Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress known for her work in Bollywood. She has established herself as one of the highest-paid actresses in India and has received several awards and accolades for her performances.
Early Life and Education
Deepika Padukone was born on 5th January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She hails from a Brahmin family with roots in Karnataka, India. She completed her schooling at Sophia High School in Bengaluru and pursued her higher education at Mount Carmel College, where she later dropped out to pursue a career in acting.
Deepika made her acting debut in the Kannada film “Aishwarya” in 2006. She gained widespread recognition with her Bollywood debut in the film “Om Shanti Om” in 2007. Since then, she has appeared in numerous successful films in Hindi cinema. Deepika also ventured into Hollywood with her role in “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” in 2017.
Deepika is known for her advocacy of mental health and has been actively involved in spreading awareness about the subject. She was honored with the TIME100 Impact Award for her significant contributions in this field. In addition, she has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, further solidifying her impact and influence.
Awards & Accolades
Throughout her career, Deepika Padukone has been honored with several prestigious awards. She has won multiple Filmfare Awards, including Best Female Debut for “Om Shanti Om” and Best Actress Awards for films like “Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela” and “Piku.” She has also received accolades from the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) for her exceptional performances.
In her leisure time, Deepika enjoys various activities. She is passionate about dancing, reading, playing badminton, and cooking. She finds joy in South Indian snacks, Indian attire like sarees and chudidaars, and has a fondness for gym wear. However, she dislikes negativity and wearing designer clothes.
Deepika Padukone has two tattoos. One is located on her neck, and the other is on her ankle.
Throughout her career, Deepika Padukone has found herself in the midst of controversies. Notably, she called out a leading newspaper for its inappropriate headline focusing on her cleavage. She also made a cheeky comment about her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor on a popular talk show. Her participation in the JNU protest and alleged involvement in a drug probe related to Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death have also attracted media attention.
Family & Relationships
Deepika Padukone is the daughter of former Indian badminton player Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone, who worked as a travel agent. She has a younger sister named Anisha Padukone, who is a professional golfer.
Deepika Padukone got married to actor Ranveer Singh in November 2018 in a lavish wedding ceremony held at Lake Como, Italy. Prior to her marriage, she was linked to several high-profile personalities, including actors Nihaar Pandya, Upen Patel, Muzammil Ibrahim, Ranbir Kapoor, Siddharth Mallya, and cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
Deepika Padukone stands at approximately 173 cm tall and weighs around 55 kg. She has a well-maintained figure with measurements of 34-26-34. She has captivating black eyes and beautiful brown hair.
Deepika has diverse preferences when it comes to food, including Ravioli Bolognese, Pasta, Dal-Chawal, Biryani, and South Indian cuisine. She admires actors Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Brad Pitt, and Richard Gere, while her favorite actresses include Hema Malini, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, and Kajol. She is also a fan of movies like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” A.R. Rahman, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Bieber are among her favorite singers, and she enjoys the color white and mauve in terms of preferences. In terms of fashion, she appreciates designers like Anju Modi, Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, and Rohit Bal. Deepika’s preferred fashion brand is Zara, and she finds France and the Maldives to be ideal holiday destinations.
Assets & Liabilities
Deepika Padukone possesses a stylish persona that extends beyond her on-screen appearances. She owns a collection of luxurious cars, including Audi Q7, Audi A8, Mini Cooper, and BMW 5-Series. She has also made significant investments in properties, including a massive plot in Alibaug and a house in Mumbai, near Salman Khan’s Galaxy Apartments and Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat bungalow.
As a highly successful actress, Deepika Padukone commands a substantial income. Her salary for films is estimated to be around Rs. 14 Crore per film. As of 2018, her annual income was reported to be Rs. 112.8 crore, contributing to her estimated net worth of $20 million.