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Deepika Padukone Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets, and Awards

Deepika Padukone And Her Family

Deepika Padukone was born on January 5, 1986, in Copenhagen Denmark to Prakash Padukone and international badminton player and Ujjala Padukone. Her father is a very famous former badminton player. In addition, she has a younger sister, Anisha, who is a professional golfer.

Age, Physical Appearance, and Height

Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986, and according to the calculation, her current age is 36 years.

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status as the main things for the Industry. Fans also attract the Height, Weight & Physical Status of Deepika Padukone is 173 cm and 1.73 m and feet inches- 5′ 5″. His weight is in kilograms- 55 kg. Weight.

Deepika Padukone has a Waist Size of 26 inches, a hips size of 34 Inches, and a bra size of 34 Inches. She has Black colour hair and Black colour eyes. Besides this, She is wearing a shoe size 8.

Education

When Deepika was a year old, her family shifted to India and settled in Bangalore. Deepika attended Sophia High School and later Mount Carmel College for pre-university education. She had enrolled at IGNOU for a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology but quit it to pursue a modelling career.

Personal Life

Deepika Padukone was in a relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. However, the couple broke up within a year following Ranbir’s infidelity. Deepika is currently dating actor Ranveer Singh.        

Career

Unlike models who struggle to get a break, Deepika Padukone’s journey was smooth. In 2005, she made her runway debut at Lakme Fashion Week. The following year, she was featured in the Kingfisher Calendar. Then, she gained wider recognition when featured in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya’s song ‘Naam Hai Tera’.

She soon began to receive film offers. However, not the one to jump into anything hastily. She instead enrolled on an acting course at Anupam Kher Film Academy to train herself for the job.

Deepika Padukone made her debut in 2006 with a Kannada film ‘Aishwarya’ opposite Upendra. Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, the film was a major commercial success. Meanwhile, she had also inked a deal with Farah Khan for the Hindi film ‘Happy New Year’.

After Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ was shelved, she cast Deepika Padukone for the 2007 reincarnation melodrama ‘Om Shanti Om’. It marked her Bollywood debut. In it, she shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan. The film was a great commercial success and emerged as the year’s highest-grossing film. Critics lauded Deepika for her acting talent and her screen presence.

Following the big breakthrough, film offers came rolling in for Deepika. She was cast in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, ‘Chandni Chowk to China’ and ‘Love Aaj Kal’. While the first two performed averagely at the box office, ‘Love Aaj Kal’ was a runaway success and became the third highest-grossing film of 2009. Deepika was complimented for delivering her finest performance as Meera Pandit.

After witnessing enormous success, Padukone dipped at the lowest of her career in 2010. Though she had five releases slated for the year, none did anything to accentuate her career graph. Most of them were bombed badly at the box office. To make matters worse, 2011 continued the sad saga of failed films in Padukone’s career as both her films Aarakshan’ and ‘Desi Boyz’ miserably performed at the box office.

After giving a streak of disastrous films, critics wrote Deepika as an actor. While some said she lost her sparkle, others claimed she had nothing more to offer. However, taking all the criticism in her stride and braving them off, Padukone pulled up a stunning performance in her next venture, Homi Adajania’s 2012 rom-com ‘Cocktail’. The film proved to be a turning point in her career. Essaying the role of Veronica, an impulsive party girl, Deepika was credited as the ‘soul of the film’. The film did exceptionally well and re-established her acting career.

2013 was an important year for Deepika. She featured in four top-grossing films of the year, thus affirming her place as the leading actress in contemporary Hindi cinema. To start with, she was seen in Abbas Mastan’s multi-starrer action thriller ‘Race 2’. Next in line was Ayan Mukerji’s rom-com ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. She then starred in Rohit Shetty’s action-comedy ‘Chennai Express’ and ended the year with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shakespearean tragedy ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’. Critics lauded her impeccable talent and acting prowess, claiming her as the Industry’s reigning queen.

In 2014, she shared screen space with Rajnikanth, the God of the Tamil Film industry, in the period drama ‘Kochadaiiyaan’. Farah Khan’s shelved project ‘Happy New Year’ was released the same year. The film became one of the most successful films of Deepika’s career.

Shoojit Sircar’s 2015 film ‘Piku’ allowed Deepika to come out of her glam-girl-dancing-to-tunes avatar and pose as a headstrong, real, and generous character. The feminist tone that the film portrayed couldn’t have been possible had it not been for Deepika’s artistry and brilliance. Her de-glam and restrained star look were lauded both commercially and critically.

Deepika ended 2015 on a lofty note with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historic drama ‘Bajirao Mastani’. In it, she played a warrior princess who eventually became Maratha General Bajirao I’s, second wife. Her excellence as Mastani was lauded by the critics who found her riveting and enthralling. For the film, she learnt sword-fighting, horse-riding and kalarippayattu. As a result, it became the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year.

The phenomenal success of Deepika as an actor saw her cross boundaries as she became a star of international repute. Having made her mark in Bollywood, Deepika then eyed to make a name for herself in Hollywood. Her debut venture in Hollywood was for the 2017 action film ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel. She was seen in the lead role as Serena Unger. However, the film opened to mixed reviews.

Deepika has her hands full of projects and is incredibly talented and endowed as she is. She is to play the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama ‘Padmavati’. Her other upcoming projects include Vishal Bhardwaj’s yet-untitled crime drama and the fourth instalment of the ‘xXx’ franchise, in which she would reprise her role as Serena Unger.

Major Works

While Deepika Padukone’s debut film ‘Om Shanti Om’ proved to be the breakthrough project of her career, it was not until 2013 that she established her stand as the leading lady of contemporary Indian cinema. The year was marked by the four biggest hits on Padukone’s career graph, starting with ‘Race 2’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and finally ‘Goliyon ki Rasleela RamLeela’. The films earned her immense critical and commercial adulation as she became known as the top-rated artist in the Industry.

Taking the success story of 2013 forward, Padukone showed her brilliance as an actor with the 2015 films ‘Piku’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. While the former allowed her to emerge from the glam avatar and pose as a strong feminist, the latter allowed her to explore her skills in a historic period drama. Both films did exceptionally well and showcased Deepika’s versatility as an actor.

Net Worth

The total net worth of Deepika Padukone is estimated to be 35 million US Dollars, which in Indian currency is approximately 271 Crore INR. She charges Rs. 12-16 crores for a movie. Deepika’s most earnings come from brand Endorsements, for which she charges a whopping amount of Rs. 8 crores. Also, it is observed that Deepika Padukone’s net worth had a rapid rise of 40% over the last three years. With such a massive net worth and earnings, she also has a big heart for charity and sharing. Deepika has also adopted a village in Maharashtra.

Assets

Deepika bought her luxury house in Mumbai in 2013, whose market value is approximately Rs. 6 crores.

Awards

  1. Deepika Padukone has won three Filmfare Awards viz. Best Female Debut for ‘Om Shanti Om’ (2008), Best Actress for ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela’ (2014) and Best Actress for ‘Piku’ (2016).
  2. In addition to film awards, she has topped various listings of the country’s most attractive people, including The Times of India’s ‘Most Desirable Woman, Maxim (India) ‘s ‘Hot 100’, FHM (India) ‘s ‘World’s Sexiest Woman’ and People (India) ‘s ‘Most Beautiful Woman’.

Car Collection

Deepika owns a few luxury cars, including a sparkling white Audi A8 that costs around 1.2 Crore. In addition, she owns other car brands: Range Rover, Mercedes Benz, and BMW.

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