Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress (pronounced [d̪iːpɪkaː pəɖʊkoːɳ]; born 5 January 1986). One of the highest-paid actresses in India, Padukone is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards. She features in listings of the nation’s most popular and attractive personalities.
Deepika Padukone Biography
Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Konkani-speaking parents. Her father, Prakash, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. Her younger sister, Anisha, is a golfer. Her paternal grandfather, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association.
The family relocated to Bangalore, India when Padukone was a year old. She was educated at Bangalore’s Sophia High School and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College. She subsequently enrolled at the Indira Gandhi National Open University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology but later quit it due to scheduling conflicts with her modelling career.
Padukone has admitted to being socially awkward as a child and did not have many friends. The focus of her life was badminton, which she played competitively from a young age. Describing her daily routine in a 2012 interview, Padukone said, “I would wake up at five in the morning, go for physical training, go to school, again go for playing badminton, finish my homework, and go to sleep.” Padukone continued to pursue a career in badminton throughout her school years and played the sport in national level championships.
She also played baseball in a few state level tournaments. While concentrating on her education and sporting career, Padukone also worked as a child model, first appearing in a couple of advertising campaigns at the age of eight.
In the tenth grade, she changed focus and decided to become a fashion model. She later explained, “I realised that I was playing the game only because it ran in the family. So, I asked my father if I could give up the game and he wasn’t upset at all.” In 2004, she began a full-time career as a model under the tutelage of Prasad Bidapa.
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She has a younger sister Anisha who is a golfer
Deepika Padukone Age
January 5, 1986
Deepika Padukone Height
Height. in centimeters- 174 cm. in meters- 1.74 m. in Feet Inches- 5′ 8½”
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Deepika Padukone Career
Early in her career, Padukone gained recognition with a television commercial for the soap Liril and modelled for various other brands and products. In 2005, she made her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Varma and won the “Model of the Year” award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards.
Padukone’s fame increased when she appeared in a highly popular print campaign for the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar; the designer Wendell Rodricks commented, “Since Aishwarya Rai, we haven’t had a girl as beautiful and fresh.” Rodricks had spotted her at a Ganjam jewellery class he was teaching and signed her up with the Matrix agency.
At the age of 21, Padukone relocated to Mumbai and stayed at her aunt’s home. That year, she gained wider recognition by featuring in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya’s song “Naam Hai Tera.”
Padukone soon began to receive offers for film roles. Believing herself to be too inexperienced as an actor, she instead enrolled for a course at Anupam Kher’s film academy. Following much media speculation, the director Farah Khan, who had noticed her in Reshammiya’s music video, made the decision to cast her for a role in Happy New Year.
Deepika Padukone Movies
- Aishwarya – 2006
- Om Shanti Om – 2007
- Bachna Ae Haseeno – 2008
- Chandni Chowk to China – 2009
- Billu – 2009
- Love Aaj Kal – 2009
- Main Aurr Mrs Khanna – 2009
- Karthik Calling Karthik – 2010
- Housefull 2010 – Sandy
- Lafangey Parindey – 2010
- Break Ke Baad – 2010
- Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey – 2010
- Dum Maaro Dum – 2011
- Aarakshan – 2011
- Desi Boyz – 2011
- Cocktail – 2012
- Race 2 – 2013
- Bombay Talkies – 2013
- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 2013
- Chennai Express – 2013
- Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela – 2013
- Kochadaiiyaan – 2014
- Finding Fanny – 2014
- Happy New Year – 2014
- My Choice – 2015
- Piku – 2015
- Tamasha – 2015
- Bajirao Mastani – 2015
- XXX: Return of Xander Cage – 2017
- Raabta – 2017
- Padmavati Film has yet to be released
Deepika Padukone In the media
The journalist Vir Sanghvi, in 2013, described Padukone as “strong, someone who makes up her own mind, [and] has motivation within herself.” She is particularly known in the media as a professional, disciplined performer, whose “work takes precedence over everything else.” A reviewer for Rediff.com described her personality as “simple,” “grounded,” and “accessible,” and wrote, “She takes criticism in her stride, acknowledges her limitations and strives to work hard at getting better.
She handles praise with equal composure.” Ayan Mukerji (the director of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) considers her to be “a woman who will flirt with you but you will love to take her home to meet your mom as well.”Padukone has maintained a Twitter account since 2010, and launched an official Facebook page in 2013. She is the most followed Asian woman on Twitter and most liked Indian actress on Facebook.
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Deepika Padukone Net Worth
One of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Padukone is considered among the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Analysing her career, Reuters published that after making a successful debut with Om Shanti Om, she featured in a series of films for which critics labelled her as “wooden” and “mocked her accent.”
The Indian Express added, “Not too long ago after a few unwise script calls and the public blow up of her high profile relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika was written off. Credit to her much touted professionalism, dedication, discipline and perseverance that she bounced back.” Following the major success of Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Chennai Express, several media publications began crediting her as the most successful contemporary actress in India.
From 2014–16, she was the highest ranked woman on the Indian edition of Forbes’ “Celebrity 100” (a list based on the income and popularity of India’s celebrities), peaking at the sixth position in 2016 with an estimated annual earning of ₹698 million (US$11 million). Also that year, the global edition of Forbes ranked her as the tenth highest-paid actress in the world. In 2017, India Today featured her among the nation’s 50 most powerful people.
Padukone is considered a sex symbol and style icon in India – the media cites her figure, height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in), smile, and eyes as her distinctive physical features. The actress ranks high on various listings of the most attractive Indian celebrities. In 2008, she topped Indian Maxim’s “Hot 100” list, and in 2012, she was named “India’s Most Beautiful Woman” by the Indian edition of People magazine. Padukone was ranked first on The Times of India’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” in 2012 and 2013, after being ranked third and fourth, respectively, for the preceding two years; she was placed second in 2014 and 2015.
In 2010 and 2014, she was named the “World’s Sexiest Woman” by the Indian edition of FHM. and she was selected by the UK magazine Eastern Eye as 2016’s “Sexiest Asian Woman”. In 2013, Filmfare declared her as the winner of the “Most Fashionable Star” poll, and credited her as one of the “few actresses who experiments with colours, cuts and silhouettes.” In the fitness book The Four-Week Countdown Diet, the actress was cited by Namita Jain as “the ultimate role model for a healthy, fit and active lifestyle.”
Padukone is an active celebrity endorser for several brands and products, including Tissot, Sony Cyber-shot, Nescafe, Vogue eyewear, Maybelline, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal Paris, Myntra among others. In 2014, Business Standard reported that Padukone earned ₹50 million (US$780,000) to ₹60 million (US$930,000) per endorsement deal and TAM AdEX named Padukone the most visible face on television in India that year. In 2016, Duff & Phelps estimated her brand value to be US$86 million, the third highest of Indian celebrities.