Madhuri Dixit was born on 15 May 1967 to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit in Bombay. Dixit did her schooling at Divine Child High School and attended Sathaye College in Mumbai. However, dixit left her education to pursue her acting career.

Dixit debuted in 1984 with Rajshri Productions’ drama Abodh, which failed commercially. After a string of failures, Dixit got her breakthrough during the 80s in the films like Tezaab, Vardi, Ram Lakhan, Prem Pratigyaa, Tridev, Parinda, Ilaaka, Mujrim, Kanoon Apna Apna and Paap Ka Ant. Later, her career escalated with films like Dil (1990), Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Khalnayak (1993), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Raja (1995), Dil toh Pagal Hai (1997), Wajood (1998), Arzoo (1999), Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (2001), Devdas and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002). Among her several wins, Dixit won six Filmfare Awards, including four Best Actress awards for Dil (1990), Beta (film) (1992), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun! (1994) and Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), and a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Devdas (2002). She won a Filmfare Special Award for completing twenty-five years in the Indian film industry. In 2008, she was bestowed Padma Shri for her contributions to the arts.

Some of her notable films include:

  • Dil
  • Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!
  • Dil To Pagal Hai
  • Devdas
  • Saajan
  • Khalnayak

In 1990, Dixit was rumoured to have been dating actor Sanjay Dutt while filming Saajan. Although, her father objected, the relationship continued. However, reports suggest that the relationship ended after Dutt’s arrest under TADA in 1993, but Madhuri denied about having any involvement with Sanjay Dutt, and called all the reports about her rumoured affair with Dutt as false. Dixit married a cardiovascular surgeon from Los Angeles, Shriram Madhav Nene on 17 October 1999. The couple has two sons, Arin and Ryan. She left to US and took a sabbatical from work after her marriage. She returned with her comeback film Aaja Nachle in 2007. She continued doing films after her return to India, along with television shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Kahi Na Kahi Koi Hai, So You Think You Can Dance (Indian version), Dance Deewane and Food Food Maha Challenge. Dixit debuted on television in the Rajshri Production’s series Paying Guest in 1985. She is also involved in many philanthropic works. She has her own online dance academy Dance with Madhuri.