Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress and producer, who works in Hindi films. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She has been ranked by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes magazine has listed her amongst the 10 highest-paid actresses in the world.
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Full / Real Name
Deepi, Deepz, DP
Playing Lead in Bollywood Film
Actress, Producer, and Model
Date of Birth
January 5, 1986
36 Years (As of 2022)
Brahmin (Chitrapur Saraswat)
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Sophia High School, Bengaluru
University or College
Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru | Indira Gandhi National Open University
English, Kannada, Hindi and Konkani
Morphology of Deepika Padukone
55 kgs | 121 lbs
173 cms | 1.73 mtrs | 5’8″
Personal Life and Relationships
Deepika was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a Saraswat Brahmin family to Konkani-speaking parents. Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a former professional badminton player, and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. She has a younger sister, Anisha, who is a golfer. Deepika did her schooling at Sophia High School, Bangalore. While focusing on her education and sporting career, Deepika also worked as a child model, first appearing in a couple of advertising campaigns at the age of eight. It was in the tenth grade, she changed focus and decided to become a fashion model. She completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College. She subsequently enrolled at the Indira Gandhi National Open University for a degree in Bachelor of Arts in sociology but later withdrew due to scheduling conflicts with her modeling career.
In November 2018, Deepika married Ranveer Singh in traditional Konkani and Sindhi ceremonies at Lake Como, Italy. The couple were dating since 2013.
Anisha Padukone (Younger sister)
14-15 November 2018
Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy
Relationships and Affairs
Career Path of Deepika Padukone
In 2004, Deepika made her first appearance by appearing in a soap commercial of Liril from which she had gained massive popularity. This was her career’s milestone commercial. Although Deepika has been modeling for quite a time, it was in 2005, she made her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Varma and won the “Model of the Year” award at the Kingfisher Fashion Award. Deepika’s fame increased when she appeared in a highly popular print campaign for the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar. In the year, she also appeared in the Himesh Reshammiya music video “Naam Hai Tera”. Deepika made her film debut in 2006 with Aishwarya, a Kannada film directed by Indrajit Lankesh. She was cast in the title role opposite the actor Upendra. The film proved to be a commercial success and Deepika’s screen presence was praised.
Deepika made a grand debut in Bollywood in 2007 with the film Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan. Deepika’s performance was lauded by critics and the audience, and she received several awards. After this Deepika was cast in several films, which didn’t bring her much success. It was 2012 Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy Cocktail which marked a significant turning point in her career.
In 2013, Deepika had established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema by featuring in four of the top-grossing productions of the year. After this, Deepika appeared in commercially and critically successful films such as Piku, Bajirao Mastani, Tamasha, Padmaavat, and Chapaak among others.
Deepika made her Hollywood debut in 2017 with the film “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage”.
In 2021, Deepika’s film “83” was released in which she played the onscreen wife of Kapil Dev, played by her husband Ranveer Singh.
Career and Financial Stats
Awards and Achievements
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award
$40 million | 300 crore+
Acting in movies, Brand Endorsement
Famous Movies and TV shows
Favorite and Beloved Things
Ravioli Bolognese, Pasta, Dal-Chawal, Biryani, Maharashtrian Varan, South Indian Food, Mediterranean Food, Dim Sum, Spaghetti, Pasta, Chocolates
Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Brad Pitt, Richard Gere
Hema Malini, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol
Playing badminton, Cooking
Badminton, Football, Polo
A.R. Rahman, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber
Black, White, Mauve, and Gold
Interest & Hobbies
Dancing, Reading, Playing badminton, Cooking
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Eating South Indian snacks, wearing Indian clothes like sarees, churidars
Facts About Deepika Padukone
- Taking sports love from her father Prakash Padukone, Deepika too has played state-level badminton before jumping into movies.
- As a child, Deepika didn’t have too many friends.
- Her first dialogue in her debut film Om Shanti Om was Kutte, kameene! Bhagwan ke liye mujhe chhod de!’
- Deepika learned acting under Anupam Kher and dance from Shaimak Davar.
- Deepika was apparently gifted a flat in the plush Beau Monde towers in Prabhadevi by then-boyfriend Sidharth Mallya. The flat reportedly was bought for a sum of Rs.16 crore.
- Deepika Padukone started writing for one of the daily newspapers in 2009. She used to write for the lifestyle supplement.