Deepika Padukone was born 5 January 1986 is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. Also, one of the highest-paid actresses in India, her accolades include three Filmfare Awards. So she features in listings of the nation’s most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
So Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore. Also as a teenager, she played badminton in national level championships but left her career in the sport to become a fashion model. So she soon received offers for film roles and made her acting debut in 2006 as the title character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Also, Padukone then played a dual role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in her first Bollywood release, the romance Om Shanti Om (2007), which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Padukone received praise for her starring role in the romance Love Aaj Kal (2009), but this was followed by a brief setback.
Physical Stats and many more
|Height||173 cm (in centimetres)
1.73 m (in meters)
5’8″ (in feet inches)
|Weight||55 kg (in kilograms)
121 lbs (in pounds)
|School||Sophia High School, Bengaluru|
|College||Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru|
|Higher Education||College dropout|
|Father||Prakash Padukone (Former Indian Badminton Player)|
|Mother||Ujjala Padukone (Worked as a Travel Agent)|
- Married to Actor Ranveer Singh on 14-15 November 2018.
So Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a Saraswat Brahmin family to Konkani-speaking parents. Also, her father, Prakash Padukone, is a former professional badminton player and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. So Deepika’s younger sister, Anisha, is a golfer. So her paternal grandfather, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association.
Also, the family relocated to Bangalore, India when Padukone was a year old. So she was educated at Bangalore’s Sophia High School and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College. Also, 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 modeling career.
Padukone has said that she was 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 realized 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.
Later in Life
Early in her career, Padukone gained recognition with a television commercial for the soap Liril and modeled 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 jewelry 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”.