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Deepika Padukone is one of the most popular and highest-paid Indian actress. She is known for her looks and her acting skills. She has a established herself in Bollywood and has won several awarr... Read More
Deepika Padukone is one of the most popular and highest-paid Indian actress. She is known for her looks and her acting skills. She has a established herself in Bollywood and has won several awarrds including of two Filmfare Awards.
Padukone, was born to the badminton player Prakash Padukone, in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore. As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film Aishwarya.
Padukone then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Padukone received praise for portraying the lead female roles in the romance Love Aaj Kal (2009) and the drama Lafangey Parindey (2010), but her performances in the romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and the comedy Housefull (2010) met with negative reviews.
2012 can be called the career-defining year for Padukone who gave impeccable performance in Cocktail. She earned herself a critical acclaim and Best Actress in this Box-office success, turning her career all the way up. She went to star in the comedies Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Chennai Express (2013), and Happy New Year (2014), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films. She also garnered praise for her performances in the tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, the satire Finding Fanny (2014), and the comedy-drama Piku (2015).
Deepika made her hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage, in which she starred opposite Vin Diesel.
Her upcoming films include Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati in which she will play titular role.
Along with acting in films, Padukone also participates in stage shows and she has written columns for an Indian newspaper. She is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, and is vocal about issues such as feminism and depression. Her personal life always stays in the highest interest and coverage of the media.Read Less
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