Meenakshi Dixit was born to Ishwar Chandra Dixit, a senior lawyer, and Geeta Dixit. She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Botany, Zoology, and Chemistry. She has trained in Kathak and western dance. She was active in sports, especially in athletics. In 2008 Meenakshi Dixit appeared as a contestant in NDTV Imagine's dance reality show Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, which led to her entry into the Indian film industry. She first appeared in a Telugu film, Lifestyle. She has also been a regular model for the fashion industry, as well as in prominent Indian magazines. In 2011, she made a special appearance in a dance number in Dookudu, the year's highest grossing Telugu film. 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. In 2014 she was seen in lead roles in two films, in Tenaliraman and Adavi Kachina Vennela. Her upcoming films are Laal Rang, Chinna Chinna Aase, Takkar and Bayam Oru Payanam.