Deepika Padukone Biography

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. She was born on January 5, 1986, and her name is pronounced [dipka pkoe] or [pako]. She is one of India’s most well-paid actresses, and she has won three Filmfare Awards. She is on lists of the most famous people in the country, and in 2018 and 2022, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Padukone was born in Copenhagen, but she grew up in Bangalore. Her father is the badminton player Prakash Padukone. She played badminton in national championships when she was young, but she quit the sport to become a model. She soon got offers to be in movies, and in 2006, she played the title role in a Kannada movie called Aishwarya. Padukone then played two roles in her first Bollywood movie, the romance Om Shanti Om (2007), which starred Shah Rukh Khan. The movie won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Padukone was praised for her lead role in the 2009 romance film Love Aaj Kal, but then she had a short setback.

The romantic comedy Cocktail (2012) was a turning point in her career, and she continued to do well with leading roles in the romantic comedies Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express (both 2013), the heist comedy Happy New Year (2014), Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period dramas Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018), and the Hollywood action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2018). (2017). She also won two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for her roles as an architect with a strong personality in the comedy-drama Piku (2015) and a character based on Juliet in Bhansali’s tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013). She started her own company, Ka Productions, in 2018. She produced and starred in the movies Chhapaak (2020) and 83 (2021). However, neither of these movies did well at the box office.

Padukone started the Live Love Laugh Foundation in India, which works to raise awareness about mental health. She speaks out about things like feminism and depression and acts in stage shows, writes columns for a newspaper, and has her own line of clothes for women. She is also a well-known celebrity who endorses brands and products. Padukone is married to Ranveer Singh, who she has worked with many times.

 

 

Early life and modeling career

Padukone was born in Denmark to Saraswat Brahmin parents who spoke Konkani. Prakash Padukone is a former badminton pro and Ujjala is a travel agent. Anisha, her sister, golfs. Ramesh, her paternal grandfather, was Mysore Badminton Association secretary. When Padukone was 1, her family moved to Bangalore, India. She attended Bangalore’s Sophia High School and Mount Carmel College. She enrolled at Indira Gandhi National Open University for a BA in sociology but dropped out owing to modeling schedule difficulties.

Padukone was awkward and didn’t have many friends as a child. From a young age, she competed in badminton. Padukone described her daily routine in a 2012 interview: “I’d wake up at 5, go to physical training, school, badminton, homework, and sleep.” Padukone played badminton in national tournaments throughout school. She competed in state baseball competitions. Padukone began modeling at age 8 while pursuing her studies and athletic achievements. She became a model in 10th grade. She said, “I just played because it was in the family. I asked my dad if I could quit, and he wasn’t offended.” In 2004, she began modeling under Prasad Bidapa. Padukone began her career with a Liril soap commercial and modeling for other brands. In 2005, she walked the runway for the first time at Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Varma. At the Kingfisher Fashion Awards, she was named “Model of the Year.” Since Aishwarya Rai, we haven’t had a female as gorgeous and fresh, said calendar designer Wendell Rodricks of Padukone. Rodricks saw her at a jewelry class he was teaching in Ganjam and hired her for the Matrix agency. Padukone moved to Mumbai at 21 and lived with her aunt. In the same year, she became better known because she was in the music video for Himesh Reshamiya’s song “Naam Hai Tera.” Padukone quickly got film offers. She enrolled in Anupam Kher’s film academy despite her lack of acting experience. Farah Khan cast her in Om Shanti Om after seeing her in Reshammiya’s music video.

Wendell Rodricks helped her land the part. Farah Khan wanted Malaika Arora for her upcoming film. Padukone had modeled for Rodricks for two years before Arora introduced her to Khan in 2007.

 

 

Personal life

Padukone sees her relatives in Bangalore often. She misses her parents in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi neighborhood. Padukone, a devoted Hindu, visits temples and holy monuments often. Padukone began dating Kapoor while filming Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008. She freely discussed the connection and wore his initials on her neck. The connection made her more confident and gregarious, she says. A year later, the couple broke up; she later said she felt betrayed. Padukone accused Kapoor of cheating in a 2010 interview. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani helped them reconcile. In 2017, Padukone spoke fondly of her 2012 relationship with co-star Ranveer Singh. The pair married in November 2018 in Lake Como, Italy.

Salary & Net Worth

Deepika Padukone asks for around 14 crore Indian rupees for every film. Her annual income was projected to be 112.8 crores in 2018, and she was believed to have a net worth of about $20 million at that time.

 

Controversies

  • The Times of India tweeted about Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show on September 14, 2014, which enraged the actress. In response to his question, she penned, “Yes, I am a lady. I have female breasts. I am able to cleave. You got a problem?.” She received encouragement and backing from all of her followers, as well as from members of the glamour world. Times of India deleted its tweet.
    On the other hand, the tweet from the Times of India was deleted.

     

  • She suggested this idea on Karan Johar’s talk show, saying that Ranbir Kapoor ought to start endorsing a condom brand. On the occasion of her marriage ceremony in Italy, the Sikh Code of Conduct was disobeyed, which sparked yet another controversy in the Sikh community.

     

  • Her visit to the JNU campus on 7 January 2020, during which she condemned the savage attack on JNU students that had taken place on 5 January 2020 and showed her sympathy for them, was met with controversy. She was in town to promote her movie Chhapaak, and while she was there, she went to Jawaharlal Nehru University to show her support for the students who were demonstrating against the attack on JNU. In her words:

     

    It makes me upset that this is taking place. In the same breath, the fact that no action is being taken is a source of concern. On Twitter, the hashtags “boycottchhapaak” and “IStandwithDeepika” were both trending at the same time, and social media was a buzz with comments from users, both good and negative.

Awards

  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for “Om Shanti Om” (2008)
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Female Debut for “Om Shanti Om” (2008)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress Award for “Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela” (2014)
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Actress Award for “Chennai Express” (2014)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress Award for “Piku” (2016)
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Actress Award for “Piku” (2016)
  • TIME100 Impact Award on 28 March 2022