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Meenakshi Dixit is an Indian film actress who has worked in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.

Meenakshi Dixit
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Meenakshi Dixit at the 60th Filmfare Awards South
Native nameमीनाक्षी दीक्षित
BornRaebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India
ResidenceMumbai, India[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materKanpur University
OccupationActress
Years active2008 – Present
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Parent(s)Ishwar Chandra Dixit
Geeta Dixit
Websitehttp://www.meenakshidixit.com

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BackgroundEdit

Meenakshi Dixit was born in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh. She is the daughter of Ishwar Chandra Dixit, a senior lawyer in Civil Court Raebareli, and Geeta Dixit.[1] She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Botany, Zoology, and Chemistry.[citation needed] She has trained in Kathak and western dance.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2008 Meenakshi Dixit appeared as a contestant in NDTV Imagine's dance reality show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan hosted by Saroj Khan, which led to her entry into the Indian film industry.[2] She first appeared in a Telugu film, Lifestyle.[3][4][5] Later on, she got into modelling, endorsing local and international brands such as Joyalukkas Jewelry, Microsoft Windows, Fair and Handsome cream, Chennai Silks, Shankaram diamond jewellery, Brook Bond Taza tea, Paaneri Sarees, Lee Cooper, Red Square Energy Drink, Radio Mirchi and ESSAR, and Anytime Fitness gym. She has also been a regular model for the fashion industry, as well as in prominent Indian magazines.[4][5]

In 2011, she made a special appearance in a dance number in Dookudu, the year's highest grossing Telugu film.[6][7] Following Dookudu, she was also chosen by the producers of the Bodyguard remake to do a dance number, hoping that it would repeat the success of her number in Dookudu.[8] She also performed an item number in the Tamil film Billa II, considered to be one of her biggest project to be done yet.[9][10] 2014 she was seen in lead roles in two films. She played the role of a princess in the Tamil period-comedy Tenaliraman [11] while the thriller-drama Adavi Kachina Vennela saw her playing an aspiring sharp shooter, with the actress also performing stunts in the film.[12]

She was introduced in Bollywood by National Award Winner director Kundan shah's P Se PM Tak in 2015.[citation needed] She played a feisty prostitute who finds herself in the chief Minister's chair and then in the run to become the Prime Minister of the country.[citation needed] Filmmaker Kundan Shah said "She is photogenic and also a talented actress". She was next seen in Laal Rang in 2016 as Randeep Hooda's onscreen love interest where she plays the role of a medical student.[citation needed]

Her next Tamil film was Bayam Oru Payanam.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2009 Lifestyle Anjali Telugu [5][13][14]
2010 Alexander the Great Bismitha Malayalam [15][16]
2010 Virudhagiri Tamil [17][18]
2011 Dookudu Title track Telugu [9][10]
2012 Bodyguard Guest appearance Telugu [8]
2012 Daruvu Guest appearance Telugu "Rajula" Song
2012 Billa II Item number Tamil "Madurai Ponnu" song[9][10]
2012 Devaraya Sunandha Telugu [19][20]
2013 Baadshah Special appearance Telugu Baadshah title track
2014 Tenaliraman Princess Maadhulai Tamil
2014 Adavi Kaachina Vennela Vennela Telugu [21]
2015 P Se PM Tak Kasturi Hindi First Hindi film
2016 Chinna Chinna Aase Khushi Kannada Filming[22]
2016 Takkar Tamil Filming[23]
2016 Bayam Oru Payanam Annu Tamil Released [24]
2016 Laal Rang Rashi Hindi Released

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Herself Runner-up; credited in the show as Meenakshi Dixit[4][5]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Notes
2012 Chuloon Aasman Hindi
2017 Kadhile Kaalam Kalala Telugu

AwardsEdit

Year Title Notes
2017 Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman Received from Governor of UP Shri Ram Naik & Deputy CM Shri Dinesh Sharma
2017 10 Global Film Festival - Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh Received from Jackie Shroff & Sandeep Marwah
2017 Marvellous Personality Of India Received from Governor of UP Shri Ram Naik & Cabinet Minister Rita Bahuguna

ReferencesEdit

[25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][24]

  1. ^ a b "Super Dancer Junior 2 Off Camera – Actress Meenakshi Dixit Exclusive Interview". Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b Mainstream moves. The Hindu (29 July 2014). Retrieved on 2015-04-28.
  3. ^ "MEENAKSHI DIXIT – SOUTH INDIAN ACTRESS AND PERFORMER". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Dreamgirls of Bollywood". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d "The M factor". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  6. ^ Tollywood top hits of 2011. Sify.com. Retrieved on 28 April 2015.
  7. ^ Dookudu touches the one billion mark - The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (20 November 2011). Retrieved on 2015-04-28.
  8. ^ a b "Dookudu Sentiment Works Out For Bodyguard?". Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  9. ^ a b c "Meenakshi Dixit shakes a leg with Ajith". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  10. ^ a b c "Captain's outing with Virudhagiri". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  11. ^ Didn't want to miss working with Vadivelu: Meenakshi Dixit Archived 18 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Hindustantimes.com (17 April 2014). Retrieved on 2015-04-28.
  12. ^ Meenakshi Dixit is back with a bang - The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (31 July 2014). Retrieved on 2015-04-28.
  13. ^ "Life Style: Cast and Crew". Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  14. ^ "'Lifestyle' releasing on 15th Aug". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  15. ^ Meenakshi Dixit in Malluwood!. sify.com. 28 May 2009
  16. ^ "Alexander The Great Malayalam Movie". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Viruthagiri – Movie Review". Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  18. ^ "Viruthagiri Movie Review". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  19. ^ "Srikanth Devaraya 3rd Schedule in HYD". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  20. ^ "Srikanth as Devaraya". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  21. ^ "AKV USA release by DC Cinemas". greatandhra.
  22. ^ Features, Express. (29 September 2014) Meenakshi Dixit to Foray in Kannada With Chinna Chinna Aase. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 2015-04-28.
  23. ^ Vidyullekha Raman's Next is Takkar. Silverscreen.in. Retrieved on 28 April 2015.
  24. ^ a b http://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/kollywood/080216/bayam-will-be-on-par-with-the-exorcist-meenakshi-dixit.html
  25. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Blood-dictates-life-and-romance-in-Laal-Rang/articleshow/51876081.cms
  26. ^ http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/bollywood/New-Dixit-old-story/articleshow/47166844.cms
  27. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Newcomer-Meenakshi-Dixit-underwent-realistic-prep-for-P-Se-PM-Tak/articleshow/47429337.cms
  28. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/grew-from-heroine-to-actress-in-p-se-pm-tak-meenakshi-dixit/
  29. ^ http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/bollywood/Bloody-love-story-in-Karnal/articleshow/48675353.cms
  30. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Meenakshi-Dixit-gets-busy-in-Tamil-and-Hindi/articleshow/48836187.cms
  31. ^ http://www.mumbaimirror.com/entertainment/bollywood/Kundan-Shah-finds-his-heroine/articleshow/23116124.cms
  32. ^ http://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Tamil-industry-willing-to-innovate-a-lot-Meenakshi-Dixit/articleshow/51104213.cms

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