Deepika Padukone is one of the most beautiful and talented Indian actress and producer who is known as the winner of three Filmfare Awards and js considered to be one of the top paid Indian actresses.
She is also a very respectable producer and philanthropist so she is very respected in India.
She is also running an organization which helps battling depression and anxiety.
She was born as Deepika Padukone on January 5, 1986, in the modern city of Copenhagen in Denmark.
She was raised by two loving parents: her father Prakash Padukone and her mother Ujjala.
Her parents are Konkani – people whose language is connected to the western part of India.
Prakash Padukone, her father, is a known ex badminton player who reached No.1 spot of best badminton players in the world in 1980.
Her mother, whose name is Ujjala, workes in a traveling agency.
Deepika has a younger sister who is great at sports. Anisha is a talented golfer and they both support each other in their careers.
Deepika was born in 1986, but in 1987 her family decided to relocate to India and return to their homeland.
They did well it Denmark but they were both homesick and couldn’t get used to such a cold climate.
Her father especially missed the smells of Indian cooking and the crowd in the streets. He liked the hectic side of India while Denmark was too cold for him.
They came to Bangalore where she lived all her childhood and teenage years. She doesn’t remember anything about Denmark since she was just a baby when they left this country.
Deepika was a student at Sophia High School and she was very good in class. After graduating from high school she enrolled at Mount Carmel College, a women’s college based in Bangalore.
Deepika finished her post-graduate courses there. After that, she had entered the Indira Gandhi National Open University which was located in New Delhi.
She started taking classes in sociology to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree in it but she later decided to quit because she had made a big modeling career.
Padukone was very beautiful but she also had a great physique. It was because she had trained badminton from an early age. She used to get up early to train, then go to school, then trains again and it was her routine.
It was very tiresome for her but it has learned her discipline, self-control, and hard work. She was very good at it and she entered the national championships every year.
She was also very good at baseball too and entered national championships where she showed her capabilities.
Since she was very beautiful she had also worked as a model for children collections and commercials.
She was 8 years old when she showed up in several advertisements. It was later on that she decided to become a fashion model instead of focusing on her sports career.
She stated that she was pleased that it did not upset her father he supported jer modeling career very much.
That is why she started modeling professionally in 2004, tutored and led by a fashion stylist named Prasad Bidapa, known to be one of the best Indian fashion gurus.
Deepika liked fashion herself and was always dressed by the latest fashion.
She came to limelight very early after starring in a TV commercial for Liril, a cosmetic brand. She was a new and beautiful face and was recognized soon as a potential star.
In 2005 she entered the world of runways with her first appearance as a runway model at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Later she received the award as the “Model of the Year” which was given by the Kingfisher Fashion Awards. Deepika found the awards very motivating and she disciplined herself even more.
She was often compared to Aishwarya Rai which was a huge compliment for her since Aishwarya Rai was considered to be the most beautiful woman in India.
After that, she was contacted by the Matrix Agency which signed her up and she became a professional model. Matrix recognized her potentials and allowed her to become famous all over the country.
She was 21 years old when she had to leave her parent’s home and relocate to Mumbai because of her work obligations.
This was a very big step for her but it was also a very sad event for the family because they were so closely connected that none of them could imagine that Deepika will leave their home for a long period.
She had an aunt in Mumbai so she stayed at her place there. It was the same year when she appeared in a music video for a song titled “Naam Hai Tera”, performed by a popular Bollywood singer Himesh Reshammiya.
It was not too long when she started receiving offers to try herself out in acting in series and films.
She always dreamed of it and it was her great wish to do so bu she was very unsure of herself and wanted to learn about acting before going into movies.
That is why she entered a film academy ran by Anupam Kher where she entered into an acting course which she successfully finished.
After she was noticed by Farah Khan, a known movie director, he cast jer for his new movie, an action-comedy titled “Happy New Year” which in the end got filmed in 2014. That is why Deepika didn’t star in it that year.
In 2006 she gained her first role in a movie directed by Indrajit Lankesh called “Aiswarya”. This comedy romance brought her the first starring role and it turned out to be a big success.
Although the movie gained good reviews and earned a lot of money most of the critics believed that Deepika has to show a little more emotions on the screen.
Instead of acting in “Happy New Year” Khan cast her in another movie. It was a fantasy romantic melodrama named “Om Shanti Om”.
Deepika was especially pleased for the opportunity to star in this movie since the main protagonist of the movie was one of the most famous Indian actors called Shah Rukh Khan.
This movie was an extremely big success with earning over $22 million that year. This role gained her the awards for the Best Female Debut and she was even nominated in the category for the Best Actress.
“Om Shanti Om” is considered to be the movie which gained her fame and brought jer breakthrough in the world of movies.
In 2008, she gained a new role in “Bachna Ae Haseeno”, a romantic drama directed by Yash Raj. Although the film was a success, Padukone didn’t receive favorable critics.
In 2009, she starred alongside Akshay Kumar in a kung fu comedy titled “Chandi Chowk To China”, directed by Nikkhil Advani. This movie was even distributed in the United States.
Although the movie didn’t turn out to be a big success Padukone was very proud of her role, not only because she played two roles (twin sisters) but because she successfully learned the basics of martial arts and managed to perform her stunts in this movie.
She said that it was a great experience and that her early sports days made it easier for her to learn MMA and that she was in good condition because of it.
She also appeared in a romantic drama movie called “Love Aaj Kal” directed by Imtiaz Ali and this time the movie was a big hit. It has learned almost $20 million.
She was praised for her role in this movie and she was even nominated in the category of Best Actress at Filmfare Awards that year.
In 2010 she managed to star in five movies. The first was in “Karthik Calling Karthik”, a thriller written and directed by Vijay Lalwani.
She starred alongside Farhan Akhtar but most of the critics considered this tale to be unconvincing. It didn’t go well in the cinemas too so she was depressed a little bit about it.
Her role in “Housefull” was more lucrative and this comedy movie in which she starred alongside Akshay Kuwar and Lara Dutta was a commercial success. However, it didn’t go well with the critics which described her acting as “plasticky”.
In 2010 she gained a role in a more serious movie where she played the role of a blind girl. She prepared for this role thoroughly, observing blind people and even insist on playing her rehearses with a fold-over her eyes.
This movie gained her great reviews and proved to the public that she is not just a pretty face. She also starred in a comedy named “Break Ke Baad” with Imran Khan in the leading role.
In 2010 she appeared in an epic adventure movie called “Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey” where she starred alongside Abhishek Bachchan. She received positive reviews for her role but the movie didn’t turn out to be a success.
In 2011 she made an appearance in the hit song named “Dum Maaro Dum”, which is also the name of the movie.
After that, she starred in “Aarakshan”, a drama directed by Prakash Jha. Although critics had great expectations for the film it failed at the box office.
The critics for the movie were really bad but most of the critics thought that Padeka was the best thing in the movie.
Her next role in “Desi Boyz” however brought her bad reviews with most of the movie critics stating that she is no longer a remarkable actress.
In 20q2 she appeared in “Cocktail”, a romantic comedy movie with Sail Ali Khan and her in the leading roles.
The movie turned out to be a new start for her because critics praised her performance, stating that she is the best part of the movie.
She was nominated for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards and the movie became a big cinema hit.
In 2013 she appeared in an action thriller called “Race 2” which earned $23 million despite bad critics and reviews.
It was the same year when she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Later she starred in a romantic comedy called “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” with Ranbir Kapoor as the lead male role.
She starred with Shah Rukh Khan in “Chennai Express”, an action movie in which she had to speak with a Tamil accent. This movie earned over $50 million and it became the highest-grossing movie of her career.
Padehone starred in “Goliyon Ku Raasleela Ram – Leela” which was an Indian adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
This film was also a big success and Deepika became one of the most paid actresses in India. She has receives the Screen Award for Best Actress.
In 2014 she starred alongside Rajinikanth in a Tamil language action movie called “Kochadaiiyaan”.
hThis movie used motion capture technology and she said it was very interesting dor her to see how this movie will look like.
She also starred in “Happy New Year” renewal movie, directed by Farah Khan. This film was one of the most successful movies of her career and it earned almost $50 million.
In 2015 she was given the role of an architect in a drama named “Piku” and the movie gained extremely positive reviews.
The movie was a box office hit and she was praised for her performance. She gained the award for the Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards.
She also starred in a romantic movie called “Tamasha’. Her performance in this movie was called out as the best there is in all the movies of that year.
Padeeka also starred in “Bakijao Mastani”, a tragic drama with Ranveer Singh. She starred alongside Priyanka Chopra and for this movie, she learned to horse-ride and fight with swords. This film received the award for the Best Film of the Year.
In 2017, she entered the world of Hollywood for the first time with a ride in “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” with Vin Diesel as the star of the movie.
The film gained mixed reviews but she was satisfied with her 1st Hollywood movie. The film earned over $400 million and was very popular in China. She was nominated for Teen Choice Award.
In 2018 she appeared in a drama named “Padmaavat”, a drama directed by Sanjay Bhansali: the historic movie was made with a huge budget of $29 million but managed to earn three times more.
Her role of Padmavati brought her a nomination for the Filmfare Award in the category of the Best Actress.
Padukone lives in Mumbai but often visits her family in Bangalore because she is closely bonded to them.
She is very religious and practices Hindu very thoroughly. She often visits temples and shrines. In 2008 she started dating an actor named Ranbir Kapoor.
She tattooed his initials on her neck. They were together for one year, although the media already started speculating about their marriage.
It is very probable that she had his initials removed later or that she turned his initials into a different tattoo.
Her relationship with Yuvraj Singh was also very short since this Indian architect wanted to control her matters like with whom she should be friends with and similar.
Deepika was especially upset when he started making her buy and wear clothes which he chose.
From 2010 to 2012 she dated Siddharth Mallya, a known businessman but it didn’t end with a marriage. He is a handsome model and an actor born in a rich family.
In 2013 she started her relationship with Ranveer Singh but they tried to keep it secret dor a long period. They got married in 2018 in Italy. She got married in a traditional Konkani and Singh marriage.
He is not only a handsome actor but he is a very capable businessman and the owner of his own music production house.
Deepika writes a weekly column for Hindustan Times from 2009. It is very popular among women.
Deepika is the founder of an organization called “The Live Love Laugh Foundation” which tries to bring awareness about the mental health of people.
She struggled with depression and it was the primary reason she had created this organization.
It was in 2014 that she had confessed to publically that she was struggling with depression and anxiety.
She stated that she started feeling different, feeling the emptiness in her stomach and was always very tired. She finally spoke about it with her mother who recognized the symptoms and took her to get professional help from a psychologist.
With the help of medication and psychologist, she managed to take back her routine. She says that she has good days and bad days but she had learned to live with her condition.
That is why she got involved in helping others handle this dangerous disease which can make a lot of lives miserable.
Full name: Deepika Padukone
Date of birth: January 5, 1986
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Profession: actress, model, philanthropist
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Net Worth: $12 million