Madhuri Dixit (Ms. Nene) was born in a Marathi-speaking Koknastha Hindu Brahmin family, consisting of father, Shankar; mother, Snehlata; sisters, Rupa and Bharati; and brother, Ajit. Her pet name is "Bubbly". Sweet!
Madhuri is an acclaimed Kathak dancer, and acting was not her goal, for she wanted to be a Microbiologist, and studied it in the Bombay's Parle College, in Vile Parle (East), Bombay.
She started her career with Rajshri productions in Abodh. She delivered hits like Tezaab, Ram Lakhna, Prem Pratigya, Dil, Saajan, 100 days, Beta, Khalnayak, Hum Apke Hain Koun, Raja, Dil to Pagal Hai, Pukar, Devdas. She has been honoured with 11 major awards and has got 26 nominations.
She became the actress of the millennium in 2000.
In Guinness Book of Records Millennium versions, she was reported as the highest paid Indian actress. Madhuri became the Zeenews Best actress ever in 2003. She also won the BBC poll of best actress ever. She became the Rediff best actress ever. Madhuri is one of the most loved and admired person in the film industry. A movie was made by Ram Gopal Verma as a tribute to her name-film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon.
She first appeared on Bollywood's tinsel screen in 1986 with just two releases Abodh and Swati, and from then continued to act in approximately 66 movies, as well has lent her voice as a playback singer in Devdas and Wajood. She has won approximately 12 awards from Filmare, Star Screen and Zee for her performances in Dil, Beta, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Dil To Pagal Hai, Devdas, Raja, Mrityudand, and Lajja.
In 1999, she got married to Dr. Sriram Madhav Nene, a Cardiovascular Surgeon, belonging to the same caste as the Dixit family, and thereafter, she relocated to Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. There, she subsequently gave birth to two sons, Arin and Ryan in March, 2003 & March 8, 2005, respectively. In December, 2006, the Nene family was temporarily living in India as Madhuri was starring in 'Aaja Nachle', which was directed by Anil Mehta, & produced by Yash Chopra.