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Madhuri Dixit: Tezaab to Lajja and more, 10 iconic films of the dhak dhak girl

Madhuri Dixit has essayed a variety of roles in Bollywood -- from commercially successful masala films like Ram Lakhan (1989), Tridev (1989), and Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) to Mrityudand (1997) and Lajja (2001). On her 50th birthday, we take a look at some of her best films in Bollywood, till date.

bollywood Updated: May 15, 2017 15:50 IST
Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit in a still from Gulaab Gang.

Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit turns 50 on Monday. She made her Bollywood debut playing a young bride in the 1984 film Abodh and moved on to mesmerise the audience in Tezaab (1988 ) - the highest-grossing film of that year. The film also got her the most popular dance number of Bollywood - Ek Do Teen.

From commercially successful masala films like Ram Lakhan (1989), Tridev (1989), and Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) to Mrityudand (1997) and Lajja (2001), Madhuri has essayed a variety of roles and imparted her grace to every single character she portrayed onscreen.

Here, we take a look at some of her best films in Bollywood, till date:

Abodh (1984)

Madhuri impressed one and all with her portrayal of an innocent, young bride with her Bollywood debut opposite Tapas Paul.

Tezaab (1988)

Madhuri played a young girl whose father forces her to dance and live off the money.

Parinda (1989)

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film had Madhuri playing Anil Kapoor’s love interest, Paro.

Dil (1990)

This film showed Madhuri and Aamir Khan as two young lovers who belong to warring families.

100 Days (1991)

One of the few great thrillers that Bollywood has given us, Madhuri played a woman who gets visions of accidents that are about to happen.

Khalnayak (1993)

She played a daring cop in this film where Sanjay Dutt played the titular role.

Mrityudand (1997)

Madhuri plays a married woman who faces domestic abuse and fights back later, for herself and other women like her.

Lajja (2001)

Madhuri plays a theatre artist who is shunned by her lover when she is pregnant.

Devdas (2002)

Madhuri Dixit was charming and gorgeous as Chadramukhi, the courtesan, in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

Gulaab Gang (2014)

Madhuri plays the leader of a village woman group that helps women in the village to become independent.

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