Deepika was born into a Konkani family in Denmark, but her family moved back to Bengaluru when she was 11 months old. Inspired by her badminton legend father, Prakash Padukone, she started playing badminton at a young age and played State-level badminton till the 10th standard.
Deepika made her first catwalk when she was 17 years old. Deepika won the “Model of the Year” award at the 5th annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards.
In 2005, she first appeared in the song “Naam Hai Tera” from Himesh Reshammiya‘s hit album ‘Aap Kaa Surroor.’ Though Deepika was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s ‘Saawariya’, Bhansali played it safe and opted for Anil Kapoor‘s daughter’s formula, and replaced her with Sonam Kapoor.
Farah Khan approached Deepika to sign her for her film ‘Happy New Year‘, but later on the film was canceled (later released in 2014 starring Deepika) and she was later signed up for ‘Om Shanti Om’ (2007), which became a blockbuster and made her star overnight.
|Nick Name||Deepi, Deepz|
|Full Name/Real Name||Deepika Padukone|
|Date of Birth||5 January 1986|
|Birth Place||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Home Town||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Father Name||Prakash Padukone (Former Indian Badminton Player)|
|Mother Name||Ujjala Padukone (Worked as a Travel Agent)|
|Sister Name||Ujjala Padukone & Anisha Padukone|
|Affairs||Nihaar Pandya, Upen Patel, Muzammil Ibrahim, Yuvraj Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Siddharth Mallya, Ranveer Singh|
|Body and Physical Measurements|
|Hobbies, Likes & Dislikes|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Reading, Playing badminton, Cooking|
|Income & Net worth|
|Annual Income||₹14 Crore/Film (As in 2018)|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Deepika has a clothing label ‘All About You’, which she launched on Myntra. She was offered a role in ‘Furious 7‘ (2015), but she declined the offer due to other commitments.
She is very systematic at doing things and has a habit of listing down everything. In 2016, she became the highest paid actress of Bollywood after the grand success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani.’