Who is Deepika Padukone?
Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and model, who shot to fame and recognition with her Hindi debut film Om Shanthi Om. Her first film was a breakthrough in her acting career, which eventually gained her popularity and film offers started to pour on her. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Deepika has relocated to Indian when she was 11 months old.
She wanted to become a badminton player like her father, but her attractive personality with her matching talents pulled her towards modeling. She hasn’t struggled a lot like other models while she was amazed by offers and had done several TVC ads during her career.
She was born on the 5th of January 1986, in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is currently 33 years old.
|Birth Name||Deepika Padukone|
|Date of Birth||January 5, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Copenhagen, Denmark|
Deepika Padukone is the oldest daughter of Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone. Her father is a former badminton playe, and her mother is a travel agent. She has a younger sister name Anisha, who is a golfer.
Deepika attended Sophia High School in Bangalore and Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. She was enrolled to Bachelors of Arts (Sociology) in Indira Gandhi National Open University. She dropped out of the college to pursue her acting career and then joined Anupam Kher’s film academy to study acting.
Husband, Dating, Past Relationships
Deepika married actor and her Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela co-star Ranveer Singh in November 2018 in traditional Konkani Hindu and Sikh Anand Karaj ceremonies at Lake Como, Italy.
Deepika’s past relationships include –
Muzammil Ibrahim (2004) – Deepika had a brief relationship with Muzammil Ibrahim in 2004.
Nihar Pandya – She dated Nihar Pandya during her modeling days. She ended her relationship with him to focus on her acting career.
Ranbir Kapoor (2007-2008) – They both acted together in the 2008 film Bachna Ae Haseeno and were romantically linked with each other.
Yuvraj Singh (2008) – Deepika and Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh began dating 2008 and their relationship ended when Yuvraj started taking control of her.
Siddharth Mallya (2010-2012) – Deepika Padukone was in a relationship with businessman Siddharth Mallya for two years from 2010. The couple broke out citing “irreconcilable differences in class and status”.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 8.5 inches|
Centimeters – 174 cm
Meters – 1.74 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 60 kg|
Pounds – 132 lbs
|Shoe Size||9 (US) / 39.5 (EU)|
|Dress Size||2 (US) / 34 (EU)|
Deepika Padukone Favorites
- Favorite Actor – Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Amitabh Bachchan
- Favorite Actress – Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi
- Favorite Designers – Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal
- Favorite Food – South Indian Food, particularly, Dosa, Upma
- Favorite Book – Little Women
- Favorite Movies – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), The Color of Paradise (1999), Cinderella Man(2005), Mary Poppins (1964)
- Favorite Holiday Destination – France
- Favorite Perfume – Hugo Boss
- Favorite Color – White and Mauve
She first appeared in the 2006 Kannada film Aishwarya. She debuted in Hindi in the 2007 film Om Shanti Om playing the role of Sandhya.
She made her debut in Hollywood with the film ‘Return of Xander Cage’ starring opposite ‘Vin Diesel.’
Fashion Show Debut
Deepika debuted on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week in 2005 when she walked for designer Suneet Varma.
She has endorsed brands like Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste, Limca, Jewels of India, Parachute’s Advanced Massager, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt. Ltd., Maybelline, etc.
Deepika Padukone Net Worth, Salary, House, Cars
With a net worth of US$16 million, Deepika Padukone is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. She is listed in Bollywood’s A list of actresses making her the most sought after actress in the international realm of cinema.
Padukone has quite a large collection of exotic cars like Audi Q7, Audi A8, Mini Cooper, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes-Benz G63.
She lives in a lavish 2,776 sq-feet apartment featuring four bedrooms with three parking slots in BeauMonde Towers, Prabhadevi.
Deepika Padukone Facts
As a child, Deepika was shy of making friends and not a social person.
She was a national level badminton player. Well, that’s a known fact. But, she was also a state level basketball player.
At 17, she entered the glamour world putting an end to her ambition of becoming a badminton player. She did become popular only after Liril ad and from there, there is no turning back.
Deepika, in 2009, started writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle section of Hindustan Times. These columns appear online on the social network, Desimartini.
She mastered Japanese martial art form—Jujutsu for the movie Chandni Chowk to China, where she performed all the stunts without a body double/
She learned sword fight, horse riding, and martial art ‘Kalaripayattu’ to depict the character of warrior princess Mastani in the film ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
Deepika had adopted a village in Maharastra, Ambegaon as a part of NDTV’s Greenathon Campaign, to provide electricity.
She has founded an organization in India – The Live Love Laugh Foundation to bring awareness to mental health.
Padukone has frequently listed in The Times of India’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman”, topping the list in 2012 and 2013. The Indian edition of FHM named her as the “World’s Sexiest Woman” in 2010 and 2014. The UK magazine Eastern Eye named her as the “Sexiest Asian Woman” in 2016 and 2018.
Deepika Padukone, one of the highest paid actresses in India while she is the most followed women in Asia on Twitter with more than 20 million followers.
In 2018, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the