‘Dhak Dhak’ girl Madhuri Dixit is one of those rare faces that you can never get enough of. The actress is not just one of a kind when it comes to her film performances, but is also equally inspiring when she walks the red carpet. And if you think that is all, we bet you haven’t seen the grace she lends to magazine covers. Here is how she featured on them over the decades.
Filmfare, April 1986
This was Madhuri’s first shoot for a magazine cover, though the film that catapulted her to the limelight, ‘Tezaab’, didn’t happen till two years later. While many Indians weren’t even born then, Madhuri was already ahead of her game. For the issue, she posed in an Egyptian outfit and had a netted scarf on her head. The photographer highlighted the mole on her neck in the image. After this, Madhuri never really looked back and made a mark for herself in Bollywood in a big way.
Madhuri's bold avatar on the Filmfare cover
2. Filmfare, 1992
In 1992, Madhuri again appeared on the Filmfare cover, but this time, she presented a brave and bold version of herself. By this time, she already had three dozen Bollywood films behind her, and was well-established in the game. She appeared on the cover with blonde hair and bright red lips. Although her makeup was kept simple, her hair and lipstick added the sultry feel to the cover. It was a trendsetter in its time.
Nobody had seen Madhuri in such a look before
3. Cine Blitz, December1999
Cine Blitz actually surprised everybody with their Madhuri Dixit cover. It was largely because nobody had seen Madhuri in such a look. She had by then won awards and had become the ultimate screen siren. Adding an eccentric feel to the cover, the stylist used neon colour for her makeup. Her hair was given a pixie feel and she was shot with yellow fur as prop.
She appeared on the cover of Marie Claire for the first time that year
4. Marie Claire, December 2007
After a hiatus of five years from the glamour industry to raise her family in the US, Madhuri returned to India to star in ‘Aaja Nachle’ in 2007. She appeared on the cover of Marie Claire for the first time that year. Her look on the magazine was stylish, naturally graceful and elegant. She wore an understated black dress, set off by mauve lipstick.
Madhuri looked like a dream on the Vogue cover
5. Vogue, August 2011
Fashion magazine Vogue brought out Madhuri Dixit’s uber-glam side in their August 2011 edition. Though she had not had any movie releases after 2007, she had been making several TV appearances, especially on reality dance shows. Wearing a navy blue satin gown, Madhuri looked like a dream on the cover. Her understated makeup added to the classy look.
Femina shot Madhuri with all her elegant grace
6. Femina, March 2013
Madhuri can never really go wrong with her looks, can she? This was the year she made two cameo appearances in films, and was now focused on teaching dance and judging dance shows. Showcasing her timely beauty, women’s magazine Femina shot her with her 10-watt smile and wavy hair. She posed in a halter neck dress and accessorized it with hoop earrings and a simple bracelet.
Madhuri Dixit looked fabolous in a white tube gown
7. Hi! BLITZ, September 2013
Hi! BLITZ’s September 2013 issue captured Madhuri Dixit in a white tube gown. The gown was played up with stylized bird motifs. While the dress was minimalist, her jewellery was extremely heavy.
Savvy captured the glam side of Madhuri
8. Savvy, March 2014
Savvy’s March 2014 cover bought out Madhuri’s glam side. She graced the cover wearing a sober pink gown and accessorized it with heavy diamond jewellery. Her makeup was breathtaking. She sported a smokey-eyed look and completed it with plum coloured lips.
Madhuri was clicked pairing white trousers with a similar sheer top
9. Hello!, May 2014
For this cover, Madhuri changed her look again. This was the year she had come out in a major lead film role after 7 years, and achieved laurels for her performance in the black comedy ‘Dedh Ishqiya’. Shot in Maharani Gayatri Devi’s palace in Jaipur, Madhuri was clicked pairing white trousers with a similar sheer top. A pastel blazer over this added to the overall silhouette. To complete the vintage look, Madhuri chose a pearl necklace, stylized bracelet and curled up hair. Completely different from ‘Begum Para’ in the movie!
This cover was the latest cover featuring Madhuri.
10. L’Officiel, October 2014: When Madhuri’s style flirts with her elegance, it’s always magic. This cover was no different. After a hard-hitting, de-glammed role in the crime drama ‘Gulaab Gang’, Madhuri’s magazine-cover look was a stunning surprise. Wearing a sheer tangerine dress by Stella McCartney, Madhuri look was completed with PN Gadgil jewellery. Her hair was transformed to a short bob and it looked super classy.