Bollywood actors have wished the actress on this special day of the year.
Actor Anil Kapoor tweeted: "Happy50th birthday my friend @MadhuriDixit."
Actor Jackie Shroff said: "Smile that can raise the dead... eternally beautiful person and actress ... Happy Birthday @MadhuriDixit."
Actress Juhi Chawla wished her and said: "Sparkle and shine @MadhuriDixit !! Happy birthday !! ."
Actor Riteish Deshmukh said: "The epitome of beauty, elegance & grace. No wonder she is addressed as the one and only. Happy Birthday Dear @MadhuriDixit."
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari wished Madhuri and tweeted: "Here's to the queen of a million dollar smile, the epitome of grace..inspiring millions like me Happy Birthday @MadhuriDixit #MadhuriDixit."
Madhuri made her debut in the silver screen with the film 'Abodh' in 1984 and received wider public recognition with 'Tezaab' in 1988.
She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty and her accomplished dancing.
Some of her box-office hits include 'Ram Lakhan' (1989), 'Tridev' (1989), 'Parinda' (1989), 'Dil' (1990), 'Saajan' (1991), 'Beta' (1992), 'Khalnayak' (1993), 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!' (1994) and 'Raja' (1995).
After a relatively low phase, she reinvented herself with the romance 'Dil To Pagal Hai' (1997) and subsequently received critical acclaim for her work in films like 'Mrityudand' (1997), 'Pukar' (2000), 'Lajja' (2001) and 'Devdas' (2002).
In 2002, she took a break from films to raise her children and made a comeback with the musical 'Aaja Nachle' in 2007. The film was highly praised and Madhuri garnered appreciations for not just her acting but for her dance performances as well.
She has featured in women-centric films like 'Dedh Ishqiya and 'Gulaab Gang'.
The actress has also been a judge of celebrity dance reality show-'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa '.