliant moves by these two uber talented dancers.
Chane ke khet mein song Anjaam: Although known for her sensuousness, Madhuri never disappoints when playing the innocent chirpy next door girl as well. Featuring alongside Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri’s Chan ke khet mein from the movie Anjaam had a signature step, that nobody could ever do the way Mads did.
Humko aaj kal hai song Sailaab: It’s a known fact that Madhuri can up the sex quotient in any number. Donning the fisher woman look, Madhuri gets her natkhat mode on in Humko Aaj Kal Hai from Sailaab. She plays the damsel awaiting her prince charming and her sensuous moves and expressions are unmatched!
Choli Ke Peechey song Khalnayak: It surely takes guts to come up with lyrics asking “Choli ke peechey kya hai?”, hai na? This controversial song from Khalnayak featuring the sizzling Rajasthani avatar of Madhuri, created ripples and we simply loved Madhuri’s andaaz in this Subhash Ghai film. She switches from playing the innocent gal to the smart cop in this song. And must we say this is one of the best numbers of Madhuri-Saroj Khan jodi, with some moves that will only make you jaw drop!
Ek do teen song Tezaab: Mohini! Mohini! Mohini! Seen in a glittery multi-colored dress with a high one sided pony, Madhuri kept up the quirkiness with all the right moves in Ek Do Teen from the movie Tezaab remains one of her most popular dance songs till date.
Dhak Dhak song Beta: Anil Kapoor and Madhuri together served up quite a few hit movies together. Ms Dixit was aptly titled the dhak-dhak girl post this song. Madhuri surely knew how to turn up the heat with her sexy moves and sensuous screen presence. A hot number with Anil Kapoor from the movie Beta, Dhak dhak karne laga will forever remain Madhuri’s best dance song. And yes, it’s again like many of her other dance numbers – simply inimitable!
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