Madhuri Dixit's birthdays are always special occasions.
On her 53rd birthday, Sukanya Verma lists 10 times the world fell in love with La Dixit.
Mohini! Mohini! Mohini!
The crowd chanted feverishly and Madhuri obliged every single one of them with her 'Namashkar, kahiye kya sunenge aap?' enthusiasm and Ek Do Teen charms in that iconic pink costume and steps that every girl aspiring to be heroine emulated thereafter and miserably failed.
Sound of her sultry 'ouch' in Beta is promptly followed by Mads offering the sexiest demonstration of the human heartbeat known to mankind with her Dhak Dhak tenacity.
As radiant as romance Madhuri playfully posing the titular question before a stumped Salman Khan and smitten audience -- Hum Aapke Hain... Koun? And the nation led out a collective a-haaaa!
A bag full of moon and stars for Ms Idli Doo
Khel was a box office bummer, but Madhuri's coquettish cabaret number as Chand Taare-demanding Ms Idli Doo had her countless admirers hitting 'add to cart.'
Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezar drawls Madhuri in a sizzling koli costume and tantalising nose ring in a movie (Sailaab) best remembered for her electric dance moves. Three decades later, it's still raining copy cats.
Saajan ki aankhon mein pyaar
Madhuri's magic lies in how effortless she makes everything.
Be it that twirling of locks or romancing one guy throughout the movie and agreeing to a happily-ever after with another in that twisted '90s love triangle, Saajan.
Choli, Chunri inquiries
Considered one of the raunchiest songs of its times and Madhuri's career, the lady's alluring jhatkas and matkas never get distasteful despite its super suggestive lyrics.
Chemistry is a word casually tossed about in the hero and heroine's context but few burn the screen with their sexual heat like Madhuri and Shah Rukh Khan did in Dil To Pagal Hai.
Someone, somewhere is made for you? You bet!
Not everyone can carry such blinding degree of splendour with as much élan nor give Devdas an antidote for his attitude like he badly deserves.
Not everyone is Madhuri Dixit.
'Begum Kaagzi Hai...'
Few film-makers have the intelligence to challenge Madhuri's fire like Abhishek Chaubey's Dedh Ishqiya where she completely steals scene after scene with her ada, adakari and audacity.