Right from the onset of her career, she managed 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 famous films include box-office hits like RAM LAKHAN (1989), TRIDEV (1989), PARINDA (1989), DIL (1990), SAAJAN (1991), BETA (1992), KHALNAYAK (1993), HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN..! (1994) and RAJA (1995).
After a relatively low phase, she reinvented herself with the romance in 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 in order to raise her children and made a comeback with the musical film AAJA NACHLE in 2007.
Dixit also judged two seasons of celebrity dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'.