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Bollywood diva honoured
Madhuri Dixit honoured
By Manish Gajjar
Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit is honoured with the prestigious Padmashri Award in recognition of her invaluable contribution to Indian cinema.
Veteran actress Madhuri Dixit, who made a grand Bollywood comeback in Yash Raj Films' 2007 dance musical Aaja Nachle (meaning 'come let us dance') will be conferred with the prestigious Padmashri Award for her invaluable contribution to Indian cinema this month.
Madhuri Dixit gets ready with her dancing shoes
After appearing in supporting roles, Madhuri shot to fame for her acting talents and dancing skills in Tezaab (1988).
She then went on to act in box office hits like Ram Lakhan (1989), Parinda (1989), Tridev (1989), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Dil (1990), Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Khalnayak (1993) and the all-time Bollywood smash hit, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun! (1994) and also Raja (1995). All received popular screenings in Shropshire.
Madhuri further reaffirmed her acting prowess in Yash Chopra's blockbuster Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), for which she won a Filmfare Best Actress Award.
The dancing diva - Madhuri Dixit
In the same year, she also won critical acclaim for her work in director Prakash Jha's Mrityudand.
But it was not until 2002 that Madhuri won global fame for her work in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas, in which she shared screen space with the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai.
Her hard work paid off in the form of the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award that year.
In 2007, she made a grand Bollywood comeback in Aaja Nachle. Although the film did not any break UK box office records, Madhuri's work was still appreciated by fans and critics alike.
This month, Madhuri Dixit will receive the Padmashri Award, rightly deserved for a Bollywood diva who has carved a small niche for herself in the history of Bollywood.