Happy birthday, Madhuri

Madhuri Dixit turns 42 today, May 15 and her plans are to celebrate it with her hubby and her little kids.

And as we all wish the great actress a very Happy Birthday, here's a look at different sides of Madhuri.

Madhuri, the Girl

A Mumbai girl, Mads was born Madhuri Shankar Dixit in a Marathi Brahman family on May 15, 1967.

Her parents, Shankar and Snehlata Dixit, sent her to Mumbai's Divine Child High School and Mumbai University.

The actress was convinced she wanted to be a microbiologist. But fate had other plans for Madhuri, and was working silently in the background while she learnt Kathak for eight years.

Madhuri made her debut as an actress with Abodh, when she was 17. And there was no looking back.

Padma Shri Madhuri Dixit started her filmi career in 1984 and made it big with Tezaab and went on to deliver hits on hits making a strong foothold at the top actress in Bollywood.

She won many Filmfare awards in best actress category. She made a comeback with Aaja Nachle in 2007 which was bogged down by controversies.

Nevertheless she is still the queen of Bollywood with her wonderful charecteristic smile.

We wish you a very happy birthday Madhuri!!