Bollywood's diva and danseuse Madhuri Dixit turns 45 today (May 15). Bollywood has had many great dancers, but there can only be one Madhuri Dixit! We bring you her best dance performances:
Ek Do Teen: Even before she appears on screen, you feel the excitement as the crowd begins to chant 'Mohini, Mohini'. And then the doors burst open and out runs Madhuri the star, clad in pink and moving her hips fluidly to the music, making this 'Tezaab' number one of her most memorable songs to date
Mera Piya Ghar Aaya: Mads puts her best dancing foot forward for yet another predominantly male audience in the movie 'Yaarana' and the song and performance was undoubtedly the best part of this movie that also starred Raj Babbar and Rishi Kapoor
Dhak Dhak Karne Laga: The song from 'Beta' that earned her the title of 'Dhak Dhak' girl, featured a steamy seduction of a performance. If we sitting in the audience couldn't resist her charms, imagine what Anil Kapoor must have gone through in that barn!
Kay Sera Sera: It was a dance off between two legends, and while few would it hard to hold their own in front of Prabhu Deva, Mads proved to be worthy competition as a lean, mean dance machine in the song from 'Pukar'
Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar: The Marathi mulgi never looked so sexy! Dressed in traditional fisherfolk garb, Madhuri shimmies her way out of a net and right into our hearts in this song from 'Sailaab'
Dola Re: In yet another dance off, Aishwarya and Madhuri match each other step for step in the song 'Dola Re' from 'Devdas' and even the rich visuals couldn't hold a candle to the allure of Madhuri's grace
Akhiyan Milaon Kabhi: There's charm in Madhuri's eyes that you couldn't buy at acting school or dance class. She performs just as much with them, as she does with her feet in this number from 'Raja'
Choli Ke Peeche: Unleashing the vixen within, Madhuri who plays an undercover cop in 'Khalnayak', leaving no stone unturned as she attempts to woo Sanjay Dutt in this raunchy number!
Chane Ke Khet Main: Shah Rukh Khan's obsession with Madhuri begins after he sees her dance at a wedding in 'Anjaam'. No surprise there. Her coy and charming performance would knock the socks off just about anyone!
Bada Dukh Dena: Like Hema Malini in 'Sholay', Madhuri dances for Anil Kapoor so that the baddies may spare him his life. It's a restrained performance but a passionate one nonetheless!