Madhuri Dixit is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi films. Madhuri Dixit was born Madhuri Shankar Dixit on 15th May, 1967. Often cited by the media as one of the best actresses in Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit made her Bollywood debut in the film Abodh (1984) but received wider public recognition with the movie Tezaab (1988). Madhuri then went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema’s leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, her accomplished dancing and not to forget her most famous smile. Madhuri Dixit’s most famous box-office hits in the 90’s were Dil (1990), Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun! (1994) and Raja (1995). After a relatively low phase, Madhuri made a comeback with the romantic film Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and subsequently received critical acclaim for her work in films like Mrityudand (1997), Pukar (2000), Lajja (2001) and Devdas (2002). In 2002, Madhuri Dixit retired from films in order to raise her children but made a comeback with the musical Aaja Nachle in 2007. Madhuri Dixit has won five Filmfare Awards, four for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress. She holds the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations at Filmfare, with 13. In 2008, Madhuri was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India. Madhuri is married to Dr Shriram Madhav Nene, with whom she has two children. The couple resided in the United States before moving to India in 2011.