Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit: 10 memorable dance-performances from the superstar

Former Bollywood Queen Madhuri Dixit turns 49 today. The award-winning actor and dancer who stole millions of hearts with her beauty, grace and moves back in the 80's and 90's became one of the most celebrated stars in India with her leading roles in movies like 'Dil', 'Beta', 'Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!', 'Devdas', 'Tezaab' - to name only a few.

But it wasn't just her power-packed performances that brought her national fame and accolades that included six Filmfare and four Screen awards. The girl-with-the-golden-smile is equally known for her inimitable dancing skills - from classical routines based on Kathak - a dance form Madhuri is professionally trained in to her sensual and sultry Bollywood-matkas in songs like 'Humko Aaj Kal Hai.'

As we celebrate the 49th birthday of a true-blue superstar actress of Indian cinema we look back at some of her most fantastic dance numbers from various phases of her career.

Here are 10 memorable dance performances from the original 'Dhak Dhak' girl:

1) Maar Dala - Devdas (2002)

2) Kathak Sequence - Dil Toh Paagal Hai (1997)

3) Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar - Sailab (1990)

4) Aaja Nachle - Aaja Nachle (2007)

5) Ek Do Teen - Tezaab (1988)

6) Didi Tera Devar Deewana - Hum Aapke Hai Kaun (1994)

7) Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai - Khalnayak (1993)

8) Que Sera Sera - Pukaar (2000)

9) Kaahe Ched Ched Mohe - Devdas (2002)

10) Ghaghra - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

We know there are plenty of others like 'Badi Mushkil', 'Dola Re Dola' and 'Mera Piya Ghar Aaya' - to name only a few, but these are the definitive TEN of her performances from different era's of her illustrious career that we attempted to focus on.

Wishing a Happy Birthday to one of the greatest dancing-divas of Bollywood. 

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