Meenakshi Dixit

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Meenakshi Dixit
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Meenakshi Dixit at the 60th Filmfare Awards South
Native name मीनाक्षी दीक्षित
Born Meenakshi Dixit
Chandigarh, India
Residence Mumbai, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University
Occupation Model, Dancer, Actress
Years active 2008 – Present
Height 5'10" (1.78 m) [2]
Parents Ishwar Chandra Dixit
Geeta Dixit

Meenakshi Dixit (born 12 October), is an Indian model, dancer and actress. She has appeared in various Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films.

Background[edit]

Meenakshi Dixit was born 12 October in Raebareli, India. She is the daughter of Ishwar Chandra Dixit, a senior lawyer, 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.[3] She was active in sports, especially in athletics.

Career[edit]

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 to the Indian film industry.[4] She first appeared in a Telugu film, Lifestyle.[5][6][7] 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.[6][7]

In 2011, she made a special appearance in a dance number in Dookudu, the year's highest grossing Telugu film.[8][9] 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.[10] She also performed an item number in the Tamil film Billa II, considered to be one of her biggest project to be done yet.[11][12] 2014 she was seen in lead roles in two films. She essayed the role of a princess in the Tamil period-comedy Tenaliraman [13] while the thriller-drama Adavi Kachina Vennela saw her playing an aspiring sharp shooter, with the actress also performing stunts in the film.[14] She will be making her Hindi debut with P Se PM Tak in which she plays a call girl.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes Reference
2009 Lifestyle Anjali Telugu [7][16][17]
2010 Alexander the Great Malayalam [18][19]
2010 Virudhagiri Tamil [20][21]
2011 Dookudu Item number Telugu [11][12]
2012 Bodyguard Guest appearance Telugu [10]
2012 Daruvu Guest appearance Telugu "Rajula" Song
2012 Billa II Item number Tamil "Madurai Ponnu" song [11][12]
2012 Devaraya Sunandha Telugu [22][23]
2013 Baadshah Item number Telugu Baadshah title track
2014 Tenaliraman Princess Maadhulai Tamil First film as Heroine
2014 Adavi Kaachina Vennela Vennela Telugu [24]
2014 P Se PM Tak lead role Hindi Filming
2014 Chinna Chinna Aase Kannada Filming [25]
2014 Takkar Tamil Filming [26]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Reference
2008 Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Herself Runner-up; credited in the show as Meenakshi Desai [6][7]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Notes Reference
2012 Chuloon Aasman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Super Dancer Junior 2 Off Camera – Actress Meenakshi Dixit Exclusive Interview". Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.filmyfolks.com/celebrity/bollywood/meenakshi-dixit.php
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/mainstream-moves/article6258997.ece
  4. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/mainstream-moves/article6258997.ece
  5. ^ "MEENAKSHI DIXIT – SOUTH INDIAN ACTRESS AND PERFORMER". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Dreamgirls of Bollywood". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d "The M factor". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/tollywood-top-hits-of-2011-imagegallery-tollywood-lm3o95dgchasi.html
  9. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/news-interviews/Dookudu-touches-the-one-billion-mark/articleshow/10793015.cms?referral=PM
  10. ^ a b "Dookudu Sentiment Works Out For Bodyguard?". Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "Meenakshi Dixit shakes a leg with Ajith". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c "Captain's outing with Virudhagiri". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/regional/didn-t-want-to-miss-working-with-vadivelu-meenakshi-dixit/article1-1208878.aspx
  14. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/telugu/movies/news/Meenakshi-Dixit-is-back-with-a-bang/articleshow/39369909.cms
  15. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/telugu/movies/news/Bollywood-calling-Meenakshi-Dixit/articleshow/33238090.cms
  16. ^ "Life Style: Cast and Crew". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "'Lifestyle' releasing on 15th Aug". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  18. ^ http://www.sify.com/legal/fullstory.php?id=14890511
  19. ^ "Alexander The Great Malayalam Movie". Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Viruthagiri – Movie Review". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Viruthagiri Movie Review". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Srikanth Devaraya 3rd Schedule in HYD". Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "Srikanth as Devaraya". Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "AKV USA release by DC Cinemas". greatandhra. 
  25. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/kannada/Meenakshi-Dixit-to-Foray-in-Kannada-With-Chinna-Chinna-Aase/2014/09/29/article2453888.ece
  26. ^ http://silverscreen.in/news/vidyullekha-ramans-next-takkar/

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