One of Bollywood’s most successful and loved stars. Madhuri Shankar Dixit was born on the 15th of May, 1967. The Dixit family is Koknastha Hindu Brahmin and they speak Marathi at home. Madhuri’s father is Shankar Dixit and mother is Snehlata Dixit. She has two sisters Rupa and Bharati and one brother Ajit.
Madhuri with her Mother Snehlata Dixit
Husband, children and parents
Madhuri has had a normal upbringing and was trained in the Kathak dance style during her school years and for which she received many awards. Her schooling was done in the Divine Child High School in Mumbai and college was Parle College where she studied Microbiology.
As a young schoolgirl
The Kathak Danseuse
Even though she was a mega star in Bollywood during her heydays, her family members kept a low profile and preferred to stay away from the media gaze. There are hardly any pictures of her siblings in the public domain Pictures of her sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and brother, Ajit can rarely be found.
Madhuri got married in 1999 in the traditional arranged marriage style to Dr. Sriram Madhav Nene, a Cardiovascular Surgeon, who had no idea of the popularity of his wife in her homeland, since he had been brought up abroad.
Madhuri’s wedding reception
Like a regular Indian wife, Madhuri opted to leave her fame and demand behind to lead a life of media obscurity in Denver, Colorado in the US of A. Her neighbors were oblivious to the fact that such a hugely loved Indian actress lived in their midst.
Mother and Wife
It was in USA that she had her two sons Arin in 2003 and Ryan in 2005. Madhuri continued to enjoy her role as a mother of two lively sons and a doctor’s wife.
A Temple Visit
Fun time with kids
Madhuri with her sons, Arin and Ryan
Madhuri and her husband flirted with living in India during the shooting of Madhuri’s film ‘Aaja Nachle’ that was directed by Anil Mehta, and produced by Yash Chopra which didn’t fare too well in the box office, despite expectations.
But, the success of Madhuri’s stint as an immensely popular judge in the hit TV dance reality show ‘Jalak Dhikla Jaa’ has brought the her to settle and live in Mumbai. Madhuri Dixit is all geared up to make a success of her new phase of life.
‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’
Dr. Nene is a supportive and proud husband who is often seen at her side during Madhuri’s public engagements and award ceremonies. He was with his wife when she received the Padma Shri from the Indian Government.