8 Madhuri Dixit Songs That Make Our Hearts Go Dhak Dhak
Shruti Goyal · April 25, 2018 · 3 Minute Read
From her endless grace to her delicate innocence, her incredible work ethic to her sheer talent, Madhuri Dixit is undeniably one of the most celebrated superstars in Bollywood.
But her elegant dancing, beautiful expressions, and infectious smile are just the icing. The real cake, the real reason she’s beloved by millions, is her relentless hard work across dozens of blockbusters in a career spanning three decades. Madhuri is the perfect combination of beauty and talent, a spark that won over the love of everyone across the nation.
This is our musical tribute to a timeless diva – 8 hits that make our hearts skip a beat. Here’s to you, Magical Madhuri!
I just had to start with this one. This folk number in Khalnaayak still remains Madhuri’s most iconic song. Surrounded by controversy on all sides, it instantly made headlines because of its racy lyrics and unmistakable sensuality. Sung by Alka Yagnik and Ila Arun, this track also served as inspiration for the song “Ringa Ringa” in the internationally acclaimed movie Slumdog Millionaire (apparently, Danny Boyle loved the original – and so do we!).
Set against the backdrop of a fishing community, this Bappi Lahiri composition was one of the highlights of Sailaab. The infectious beats in “Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezar” coupled with Madhuri’s graceful expressions and amazing dance moves, made temperatures soar and immortalized her as Bollywood’s ultimate pin-up girl.
“Channe Ke Khet Mein” is a playful number tucked away in an otherwise grim movie. In this one, Madhuri’s exuberant dance sequence and captivating expressions will keep your eyes glued to the screen, and make your heart leap out of your chest. Part of one of the most celebrated soundtracks of the ’90s era, this song is still a hit at many Indian weddings — with women of all ages emulating Madhuri’s expressions and Saroj Khan’s signature steps.
If you’re a ’90s kid, you’ve definitely swooned over Madhuri Dixit in the movie Raja. She slayed this Nadeem-Shravan tune in a simple oversized white kurta (who said you need high street fashion to look absolutely drop-dead gorgeous?). This track was based on the theme song of the 1961 movie Come September, an instrumental piece composed by Bobby Darin with a killer swing vibe. Listen to it, and I promise you – you’ll fall in love with the tune!
Dance lovers, this one’s for you! Madhuri and Prabhudeva defined some serious swag goals by shaking a leg together in this hit A.R. Rahman track from Pukar. Rahman’s tunes, Prabhudeva’s moves and Madhuri’s expressions combined to create a perfect recipe for a national dance hit. The absolute highlight? Definitely when Madhuri channeling her inner MJ to absolutely nail the moonwalk. Awesome – pure and simple.
Every Indian wedding is incomplete without this track from Hum Aapke Hai Koun, where Madhuri brings her A-game in flirting with Salman Khan (Yes, I’m taking notes, obviously). This song is said to be inspired by ‘Saare Nabian,’ sung by the one and only Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Even after all these years, it remains among the most popular wedding numbers of the season!
While the movie Lajja may not have been a hit, this tantalising song once again put Madhuri on the map, thanks to her beautiful expressions and dance moves. This Ilaiyaraaja & Anu Malik number had everyone grooving to its great beats, and proved yet again that Madhuri is truly the undisputed queen of dance in Bollywood.
Clad in an unforgettable yellow saree, Madhuri made the nation’s pulse race with this evergreen number from the movie Beta. Adapted from an Ilaiyaraaja composition, this song actually takes place in Anil Kapoor’s dream sequence (I don’t blame him, who wouldn’t dream about chasing Madhuri around waterfalls and dancing to this brilliant track?).
And just like that, Madhuri became ‘India’s Dhak Dhak Girl’.
As smitten by Madhuri as Shruti is? Check out our Leading Ladies – Madhuri Dixit Playlist on Saavn.