Deepika Padukone

Movie Actress

Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark on January 5th, 1986 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 38, Deepika Padukone biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Deepi, Deepz
Date of Birth
January 5, 1986
Place of Birth
Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
38 years old
Zodiac Sign
$7.5 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Model
Social Media
Deepika Padukone Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 38 years old, Deepika Padukone has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
34-24-36" or 86-61-91.5 cm
Deepika Padukone Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Sophia High School, Mount Carmel College
Deepika Padukone Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Ranveer Singh
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Muzammil Ibrahim (2004), Nihar Pandya, Upen Patel (2006-2007), Ranbir Kapoor (2007-2008), Yuvraj Singh (2008), Siddharth Mallya (2010-2012), Ranveer Singh (2013-Present), Novak Djokovic (2016)
Prakash Padukone, Ujjala Padukone
Anisha Padukone (Younger Sister; born on February 2, 1991) (Golfer)
Other Family
Ramesh (Paternal Grandfather) (Secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association), Jagjit Singh Bhavnani (Father-in-law), Anju Bhavnani (Mother-in-law), Ritika Bhavnani (Sister-in-law)
Deepika Padukone Career

Early life and modelling career

Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on a Saraswat Brahmin family to Konkani-speaking parents. Prakash Padukone, her father, a former badminton player, and her mother, Ujjala, are travel agents. Anisha, her younger sister, is a golfer. Ramesh, her paternal grandfather, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association. When Padukone was a year old, the family moved to Bangalore, India. She was educated at Sophia High School in Bangalore and finished her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College. She then enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at the Indira Gandhi National Open University but later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with her modeling work.

Padukone has admitted that she was socially awkward as an infant and that she did not have many friends. Badminton, a badminton sport that she competed against from a young age, was the object of her life. "I would wake up at five a.m., go for physical fitness, go to school, and then go for playing badminton, complete my homework, and go to sleep," Padukone described her daily life in a 2012 interview. Padukone continued to work in badminton throughout her high school career and competed in national level championships. She has also participated in a few state level tournaments. Padukone began working as a child model while focusing on her education and athletic careers, first appearing in a couple of television commercial campaigns at the age of eight. She switched gear and decided to become a fashion model in the tenth grade. "I knew that I was playing the game only because it was in the family," she later explained. So, I asked my father if I could have the game, but he wasn't upset at all." She began working as a model under Prasad Bidapa's tutelage in 2004.

Padukone began her career with a television commercial for the soap Liril and modelled for numerous other brands and products. Suneet Varma's designer debut at Lakme Fashion Week in 2005, and she received the "Model of the Year" award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards in 2005. Padukone's fame increased after she appeared in a widely circulated print campaign for the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar; designer Wendell Rodricks wrote, "We don't have a girl as beautiful and fresh" as a result. Rodricks had discovered her in a Ganjam jewellery class that he was teaching and hired her with the Matrix company. Padukone, a 21-year-old girl from Mumbai, stayed at her aunt's house after she moved to Mumbai at the age of 21. She gained more fame in that year when she appeared in "Naam Hai Tera" for Himesh Reshammiya's album.

Padukone's first film roles came shortly. She later signed up for a course at Anupam Kher's film academy, despite being too young as an actor. Following a lot of media rumors, director Farah Khan, who had seen her in Reshammiya's music video, made the decision to cast her in Om Shanti Om. Wendell Rodricks, a fashion designer, also takes credit for her role. Farah Khan was looking for a model to appear in her next film and met with Malaika Arora, and she was in touch with her. Rodricks, for whom Padukone had been modeling for about two years, recommended her to Arora, a close friend of his who, who in turn recommended her to Khan in 2007.

Acting career

Padukone revealed in 2006 that she would make her film debut with Aishwarya, a Kannada film directed by Indrajit Lankesh. The romantic comedy was a remake of the Telugu film Manmadhudu, and she was cast in the title role opposite actor Upendra. The film proved to be a commercial hit. RG Vijayasarathy of was appreciative of Padukone's film success, but she added, "She must work on her emotional scenes." Farah Khan's Happy New Year was postponed until 2006, and Khan had instead cast Padukone in the melodrama Om Shanti Om (2007). The film, set against the backdrop of Hindi film production, tells the tale of a struggling actor in the 1970s who dies shortly after being exposed to the woman's murder and is reincarnated to venge her death. Shah Rukh Khan played the protagonist and Padukone appeared in dual roles as a leading actor of the 1970s and later, as an aspiring actor. Padukone watched several films of actresses Helen and Hema Malini to find their body language in preparation for her role. Mona Ghosh Shetty, a voice artist, had her voice dubbed. Padukone's "Dhoom Taana" was one of the film's tracks, and Dorling Kindersley said it "mesmeriz[ed] audiences by using hasta mudras (hand gestures). Om Shanti Om Shanti Om a commercial success and emerged as the year's top-grossing film, with a global audience of 1.49 billion (US$19 million). Taran Adarsh of the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama said she had "all it takes to be a good actress," and was given the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. Om Shanti Om Shanti Om was a breakthrough for her, according to Bollywood Hungama.

In Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Padukone appeared alongside one of actor Ranbir Kapoor's love interests. Padukone's role was a commercial success, but Outlook's Namrata Joshi wrote that his participation was disappointing; "She is mannequin-like and utterly lacks fire and zing." In Nikhil Advani's kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk to China in which she played dual roles as Indian-Chinese twin sisters, she was her first appearance of the year of 2009. It was one of the first foreign films ever directed to an Indian film, and was produced by Warner Bros. Padukone learned jujutsu and performed her own stunts. Despite the hype, Chandni Chowk To China was a financial loss, failing to recover its 800 million (US$10 million) budget. She appeared in the romantic drama Love Aaj Kal from writer Imtiaz Ali following an item number (for a song titled "Love Mera Hit") in the drama Billu. The film chronicled the shift in the value of relationships among the youth, with Padukone playing Meera Pandit, a head-strong career woman. Love Aaj Kal was the third highest-grossing film of 2009. Padukone "delivers the best of her four appearances so far," Aniruddha Guha of Daily News and Analysis said. Padukone was nominated for Best Actress at the 55th Filmfare Awards.

In 2010, Padukone had five film debuts. Padukone was first seen in the psychological thriller Karthik Calling Karthik, where she was played as the loving girlfriend of a depressed man (played by Farhan Akhtar). Variety's Derek Elley found the film to be "thinly planned," but the film's highlight, "the uncomplicated ingenuity of Padukone" was considered to be the film's highlight. The film failed commercially. Sajid Khan's 1.1 million (US$14 million)-grossing comedy film Housefull, in which she appeared alongside an ensemble cast headlined by Akshay Kumar, was her most financially successful film of the year. Raja Sen referred to Padukone's poor showing to her "plastic expressions" during the film, describing it as a "festival of bad acting."

Padukone, a blind girl determined to win a skating competition, appeared in Pradeep Sarkar's drama Lafangey Parindey (2010). She observed the interactions of blind people and rehearsed scenes when blindfolded. Sudhish Kamath's article for The Hindu was particularly taken by the "strong restraint" in which she appeared. In the romantic comedy Break Ke Baad, she appeared opposite Imran Khan. The film's leading lady, according to CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand, was "watchable mainly for the acting." Ashutosh Gowariker's period film Khelein Jee Jaan Sey opposite Abhishek Bachchan was Padukone's last release of the year in 2010. The film, based on the book Do and Die, is a retelling of the 1930 Chittagong armoury war. Surya Sen and Padukone, the liberation king, appeared on Bachchan's Kalpana Dutta, his confidante. Padukone said she was unable to investigate her role because there was so little information about Dutta and that Gowarikar's course was dependent on Gowarikar's course. It didn't do well financially.

Padukone's Dum Maaro Dum, which is part of Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum, started in 2011. "The wildest song any actor has performed," the singer's sexual content caused controversies, including a court lawsuit for indecency. Prakash Jha's socio-political drama Aarakshan, which dealt with caste-based reservations in India, was her next film. Trade journalists had a high hopes for the film, but it fell flat at the box office. Overall, critical reaction was mostly negative, though Pratim D. Gupta described Padukone as the most "refreshing thing" about it. Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, and Chitrangada Singh were all in Desi Boyz, Rohit Dhawan's comedy-drama, which culminated in her career's demise. Critics were led to believe that Padukone had "[lost] her spark" in a string of poorly received films.

Padukone has claimed that her leading role in the 2012 Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy Cocktail was a turning point in her career. Raja opined that she had successfully portrayed herself as a "stunning girl who can also act." Cocktail, which took place in London, tells the tale of a man's relationship with two temperamentally different women: an impulsive party girl (Veronica, played by Padukone) and a homeless girl next door (Meera played by Diana Penty). Dinesh Vijan, a script writer, gave Padukone the freedom of which woman to play; she chose Veronica to expand her horizons as an actress during the script narration. Portraying the role was a mental and physical challenge for her, and she needed to meet her character's physical fitness, so she exercised extensively and followed a strict diet. Critics were split on the film's opinion, but one praised Padukone's performance; Devesh Sharma of Filmfare praised her as the "excellent girl" in every scene, whether as a jealousy ridden child out to kill herself or as the cynical girl out to murder herself. At several award ceremonies, including Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA, Cocktail received Padukone Best Actress nominations at both award ceremonies. The film also proved to be a huge hit in the box office.

Padukone had established herself as a leading actor of Hindi cinema in 2013 by appearing in four of the year's best-grossing films. For the fourth time in Abbas-Mustan's Race 2, an ensemble action drama that served as a sequel to Race (2008), she collaborated with Saif Ali Khan. The film received mostly critical feedback, but it was a huge success in terms of global 1.6 billion (US$20 million). Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Padukone's upcoming film, was the romantic comedy by Ayan Mukerji. Naina Talwar, a "shy wallflower," was co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, marking a change from the glamorous characters she had a reputation for portraying. Raja Sen said that the film "lacked a good plot," but that Padukone "acts within herself and eschews exaggeration," with the finals being impressive. This could be her most self-aware appearance so far. Padukone's rematch with her ex boyfriend was awaited, and the film came out as a major commercial success. In Rohit Shetty's action-comedy film Chennai Express, she was opposite Shah Rukh Khan as a Tamil girl on the run from her father (a local don), which demanded that she speak in Tamil. Her accent was mixed, but her performance was lauded; film critic Aseem Chhabra wrote, "Padukone is delightful in the film"; "beautiful, smiling, and often a lot more playful and amusing than Khan." Chennai Express became one of the top-grossing Indian films, grossing over $39.95 billion (US$49 million).

Padukone appeared in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet starring Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Leela, a Gujarati girl based on Juliet's character, was her role. The film's name was initially titled Ram-Leela after a court case was lodged against Bhansali, Padukone, and Singh for "offending the Hindu community's religious sentiments" by showcasing sex and violence under a heading that referred to Rama's life. However, critics generally applauded Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela's release amid demonstrations in several states in India, but critics generally accepted it. While writing for Deccan Chronicle, Meena Iyer of The Times of India described Padukone as "breathtaking" and that "it's Deepika Padukone," the film belongs to. She's the most important asset of Ram-Leela, looking stunning and playing her part in a wallop. She received numerous accolades, including the Screen Award for Best Actress for both films and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the latter.

Padukone appeared opposite Rajinikanth in the Tamil film Kochadaiyaan, a period drama shot using motion capture technology in 2014. She was paid 30 million (US$380,000) for two days of service in it. Padukone's lauded Find Fanny portrays a young widow who goes on a road trip with her dysfunctional friends (played by Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, and Pankaj Kapur) in Homi Adajania's lauded Fanny. The film was screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival; critic Anuj Kumar of The Hindu said Padukone "takes off the fineries of Bollywood and you can feel the freedom from baggage in her appearance." For the third time in Farah Khan's resurrection of Happy New Year later this year, she appeared alongside Shah Rukh Khan. She was a bar dancer who supervised a group of underachievers for a dance competition. Sanjukta Sharma of Mint discovered that her role was minimal, that she could only be "a pretty thing to be laughed at and chastised," but that the film became one of her most popular, grossing over $3.4 billion (US$43 million) globally.

Padukone played a leadless Bengali architect who cares for her hypochondriac father (played by Amitabh Bachchan) in Shoojit Sircar's comedy-drama Piku (2015). She was attracted by the portrayal of a realistic father-daughter relationship, which she found to be unusual in Hindi cinema. The film's reviews were positive; Tanmaya Nanda of Business Standard praised the film's feminist tone and wrote that Padukone does "more to do than just look pretty and be the crazy dancer at parties." Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV opined that she "holds Piku together with a restrained actor turn." Piku was a box office success, earning Padukone two awards, including second Best Actress accolades at Filmfare and Screen, with a worldwide total gross of over $1.4 billion (US$18 million).

Padukone appeared in Imtiaz Ali's romantic comedy Tamasha later this year. Despite poor financial results, Sukanya Verma of praised Padukone's as "most potent in Tamasha, it's almost as if you can hear her heartbeat across the screen." Padukone reunited with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani in his final release of the year in 2015. It was a tragic extramarital affair. Singh was portrayed as the maratha general Bajirao I, as well as Priyanka Chopra and Padukone as his first and second wife, respectively. Padukone, the warrior-princess of Mastani, learned sword-fighting, horse riding, and the martial art style of kalaripayattu. Bajirao Mastani was the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year, earning over $3.5 billion (US$44 million). Padukone was "riveting," Anupama Chopra said, but Subhash K. Jha thought she was "way too subtle and silken, not robust enough." The film was exhibited at the International Film Festival in India; at the 61st Filmfare Awards, Bajirao Mastani was named Best Film and Padukone received her second Best Actress nomination in that year.

Return of Xander Cage (2017), in which Padukone played the lead female role of Serena Unger, opposite Vin Diesel, was her first film in Hollywood. The film's critical reception was divided. The film's Tirdad Derakhshani of The Philadelphia Inquirer called it a "really tedious CGI-enhanced action scenes" and felt that Padukone's talent was wasted in it. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter believed that she had successfully "outclassed" Diesel to "practically [steal] the film." The film earned over US$345 million worldwide, the bulk of which came from China's box office. Padukone received three awards at the Teen Choice Awards and later in the romance drama Raabta.

In 2018, Padukone portrayed Rani Padmavati, a Rajput king who commits jauh (self-immolation) to shield herself from the Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji, marking her third joint venture with Bhansali and Singh. She was confronted with the need to demonstrate her character's faith through silence in a nonchalant role of her career, and it was deemed the most emotionally exhausting role of her career. She read history books on the period and investigated Padmavati's numerous historical portrayals. Right-wing Hindu organisations argued that the film depicted a romantic relationship between Padmavati and Khilji; they protested violently and promised a bounty to behead Padukone and Bhansali. Following a postponement of a film's arrival, the film was cleared for exhibition after several improvements were made to it. Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost chastised the film's jauhar glorification, but she lauded Padukone for her ability to "eke something out of the stereotype-ridden writing" in the film. Padmaavat is one of the most expensive Hindi films, and with earnings of 5.5 billion (US$68 million), it is Padukone's highest-grossing debut and one of Indian cinema's top grossers with an estimated budget of 2 billion (US$25 million). At Filmfare, she received her second Best Actress award.

Padmaavat's success, Padukone took time off work to concentrate on her family and family. Ka Productions, She founded Ka Productions, a start-up company in 2018. Chhapaak (2020), Meghna Gulzar's drama in which she appeared as an acid attack survivor (based on Laxmi Agarwal), was her first film venture. She found it exhausting to film in extreme heat wearing prosthetic makeup on her face, and thought it to be the most physically demanding position of her career. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express praised her for "not only focusing on the ravaged skin, but also a mixture of pain, sadness, resignation, and finally, arriving at some sort of closure." "Padukone is by turns curious, watchful, and serene, but never maudlin," Teo Bugbee of The New York Times said. It didn't do well at commercially, but Filmfare gave her another Best Actress award.

Padukone's next film venture was 83 (2021), a sports drama about India's win at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, starring Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, in which she also played Dev's wife, Romi. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India, the film was postponed several times. Padukone was director Kabir Khan's first pick when he considered it to be a good marketing tactic to portray a real-life couple as an onscreen pair. The film's reviews were encouraging, with Davesh Sharma of Filmfare commending Padukone for adding some glam to her supporting role. Its commercially, it did not do well. Padukone followed him in Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan (2022), a drama about infidelity that was released on Amazon Prime Video. Siddhant Adlakha of IndieWire wrote a mixed review of the film, noting that Padukone "the room to create something more emotionally complex than the Hindi mainstream" and praised her for making her character's struggles seem "subtle yet palpable."

Padukone will reunite with Shah Rukh Khan in Yash Raj Films' Pathan. She will co-star in an as-yet untitled science fiction film from filmmaker Nag Ashwin, as well as film and produce in a remake of the American comedy film The Intern. In Siddharth Anand's action film Fighter, she and Hrithik Roshan appear in a retelling of the Mahabharata from her character's viewpoint, which she will also produce. She was a jury member for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.


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