From 'Mrityudand' to 'Dedh Ishqiya', Every Time Madhuri Dixit Won Hearts With Offbeat Films

A Star Is Born
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A Star Is Born

Bollywood's timesless beauty and 'Dhak Dhak' girl Madhuri Dixit Nene has been winning hearts with her performances for more than three decades. The actress, who turns 53 today, made her acting debut with 'Abodh' in 1984, and has since continued to impress both fans and film-makers with her acting and dancing prowess.
From 'Khalnayak' to 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!', the star has given us several favourites. On her birthday, we take a look at the times she carved a niche for herself with offbeat films.

'Prahaar'
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'Prahaar'

The 1991 patriotic film, directed by Nana Patekar, saw Dixit star alongside Patekar and Dimple Kapadia. Essaying the role of Shirley, whose fiance is killed by goons, the actress was lauded for her performance.

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'​Dharavi'
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'​Dharavi'

The 1993 film, directed and written by Sudhir Mishra, featured Dixit alongside Shabana Azmi and Om Puri. The movie was set in the backdrop of India's largest slum, and went on to win three National Awards, including that for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

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​'Mrityudand: The Death Sentence'
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​'Mrityudand: The Death Sentence'

The Prakash Jha directorial saw saw the spotlight shift from Dixit's flawless dancing to her impeccable acting. Also starring Shabana Azmi, Om Puri and Ayub Khan, the movie married arthouse and commercial cinema. Dixit was a treat in her role as Ketaki, a small-town girl who marries into the local zamindar's family, and takes to empowering the other women in the house.

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'Dedh Ishqiya'
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'Dedh Ishqiya'

In the sequel to 2010 black comedy 'Ishqiya', Abhishek Chaubey tells the tale of two crooks, Khallu and Babban (Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi) who fall in love with Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit Nene) and her aide, Muniya (Huma Qureshi).The interesting twists and fun performances keep you hooked.

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