Deepika Padukone is a stunning, extremely talented actress and model in India. She is one of the most popular and highest-paid Bollywood celebrities and has received two FilmFare Awards. She has a remarkable record of box office successes throughout her career.
Early life and Family
Deepika was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone. Her mother Ujjala Padukone is a travel agent. Her parents moved to Bangalore, India when she was 11 months old. She has one younger sister Anisha, who is a reputed golfer.
During her high school, she participated in various national level badminton championships but did not pursue sports as a career. She wanted to become a model and appeared in a ramp show at the age of 17. She impressed the audience with her charm and good looks.
Deepika started acting with a Kannada film Aishwarya in 2006. After that, there was no looking back for her.
In 2007, she bagged the lead role with Shahrukh Khan in Om Shanti Om and entered Bollywood with success and stardom. Movie was a huge commercial success. She received Best Female Debut FilmFare award for the movie.
In 2008, she did Bachna Ae Haseeno under Yash Raj’s Banner with young actor and heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor. This movie was also a big hit at box-office and her on-screen chemistry with co-star was well accepted by the audience.
In 2009, she did two films – Chandni Chowk to China with Akshay Kumar and Love Aaj Kal with Saif Ali Khan. Both films were commercially successful. Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal earned 18 million dollars worldwide. She also did an item song for Shahrukh Khan’s movie Billu. At the 55th FilmFare Awards she was nominated as the Best Actress.
Year 2010 was also a good year for Deepika. She was one of most busy actresses with five major releases in her kitty.
Karthik Calling Karthik was a psychological thriller opposite Farhan Akhtar. Movie was a success and was appreciated by the critics. Housefull was a multi-starrer comedy that earned 17 million dollars at box-office in India. She did Lafangey Parindey opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh. Her next movie was a romantic comedy Break Ke Baad with Imran Khan. At the end of year, her movie Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey was released opposite Abhishek Bachchan.
In 2011, she acted in Prakash Jha’s political multi-starrer movie Aarakshan. Her movie Desi Boyz was again a comedy movie with stars Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh. Movie failed at box-office and did not get good reviews from critics. She also did an item number in movie Dum Maro Dum.
Years 2012 and 2013 proved good for her career.
In 2012, her romantic comedy movie Cocktail opposite Saif Ali Khan was a box-office hit. In 2013 she did Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2, a multi-starrer movie which was a huge commercial success and earned 24 million dollars worldwide.
Her three major releases in 2013 – romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, action-comedy Chennai Express opposite Shahrukh Khan and action tragedy Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela opposite Ranveer Kapoor were well accepted by the audience and her performance was appreciated by the critics. Ram-Leela was a variation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Chennai Express was a huge commercial success and crossed 100 crores.
In 2014, she worked with superstar Rajinikanth in his Tamil movie Kochadaiiyaan. Movie was a major box-office hit and earned 26 million dollars in India.
In 2015, she acted in Shoojit Sircar’s movie Piku. It was a comedy drama co-starring Amitabh Bachchan. Her performance received positive reviews from critics as well as from audience.
Deepika was in live-in relationship with her boyfriend Nihar Pandya during her struggling years. They learned acting from same school but Deepika was lucky to get an opportunity to work in Bollywood and became star overnight with success of Om Shanti Om.
She moved on in her life and had a romantic relationship with her co-star Ranbir Kapoor while shooting for movie Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008. She did not hide the affair from media and was openly speaking about it.
After a one-year long relationship, the couple broke up due to Ranbir’s friendship with Katrina Kaif. Both are still friends and have worked together in many successful movies.
In 2011, she had an affair with Siddharth Mallya, son of Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and were seen kissing in public during an IPL cricket match in Kolkata
Currently, she is sharing a close bond with actor Ranveer Singh but has never spoken publically about the affair.
Deepika Padukone – net worth and earnings per movie
She is the highest paid actress in Bollywood (as on 2015) and commands a net worth of $8 million. With a pay of Rs.9 crore for Bajirao Mastani, she became the highest paid actress in Bollywood. Once called a wooden actress, today she has the ability to sell a movie on her name alone. She is also paid lavishly for the brands she endorses. A private bank that she endorses has reportedly paid her Rs.7.5 crore for a 18 month contract. She is a face of top brands like Nescafe, Pepsi, Maybelline, Vogue, Tissot and more.
Deepika Padukone – House
She stays on the 26th floor of the Rs.16 crore flat called Beau Monde in Prabhadevi. She also has another house in Pali Hill, Bandra.
She has two cars, an Audi Q7 and Audi A8
Deepika Padukone -Pictures
Childhood and Family