Deepika Padukone is one of the popular Indian actress who gained fame by my blockbuster movies like “Om Shanti Om” (2007), “Ye Jawani Hai Deewani” (2013), “Chennai Express” (2013), and an Hollywood movie “XXX – Return of Xander Cage” (2017).
She was born on 5th January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Her father Prakash Padukone was a former professional badminton player. She has a younger sister, Anisha Padukone, and she is a golfer. Her family moved to Bangalore when she was a year old. She done her schooling from Sophia High School and college from Mount Carmel, She has a bachelor degree in arts(Sociology).
In her early acting career she gained recognition from a TV commercial ad of Liril and then modeled for various brands and products. In 2005 she made a debut on ramp through Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Verma and won “Model of the Year” award. She got very popular after the 2006 shoot for Kingfisher Calender. Then she received film offer by Farah Khan for Om Shanti Om a (2007) blockbuster movie based on reincarnation.
Deepika Padukone next played the role of one of star Ranbir Kapoor’s love interests in Yash Raj Films romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). The film was a financial success, but Namrata Joshi of Outlook wrote that Padukone’s performance was disappointing; “She is mannequin-like and utterly lacks fire and zing. Her first release of 2009 came alongside Akshay Kumar in Nikhil Advani’s kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk To China, in which she portrayed dual roles of Indian-Chinese twin sisters. Produced by Warner Bros., it had one of the widest international releases given to an Indian film. Padukone learned jujutsu and performed her own stunts. Despite the hype, Chandni Chowk To China was a financial failure, failing to recoup its ₹800 million (US$11 million) budget. Following an item number (for a song called “Love Mera Hit Hit”) in the drama Billu, she appeared alongside Saif Ali Khan in the romantic drama Love Aaj Kal from the writer-director Imtiaz Ali. The film documented the changing value of relationships among the youth and had Padukone play the part of Meera Pandit, a head-strong career woman. With a worldwide gross of ₹1.2 billion (US$16 million), Love Aaj Kal proved to be the third highest-grossing film of 2009. Aniruddha Guha of Daily News and Analysis said that Padukone “delivers the best of her four performances so far”. At the 55th Filmfare Awards Padukone received a nomination for Best Actress. Wikipedia
Padukone has said that her starring role in the 2012 Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy Cocktail marked a significant turning point in her career. She collaborated with Saif Ali Khan for the fourth time in Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2, Ayan Mukerji’s romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was Padukone’s next film release. Co-starring opposite Ranbir Kapoor, Her next appearance was opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rohit Shetty’s action-comedy film Chennai Express, as a Tamil girl.
Deepika Padukone next played opposite Ranveer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, an adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
|Net worth:||US$102.5 million|
|Born:||5th January 1986|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Occupation||Actress, Indian Model|
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 8 inches|
Centimeters – 174 cm
Meters – 1.74 m
Kilograms – 55 kg Pounds – 121 lbs