Deepika Padukone is a popular Indian film actress who gained popularity with films.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm|
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’8″
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 55 kg|
in pounds– 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-34|
Deepika was born on 5 January 1986 (age 33; as in 2019) in Copenhagen, Denmark and brought up in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She took a lot of interest in playing badminton since childhood and wanted to become a badminton player just like her father. She played badminton in many national level championships during her school days. She also worked as a child model and appeared in several advertising campaigns when she was only eight. She later changed her mind, and instead of becoming a badminton player, she decided to become a fashion model.
Height (approx.): 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-26-34
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
She belongs to a middle-class Brahmin (Chitrapur Saraswat) Family. Her father Prakash Padukone is a former badminton player and also the first Indian badminton player who won the All England Championship. Her mother Ujjala Padukone is a travel agent. She has a sister Anisha Padukone, who is a golfer.
She did her schooling from Sophia High School, Bengaluru, and later attended Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru for her pre-university education. She then enrolled in Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Sociology but quit soon due to scheduling conflicts with her modelling career.
|Food||Ravioli Bolognese,Biryani, Pasta, Dal-Chawal, Maharashtrian Varan, South Indian Food, Mediterranean Food,Chocolates Dim Sum, Spaghetti, Pasta,|
|Actor(s)||Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Brad Pitt, Richard Gere|
|Actresses||Hema Malni, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol|
|Film(s)||Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge|
Hollywood: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Color of Paradise, Cinderella Man
|Singer(s)||A.R. Rahman, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber|
|Fashion Designer(s)||Anju Modi, Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal|
|Holiday Destination(s)||France, Maldives|
|Sports||Badminton, Football, Polo|
|Restaurants||• Olive, Mumbai|
• Ram and Shyam, Mumbai
• Sunny’s, Bengaluru
• Ping Pong, London
• Scalini, London
• Soho House, Toronto
• Mabula, South Africa
|Salary (approx)||Rs. 14 Crore/Film (As in 2018)|
|Income (as in 2018)||Rs. 112.8 crore/annum|
|Net Worth (approx)||$40 Million(2020)|
While in college, Padukone pursued a career in modelling. She was spotted in a ramp competition in NLS, Bangalore. Over the years, she has modelled for such Indian brand names as Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, and has been the “brand ambassador” for the Jewels of India retail jewellery show. The cosmetics company Maybelline made her its international spokesperson.
At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards she was awarded the title “Model of the Year”. Shortly afterward, she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006 and won two trophies at the Idea Zee Fashion Awards: “Female Model of the Year – (Commercial Assignments)” and “Fresh Face of the Year”. Padukone was also chosen as the brand ambassador of Kingfisher Airlines and later Levi Strauss and Tissot SA.
Deepika got her formal acting training from the Anupam Kher School of Acting where she was one of the most dedicated students. After pursuing a successful career in modelling, Padukone branched out into acting. She started by starring in the music video for the song Naam Hai Tera from the independent pop album Aap Kaa Surroor by Himesh Reshammiya.
In 2006, Padukone made her cinematic debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya starring opposite actor Upendra. She later made a successful Bollywood debut in 2007 with Farah Khan’s international hit Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan. Her performance was well received, earning the actress a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award as well as her first Filmfare Best Actress nomination.
Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted, “Deepika has all it takes to be a top star — the personality, the looks and yes, she’s supremely talented too. Standing in the same frame as SRK and getting it right is no small achievement. She comes as a whiff of fresh air!”
Padukone was then seen in Siddharth Anand’s romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Ranbir Kapoor and alongside Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba.
The film, which released on 15 August 2008, performed reasonably well at the box office. Her next film Chandni Chowk To China, released on 16 January 2009, and was a critical and commercial disaster. Padukone’s fourth release Love Aaj Kal, released on 31 July 2009 and proved to be one of the biggest hits of 2009.
Padukone was next seen in Excel Entertainment’s Karthik Calling Karthik opposite Farhan Akhtar, which released on 26 February 2009. He also acted in Sajid Khan’s Housefull alongside Akshay Kumar, in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, and in Kunal Kohli’s Break Ke Baad co-starring Imran Khan.
In 2009, Deepika started writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of Hindustan Times. These columns appear online on social network, Desimartini.
In March 2008, Padukone began dating Ranbir Kapoor, her co-star from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). The couple broke up in November 2009. She is currently in a relationship with Ranveer Singh. Later, she dated her co-star Ranveer Singh and on November 14, 2018, the couple tied the knot at Lake Como, Italy, in a traditional Konkani & Sindhi ceremony.
Facts You Never Knew About Deepika Padukone!
- Deepika Padukone has her own line of clothing for women.
- She is the founder of the Live Love Laugh Foundation.
- She is the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image.
- Her mother Ujala is a travel agent.
- Deepika is quite vocal about issues like depression and feminism.
- Her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor started while the filming of Bachna Ae Haseeno.
- Her younger sister named Anisha is a golfer.
- Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- She has written columns for an Indian newspaper.
In 2005, she won the Model of the Year award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards.
- She is non-vegetarian.
- Her hobbies include dancing, reading, playing badminton, and cooking.
- Deepika likes eating South Indian snacks, wearing Indian clothes like sarees, choodidaars, putting on mascara, and gym wear. She dislikes wearing designer clothes and negativity.
- Salman Khan was the first person who spotted the potential in Deepika Padukone and offered her a film, but at that time she wasn’t prepared for it; as she had just started her modelling career by then.
- She learned dancing from Shiamak Davar‘s dance academy.
- She learned a Japanese martial art form Jujutsu for the Bollywood film Chandni Chowk to China (2009) and performed her stunts herself.
- In 2009, Deepika worked as a freelancer writer for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of Hindustan Times.
- For her role as “Suzy” in the film ‘Chandni Chowk to China’ (2009), she learned a Japanese martial art form “Jujutsu”, and performed all the stunts herself.