Beauty Redefined: Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone Biography
Deepika Padukone is one of the highest paid actresses in the world in the recent times. Born to the famous badminton player, Prakash Padukone on January 5, 1986 ( Deepika Padukone date of birth ), in the Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, Deepika made her film debut with Kannada film, Aishwarya in 2006. Ever since her debut, she is slaying the film industry with utterly gorgeous looks coupled with tremendous acting skills. She is one of the finest actresses of the new generation, having proved her worth with some impactful performances on the big screens.
Fitness Freak Deepika: A figure to die for!
An athlete at first, Deepika switched to modeling in her early teenage. She is the eldest of two daughters of Prakash Padukone. Born in Denmark, she was raised in the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore. She completed her schooling from the Sophia High School and bundled her pre-university education from the Mount Carmel College. Deepika opted for modeling as a career after she was passed out from the secondary school. She has had a stunning figure ever since she took up modeling. Here’s Deepika’s figure in numbers.
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Weight: 58 kg, 127 lbs
Curves: 34-26-36 (measurement in inches)
Eye color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Deepika Padukone History
From Badminton to Bollywood
Badminton ran in the genes of Padukone Family. From her grandfather being the secretary of the Mysore Badminton academy to her father being the most famous badminton champion of his time, Deepika looked at Badminton as her prime career choice. It was not until she was 16 that she realized that she rallied the shuttle on the badminton court just because it was a family thing. Deepika decided to turn to the glam sham of modeling and she was equally confronted by her family to pursue her career.
After her 10th standard, Deepika shifted her attention to modeling. Deepika claimed in an interview that she underwent a hectic schedule to excel on the badminton court. She woke up to physical training, went to school after schooling went for the badminton practice and finally rested, once she had completed her school homework.
Her switch to modeling was mostly inspired by her experience in her childhood days. Deepika had appeared in a couple of TV adverts at the age of eight. Deepika padukone’s father had stood by her decision to take up modeling and was mentored by Prasad Bidapa in her early days.
Deepika’s Modelling Day’s
Deepika endorsed many brands and products by 2005, Liril soap commercial being the prime of them all. She walked on ramp for the first time for Suneet Verma at Lakme Fashion Week. She acclaimed the model of the year award in the same year at Kingfisher Model Awards. The queen of million hearts, Deepika gained tremendous popularity after she was cited as one of the most talented Kingfisher Calendar Girls.
Wendell Rodricks, the famous designer couldn’t stop hailing the glorious beauty of Deepika Padukone. He went on records to say that he hasn’t witnessed a fresher and more beautiful face since Aishwarya Rai. He later penned down Deepika Padukone’s signature on a modeling contract with Matrix agency. She soon appeared in a famous Himesh Reshamiya’s song, Naam Hain Tera.
Lack of Confidence
Since Deepika was socially inactive from her school days, she couldn’t reluctantly say yes to the Bollywood films she was offered at that time. Deepika Padukone thought she lacked the skills and attitude to achieve greatness in the field of acting. Therefore, she enrolled in Anupam Kher’s acting academy where she was thoroughly nurtured by the veteran Anupam Kher himself.
Farah Khan had eyed this Banglorian beauty in Himesh Reshamiya’s video and was adamant enough to sign the fresh face of Deepika for her dream project, Happy New Year.
On the Big Screen
Deepika made her big screen debut in Indrajit Lankesh’s Aishwarya (Deepika Padukone first Movie ). She was starred opposite Upendra in her debut film which was a rom-com. The film was a hit amongst fans but people were critical of Deepika’s emotional scenes.
In 2006, Happy New Year was chuckled out. Instead, Farah Khan signed Deepika for her newer project, Om Shanti Om. It was a difficult task to work against the best in Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. She nailed the role to perfection which bagged her her first Filmfare. She was awarded for the best female debut and also was nominated for the prestigious Best Actress in Leading Role Award. Om Shanti Om marked the beginning of a splendid career of one of most talented faces in Bollywood. She signed many films, which fared at an average pace.
Here’s a list of the best films in which Deepika proved her mettle.
Deepika Padukone Movies
- Bajirao Mastani
- Goliyon ki Raasleela, Ram Leela
- Yeh Jawani Hain Dewaani
- Om Shanti Om
- Lafangey Parindey
- Love Aaj Kal
- Karthik Calling Karthik
She was launched on a huge platform that led to many expectations from the Bollywood Fraternity. But unlikely she hit a rough patch in the form where her movies didn’t do well at the box office. She was critically accused of her acting skills and few critics proclaimed her as Mannequin like.
A string of flops including Chandani Chowk to China and Bachna Ae Haseeno added to her resume in 2009. Many claimed that the immense talent was wasted by most of the directors she worked with. Eventually, later in that year, she signed Love Aaj Kal which marked the resurgence of her career.
She established herself in the world of Bollywood but had many disappointing films in the year 2010-2011. She appeared in 5 films that included Karthik Calling Karthik and Gowariker’s Kheley Hum Jeen Jaan Se.
Many thought the beautiful Deepika had lost her sparkle on screen. But she sizzled up the TV screens with an astonishing performance in the item number Dum Maaro Dum. She looked gracious and definitely got the temperatures soaring.
Here’s a featured list of Deepika Padukone songs that have got our jaws drop
Deepika’s Hit Songs
- Kabira (Yeh Jawani Hain Dewaani)
- Aankhon Mein Teri (Om Shanti Om)
- Titli (Chennai Express)
- Balam Pichkari (Yeh Jawani Hain Dewaani)
- Dewaani Mastani (Bajiroa Mastani)
- Mohe Rang Do Lal (Bajiroa Mastani)
- Main Sharabi (Cocktail)
- Uff Teri Ada (Karthik Calling Karthik)
- Dilliwaali Girlfriend (Yeh Jawani Hain Dewaani)
- Lungi Dance (Chennai Express)
With Cocktail, she made an impactful comeback and has given wonderful performances ever since. She recently debuted in Hollywood with an awe-inspiring performance against the veteran, Vin Diesel. Her performance was highly appreciated by the global fans and few even thought that she had overtaken Vin is some action sequences.
Controversies don’t spare the beauties.
- The cleavage episode with Times of India. The entire scene resulted in a huge twitter war and many actors in the Bollywood fraternity came in support of the talented actress.
- Made cheeky comments about her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor on Koffee with Karan. She was recorded saying that the former should endorse a condom brand.
- Kissing Siddharth Mallya, the son of Vijay Mallya at an IPL match.
- The backslash of Dum Maro Dum was inevitable. She performed with all her sensual awareness but it didn’t amuse the original face of that song, Zeenat Aman.
- The title of the film Ram Leela offended few groups who were reluctant enough to file complaints on Deepika and the related cast. Later the name was modified to Goliyon ki Raasleela: Ram Leela.
- An ultra feminist video on YouTube took the social media with a storm. Deepika starred in the video which was critically accused and appraised at the same time.
Affairs, Relationships and more
Deepika had a bitter relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. Deepika Padukone was so madly in love with the actor that she had profused a tattoo bearing his initials RK, which she covered up with an abstract design post break up. It is said that Ranbir cheated Deepika time and again, and she couldn’t conclude anything out of it until she caught Ranbir red-handed. Later, Ranbir accepted his mistakes on a TV show. Post break up, both actors have stayed professional enough to work together on different projects.
A huge rage spiced up when Siddharth Mallya kissed Deepika Padukone halfway through an IPL match. The lip-lock amongst million viewers in the stadium and on television screens started speculations of both, dating. Though. Deepika has never officially accepted the relation with the millionaire’s son.
Deepika and Ranveer
Currently, it is said that Deepika is dating the hot Bollywood sensation, Ranveer Singh. The duo has shared an outstanding chemistry both on and off the screen. They haven’t been shy to express their love towards each other in award functions and TV shows. They look perfect, act perfect and surely give out some really big relationship goals.
Likes and Dislikes
Though she has achieved stardom at a very young age, Deepika chooses simple things when it comes to her personal life. She loves to snack on South Indian food and is spiritually attached to devotion. Here’s in details about what Deepika Padukone loves and what she usually avoids.
Favorite Food: South Indian cuisine
Favorite Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt.
Favorite Actresses: Hema Malini, Sri Devi, Madhuri Dixit.
Favorite sport: Badminton.
Favorite Colour: White, mauve.
Deepika’s favorite destination is Paris and her much-loved movies are Dil Waale Dulhaniya Le Jaayege, The Colour of Paradise and Cinderella Man.
Deepika doesn’t like wearing designer clothes and is fond of wearing Indian outfits like saris and Punjabi dresses. She is a fond lover of dark chocolate.
Deepika’s Mini Empire
Deepika stays alone in her apartment in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. Beau Monde is a huge set of towers where our stunning Deepika is nested on the 26th floor. The estimated value of the house is said to be around 16 crores.
Garage: For an established actor it is quite normal to have a wide away of vehicles for disposal but Deepika Padukone just owe’s a Mini Cooper and an Audi Q7. Simple, isn’t it?
Facts about Deepika that you didn’t know!
- Every one of us knows that Deepika was good at rallying around the shuttle in the badminton court but very few know that Deepika Padukone was also a state baseball player. One more reason to love her, eh?
- Deepika was apparently going to make a debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Sawariyaan. But Sanjay thought of going with the star kid Sonam Kapoor. She then signed Om Shanti Om which was released on the same date as Sawariyaan and achieved tremendous popularity.
- Deepika learned the Japanese Art Form Jujutsu for her role in the film Chandani Chowk to China. No body doubles were used by the bold actress for that entire film.
- Deepika shimmered through the entire film in Ram Leela. She was praised globally for her prolific acting skills. But her greatest piece of appreciation came from Big B when he personally wrote a letter and sent her a flower bouquet.
- Deepika has rejected 3 films with Bhaijaan of Bollywood, Salman Khan. She has denied roles for Shuddhi, Sultan and an item number in Kick.
Other sides of Deepika Padukone
Apart from showcasing her prowess in the Bollywood, Deepika Padukone freelanced at Hindustan Times. She wrote fitness columns for the newspaper early in her career.
Deepika loves being socially active and has provided a helping hand to many such NGO’s. She adopted an entire village of Ambegaon in Konkan and looks after their basic amenities. She openly admitted that she went through depression many times in her life and she has no shame in screaming that out. In fact, she inspired many women to talk about their depression. She owe’s a foundation called Live Laugh Love who assists women to overcome their depression and gain tranquility. Women with a beautiful heart, isn’t she?
Trophies, Accolades, and more
Deepika has been in the race of top most heroines in Bollywood in recent times. At times she has easily edged over her competitors with mind blowing performances. Multiple nominations at various award functions and plenty of awards to honor the excellent talent are an adequate proof of her greatness.
Deepika has nailed 2 Filmfare’s in a short span of a decade. Also, she has gone international with XXX only to come back with numerous applauds. Vin Diesel praised this dusky skin beauty and yet fell short of words.
Here’s a complete list of awards Deepika Padukone has got her hands on.
Deepika Padukone’s Awards
- Filmfare for the best female debut 2008 for Om Shanti Om.
- 2 Filmfares for the best actress in the leading role in 2014 for Ram Leela and in 2016 for Piku.
- 3 Screen Awards for best actress in 2014and 2016 (Chennai Express, Piku and Ram Leela )
- 2 IIFA best actress awards for Piku and Chennai Express
- Zee Cine Award for Bajirao Mastani and Chennai Express
- IIFA award for the woman of the year 2015.
- Numerous stardusts, star guilds, and other accolades.
Deepika has dominated the last five years in Bollywood with a handful to compete against her. She is perfect the way she is. And my god, she can act and perform her stunts too. She has a fantastic figure to crave for and eyes so dazzling that any man can fall in Love with. She is one of the finest and the top paid actresses of recent times. Deepika Padukone is divinely beautiful and her journey is stirring in many ways.
Deepika Padukone once said, “My choices are like fingerprints, completely unique.” And no other quote can simply describe the actress in a better way.