Biography / trivia
# Deepika Padukone was born on 5th Jan 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Indian badminton champion Prakash Padukone and Ujjala,a travel agent. She has a younger sister, Anisha Padukone, a golfer. Her family moved to Bangalore when Deepika was eleven months old.
# Her father Prakash is a former badminton player who won the “All England Championship” 1980 & became the first Indian to achieve it, he was awarded “Padma Shri award” in 1982.
# Padukone attended “Sophia High School” and “Mount Carmel College” in Bangalore. After her film debut it was difficult for her continue the education hence she enrolled with “Indira Gandhi National Open University” for distance education, to do her degree in Sociology.
# During her school days she used to represent her college for badminton tournaments at the state level but she didn’t took it seriously and started to develop interest in fashion. Apart from badminton she also loves basketball, throw ball, tennis and baseball.
# She started her career as a model when she was in college and she endorsed plenty of products including Liril, Dabur, Close-Up, Limca, Tissot, Sony Cybershot, Yamaha, Nescafe, Kingfisher Airlines, Maybelline etc.
# She made her acting debut with Kannada film “Aishwarya” in 2006 opposite Upendra. The movie did above average at box office.
# Her next movie was her Bollywood debut “Om Shanti Om” opposite Shahrukh Khan in 2007. The movie went on to be the blockbuster hit of the year. Her performance was appreciated by film critics and audiences, she won Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her role.
# She participated in NDTV’s Greenathon Campaign and adopted a village in Maharashtra that was facing a electricity crisis.
# She has been the cover model for Vogue May 2010 edition.
# Since 2009 Deepika is writing weekly columns for Hindustan Times.
“I am not very comfortable about dancing at weddings and new year parties. Maybe it’s because of the way I have been brought up; I wouldn’t want my family to feel that cringe moment. Dance is an art for me.”
“I have absolutely no film background. I don’t come from a film family and I had never been on a film set until my first film. In a lot of ways, it gave me a little information about what to expect. But at the same time, I think the best education I’ve had is to actually be on a film set and learn from there.”
“Initially I followed my father’s footsteps and started playing badminton. Most people do not know that I even played badminton at the national level. But after sometime I realized that my heart is on modeling. But I never thought of becoming an actor at any point of my life.”
“I don’t consider myself a celebrity, I believe that I’ve had a fantastic up bringing and I believe my parents have kept me really grounded and rooted and my family keeps me rooted. And I hope that success never gets to me.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2006||Aishwarya||Indrajith Lankesh||Upendra,Daisy Bopanna|
|2||2007||Om Shanti Om||Farah Khan||Shahrukh Khan,Kirron Kher|
|3||2008||Bachna Ae Haseeno||Siddharth Anand||Ranbir Kapoor,Bipasha Basu|
|4||2009||Chandni Chowkto China||Nikhil Advani||Akshay Kumar,Mithun Chakraborty|
|5||2009||Love Aaj Kal||Imtiaz Ali||Saif Ali Khan,Rishi Kapoor|
|6||2010||Karthik Calling Karthik||Vijay Lalwani||Farhan Akhtar,Ram Kapoor|
|7||2010||Housefull||Sajid Khan||Akshay Kumar,Ritesh Deshmukh|
|8||2010||Lafangey Parindey||Pradeep Sarkar||Neil Nitin Mukesh,Kay Kay Menon|
|9||2010||Break Ke Baad||Danish Aslam||Imran Khan,Sharmila Tagore|
|10||2010||Khelein HumJee Jaan Sey||Ashutosh Gowariker||Abhishek Bachchan,Vishakha Singh|
|11||2011||Aarakshan||Prakash Jha||Amitabh Bachchan,Saif Ali Khan|
|12||2011||Desi Boyz||Rohit Dhawan||Akshay Kumar,John Abraham|
|13||2012||Cocktail||Homi Adajania||Saif Ali Khan,Diana Penty|
|14||2013||Kochadaiyaan||S R. Ashwin||Rajinikanth,R. Sarathkumar|
|15||2013||Yeh JawaniHai Deewani||Ayan Mukerji||Ranbir Kapoor,Aditya Roy Kapoor|
|16||2013||Race 2||Abbas-Mustan||Anil Kapoor,Saif Ali Khan|
|17||2013||Chennai Express||Rohit Shetty||Shahrukh Khan, Manorama, Sathyaraj|
|18||2013||Ram Leela||Sanjay Leela Bhansali||Ranveer Singh, Richa Chadda, Shweta Salve|
|19||2013||Rana||K. S. Ravikumar||Rajinikanth,Sonu Sood|