Deepika Padukone Height, Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Nickname(s)Deepi, Deepz ProfessionActress Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm in meters- 1.73 m in Feet Inches- 5'8" Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg in pounds- 121 lbs Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34 Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBrown Career DebutKannada: Aishwarya (2006)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepika Padukone
Does Deepika Padukone smoke?: No
Does Deepika Padukone drink alcohol?: No
Deepika was born into a Konkani family in Denmark, but her family moved back to Bengaluru when she was 11 months old.
Deepika Padukone’s childhood photo
She was not a social person at a young age and had very few friends.
Inspired by her badminton legend father, Prakash Padukone, she started playing badminton at a young age and played State-level badminton till the 10th standard.
Deepika Padukone playing badminton with her father
Though she wanted to become a Badminton player, she changed her mind and started modeling.
In order to become a model, she relocated to Mumbai from Bengaluru and stayed at her aunt’s home.
Deepika made her first catwalk when she was 17 years old.
Deepika Padukone during modeling days
Deepika won the “Model of the Year” award at the 5th annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards.
In 2004, she came into limelight with her “oof yu maa!” ad for Liril Orange.
It was Salman Khan who first spotted her talent and offered her a offer me a film, but at that time she had just started her modelling career and wasn’t ready to do films.
In 2005, she first appeared in the song “Naam Hai Tera” from Himesh Reshammiya‘s hit album ‘Aap Kaa Surroor.’
She has learned acting skills from Anupam Kher‘s ‘Actor Prepares‘ and dance from Shiamak Davar.
Though Deepika was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s ‘Saawariya’, Bhansali played it safe and opted for Anil Kapoor‘s daughter’s formula, and replaced her with Sonam Kapoor.
Farah Khan approached Deepika to sign her for her film ‘Happy New Year‘, but later on the film was canceled (later released in 2014 starring Deepika) and she was later signed up for ‘Om Shanti Om’ (2007), which became a blockbuster and made her star overnight.
In 2008, she was ranked #1 in Indian Maxim’s ‘Hot 100’ list.
In 2009, Deepika worked as a freelancer writer for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of Hindustan Times.
For her role as “Suzy” in the film ‘Chandni Chowk to China’ (2009), she learned a Japanese martial art form “Jujutsu”, and performed all the stunts herself.
In 2010, she adopted a village in Ambegaon, Maharashtra, to provide the villagers with the basic amenities, such as – water and electricity.
Deepika Padukone adopted a village in Ambegaon
In 2012, she was named ‘India’s Most Beautiful Woman‘ by the Indian edition of People magazine.
Deepika has a clothing label ‘All About You’, which she launched on Myntra.
Deepika Padukone – All About You
She prefers using the lift rather than the stairs.
In 2015, she founded the ‘Live Love Laugh Foundation‘, to prevent and deal with depression.
Deepika Padukone founded Live Love Laugh Foundation
She was offered a role in ‘Furious 7‘ (2015), but she declined the offer due to other commitments.
In 2016, she became the highest-paid actress of Bollywood after the grand success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani.’
She is very systematic at doing things and has a habit of listing down everything.
In October 2019, she shared her teacher’s remarks on her Instagram. As per her teacher’s remarks, she used to be very talkative in class.
Deepika Padukone’s Teacher’s Remarks
Deepika and Ranveer were engaged 4 years before they tied the knot in November 2018.
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1. ↑ Forbes India