Best Bollywood Actresses: Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri dixit vs Sri Devi

Talking about Bollywood actresses there is no denying this fact that the best time was, when Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Sridevi and Rekha were the leading ladies. All of these Bollywood actresses have enjoyed huge success. These ladies from Indian cinema were not only pretty faces. They were all brilliant actresses. Although there are many debates about who should be crowned the best actress from Indian cinema, the hottest debate remains- who is better, Sridevi or Madhuri Dixit. Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit debate is again a hot topic with the former’s movie release in 2012. FilmsPlusMovies considers both of them legendary actresses. Here is a comparison of two of the best ever faces from Indian Silver screen.

Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit: Beauty Quotient

Best Bollywood Actresses: Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit

It won’t be wrong to say that Madhuri Dixit has one of the most perfect smiles. She gets 9/10 for being a beautiful woman just for her smile. On the other hand Sridevi has the eyes that mesmerize. 9/10 for her too. Sridevi’s magical appeal lies in her perfect height and an attractive smile. Both were elegant, good dancers, and women with pretty hands. If one only looks at these ladies to decide who is more beautiful, none of the two divas can lose it. Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit: Who is more beautiful? You decide.

Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit: Box office appeal

Best Bollywood Actresses: Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit

Both Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit enjoyed huge box office success. Sridevi is undoubtedly the Pan Indian winner here as she was crowned numero uno of Hindi, Telugu and Tamil film industry all at one time. This debate is however not this easy to decide. For comparison purpose, we will talk about Hindi movie box office results only. Though Sridevi performed in a couple of Hindi movies as a child artist too, her proper debut was in 1983. Her movie Himmatwala (1983) was a Golden Jubilee blockbuster, and Sridevi established herself as an important star of the era with this movie. The other movies released in 1983 and 1984 with many of them having Jitender Sridevi hit on screen jori as the leading pair were box office hits. Jaani Dost, Maqsad, Tohfa, Akalmand, Mawali and Justice Chaudry are among those films. Sridevi went on establishing herself as the numero uno for next few years with her solo blockbusters like Nagina, Mr. India, Chandni and Chaalbaaz. Blockbusters and superhits which were multi starrers include Karma, Suhagan, Jaanbaz and Amitabh Starrer Aakhri Rasta. From 1983 to 1990 on average every 3rd Sridevi movie was a hit. She enjoyed thorough success as many of her movies were block busters too. From 1991-1997 she worked in 2-4 movies annually. With her father‘s death in 1991 (during the shooting of Lamhe) and then her mother’s illness, she started focusing more on her family life. Though the number of movies she worked in reduced considerably, her box office appeal remained intact. Though there were no blockbusters, she recorded hits regularly. Every 3rd or 4th Sridevi movie was a hit in 1990s too, and this time with huge critical acclaim. Till the time she signed movies in her first innings, she charged more than any other actress of her era. Sometimes she charged as much as Mr. Amitabh Bachchan (and that’s huge!). Sridevi’s work in English Vinglish (2012) was highly appreciated and the movie was declared an international hit. 

madhuri dixit, famous bollywood actress
Madhuri Dixit’s career moved on in a different way. Madhuri Dixit’s Debut was in 1984 with the movie Abodh. Her first hit movie was Dayavan in 1988. Her first Superhit movie was Tezaab, again in 1988. From 1983 to 1988 it was Sridevi who was clearly in the number one slot. The competition begins here. In 1989 Madhuri Dixit movies Tridev and Ram Lakhan were box office hits. These movies were multi starrers. Madhuri Dixit’s first solo super hit Dil (which was an Aamir Khan starrer) was released in 1990. It took her one step ahead and established her as a huge star. From there on wards, Madhuri Dixit registered regular solo hits. The list includes Sajan, Beta, Khalnayak and Anjam. Every 6th or 7th Madhuri Dixit movie was a hit. The blockbuster film Madhuri Dixit had waited for came in the form of Hum Aap Ke Hein Kaun. This movie took Madhuri Dixit to the superstardom she still enjoys. Critical acclaim came to her in movies like Pukar, Lajja, Devdas and Mirtyudand. After Hum Aap ke Hein kon Madhuri Dixit was highly appreciated for her movies Raja and Yarana, but her box office magic slowed down. With Karishma Kapoor rising to stardom with Raja Hindustani in 1997, Madhuri’s top position was threatened a little too soon. She recovered well with Dil to pagal hai. Although Madhuri Dixit has delivered some good performances in Dedh Ishqiya (2014) and Gulaab Gang (2014) she has not been able so far to convert her magical presence into a box office hit in her second innings. 

Sridevi, famous bollywood actress
Considering box office success, Sridevi has an edge over Madhuri Dixit. Sridevi has every 3rd or 4th movie as a hit while Madhuri Dixit has every 6th or 7th movie as a hit. In 1980s Sridevi was never threatened to lose her numero uno slot as she delivered regular hits. Madhuri Dixit took a lot of years to reach that point. What makes both these women special is the fact that though their rivals might have outdone them on the box office, both of them they remained people’s favorites. Sridevi’s last movie Judaai was a hit. Madhuri Dixit’s last movie Devdas was a superhit. Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish is declared a world wide hit.
Sridevi vs Madhuri Dixit: Versatility, Quality of Roles and Other skills

Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit, both are immensely talented actresses. Both were extremely versatile. Sridevi got critical acclaim for Sadma acting as a child woman. It was only her second Hindi movie but she proved her skills there and then. From masala movies like Himmat wala to snake woman in Nagina, the sharp and funny Manju in Chaalbaaz, ultimate romantic lover in Chandni, Indian Charlie Chaplin in Mr India, Rajehstani Pallavi in Lamhe, Arrogant industrialist in Laadla, stuck in a drug trafficking case in Gumraah and Shashi in English Vinglish-Sridevi has proven herself as one of the best actresses from Bollywood ever. She has been extremely versatile in her roles. Same goes for Madhuri Dixit. Madhuri Dixit has played some great roles like Chandar mukhi in Devdas, to the woman whose family is destroyed by a psychopath man in Anjam, a woman who stands up alone against the inhuman practices against women in Mirtyudand, a woman who opposes male dominance in Lajja, a woman caught in love triangle in Sajan, a police official who is torn by her love for her man and her duty in Khalnayak and a woman who takes up solving her illiterate husband’s problems by tackling his step mother politically in Beta. Sridevi and Madhuri are both extremely versatile actresses.

As far as quality of roles is concerned, Sridevi has done better. In the 13-14 years these women have been on screen arch rivals, Sridevi accepted roles with much more meat from the word go. Madhuri Dixit took her time rising to that status, but once there, she acted sensibly. This is the reason that Sridevi’s solo hits are scattered all over her career while Madhuri Dixit’s solo hits are more towards last few years of her career. However, looking at the Indian cinema’s general trend, these two women have been the most versatile and have performed highest quality roles.

Voice: Madhuri Dixit has a better voice. Sridevi has better voice modulation skills.

Dance: Madhuri Dixit is undoubtedly the best dancer from Bollywood. She was mesmerizing. Her Dhak Dhak performance is still a milestone only a few Indian actress can dream to achieve. Sridevi was also a great dancer. Her Chandni Tandav and Kaatey nh Kat tey from Mr India are epitomes of elegance and great dance.

Forte: Madhuri Dixit’s Forte is her dancing skills. Her ability of being able to perform roles depicting hidden anger (like the famous Tamasha ab khatam hwa scene from Devdas, and the marriage scene from Beta) is one of her best qualities. Sridevi’s forte is her facial expressions. Her comic timing was perfect too. Sridevi was very versatile due to these qualities.
Looking at all these facts its looks like this Sridevi vs Madhuri debate keeps one pretty much indecisive. Here is a tip. Fall for Madhuri Dixit’s dances and elegance and fall for Sridevi’s versatility and comic timing. Liking both of these Indian superstar actresses is not mutually exclusive. What say?

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  1. Reddy
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    1. You talk about box office success. Go do some math on the numbers! Madhuri has done fewer films, fewer hits but those that did click were far bigger than any of Sridevi’s films. Hum Apke Hain Kaun is still Bollywood’s Biggest Blockbuster ever (over 300 crores net in India inflation-adjusted)!!!
    2. You talk about voice modulation. Sridevi can’t even speak proper Hindi so what’s any modulation got to do.
    3. You talk about eyes. Sridevi’s eyes are big but almost shapeless. More like round I would say. You might find them beautiful but they are not conventionally all that beautiful, just big. Big eyes that are beautiful have a shape (Ash, Priyanka, Deepika, Madhuri herself).
    4. About acting. I can’t imagine Sridevi being able to pull off Mrityudand. As I said, she can’t even speak properly. Ditto for Devdas. Sridevi as Chandramukhi — Hahaha! But Madhuri has done everything, from drama to romance to comedy, all so brilliantly.
    5. And as for the number 1 spot. Which actresses were there when Sridevi was number 1 in the 80’s? No top notch actress! All the leading actresses were no more at their peak, they were too old by then, considering the standards of those times. But when Madhuri came, she Conquered! Had Sridevi been as powerful she would have retained that spot. But she couldn’t. On the other hand, nobody could take over that position from Madhuri. There were some talented actresses who came and gave some tough competition to Madhuri but never did anyone become the undisputed Queen that Madhuri was.
    6. Till today, take any major poll and you’ll find Madhuri leading the pack as the best actress ever!
    7. Look at the recognition, the awards. There is absolutely no comparison! Madhuri’s list of achievements is endless. Sridevi doesn’t even have a Padmashri! Don’t even get to a Madame Tussaud wax statue 😀
    8. Talking about beauty. Well, Madhuri is considered by many as the most beautiful Indian actress post-Madhubala era. I would rate her more beautiful than Madhubala. Not even one feature of Madhuri’s face is not beautiful. From her eyes, to her nose, to her lips and finally to her Million Dollar Smile — everything’s just perfect! As for Sridevi — just look at her Plastic Nose, that says it ALL! Madame Tussaud may have a tough time replicating PLASTIC if they ever decide to make her statue, coz so far they have only been replicating real human flesh and bones :p

    • Maya Gill
      Posted December 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

      Madz is plastic to. she did cheek implants. AND BTW. SRIDEVI IS AN ORIGINAL TRENDSETTER. SHE HAS CREATED HISTORY ALL OVER. THERE ARE OTHER ACTRESSES WHO ARE MORE NATURAL THAN MADZ: JAYA PRADA, JUHI CHAWLA, MADHUBALA, MUMTAZ, NARGIS, WAHEEDA REHMAN, HEMA MALINI, NUNTAN, Vyjayanthimala, REKHA, JAYA BACHCHAN, PARVEEN BABI, ASHA PAREKH, MEENA KUMARI, SHARMILA TAGORE, RAKHEE, REENA ROY.

      • Snehil
        Posted March 3, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

        Hello I have to speak, Madhuri never a plastic “she did cheek implants” . It was not implants. Actually Her skin is sensitive after doing HAHK and chemically treated makeup made her skin started fading due to high chemically treated creams used at sets that were resulting in Box that She said herself after that she has used VC and silicon natural treatment, she is microbiologist herself. She does not require any plastic surgery or something like that. She got her face back. Result you can see in Dil To pagal hai. She was looking very beautiful.

        You have little knowledge and speaking utterly. Go and get complete information

        • Maya Gill
          Posted April 24, 2013 at 12:30 am | Permalink

          If u r a diehard fan of madz, then u should talk the truth about her, not making fake stuff up about her. she looked completely different is season six of jhalak dhiklaja than season 5. yes i do admit the fact that she is pretty and has a beautiful smile!

      • Sunny
        Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

        For us, the younger generation and all other unbiased-people do not want to argue that who is better and how one is better than other..

        For us, Madhuri is too much popular star and we respect her..
        The youger generation do not know much about SRI devi and about her films…. but sri devi is too good as well..

        and one more thing, Madhuri dixit graceful-style and her seriousness, her dressing style and her not so naughty roles in her movies create her very Sober and Sincere image in front of all viewers, i think this may be the fact why people and all other critics calls her Best-ever Actress of Bollywood.

        HER image is so influencive…… so that we respect her.

        IN bollywood, AMITABH Bachchan and MADHURI are two people for whom people heart give respect to them By-default.

    • Maya Gill
      Posted April 24, 2013 at 12:40 am | Permalink

      um if u really want to talk about box office successes, then as a madz fan, u must know that she had more flops than Sridevi herself. u talk about awards, SRIDEVI HAS RECEIVED A PADMASHRI AND ALSO A PADMABHUSHAN! NOT ONLY THAT, BUT SRIDEVI WOULD HAVE ALSO GOTTEN 4 MORE AWARDS IF FILMFARE TOOK PLACE IN THE YEAR 1987 AND 1988. MOREOVER, U MAY NOT KNOW THIS, BUT SHE WAS THE FIRST CHOICE FOR BETA AND DIL TO PAGAL HAI! I’M NOT SAYING THIS CUZ I’M A SRIDEVI FAN, BUT THIS IS THE TRUTH! HAD SHE DONE THESE ROLES, SHE NOT ONLY COULD HAVE GOTTEN 4, BUT SIX FILMFARE AWARDS IN TOTAL. YES I DO ADMIT THE FACT THAT SOME OF MADZ’S MOVIE MADE A LOT OF MONEY. BUT HER HITS ARE MORE HERO CENTRIC FILMS RATHER THAN SOLO HITS, WHEREAS SRIDEVI HAD MORE SOLO HITS THAN MADZ. FURTHERMORE, SRIDEVI’S COMEBACK WAS RELEASED AT AN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, AND SHE WAS THE MAIN CHARACTER. PLUS, SHE RECEIVED A 10 MINUTE STADING OVATION. MADZ COULD NEVER CROSS THIS TYPE OF ACHEIVEMENT. ALSO, SHE HAS BEEN DECLARED MERYL STREEP OF INDIA. MERYL STREEP, ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST VERSATILE ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD. NOW TELL ME ANY ACHEIVEMENT OF MADHURI’S THAT’S BIGGER THAN THIS.

      • Sunny
        Posted October 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

        FACTS for SRI and MADS die-heart fans: FACTS are based on reality and are based on as per all of ur data and informations being posted in this article:

        FACTS: (UN BIASED)-Read Carefully and think:

        Hi, i have read all the comments, and i think maximum (approx 90%) people who commented here are SRI die-heart fans. Maximum of all people who posted their comments are so biased… Very bad to read that they are disgracing other actresses.

        As per all Sri-Devi and Madhuri Dixit fans who had the records of their career . According to their (SRi’s n Mad’s fans reports):

        1. FACT 1
        MADHURI worked in 68 films

        Hit 18, Blockbuster 8, Super-hits 5, Above Avg/Avg Hits 12= Total Successful Films = 43/68 (63% success),

        As per all(SRI and MADS Fans) of ur listing, MADS 43 movies are successful at box-office, then u all people has posted that Madhuri dixit’s every 6th or 7th movie becomes a hit, as per this calculation, MADHURI must have only 11-12 HITS movie in her career, but in fact as per ur data and records available in the websites mentioned by u all, Mad has delivered 43 successful movies, which means her each 0.6 movie is a hit or u can say that her each second movie becomes a hit.

        So ur own records are contradicting ur own comments that MAD needs 6-7 movies to deliver a hit film.

        2. FACT-2
        Both are very talented, but its fact that Madhuri too much popular than SRI thats why we the younger generation consider that there is no actress which is even closer to Madhuri.

        3. Fact-3
        We are watching MAD on TV from our birth and she is always their on TV, and further in every Movie and daily-soaps, in reality shows and in all other TV programmes, we just listen to Madhuri Dixit songs, about her talent etc, this is still happening daily, for testing this, open the TV and watch that,u will agree with this fact too. TV programmes and all other shows etc never speak abt SRI, we just listen abt Amitabh and Madhuri (FACT- these are too much popular stars, even every child knows them)

        4. FACT 4:
        AS per the surveys conducted by KARAN johar on the occassion of 100 years of Bollywood, AMITABH and MADURi were chosen as best indian stars.

        5. FACT-5
        All the other public opinions and web-sites and all other surveys always display that MAD is the most famous and bestever actress of bollywood. SO it is in our mind that MAD is best actress in bollywood and no one is near to her.

    • Maya Gill
      Posted April 24, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink

      ONE MORE THING, SRIDEVI’S EYES ARE NOT OUT OF PROPORTION. PLUS STEVEN SPIELBERG WANTED TO CAST HER IN HIS MOVIE AFTER WATCHING HER IN CHANDNI.

    • Sunny
      Posted October 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

      FACTS: (UN BIASED)-Read Carefully and think:

      Hi, i have read all the comments, and i think maximum (approx 90%) people who commented here are SRI die-heart fans. Maximum of all people who posted their comments are so biased… Very bad to read that they are disgracing other actresses.

      As per all Sri-Devi and Madhuri Dixit fans who had the records of their career . According to their (SRi’s n Mad’s fans reports):

      1. FACT 1
      MADHURI worked in 68 films

      Hit 18, Blockbuster 8, Super-hits 5, Above Avg/Avg Hits 12= Total Successful Films = 43/68 (63% success),

      As per all(SRI and MADS Fans) of ur listing, MADS 43 movies are successful at box-office, then u all people has posted that Madhuri dixit’s every 6th or 7th movie becomes a hit, as per this calculation, MADHURI must have only 11-12 HITS movie in her career, but in fact as per ur data and records available in the websites mentioned by u all, Mad has delivered 43 successful movies, which means her each 0.6 movie is a hit or u can say that her each second movie becomes a hit.

      So ur own records are contradicting ur own comments that MAD needs 6-7 movies to deliver a hit film.

      2. FACT-2
      Both are very talented, but its fact that Madhuri too much popular than SRI thats why we the younger generation consider that there is no actress which is even closer to Madhuri.

      3. Fact-3
      We are watching MAD on TV from our birth and she is always their on TV, and further in every Movie and daily-soaps, in reality shows and in all other TV programmes, we just listen to Madhuri Dixit songs, about her talent etc, this is still happening daily, for testing this, open the TV and watch that,u will agree with this fact too. TV programmes and all other shows etc never speak abt SRI, we just listen abt Amitabh and Madhuri (FACT- these are too much popular stars, even every child knows them)

      4. FACT 4:
      AS per the surveys conducted by KARAN johar on the occassion of 100 years of Bollywood, AMITABH and MADURi were chosen as best indian stars.

      5. FACT-5
      All the other public opinions and web-sites and all other surveys always display that MAD is the most famous and bestever actress of bollywood. SO it is in our mind that MAD is best actress in bollywood and no one is near to her.

    • pradeep
      Posted April 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

      why so angry?

  2. MairaS
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Hi @Reddy 🙂 Thanks for your comments. I should first tell you that I admire both these women. Having said that, the reply t your objections would be:
    1) In Hindi both these women have worked in around 70 movies each. Sridevi has more hits and superhits. As explained, almost every third movie of hers was a hit. Madhuri Dixit’s every 6th or 7th movie was a hit. It is not opinion, its a fact checked from various film related websites.
    2) Voice modulation means modulating your voice to suit a certain role. Look at Sridevi’s performance in Sadma, the two roles in Chaalbaaz and take any other glamour based role. You will find her voice different in each.
    3) Both are beautiful.
    4) Sridevi since her first 2-3 movies got critical acclaim. Cant deny she is a fine actress. Not that I dont respect Madhuri Dixit, but Sridevi did a few roles too which others to date can not pull off.
    5) Here your facts are terribly wrong. Hema Malini ha around 4 hit movies in 1982. Rekha’s most non Amitabh hits or critical acclaimed movies belonged to 1980s. There was Rati Agni Hotri, Shabana Azmi, Samita Patel, Juhi Chawla, Jaya Prada, Meenakshi etc. And there was Madhuri Dixit too. Sridevi, Juhi and Madhuri all started off their Hindi film careers in 1984. If you dont know that, its ample proof Sridevi was unchallenged number one. For Madhuri’s number one slot issue please listen t Ma’am Dixit’s speech after she won filmfare. She told people that whoever thought am finished was wrong. Couldnt have said that without a threat.
    6) That’s up to every individual to decide.
    7) That too is a relative comparison. Also, I heard Madam Tussuad’s going to have Sridevi this year.
    8) I wont agree to you here for everyone’s choice is different. I would say both these women are beautiful.

    • Reddy
      Posted October 16, 2012 at 2:59 am | Permalink

      Looks like you either didn’t read my points properly, you didn’t understand those or you simply chose to ignore the facts!

      1. I never denied that the hit ratio for Sridevi is higher, I only stated the fact that there is no comparison of box office numbers. Madhuri’s films generally made far more money than Sridevi’s. HAHK is still Bollywood’s biggest blockbuster ever!

      2. I never ignored your point about voice modulation. I said it doesn’t matter if one can’t even speak properly. Sridevi can’t whereas Madhuri has beautiful diction. What could voice modulation have done had Sridevi appeared as Chandramukhi? She neither has the voice nor the diction to pull off a role like that.

      3. Fair enough.

      4. Which Sridevi roles are you saying others can’t pull off? I stated clearly those that Sridevi could never pull off, roles which if she did would have made her laughing stock. Sridevi as Chandramukhi would have been disastrous to say the least. Please come up with particular roles that u think Madhuri couldn’t have pulled off coz I believe there is none that she couldn’t have.

      5. About other actresses in the 80’s. Well, firstly you need to check YOUR “facts.” Sridevi was already working in the South in the 70’s and was already a big name all over. Her first Bollywood film as a heroine came in 1983 NOT 1984. Secondly, about the likes of Rekha, I said that these other top notch actresses were not at their peak in the 80’s. Hema Malini was already doing mother roles by then after debuting in the 1960’s. The same goes for Rekha who started doing lead roles around 1970. Even though Rekha was still getting lead roles in the 80’s she was no longer in her prime. Madhuri did her first film, anywhere, in 1984. And as far as Juhi and Jaya Pradha are concerned, they never made it as big as some of other actresses I’ve named. It was only Madhuri who claimed that top spot.

      And as for Madhuri’s filmfare speech, AGAIN, I said there was no actress who could claim to be the undisputed Queen like Madhuri was. Yes, her position was threatened BUT nobody could achieve what she did and nobody could reach where she did, even till today. She is still known as the last female superstar! That should be “ample proof” that nobody could take away her TRUE position ever!

      6. I agree. It’s a matter of choice BUT it’s also a matter of talent which impresses people!

      7. Well, that is certainly not a relative comparison. It’s a FACT that her achievements (awards and recognition) is beyond anybody else’s reach. As for Madame Tussaud’s, Madhuri already has that — Sridevi doesn’t! You can talk about that when and IF she gets that. And awards and recognition do mean a lot. If there is an AMITABH BACHCHAN with all his honours, there is a MADHURI DIXIT with all of hers.

      8. It’s not about choice! Sridevi’s PLASTIC NOSE is a FACT! Had she been all that beautiful and had she been confident of her beauty, she would have never resorted to PLASTIC SURGERY! And she would also have saved herself from the insulting tweets when she appeared recently on Aamir Khan’s show.

      • MairaS
        Posted October 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

        Hi Again @Reddy 🙂
        I have read all your comments and I assure you I am in love with both these ladies, so nothing I wrote would be to disrespect any of these two living legends.
        1) I told you! Sridevi was more consistent in her box office results.
        2) Here lies Sridevi’s strength. She knew what she can and cant do.
        4) Sridevi’s roles like Chaalbaaz, Sadma, even English Vinglish are not easy to do. As for Chandarmukhi, I love Madhuri’s perrformance but Rekha in Umrao Jan and Meena Kumari in Pakeezah are epitome of elegance in a courtesan’s role. Rekha still goes by Zahra Bai’s name frrom Muqqadar ka Sikander.
        5) If we talk about box office results considering South Indian cinema too, Sridevi emerges winner. She has around 30 successful years there. That is why i focused only on Hindi movies here. Most of Rekha’s roles for which she is truly remembered are from 80s 🙂 Ijazat, Umrao Jan, Khoon Bhari Mang, Khoobsurat etc.
        7) Sridevi is only actress who has charged equal to Amitabh Bachchan in his prime (and what a prime it was!) She is the only actress who had more screen share in Amitabh starrer movie. Rare! Madhuri Dixit has copied a lot of stuff from Sridevi. Look at Kaatey nh kat tey, and look at Dhak Dhak and you will know it.
        8) There are news these days that Madhuri got a face lift (which has affected the size of her eyes) and a boobs job done very recently. Same rumours/news are heard about Sri too. Guess that’s their professional requirement not limited to one.

        Thanks for this discussion.

        • Reddy
          Posted October 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

          Hi Mairas!

          Hahahaha! I actually expected better from you. But unfortunately you’ve resorted to some meaningless arguments, which are not really arguments at all. lol

          1. I never denied consistency. I talked about box office numbers. Please note that this time!

          2. You call that strength. Good joke! People are intelligent enough to cast other people who are better at some roles. It is not the actor’s choice, especially not that of a female actor whose top spot has been taken away.

          4. I never said they could be easy to do. I recently watched English Vinglish and I think Sridevi did a wonderful job. But now you get really LAME! When the discussion is about Madhuri and Sridevi, how and why do you feel the NEED to bring in other actresses? Is Sridevi’s caliber not good enough for you to talk about to argue in this case? This argument of yours was the most disappointing!

          Anyway, what Madhuri brought to Devdas, with her beauty, with her grace, her charm, her acting prowess, and most of all her dancing abilities, I doubt any other actress could ever match.

          5. Now again this is LAME and DISAPPOINTING from you! Knowing that Madhuri is from Maharashtra (or maybe you don’t) and that she has been a quintessential “Bollywood” actress, how can you bring South in the discussion? Had Madhuri worked as much in the South as Sridevi did, only then it would have been fair.

          It just seems that you don’t have a proper argument even in this case so you’ve lost track.

          7. Sridevi is much senior to Madhuri. She started working way before Madhuri did. She was already a big star in the south as you pointed out as well. Madhuri only started her career in 1984. So what Amitabh Bachchan’s fee was in one or some of his films, when he was NOT IN HIS PRIME (please check your facts, his prime was when he did Zanjeer, Silsila, Sholay, not when he did Khuda Gawah :p), doesn’t matter. Eventually, after enough experience Madhuri became the highest paid actress, while Sridevi was still working, and that has been recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records, not some gossip magazine.

          And about Madhuri copying stuff from Sridevi — ARE YOU KIDDIN’ ME?!?! This has to be the JOKE of the NEW MILLENNIUM! Hahahaha! You’re seriously funny! lol

          Madhuri is known as the DANCING QUEEN! It is almost a FACT! As far as any similarities are concerned, not sure you’re aware of the fact that Saroj Khan was the choreographer of many of Madhuri’s and Sridevi’s songs.

          And talking about Saroj Khan, go watch her NDTV program’s video clips on youtube where she speaks about the two and that how insecure Sridevi had gotten of Madhuri.

          8. Firstly, when we are talking about their careers, we are talking about the past, not the present. Both have already seen their prime.

          So if they do something now, it would be because of the age factor.

          Secondly, as far as Madhuri’s boob job, face lift, even botox rumours are concerned, at the end of the day they are just RUMOURS! Nobody has come up with any evidence.

          As for Sridevi’s FAKE NOSE, it is a well-known FACT! YOU must be BLIND to not see that ( no offense meant to you).

          I’ve enjoyed the discussion so far. You’ve been saying that you’re in love with both of them but it clearly shows you’re much much more of a Sridevi fan, considering some of the lame arguments you’ve presented just to put her in a better light.

          It would be great if you have some more solid stuff to bring to this discussion.

          Thanks!

          • MairaS
            Posted October 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

            Hi again Reddy

            First of all, please do not insult any actress here. We wont allow that. So here you go.

            1. Madhuri Dixit has only this one huge hit. Do you know who is still called Ms. India? Sridevi has ample solo blockbusters. Check out any authentic box office review.

            2. Yes it’s a strength. If you know what you want to do and how, you are good.

            4. It was you who said there was no other actress at that time so Sri was number one just like that 🙂 I just wanted to remind you that there were ample great actresses working then. It was just that she was leading for so long it looked like she had no competition.

            5. It was again brought to limelight because of you. Both Madhuri and Sridevi did their first Hindi movies in 1983-1984. Do you know Madhuri acted as second lead even in Tridev (after Sonam). So by 1989 she wasnt star enough to beat Sonam. You cant name any movies of Sridevi where she lacks meaty roles.

            7. Amitabh’s box office success lasted from 1975 to 1991. 80s included. And Sridevi charged equal to him in mid 80s. Check facts. Sridevi was only star whose convoy used to be with her even in 1984. Madhuri started asking for one in 1992. I agree she is one of the best dancers from Bollywood. Pity her come back movie failed despite the great dances 🙂

            8. Not rumours! Just look at her face and you will know it.

            I have enjoyed the talk too. These are all box office facts I mentioned. It is also a fact that I like both these women a lot. What you think is my biasness towards Sridevi is actually her stronger grip on box office, and impressive tenure as numero uno. And by the way, Sridevi was born in 1963, Madhuri in 1967, so 4 years difference it is!

          • MairaS
            Posted October 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

            Hi Reddy
            As already mentioned, we dont allow any insult for any of the actresses, so your further comments were blocked. I am also blocking and deleting any comments which are insulting for Ms. Dixit.
            Choice is a personal matter. These are facts. Thanks for your participation though.

    • Sunny
      Posted October 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

      Rest, we the younger generation and all other unbiased-people do not want to argue that who is better and how one is better than other..

      For us, Madhuri is too much popular star and we respect her..
      The youger generation do not know much about SRI devi and about her films…. but sri devi is too good as well..

      and one more thing, Madhuri dixit graceful-style and her seriousness, her dressing style and her not so naughty roles in her movies create her very Sober and Sincere image in front of all viewers, i think this may be the fact why people and all other critics calls her Best-ever Actress of Bollywood.

      HER image is so influencive…… so that we respect her.

      IN bollywood, AMITABH Bachchan and MADHURI are two people for whom people heart give respect to them By-default.

  3. Sam
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Undoubtedly I feel that madhuri dixit is the better actress…. In roles like anjaam and devdas I can’t imagine it done by any other actress….

    • sonia
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

      Anjam was Flop and In Devdas she was suporting actress

    • Sunny
      Posted October 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

      I think, Madhuri dixit is best choice and than it comes to Sri Devi at num 2

  4. rago
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    The thing is sridevi’s hits were actual female centric, madhuri’s hit were more hero centric, HAHK was huge but that was likely to happen since salman khan and sooraj bharjtiya returned after their alltime blockbuster MPK. Give me a movie of madhuri like nagina which was the biggest hit of that year which had sridevi as the main hero, title role, madhuri doesn’t have that. a lot these movies became cult in it’s respective genres.

    • Anurag
      Posted October 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

      You talk about heroine-centric films, HAHK, which is still the biggest superhit of Bollywood ever, was heroine-centric. Madhuri was the main lead in it. It wasn’t a Salman Khan film. And either you were too little then or you are unaware of the facts, Salman was not as big as Madhuri then. It was later that his real superstardom came. And as far as other heroine-centric films are concerned, Madhuri never really had to do those kind of films which basically didn’t work at the box office in the 90’s. She was the no. 1 actress with whom every top hero wanted to work. Every big banner, wanted to work with her. And if you know a thing about Bollywood back then, big banners never made films where there was basically no major male star in the lead. It was only those actresses whose careers were going downhill that needed work so had no choice but to pick up those films in which there was no major male star.

      Therefore, your argument about heroine-centric films is pointless, considering where these two actresses if we talk about their respective positions in the industry. Madhuri became the undisputed no. 1 in the 90’s and Sridevi could never regain that. End of story!

      • sonia
        Posted August 29, 2013 at 9:03 am | Permalink

        for your very kind information from 1983 to 1992 sridevi was no 1 and yes in 1992 Beta was hit and and madhui was on top but after 2 yrs madhiri agin lost his postition (1995 to 1997) you can check it in wiki of madhuri it was low face of madhuir. she again bounce back with DTPH. so actully she was on no 1 postion only for 2 to 4 yrs only

  5. rasik
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I think there is no point in comparing Sri and MD.
    As Yash Chopra sums up Madhuri is good but Sridevi is living legend.
    Because of some stupid hits of MD some ppl dared to compare her with Sri.

    • Anurag
      Posted October 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

      Are you Yash Chopra’s creation??? He is no God so don’t talk about what he says. Be reasonable when you claim anything.

    • Snehil
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

      Mr Anurag, If sridevi was favored by Yash chopra then Madhuri was favored by Sanjay Leela Bansali. Don’t brings directors ok

      • sonia
        Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:38 am | Permalink

        u r campairing Sanjay to yash Chopra.

        • snehil
          Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:38 am | Permalink

          Yes I am

          • sonia
            Posted July 10, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink

            good. so there is lot of difference between sanjay and YR and same comes with Sridevi and maduri

  6. rudresh
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I am amused by reddy comment. Madhuri films(most of) were never hits because her. She always had male superstars in her movies

    Dil to Pagal Hai _ SRK
    HAHK Salman Khan
    Devdas (Second lead)– Srk and Aish
    Khalnayak — Sanjay Dutt ( biggest star at that time)

    Other many were multi starer hits. Even so called solo hits were not because of her like Dil Sajan ( have Amir and salman)

    Calling these movie hits because of madhuri is like calling Akshay Movie hits because of Katrina, Bodyguard because of Kareena etc. Sri did what vidya doing now , but sri did that on bigger scale. She had that oomp factor also which vidya does not have.

    Sridevi hits even blockbuster Nagina was because of her and so does chaalBaaz. In her hits she was central character and male leads revolve around her. Ladla, Gumrah and Judai are example of 90s.

    Yash chopra never made any heroine oriented movie in his whole life apart from Chandni and Lamhe.

    So those who had seen 80s can easily tell that who had bigger box office status

    • Snehil
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

      Hello, Salamn Khan, Sanjay and even SRK were not in top three actors before 1996. It was Anil Kapoor, Mithun and Sunny Deol

      Madhuri was highest paid movie star. Hum aapke hain kaun casted madhuri before Salman khan. She was hero of the film. How can you forget Raja, It was fifth highest grossing movie in 1995.

      How can you forget Sangeet, another double role movie, which was a hit movie.

      • sonia
        Posted April 8, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink

        sangeet him movie what a joke

        • snehil
          Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:57 am | Permalink

          go and check first

          • sonia
            Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

            sangeet was disaster at box office.

        • Amol A.
          Posted March 13, 2015 at 7:42 am | Permalink

          Sangeet was big disaster at the box office..!!!!

    • Snehil
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

      How can you forget Mritudand………….?

      • sonia
        Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

        it was flop. i just want to say that sridevi has given central role they were hit. pls give me movie where she was the mail lead and movie was hit. as Nagina, Chandni, Lamhe, English vinglish, Chalbaz totally based on Sridevi they were hit also.

        • snehil
          Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink

          go and check box office india it was hit movie……………………………

      • Amol A.
        Posted March 13, 2015 at 7:45 am | Permalink

        Mrityudand was also flop.. Check First…Dont Lie…

  7. Rose
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    no comparison between them … both are good at their own best …. BUT there is something in BigD …. she is atotal package of beauty and talent !

  8. Bullshit !!
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Stop this Bullshit, Badn Karo yeh Gobar!!

  9. Sumit
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    And The Mother of all Bollywood comparison is back – Sridevi vs Madhuri.

    With due respect to both the actresses for giving the best to cinegoers, entertaining us for decades and making us fall in love with Bollywood again and again.

    Considering the the number of box office success (Not just 1 All time blockbuster for arguement), the change, vivicity, power, weightage this actress got for Bollywood actresses (also after her) its Sridevi who has an edge over Madhuri.

  10. rago
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    HAHK was not a women centric film, i doubt anyone remembers what her name was in HAHK, yet people remember prem. heroine centric means a film that completely revolves around one character, HAHK revolved around salman’s family and they both had equal role. remember people were eager to watch sooraj bharjatiya and sallu’s combo since their highest grosser MPK. It’s like saying MPK was female centric film. only thing different was the heroine, weather MPK, HAHK and hum saath saath hain, there is a prem. Nagina, Tohfa, Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Jawab Hum Denge, Judaai completely revolved around sridevi and latest English Vinglish. Also sridevi’s contribution was far far greater, as she was a pan indian megastar, she gave classics in every langauge. what darsheel safary did in TZP sridevi did it 40 years before in a malayalam classic, that is how great sri was. she was the only biggest superstar in 80s over both female and male. Madhuri had khans and rival actresses who were also big.

  11. rago
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    For example Tohfa was a clear women orientated film with Jeetendra playing the supporting role, revolving around 2 sisters and their life, but the difference is sridevi had the lead and meatier role whilst jaya prada was more of a supporting act. Also it’s right, like calling Khalnayak or saajan as madhuri’s hit alone is like saying singh is king is katrina’s hit, its just so similar. Madhuri had a big hit in tezaab but she wasn’t big enough then since she has perhaps 5 minute cameo in tridev and 15 minute presence in ram lakhan.

  12. Halimali
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I may agree and disagree with writer to some degree but my reply is for that fact ignorant called reddy.
    I’m a die hard fan of Sridevi. Have lived her era and know what exactly she is. I dislike Dixit girl to the core. Never liked her and I won’t even term her as an actress because she never was.

    1- box office success probability Sridevi was the winner always. If has two releases one of them is hit. Madhuri needs to do 5 movies to get one hit!! An example is 1997. HAHK is not even a movie. A terrible video with over 13 songs with few pasted scenes. Where are the performances???

    2- modulation is how you change ur voice according to the role. Sri has this great ability until her English Vinglish. Madhuri did not have it until Aaja Nachle. No matter what she plays she sounds always the same way. SHE IS NOT VERSATILE. NEVER WAS.

    3- Sri has the most beautiful eyes. All filmmakers focus on it bec it is one of her great assets. Sridevi acts with her eyes, she can say thousand words with them, again last example is English Vinglish where the French guy even describes her eyes as two drop of coffees. Madhuri does not have beautiful eyes. Her latest pictures look like a Chinese woman!!! What big eyes u r talking about??

    4- Madhuri and acting?? That is a joke itself. Sridevi already did a sort of Chandramukhi role in her Vhaze Mayem with Kamal Hassan and that is before maybe u were born and before ur favorite enters Bollywood. What can Madhuri do? Sadma? No way? Lamhe? ha ha. Sheetal Jetley from Laadla? Or Benazir from Khuda Gawah? Face the truth, Madhuri has always been an average actress at her best. And why do u want Sri to do her roles? Anybody actually can play them and I guarantee you BETTER than her too.

    5- OMG that is another joke. It shows you are from a different generation :). Sridevi was the No.1 for over a decade. Something no one enjoyed. At her times there was jaya prada, Meenakshi Sheshadri, dimple kapadia and all of them are way way better than your Madhuri. MD fans are so ignorant that they deny the facts. The fact is that Madhuri NEVER EVER became No.1. NOT EVEN for a year. Sridevi was declared as No.1 again and again. She has tons of written stuff and magazine covers. Madhuri has none why? Bec she was never a No.1. If you have a proof bring it on. Not a single magazine cover which shows her as No.1. The only time MD appeared with No.1 tag was for movie magazine in 1995 and that to say ” Sridevi is still the No.1″!!!

    • Snehil
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

      You yourself is Sridevi Fan

      Check Boxofficeindia.com. MAdhuri was at number one from 1991 to 1995. Sridevi ruled till end of 1990 with Lamhe. Sajan, Dil and many other big hits in the same year made her to the top. i.e. number 1.

      1984 Abodh —–A flop
      1985 Awara —–A flop
      1986 Swati —–Average
      1986 Manav —–A flop
      1987 Mohre —–A flop
      1987 Hifazat —–A flop
      1987 Uttar Dakshin —–A flop
      1988 Khatron Ke Khiladi —–A flop
      1988 Dayavan A —–Hit
      1988 Tezaab A —–Blockbuster (years’ biggest hit)
      1989 Vardi —–Average
      1989 Ram Lakhan Super—–Hit
      1989 Prem Pratigyaa —–Hit
      1989 Ilaaka —–Hit
      1989 Mujrim —–Average
      1989 Tridev —–Blockbuster
      1989 Kanoon Apna Apna
      1989 Parinda Super—–Hit
      1989 Paap Ka Ant Flop
      1990 Maha-Sangram Flop
      1990 Kishen Kanhaiya —–Superhit
      1990 Izzatdaar —–Average
      1990 Dil —–Blockbuster (Year’s Biggest Hit)
      1990 Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin —— Average
      1990 Jeevan Ek Sangharsh —— Flop
      1990 Sailaab ——— Above Average
      1990 Jamai Raja ——- Above Average
      1990 Thanedaar ——Superhit
      1991 Pyar Ka Devta ——- Average
      1991 Khilaaf ——– Flop
      1991 100 Days ——- Hit (Main Lead)
      1991 Pratikar ——– Hit
      1991 Saajan ——– Superhit
      1991 Prahaar —— Critical aclaimed but a Flop
      1992 Beta ——— BlockBuster (Year’s Biggest Hit)
      1992 Zindagi Ek Jua —— Hit
      1992 Prem Deewane —– Hit
      1992 Khel—— Hit
      1992 Sangeet ——– Hit (Women Centeric Movie, Main Lead)
      1993 Dharavi ——— Flop
      1993 Sahibaan —— Average
      1993 Khalnayak ——- Blockbuster
      1993 Phool ——- Flop
      1993 Dil Tera Ashique ——— A Hit (Just by her Name, Main Lead)
      1993 Aasoo Bane Angaarey ——— A Hit (Women Centric Film, Main Lead)
      1994 Anjaam Critical Acclaimed but Below Average (Women Centric Film, Main Lead)
      1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! ——- All time Blockbuster (Main Lead)
      1995 Raja ——Hit (main lead, made the movie success just by her name)
      1995 Yaraana ——- Flop
      1995 Paappi Devataa —Average
      1996 Prem Granth —–Flop
      1996 Raj Kumar ——Flop
      1997 Koyla ——– Flop
      1997 Mahaanta —— Average
      1997 Mrityudand —— A Hit, Critical Acclaim (main lead, women centric)
      1997 Mohabbat —– Flop
      1997 Dil To Pagal Hai —– Blockbuster
      1998 Wajood —- Flop
      1999 Aarzoo —- Modest Success
      2000 Pukar —- Hit and critically Acclaimed
      2000 Gaja Gamini ———- Disaster
      2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke ——- Flop yet critically acclaimed
      2001 Lajja —– Average yet Critically acclaimed
      2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam —- Hit but got negative reviews
      2002 Devdas ——– Blockbuster
      2007 Aaja Nachle —– Below Average,yet critally acclaimed
      2013 Gulaab Gang
      2013 Dedh Ishqiya

  13. Anil
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Sridevi was is and will reamin on the TOP. No comparisons what so ever. If you still want to do it , answer these qs:
    Name Madhuris films which can beat Sridevi’s following movies :
    1) Nagina –
    2) Lamhe –
    3) Chandni –
    4) Khudagawah –
    5) Sadma –
    6) Chaalbaaz –
    7) Gumrah –

    • snehil
      Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:30 am | Permalink

      Give me a any dance number of sridevi that can match madhuri’s grace

      1. Kahe chhed mohe
      2. Pukar( jakson style)
      3. Tama tama
      4. Maar daala
      5. Dance with me (Jazz dance)
      7. Saanso ki Mala

      • sonia
        Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:46 am | Permalink

        you are totally right Madhuri dixit is only a good dancer. but sridevi is all rounder. madhuri never comptet with Sridevi. Sridevi is also consider as one of the best dancers. sridevi comic timing is ultimate but madhui comic timing is very poor.

      • Amol A.
        Posted March 13, 2015 at 7:57 am | Permalink

        Are kya dance dance laga rakha hai? Acing ki baat karo…!!! dance to koi bhi kar leta hai…!!!! Give me only one example of superlative acting by MD in her throughout career…Sigh…

  14. Varsha
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Madhuri can never be compared with Sridevi……Sridevi is a Legend, pls do not insult her like this……….so what if they both ruled in 90’s.

  15. MairaS
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Guys thanks for you input. Its a humble request do not use degrading language for either one of the women, or your comment will be deleted. Choice is a personal matter. The box office results mentioned here are however verified through various sources. And I will repeat, liking both these divas is not mutually exclusive. Enjoy reading!

  16. rago
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    @Reddy

    Why would sridevi want to do forgettable roles of madhuri? Halimali is right that sridevi did tamil version of Devdas long back in 1981 with Kamal Hassan and at that time only 17 years of age, sri does not need to do what madhuri did because she did all that long long before madhuri who did it in the end of her career.

  17. Raja
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    First of all with due respect to all Sri and Mad fans, I am a neutral fan from USA. Sri’s versatility has no match. Another aspect is those actors and actresses can not do comedy with perfection, it is very difficult to consider them best at all. Both Sri and Mad are great dancers, where as acting is concerned, Sri is way above than Mad, although madhuri is a good actress. I have never seen a complete actress like Sridevi. English Vinglish is the perfect example of her versatility( not to mention about Chandni, Chalbaaz, lamhe, sadma, Gumraha, ladla, Khuda gawa etc etc). I would like to say that Sridevi is the most complete and the greatest actress Indian cinema has ever seen with due respect to Nargis Dutta. Altho, I agree that Madhuri is a great actress. Please do not abuse both of them.

  18. Raja
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    First of all with due respect to all Sri and Mad fans, I am a neutral fan from USA. Sri’s versatility has no match. Another aspect is those actors and actresses can not do comedy with perfection, it is very difficult to consider them best at all. Both Sri and Mad are great dancers, where as acting is concerned, Sri is way above than Mad, although madhuri is a good actress. I have never seen a complete actress like Sridevi. English Vinglish is the perfect example of her versatility( not to mention about Chandni, Chalbaaz, lamhe, sadma, Gumraha, ladla, Khuda gawa etc etc). I would like to say that Sridevi is the most complete and the greatest actress Indian cinema has ever seen with due respect to Nargis Dutta. Altho, I agree that Madhuri is a great actress. Please do not abuse both of them.

  19. Leo
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    At their peaks, I think Sridevi was the bigger star. I remember a Stardust edition in 1989-91 period which had Sridevi on the cover with the title “The Reel Empress of India” It was a play on words, but it could have easily been “The Real Empress of India”. That’s how huge she was. In the latter half of their careers, Madhuri was tops, but I don’t think she reached Sri’s status. And you have to evaluate the total careers of any actor, not just a select few years.

    But I must say, I’ve seen Madhuri in Devdas and Lajja and there is no doubt that she is a top-notch actor – especially in Lajja – with different strengths than Sridevi. Truly a brilliant lady.

    And as Mairas so beautifully pointed out, I do think we can appreciate the wonderful talents of both without taking anything away from the other. Hail to the 2 queens of Indian cinema!

    • MairaS
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your comments. I fully agree. Both were and are great actresses. Sri has an edge for box office appeal, but that does not mean Mads lacked it. Both were beyond wonderful!

  20. niharika
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    If Madhuri movies were hits because of khans does that mean that Sridevi movies flopped because of Khans eg chandramukhi, chaand ka tukda, army…..

  21. niharika
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    If Sridevi takes the credit for nagina Chandni does that mean Rishi Kapoor takes the credit for Kaun sachcha kaun jhootha.(flopping) …And where does Anil Kapoor stand …Poor guy he was the so called hero of tezaab, beta, lamhe,judai…And if we go by stats then i guess we should stop fighting for Sri and Madhuri because Kajol is the only actress who has given max no of hits… both are good actressess but Sridevi was kind of repititive in childish / childlike mannerisms ..When you are watching her you knw exactly what expressions she will give in the next scene except in her latest movie English Vinglish where her performance is matured. Definately she is the most experienced actress but personally Madhuri is much much better than her.

    • MairaS
      Posted October 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

      Hi @niharika and Thanks for your comments. Credit of making a film deliver at the box office is not given over personal choice. That is given over public reactions. The distributors considered Sridevi stronger than her heroes in carrying the burden of her movies since 1983. Madhuri Dixit achieved the same in 1993-1994. Personal choice is fin. There are people who like both of these ladies and there are people who dont like any of these. Some like Ms Dixit more, some like Sridevi more. I think that should be fine with everyone. The box office grip of both these ladies was stronger than any other actress including Kajol and this info is collected from various reliable box office information magazines and other sources.

  22. maya
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    SRIDEVI CAN GIVE HITS WITHOUT ANY HERO. CAN MADZ DO THAT? A BIG NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SRIDEVI IS THE STRONGEST ACTRESS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS ETERNAL BEAUTY. MADZ GOT LUCKY CUZ OF HER SMILE AND DANCE. SRIDEVI RULED BOLLYWOOD 4 A DECADE. MADZ WAS ONLY #1 FOR 1 YEAR CUZ OF HAHK. IF MADZ WASN’T A GOOD DANCER, SHE WUD NOT B IN TEZAAB AND SHE WAS ONLY FAMUS CUZ OF EK DO TEEN

  23. Sapna
    Posted November 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Well not being biased here, I am a huge madhuri fan, I worship her, but I do accept Sridevi is much dynamic and powerful actress than Madhuri in every aspect and I dont have a prob with that honestly.. Sridevi did a sterling jaw dropping job in term of perfection in English Vinglish and noone could have played such layered role with such subtlety and ease .. She genuinely deserves to be called the first and last empress of India and all the awards for it. The only successful female comeback at age of 49, astonishing .. I hope madhuri’s new film does well too. I am sure it will.

  24. maya
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    SRIDEVI’S ACTING IS WAY MORE POWERFUL. WHEN PEOPLE CRITICIZE HER CUZ OF HER NOSE, ITS JUST BEING PATHETIC. I M A SRIDEVI FAN BUT MADZ IS NOT NATURAL ANYMORE. I DON’T THINK AN ACTRESS BEGINS OR ENDS WITH A NOSE. SHE IS NOT THE ONLY ACTRESS WHO DID SURGERY. MADZ ALSO DID CHEEK IMPLANTS

  25. maya
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    SRIDEVI IS THE 1ST FEMALE SUPERSTAR. MADZ ONLY LUCKY CUZ OF HER SMILE AND DANCING. MADZ ALWAYS TRIES 2 GAIN MEDIA ATTENTION. WHEREAS SRIDEVI WORKED HARD. SRIDEVI IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. mayank gaur
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    There is no comparison between Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit. Madhuri is good actress but she is not the match of Sridevi.
    1. Sridevi worked for Tamil, Telgu, Kannada, Malyalam and Hindi and Madhuri only in Hindi. Sridevi is real actress who worked pan India.
    2. She is doing film at the age of 4, and she is working as complete actress at the age of 10 means 1973. Sridevi got stardom after realizing her first movie. In hindi her IInd movie gave her stardom but Madhuri got stardom in 1988 after so may struggle.
    3. Sridevi done “Kate nahi katen ye din ye rat” song of Mr. India. Madhuri copied her style in “Sum sum sum pagal sama mujko banata hai tumko bulata hai mai kya karoon’ (may be lyrics are not correct) from movie Rajkumar. In this film Madhuri also tried to copy Helen.
    4. Saroj khan always praise Maduri she doesn’t like Sri. Because she belongs to south Indians. Sri always believe in work.
    5. I don’t why People say Madhuri is dancing queen. Sridevi better than her. She has perform her dance without any song in Chandni and Lamhe. Which is unsual. No actress or director dare to do that. Sridevi done very gracefully.
    6. Sridevi always work with Female co stars like Jaya Prada, Meenakshi, Kimi Katkar. Padmini Kolhapure, Tina Munim, Poonam Dhillon, Juhi Chawla, Parveen Babi Smita Patil, Urmila Martondkar etc but no one can overshadow her. She always dominate other female actress in the movie. But Madhuri Dixit in DTPL Karishma Kapoor tottaly overshadowed her. She got National Award for the movie. Criticts praise her so well because she overshadowed Madhuri. Same happen in Devdas first of all she was side actress in the movie and her fortay is Dance but in Dola re Dola Aishwairy totally overshadowed her. In Devdass she was totally covered by Aishwairya.
    7. Every star has their peak time when sridevi feel that new talent are coming she gave Hit movie Judai. Sridevi given movie like Army and Mr Bechara at end of carrier but consider good movie it was not hit but after she gave Judai which was hit and she left industry. Madhuri she gave so many flop like ye Aarzoo, Gas Gamini, Ye Rasten Hai Pyar Ke, Hum Yumhare Hai Sanam, Lajja and Devdas etc. Only Devas was hit and other was flop not a good movie also. This is the correct decision.
    8. Madhui Come Back Movie was Aja Nach Le it was huge flop. Critics critic her. According to BO it was disaster. But Sridevi Comeback Moview EV created a History.

    • Snehil
      Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:09 am | Permalink

      Madhuri is most versatile dancer, it is biggest fact from indian cinema you cann’t take it away from madhuri.

      At the age of 3, she started learning kathak. She dances from soul. She dances each and every style of her era and still doing that no one can think of.

      Tezaab — item song comprises of western and cabrett
      O Raam Ji, Ram lakhan —– Semi classical
      Sailaab ——– Kohli Dance
      Dhak dhak — Sensational
      100 days – Jazz Dance
      Thanedaar – Western (Break Dance + Jackson Style)
      Choli ke Picche — Rajesthani
      Mein kohlapur se aai hun — Laavni
      Didi tera dewar, mai ni mai ———— Punjabi folk
      Pehla Pehla Pyar – Floor contemporary
      Akhiyan milaaun — Classical Western Dance
      Dance of Envy – Contemporary
      Mera Piya Ghar Aya — Mixed Folk
      E ke Sara Sara – Latin Western and Hip Hop
      Kahe Chhed — Kathak
      Maar Dala — Kathak
      Dola Re Dola —- Bengali
      Aja Nachle —- Complete Bollywood Style
      Dance With Me ——— Tab + Western Feminine Hip Hop
      Jhalak Dikhlaja season 4 main event — Robotics, Hip hop
      Jhalak Dikhlaja season opening event —-Udi udi —- Fleminco Style
      Stardust Awards 2013 — Tab Dance

      Now about her downward career
      1995 Yaraana ——- Flop
      1995 Paappi Devataa —Average
      1996 Prem Granth —–Flop
      1996 Raj Kumar ——Flop
      1997 Koyla ——– Flop
      1997 Mahaanta —— Average
      1997 Mrityudand —— A Hit, Critical Acclaim (main lead, women centric)
      1997 Mohabbat —– Flop
      1997 Dil To Pagal Hai —– Blockbuster
      1998 Wajood —- Flop
      1999 Aarzoo —- Modest Success
      2000 Pukar —- Hit and critically Acclaimed
      2000 Gaja Gamini ———- Disaster
      2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke ——- Flop yet critically acclaimed
      2001 Lajja —– Average yet Critically acclaimed
      2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam —- Hit but got negative reviews
      2002 Devdas ——– Blockbuster
      2007 Aaja Nachle —– Below Average,yet critally acclaimed

      Src: Wikipedia, Boxofficeindia

      • sonia
        Posted April 8, 2013 at 7:14 am | Permalink

        Dear first read properly what he has written. Dil to pagal hai Karishma and In devdas Aishwairya both actrees overshadow the maduri dance to

        • snehil
          Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:23 am | Permalink

          Ms. Sonia

          For Devdas critics said Madhuri made chandramukhi charachter alive. I am in love with chandramukhi character. You know we were in college when devdas released we all 15 friends watched the movie for madhuri not ash not even srk, Madhuri screen presence was over powering. She was praised by Sita Menon of Rediff “The most understated role and perhaps the one that is most lingering, in terms of virtuosity, is that played by Madhuri Dixit As Chandramukhi, she is simply stunning, lending passion, fire and gentleness with such consummate ease that watching her perform is sheer delight”

          Planet Bollywood: Madhuri Dixit also impresses as the fiery Chandramukhi. She leaves a mark in the scene following Dola Re, and the scene where Devdas finally admits his love for her. Of the three she has the smallest role, but she takes full advantage and overshawdowed everyone in all scenes she is given. Had her role been a little longer she would have left much more of an impact.

          • sonia
            Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

            k if madhuri is great actress so why she accepted 2nd grade role. Aish was looking very fresh while madhuri has lack someting in the movie. and in Dil to pagal hai. Karishma totally overshadow her she got national award for best suppoting actress. and the most imp thig in this movie maduri tried to copy sridevi chandni look. u can confirm this fact in wiki of sridevi

    • Snehil
      Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:14 am | Permalink

      Madhuri is most versatile dancer, it is biggest fact from indian cinema you cann’t take it away from madhuri.

      At the age of 3, she started learning kathak. She dances from soul. She dances each and every style of her era and still doing that no one can think of.

      Tezaab — item song comprises of western and cabrett
      O Raam Ji, Ram lakhan —– Semi classical
      Sailaab ——– Kohli Dance
      Dhak dhak — Sensational
      100 days – Jazz Dance
      Thanedaar – Western (Break Dance + Jackson Style)
      Choli ke Picche — Rajesthani
      Mein kohlapur se aai hun — Laavni
      Didi tera dewar, mai ni mai ———— Punjabi folk
      Pehla Pehla Pyar – Floor contemporary
      Akhiyan milaaun — Classical Western Dance
      Dance of Envy – Contemporary
      Mera Piya Ghar Aya — Mixed Folk
      E ke Sara Sara – Latin Western and Hip Hop
      Kahe Chhed — Kathak
      Maar Dala — Kathak
      Dola Re Dola —- Bengali
      Aja Nachle —- Complete Bollywood Style
      Dance With Me ——— Tab + Western Feminine Hip Hop
      Jhalak Dikhlaja season 4 main event — Robotics, Hip hop
      Jhalak Dikhlaja season opening event —-Udi udi —- Fleminco Style
      Stardust Awards 2013 — Tab Dance

      Now about her downward career
      1995 Yaraana ——- Flop
      1995 Paappi Devataa —Average
      1996 Prem Granth —–Flop
      1996 Raj Kumar ——Flop
      1997 Koyla ——– Flop
      1997 Mahaanta —— Average
      1997 Mrityudand —— A Hit, Critical Acclaim (main lead, women centric)
      1997 Mohabbat —– Flop
      1997 Dil To Pagal Hai —– Blockbuster
      1998 Wajood —- Flop
      1999 Aarzoo —- Modest Success
      2000 Pukar —- Hit and critically Acclaimed
      2000 Gaja Gamini ———- Disaster
      2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke ——- Flop yet critically acclaimed
      2001 Lajja —– Average yet Critically acclaimed
      2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam —- Hit but got negative reviews
      2002 Devdas ——– Blockbuster
      2007 Aaja Nachle —– Below Average,yet critally acclaimed

      She was number one from 1991 to 1995 as per box office.

      Forbes, Genesis book mentioned Madhuri as highest paid actress not sridevi

      Ashwariya was above her in 2001 because she was more popular then madhuri in international glam as she was miss world and but Forbes takes Madhuri as highest paid movie star. She and SRK charged 2 crores for devdas.

      Src: Wikipedia, Boxofficeindia, Forbes

      • sonia
        Posted September 4, 2013 at 7:04 am | Permalink

        i am also saying madhuri is just a good dancer. Sridevi is characted dancer. madhuri statred dace at 3 yrs but sridevi started acting at 4 yrs

  27. sunny
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    sri is way better than maduri, no doubt

  28. fanoos
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi….im not indian and i read all comments and now as a middle eastern person make my opinion out of india..in middle east where people prefer holly over bolly u would never find a person who does not know sri devi.amita.srk and salman but many people here do not know madhuri dixit..sri devi makes bollywood famous out of indian border much muchmore..i like both but i am telling my opinion honrstly ..pls beleive me sri devi has fame of middle east..in turkey iran as i am 100 percent sure…now u decide ..greatness who brought …surle legend…sri devi thanks

  29. fanoos
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi….im not indian and i read all comments and now as a middle eastern person make my opinion out of india..in middle east where people prefer holly over bolly u would never find a person who does not know sri devi.amita.srk and salman but many people here do not know madhuri dixit..sri devi makes bollywood famous out of indian border much muchmore..i like both but i am telling my opinion honrstly ..pls beleive me sri devi has fame of middle east..in turkey iran as i am 100 percent sure…now u decide ..greatness who brought …surle legend…sri devi thanks

  30. olga
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Hi there.when i was teenage i love sri devi when mad comes i saw her immitate sri mimik and face eye language…mad begin her carrire immitating but sri brought new style why mad fans are so simple minded and not think deeply…when mad try new styleshe get to be famous but sri is legend nomber one and ever ever famous woman of bolly…sri we love you.

  31. mina
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Hi sri jee i am from tehran iran…u are greatest actress of india ….iranian love you..your cuteness and eyes..u looklike googoosh of iran….legend legend…..we love you …

  32. pojaa
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    I’m no fan of Sridevi but people fall in love with Madhuri, there is some truth dethroned Madhuri Sridevi at a time, but now I can not find who dethrone Madhuri, cases of life …. Or if there will be one day

  33. Max
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Sridevi’s strengths are her comic timing and her ability to pull off a variety of roles, her voice modulation is also excellent. However, i think she overacts at times and this done tend to annoy. Madhuri, whilst not as bold or adventurous in her roles, has proven that she is just as good, and in some cases, better than Sridevi.

    What really gets me angry though, is how people are scrutinized by others for airing their views. It’s like you can only like one actress and the other is worthless. For some of you self proclaimed “critics” who think madhuri or sridevi can’t act (and you know exactly who you are), that’s your own opinion but please stop shoving your preferences down other people’s throats. Who cares if you’re a die hard madhuri / sridevi fan – can’t you just respect other people’s views?? It’s like people love to constantly write hate about the other actress and like to argue and debate, as if they have nothing better to do with their time.

    Well here’s my opinion, Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi are both equally good, and have immense talent which unfortunately has not been showcased due to the limitations of their roles. Sridevi has done better in the portfolio of her work, Madhuri needs to pick better roles. Madhuri is the better dancer, Sridevi is the better character dancer. But on the whole, they’re both my favourites

  34. Harjit Singh Ghuman
    Posted March 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Personally i have always liked Sridevi. Madhuri is a good actress, but i think she is rather wooden at times. Did anyone see her in Pukar and Devdas? It was as though she didn’t even recognize the requirements of the role. Very bad movie and very poor acting, apart from Danny he was awesome. Lajja was a daring role, but even in there I couldn’t help notice how she kept coming back to her usual self rather than playing the actual character as required. The only actress who I like of this generation is Vidya Balan, now that’s what you call talent. Of course, when it comes to dancing Madhuri knocks everyone’s socks off! She is undisputed as one of the best dancers of Bollywood.

  35. Rajna
    Posted April 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Tbh, yes Sridevi has done variety of roles but Madhuri is a more natural actress than her it almost as if the camera is not there. I have immense respect for Sridevi, but the only films I found great are Nagina and Chandini..the rest are good, a couple awful. With Madhuri I found great is Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! Dil To Pagal Hai, Beta and Sajaan..yes Sridevi is the Meryl Streep of India, but Madhuri’s popularity is much more than Sri’s..which gets to me that Amitabh’s popularity is still known to many, but not Sri’s for some reason..that is a fact.

    • sonia
      Posted September 3, 2013 at 8:29 am | Permalink

      Sridevi is much more talated than maduri you have mention HAHK, Dil, BETA, Sajan no doubt there are good movie but madhuri has never given given a single hit with central roll. like sridevi has given nagina, chalbaz, Chandni and recent EV she has no require any male actor.

  36. CP
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Madhuri is most beautiful and pretty actress of recent times and that way an over rated actress. Juhi Chawla was overall better actress than Madhuri. But Sri Devi is far superior and versatile actress. Sri has delivered many hits single handedly.

  37. Sunny
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    No doubt sridevi is better than any other actress.

  38. trevor
    Posted July 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Both the actresses were great they can never b compared; I really respect sir and madz. Both were talented; good dancers and top actresses………..

  39. Posted August 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    SRIDEVI IS BEST….
    Sridevi have power of versatilty
    super comic timing
    eyes expression
    dance with real expression
    overshadow Male lead actor
    versatily
    Acting k baare me toh kya kahu

    Amitab was also keen to do khuda gwah with her

    Madhuri has only thee things ie. LUCK but yeah she is also a good dancer but her luck is very strong……

  40. amitr roy
    Posted August 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    sridevi- nagina… that madhuri cant play,,, even cant dance though she is finer dancer…. rememebr guys ssridevi is not trained,..,. sridevi comedy timings,,, that madhuriu cant do,,, she is female cherlie chaplin… sridevi ladla – madhuri cant do,,, sridevi,,, is female michal jackson… even madhuri is fine dancer.. sridevi role in chadni madhuri can tplay,,, sridevi chalbaz madhuri cant do,,,, see the comparance,,, dil to pagal hai hit as of songs.,. dil-was hit as aamr khan was dere also,,,, saajan was hit but thats also prize went to laaame as sridevi,,, was deree,,, srdeivi was queen of doubler role…sadam a madhuri cant dare to think… when all actreee were busy in simple films sridevi played movies like aulad, tohfa..nagina sridevi is no1……. and plz madhuri fans talk logical,,, why u talk all personal materr kiska nose tera kiska plastic surgeryyy… think frok m mind,,,,,

  41. Alfred Nigel Stark
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    I dont watch Indian movies much , nor I am a fan of any of the Indian actors ..but of all the actress.. I found Rekh very good. GEORGOUS .. Hema okay .. Madhuri is AN EXCELLENT dancer and good actress .. but out of all I have seen Sri Devi not only for acting .. she is gorgeous at the same time very photogenic . On screen no actress can match her look and charisma.. She is one actress who BRINGS LIFE IN TO THE MOVIE AND if the movie runs not because of her body but because of her talent.. In fact even todays actress can’t act the way she use to act.. They are on screen only because they are young after 5 years people won’t look at them also. Sri Devi will always be remembered for her acting and talent not for her skin.. Bottom line !!

  42. talha
    Posted July 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    sridevi peak years 1983 to 1989 and after downfall 1990 to 1996 flop actoress and 97 last film judai semihit and urmila is also in it and sridevi flop badly

  43. talha
    Posted July 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    madhuri 84 to 87 flop career but after that 1988 to 1995 superstardom and in 1989 dominate sridevi with alot of superhits like ram lakhan,tridev,parinda and 96 was flop year of madhuri but govt of india give her a award of contribution to the bollywood and 1997 again comeback with dil to pagal hai and critically aclaimed films like mirtydand,koyla and 98 wajood also good business and 99 get married and only 1 film arzoo with modest success and 00,01,02 again hit years with many winning awards remmember

  44. talha
    Posted July 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    madhuri powerful films made her a last superstar till date and madhuri is better dancer then sridevi and she also act well very wel

    madhuri women oriented films

    89 PREM PRITAGYA average best nom
    90 DIL blockbuster best actoress
    91 100 Days superhit
    92 BETA blockbuster best actoress
    92 SANGEET average double role
    92 KHEL flop double role
    93 SAHIBAAN average
    93 ANSOO BANE ANGAREY average double role
    94 HUM AAP K HAIN KOUN all time blockbuster best actoress,star screen
    94 ANJAM average best nom
    95 RAJA best nom,star screen
    95 YARANA below average best nom
    97 MIRTYDAND flop star screen,best popular award
    00 GAJA GAMINI disaster tribute to herself 6 roles
    01 LAJJA flop overseas hit best sup nom,zeecine best sup actoress,sup popular
    07 AJA NACHLE flop best nom
    14 GULAB GANG below average best nom,national award

  45. Salman Naseer
    Posted July 21, 2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Dear all please just have a look at Dedh Ishqia and Gulab gang ….whats left to debate? they will exactly tell you what Madhuri is all about. …dance look pretty dance more. .act…..as if it’s still the 80’s!

  46. Sunny
    Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    FACTS: (UN BIASED)-Read Carefully and think:

    Hi, i have read all the comments, and i think maximum (approx 90%) people who commented here are SRI die-heart fans. Maximum of all people who posted their comments are so biased… Very bad to read that they are disgracing other actresses.

    As per all Sri-Devi and Madhuri Dixit fans who had the records of their career . According to their (SRi’s n Mad’s fans reports):

    1. FACT 1
    MADHURI worked in 68 films

    Hit 18, Blockbuster 8, Super-hits 5, Above Avg/Avg Hits 12= Total Successful Films = 43/68 (63% success),

    As per all(SRI and MADS Fans) of ur listing, MADS 43 movies are successful at box-office, then u all people has posted that Madhuri dixit’s every 6th or 7th movie becomes a hit, as per this calculation, MADHURI must have only 11-12 HITS movie in her career, but in fact as per ur data and records available in the websites mentioned by u all, Mad has delivered 43 successful movies, which means her each 0.6 movie is a hit or u can say that her each second movie becomes a hit.

    So ur own records are contradicting ur own comments that MAD needs 6-7 movies to deliver a hit film.

    2. FACT-2
    Both are very talented, but its fact that Madhuri too much popular than SRI thats why we the younger generation consider that there is no actress which is even closer to Madhuri.

    3. Fact-3
    We are watching MAD on TV from our birth and she is always their on TV, and further in every Movie and daily-soaps, in reality shows and in all other TV programmes, we just listen to Madhuri Dixit songs, about her talent etc, this is still happening daily, for testing this, open the TV and watch that,u will agree with this fact too. TV programmes and all other shows etc never speak abt SRI, we just listen abt Amitabh and Madhuri (FACT- these are too much popular stars, even every child knows them)

    4. FACT 4:
    AS per the surveys conducted by KARAN johar on the occassion of 100 years of Bollywood, AMITABH and MADURi were chosen as best indian stars.

    5. FACT-5
    All the other public opinions and web-sites and all other surveys always display that MAD is the most famous and bestever actress of bollywood. SO it is in our mind that MAD is best actress in bollywood and no one is near to her.

  47. Sunny
    Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    Rest, we the younger generation and all other unbiased-people do not want to argue that who is better and how one is better than other..

    For us, Madhuri is too much popular star and we respect her..
    The youger generation do not know much about SRI devi and about her films…. but sri devi is too good as well..

    and one more thing, Madhuri dixit graceful-style and her seriousness, her dressing style and her not so naughty roles in her movies create her very Sober and Sincere image in front of all viewers, i think this may be the fact why people and all other critics calls her Best-ever Actress of Bollywood.

    HER image is so influencive…… so that we respect her.

    IN bollywood, AMITABH Bachchan and MADHURI are two people for whom people heart give respect to them By-default.

  48. Raj
    Posted April 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    If Sri Devi were so good or even better than the divine dancing Dhak Dhak girl, why does Madhuri hold the following tittles according to Filmfare Awards?

    Actress with most awards in a single decade Madhuri Dixit (1990s) 4
    Actress with most nominations Madhuri Dixit 14
    Actress with most consecutive nominations Madhuri Dixit 10
    Actress with most nominations in a single decade Madhuri Dixit (1990s) 10

    I don’t see Sri’s name. Hahaha. So sad for her Fans.

    Sir Devi rose up in stardom in the late 80s because most actresses like the gracious Rekha jee were growing in age and the cinematic platform lacked tremendously competition.
    In the kingdom of blinds, the one-eyed Sri Devi is queen. Madhuri surpasses her in all the different criteria – versatility, beauty, impact, emotionality, expressions and of course, dance!
    On the other hand, the 90s which is still considered to be the most competitive era, was enough blessed to welcome the quintessential actress Madhuri.
    She dominated the whole epoch with sheer perfection and even surpassed the male actors with her superior artwork and unparalleled talent.
    Mini exercise. Name any 10 solo songs of Sri Devi or iconic dress she wore. Even her fans will fail.
    Madhuri’s list is endless.
    From the Ek Do Teen to the sexy conservative purple saree in HANK, she does anything our dearest Madhuri.
    Fans of Mrs Boney will always appreciate her and even think that she is better than MD. Sri Devi is certainly better than the current sets of actresses like her niece Sonam Kapoor but according to reality, she is much below Madhuri’s level.
    Madhuri Dixit was, is and will always be the best and can only even compare with the rarest gems of Hindi Cinema like Kajol, Nargis or Madhubala.
    Just google the video where she is doing a mini face off with Sri Devi on Jhalak Dikla Jaa.
    Madhuri performs the songs much better than Sri Devi and even shows us that her dancing skills are unprecedented by dancing more graciously on Sri’s own song. Haha.
    Whether you like it or not, Madhuri is the one of the most iconic actresses that the world will ever know and Sri Devi can never achieve her stardom, beauty and acting skills.
    And this is crude reality Sri Devi’s fans!!!

  49. Raj
    Posted April 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    If Sri Devi were so good or even better than the divine dancing Dhak Dhak girl, why does Madhuri hold the following tittles according to Filmfare Awards?
    Actress with most awards in a single decade Madhuri Dixit (1990s) 4
    Actress with most nominations Madhuri Dixit 14
    Actress with most consecutive nominations Madhuri Dixit 10
    Actress with most nominations in a single decade Madhuri Dixit (1990s) 10
    I don’t see Sri’s name. Hahaha. So sad for her Fans.
    Sir Devi rose up in stardom in the late 80s because most actresses like the gracious Rekha jee were growing in age and the cinematic platform lacked tremendously competition.

    In the kingdom of blinds, the one-eyed Sri Devi is queen. Madhuri surpasses her in all the different criteria – versatility, beauty, impact, emotionality, expressions and of course, dance!

    On the other hand, the 90s which is still considered to be the most competitive era, was enough blessed to welcome the quintessential actress Madhuri.

    She dominated the whole epoch with sheer perfection and even surpassed the male actors with her superior artwork and unparalleled talent.
    Mini exercise. Name any 10 solo songs of Sri Devi or iconic dress she wore. Even her fans will fail.
    Madhuri’s list is endless.

    From the Ek Do Teen to the sexy conservative purple saree in HANK, she does anything our dearest Madhuri.

    Fans of Mrs Boney will always appreciate her and even think that she is better than MD. Sri Devi is certainly better than the current sets of actresses like her niece Sonam Kapoor but according to reality, she is much below Madhuri’s level.

    Madhuri Dixit was, is and will always be the best and can only even compare with the rarest gems of Hindi Cinema like Kajol, Nargis or Madhubala.

    Just google the video where she is doing a mini face off with Sri Devi on Jhalak Dikla Jaa.
    Madhuri performs the songs much better than Sri Devi and even shows us that her dancing skills are unprecedented by dancing more graciously on Sri’s own song. Haha.

    Whether you like it or not, Madhuri is the one of the most iconic actresses that the world will ever know and Sri Devi can never achieve her stardom, beauty and acting skills.

    And this is crude reality Sri Devi’s fans!!!

  50. Raj
    Posted April 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    If Sri Devi were so good or even better than the divine dancing Dhak Dhak girl, why does Madhuri hold the following tittles according to Filmfare Awards?

    Actress with most awards in a single decade Madhuri Dixit (1990s) 4

    Actress with most nominations Madhuri Dixit 14

    Actress with most consecutive nominations Madhuri Dixit 10
    Actress with most nominations in a single decade Madhuri Dixit (1990s) 10

    I don’t see Sri’s name. Hahaha. So sad for her Fans.

    Sir Devi rose up in stardom in the late 80s because most actresses like the gracious Rekha jee were growing in age and the cinematic platform lacked tremendously competition.
    In the kingdom of blinds, the one-eyed Sri Devi is queen. Madhuri surpasses her in all the different criteria – versatility, beauty, impact, emotionality, expressions and of course, dance!
    On the other hand, the 90s which is still considered to be the most competitive era, was enough blessed to welcome the quintessential actress Madhuri.
    She dominated the whole epoch with sheer perfection and even surpassed the male actors with her superior artwork and unparalleled talent.
    Mini exercise. Name any 10 solo songs of Sri Devi or iconic dress she wore. Even her fans will fail.
    Madhuri’s list is endless.
    From the Ek Do Teen to the sexy conservative purple saree in HANK, she does anything our dearest Madhuri.
    Fans of Mrs Boney will always appreciate her and even think that she is better than MD. Sri Devi is certainly better than the current sets of actresses like her niece Sonam Kapoor but according to reality, she is much below Madhuri’s level.
    Madhuri Dixit was, is and will always be the best and can only even compare with the rarest gems of Hindi Cinema like Kajol, Nargis or Madhubala.
    Just google the video where she is doing a mini face off with Sri Devi on Jhalak Dikla Jaa.
    Madhuri performs the songs much better than Sri Devi and even shows us that her dancing skills are unprecedented by dancing more graciously on Sri’s own song. Haha.
    Whether you like it or not, Madhuri is the one of the most iconic actresses that the world will ever know and Sri Devi can never achieve her stardom, beauty and acting skills.
    And this is crude reality Sri Devi’s fans!!!

    • Elora
      Posted July 8, 2018 at 1:20 am | Permalink

      Was goong through this thread recently..ur comment seems to be the most naive and hilarious. MD was and will remain a good dancer, but fact is she is a very mediocre actress when it comes to acting. Her back to back flops post HAHK and a disastrous comeback is more than enough to prove all ur points wrong. Sri on the other hand whipped away MD wid her tremendous comeback both in EV n MOM. MD never got a national award but now sri has..she was awarded the Titan Reginald award in Cannes post her death n dats given to the most outstanding ppl in entertainment industry. Sri has solo hits in her entire career whereas MD had to rely mainly on her co-stars to deliver a hit..yes HAHK being an exception. Whenever she tried to play 2nd fiddle in any movie like devdas or DTPH, she was completely overtaken by either Ash or Karishma. In fact DTPH would have been even more popular had it not been MD who looked very tired n fat. Sridevi is a box of tricks n she can play the right card at the right time. Yes a wrong selection of movies n a troubled personal life during the 90s pushed her back but she revived n returned with a bang both on celluloid n fashion industry. So stop talking nonsense, go n read sridevi’s wiki page for detailed information on her awards too. Oh yes 2013 CNN IBN poll has declared sridevi to be the greatest indian actress in 100 years. Now her death has put her beyond the reach f any other actress, forget about madhuri.

  51. Mawa khan
    Posted June 29, 2018 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Madhuri dixit is really best actress. She is most beautiful and talented actress of all time. I’m biggest fan of her.

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