This paper uncovers some striking and new complex phenomena in a memristive diode bridge-based Murali-Lakshmanan-Chua (MLC) circuit. These striking dynamical behaviors include the coexistence of multiple attractors and double-transient chaos. Also, period-doubling, chaos, crisis scenarios are observed in the system when varying the amplitude of the external excitation. Numerical simulation tools like phase portrait, cross-section basin of attraction, Lyapunov spectrum, bifurcation diagrams and time series are used to highlight the complex dynamical behaviors in the memristive system. Further, practical realizations of the circuit both in PSpice and real-laboratory measurements match well with the observed numerical simulations. © 2021 World Scientific Publishing Company.