Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Bollywood Queen, Deepika Padukone is a Fashion Icon and the highest-paid actress of India. She is one of the most renowned personalities of India and her name has been featured by TIME magazine in one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. Also, her name has been featured by Forbes Magazine amongst the Top Ten Highest Paid Actresses of the world.

Padukone is one of the biggest Social Brands of India with over 47 million followers on Instagram and over 27 million followers on Twitter. 

How was the early life of Deepika Padukone?

Deepika Padukone was born on the 5th of January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the daughter of Legendary Badminton Player, Prakash Padukone. Her mother’s name is Ujjala Padukone who is a travel agent. She has a younger sister Anisha Padukone who is a golfer. She belongs to a middle- class Brahmin (Chitrapur Saraswat) Family. 


 Though she was born in Denmark, her family returned to India when she was 1 year old, and spent her childhood in Bangalore. There in Banglore, she did her schooling in Sophia High School, and then she joined Mount Carmel College. She had applied for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Gandhi National Open University but dropped out due to a career in modeling.

Padukone is a very efficient badminton player and has also played in the national level championship. But she was not so passionate about sports so she quit sports and started a career in modeling. In fact, she is a multi-talented personality who is an actor, a model, a player, a producer, and also a spokesperson for various public issues. 

What is the nature of Deepika Padukone?

Deepika, also known as a Dimpled Queen has an attractive personality. She loves dancing, reading, playing badminton, and cooking. She is 34 years years old (as of 2020). She is a non-vegetarian especially loves to eat seafood. She is currently living in Mumbai, India.

How Deepika Padukone started her career?

Through so much harsh and complicated journey, Deepika is one of the biggest stars in the industry right now. She started her journey of modeling in 2004 under the guidance of fashion guru Prasad Bidapa. Then in 2005, she walked the ramp for the designer Suneet Varma at the Lakme Fashion Week. Featuring on Commercial for Liril Soap lighted up her recognition. In addition, her appearance in a popular print campaign for Kingfisher Calendar in 2006 also helped to gain more recognition. She later shifted to Mumbai and stayed with her aunt. She appeared in the music video “Naam Hai Tera” sung by Himesh Reshammiya which turned out to be a hit song of the year and brought many offers for film roles to Deepika. Her first movie was a Kannada movie which was released back in 2006. Then famous movie producer, Farah Khan cast Deepika in her movie “Om Shanti Om” in 2007. 

However, her career was not best around in 2010 when certain movies were released such as Lafangey, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Karthik Calling Karthik, Parindey, and some others. But things finally took a turn for the good in her career when she signed up for the movie Cocktail in 2012. Then many movies got released starring Deepika such as Race-2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express (2013), Ram - Leela, and Happy New Year (2014) turning out to be big blockbusters in Bollywood.


Similarly, in 2015, the comedy-drama Piku was released and was a massive hit with a worldwide gross of over INR 1.4 billion. Her work in the movie Bajirao Mastani (2015) helped her a lot in gaining popularity among the audiences. She even played a lead role, Serena Unger, opposite Vin Diesel in the Hollywood action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage in 2017. Then her movie Padmaavat was released in 2018 which had faced a certain controversy. For the first time, Padukone produced a film Chhapaak under her company KA Entertainment in which she herself played the role of acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agrawal, directed by Meghna Gulzar and was released in January 2020. 

Awards and Achievements

Deepika has received more than 21 awards. She has received the awards like:

  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for “Om Shanti Om” (2008)
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for the Best Debut for “ Om  Shanti Om” (2008)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress Award for “Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram- Leela” (2014)
  • IIFA Award for the Best Actress Award for “Chennai Express” (2014)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress Award for “Piku” (2016)
  • IIFA Award for Best Actress Award for “Piku” (2016)
  • World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award 2020 for the Live Love Laugh Foundation.

Controversies regarding Deepika Padukone

  • On 14 September 2014, the times of India tweeted about Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show to which the actress responded by writing “Yes, I am a woman. I have breasts. I have cleavage. You got a problem?”
  • Deepika Padukone’s movie Chhapaak was accused of copy and legal notice was sent to the makers.
  • Tattoo inked with the name RK had created a buzz after the break up with Ranbir Kapoor so she had to cover up that.
  • Regarding Padukone’s citizenship, there have always been talks that she has no Indian Citizenship. In this case, she tweeted and wrote “Never has there been any doubt in my mind about who I am or where I am from. So for those of you confused on my behalf… please don’t be! Jai Hind!”
  • Another controversy erupted when the Sikh Code of Conduct was violated on the occasion of her marriage ceremony in Italy.

What are the Deepika Padukone’s upcoming movies?

Deepika Padukone has got some interesting movies lined up. She will next be seen in Shakun Batra’s Next movie along with Ananya Pandey and Siddhant Chaturvedi. She will also play Kapil Dev’s wife Romi in the sports movie 83 which is about India’s victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Similarly, the actress will play late poet and Ghajalkar Sahir Ldhianvi’s love interest Amrita Pritam in his biopic, and Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor will collaborate soon in the movie The Intern.

What is the body measurement of Deepika Padukone?

Deepika Padukone stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches. She has a body weight of 55 kg. She has an average body build. Her body measurement is 34-26-34 inches. Likewise, she has black hair and brown eyes. She uses a 34B bra size and 9 US shoe size. 

To whom Deepika Padukone is married?


She had been in a relationship with many personalities like model Nihaar Pandiya, Siddhartha Mallya, actor Upen Patel, model Muzammil Ibrahim,  cricketer Yuvaraj Singh and actor Ranbir Kapoor. However, since 2014, she was in relation to her co-actor Ranveer Singh and they tied the knot on 14-15 November of 2018 near Lake Como in Italy. They got married as per Sindhi tradition as well as Konkani tradition. They have no child yet.

What is the Net Worth of Deepika Padukone?

In a short time period, Deepika proved that she is one of the best actors and models in the industry. She is also known as the female Hit Machine by most of her producers and directors. She is among the busiest actress of not only Bollywood but also internationally. As of April 2020, Deepika Padukone has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. The main sources of her income are her movies, her brand endorsement deals, and her fashion products under the brand name “All About You”. The net worth of Deepika Padukone has been increasing exponentially since the last couple of years. She is at the peak of her career. So, it won’t be surprising to see her net worth double in the next few years.

Facts About Deepika Padukone

  • #1In 2015, she formed a foundation The Live Love Laugh Foundation to fight against depression.
  • #2She was average in the study and was very talkative.
  • #3In 2013, she launched her clothing brand All About You.
  • #4Deepika rejected the offer of a role in the Hollywood film “Furious 7”
  • #5She learned a Japanese martial art from Jujutsu for the Bollywood film “Chandni Chowk to China” (2009)
  • #6She calls choreographer Farah Khan her second mother.
  • #7She won the Model of the Year award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards in 2005.
  • #8Salman Khan was the first person who recognized the potential in Deepika Padukone.
Deepika Padukone
Quick Facts of Deepika Padukone
Celebrated Name Deepika Padukone
Age 34 years old
Nick Name Deepi
Birth Name Deepika Padukone
Birth Date 1986-01-05
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Nationality Indian
Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Birth Nation Denmark
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Prakash Padukone
Mother Ujjala Padukone
Sister Anisha Padukone
High School Sophia High School
College Mount Carmel College
Height 5 feet and 8 inches
Weight 55 kg
Body Measurement 34-26-34 inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Bra Size 34B
Shoe Size 9 US
Marital Status Married
Husband Ranveer Singh
Net Worth $20 million
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