Deepika Padukone Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Caste, Biography & More

Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone is a popular Indian film actress who gained popularity with films like “Om Shanti Om” (2007) and “Bajirao Mastani” (2015).

Biography/Wiki

Deepika was born on 5 January 1986 (age 33; as in 2019) in Copenhagen, Denmark and brought up in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She took a lot of interest in playing badminton since childhood and wanted to become a badminton player just like her father. She played badminton in many national level championships during her school days. She also worked as a child model and appeared in several advertising campaigns when she was only eight. She later changed her mind, and instead of becoming a badminton player, she decided to become a fashion model.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5’ 8”

Weight: 55 kg

Figure Measurements: 34-26-34

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Black

Family, Caste & Boyfriend

She belongs to a middle-class Brahmin (Chitrapur Saraswat) Family. Her father Prakash Padukone is a former badminton player and also the first Indian badminton player who win the All England Championship. Her mother Ujjala Padukone is a travel agent. She has a sister Anisha Padukone, who is a golfer.

Deepika Padukone with her family

Deepika Padukone with her family

Before entering the Bollywood film industry, she was in a live-in relationship with the model Nihaar Pandya.

Deepika Padukone with Nihar Pandya

Deepika Padukone with Nihar Pandya

She was also in a relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor and even sported a tattoo of his initials on the nape of her neck, but the relationship ended up a year later.

Deepika Padukone with Ranbir Kapoor

Deepika Padukone with Ranbir Kapoor

She was dating the Siddharth Mallya, but again the relationship ended up within a few years.

Deepika Padukone with Siddharth Mallya

Deepika Padukone with Siddharth Mallya

Deepika was also reported to be dating actor-Upen Patel and model-Muzammil Ibrahim.

Deepika Padukone and Upen Patel

Deepika Padukone and Upen Patel

She was also reported to be going out with cricketer-Yuvraj Singh.

Deepika Padukone and Yuvraj Singh

Deepika Padukone and Yuvraj Singh

On 14-15 November 2018, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh tied the knot near Lake Como in Italy.

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marriage as per Sindhi tradition

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marriage as per Sindhi tradition

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marriage as per Konkani tradition

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marriage as per Konkani tradition

Career

She did her schooling from Sophia High School, Bengaluru, and later attended Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru for her pre-university education. She then enrolled in Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Sociology but quit soon due to scheduling conflicts with her modelling career.

Deepika Padukone (Childhood)

Deepika Padukone (Childhood)

In 2004, she started working as a model under the guidance of fashion guru Prasad Bidapa. In 2005, she walked the ramp for designer Suneet Varma at the Lakme Fashion Week. She made her first appearance on the ramp when she was 17 years old.

Deepika Padukone during modelling days

Deepika Padukone during modelling days

She gained recognition after featuring in the commercial for Liril soap. In 2006, she appeared in a popular print campaign for Kingfisher Calendar that made her gain a lot of fame.

She later shifted to Mumbai and stayed at her aunt’s home. She appeared in the music video “Naam Hai Tera,” sung by Himesh Reshammiya. After that, she received many offers for film roles. As she had no experience in acting, she started learning acting at Anupam Kher‘s acting institute- Actor Prepares.

In 2006, she made her acting debut with the Kannada film “Aishwarya,” in which she played the lead role.

Deepika was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Saawariya.” However, Due to some unknown reasons, the role went to Sonam Kapoor; who marked her debut the movie. In 2007, she got a chance to play the lead role in Farah Khan‘s super hit Bollywood film- “Om Shanti Om.” Farah signed Deepika for “Happy New Year;” however, the film was cancelled, and later, released in 2014.

In 2017, she made her debut in Hollywood with the film “XXX: Return of Xander Cage.”

Deepika Padukone in XXX

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Awards

  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for “Om Shanti Om” (2008)
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Female Debut for “Om Shanti Om” (2008)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress Award for “Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela” (2014)
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Actress Award for “Chennai Express” (2014)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress Award for “Piku” (2016)
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Actress Award for “Piku” (2016)

Controversy

  • On 14 September 2014, the Times of India tweeted about Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show to which the actress got infuriated. In response, she wrote: “Yes I am a woman. I have breasts. I have cleavage. You got a problem?.” She got support from all her fans and even the members of the glamour world. However, the Times of India’s tweet was removed.
  • On Karan Johar’s talk show, she said that Ranbir Kapoor should start endorsing a condom brand.
  • Another controversy erupted when the Sikh Code of Conduct was violated on the occasion of her marriage ceremony in Italy.

Tattoos

  • A tattoo on Neck Deepika Padukone tattoo on neck
  • A tattoo on Ankle Deepika Padukone Tattoo on Ankle

Car Collection

Deepika owns an Audi Q7, Audi A8, Mini Cooper, and BMW 5-Series.

Deepika Padukone's Audi Q7

Deepika Padukone’s Audi Q7

Salary & Net Worth

Deepika Padukone charges approximately ₹14 crore/film. In 2018, her income was estimated to be 112.8 crore/annum and her net worth was nearly $20 Million.

Favourite Things

  • Food: Ravioli Bolognese, Pasta, Dal-Chawal, Biryani, Maharashtrian Varan, South Indian Food, Mediterranean Food, Dim Sum, Spaghetti, Pasta, Chocolates
  • Film(s): Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Color of Paradise, Cinderella Man
  • Singer(s): A.R. Rahman, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber
  • Colour(s): White, Mauve
  • Fashion Designer(s): Anju Modi, Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal
  • Fashion Brand: Zara
  • Destination(s): France, Maldives
  • Sports: Badminton, Football, Polo
  • Restaurants: Mumbai- Olive, Ram and Shyam, Bengaluru- Sunny’s, London- Ping Pong, Scalini, Toronto- Soho House, South Africa- Mabula

Facts

  • Before she entered in the field of modelling, she was a national level badminton player and also a state level baseball player.

    Deepika Padukone national level badminton player

    Deepika Padukone national level badminton player

  • In 2005, she won the Model of the Year award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards.
  • She is non-vegetarian.
  • Her hobbies include dancing, reading, playing badminton, and cooking.
  • Deepika likes eating South Indian snacks, wearing Indian clothes like sarees, choodidaars, putting on mascara, and gym wear. She dislikes wearing designer clothes and negativity.
  • Salman Khan was the first person who spotted the potential in Deepika Padukone and offered her a film, but at that time she wasn’t prepared for it; as she had just started her modelling career by then.
  • She learned dancing from Shiamak Davar‘s dance academy.
  • She learned a Japanese martial art form Jujutsu for the Bollywood film Chandni Chowk to China (2009) and performed her stunts herself.Deepika Padukone in film Chandni Chowk to China
  • She is the first Bollywood actress who delivered four consecutive hit films.
  • She calls choreographer Farah Khan her second mother.
  • She has endorsed several brands and products like L’Oréal Paris, Tissot, Nescafe, Sony Cyber-shot, Myntra, Maybelline, Coca-Cola, Vogue eyewear, etc.
  • She worked as a freelance writer for HT City in 2009.
  • If reports are to be believed, she was offered a role in the Hollywood film “Furious 7.” Deepika rejected the offer due to some prior engagements.
  • She is associated with an initiative of her father, Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ); a non-profit company that helps Indian athletes to win Olympic Gold medals.Olympic Gold Quest
  • In 2010, she adopted the Ambegaon village of Maharashtra as a part of the Greenathon campaign to tackle the problem of electricity.Deepika Padukone adopted Ambegaon village
  • She was named India’s Most Beautiful Women by the Indian edition of People Magazine in 2012.Deepika Padukone India’s Most Beautiful Women
  • She was also named the Sexiest Woman in the World by the Indian edition of FHM in 2010 & 2014.

    Deepika Padukone Sexiest Woman in the World 2010

    Deepika Padukone Sexiest Woman in the World 2010

  • In 2013, she launched her clothing brand All About You.

    All About You

    All About You

  • In 2015, she formed a foundation The Live Love Laugh Foundation to create awareness of mental health in India.The Live Love Laugh Foundation
  • She is the brand ambassador of the NGO Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS).
  • In 2016, she was chosen the Sexiest Asian Woman by the UK magazine Eastern Eye.
  • She was quoted as the ultimate role model for a healthy, fit, and active lifestyle in the fitness book fitness book-The Four-Week Countdown Diet by Namita Jain.
  • She owns a flat in Beaumonde Towers, Prabhadevi, Mumbai. According to reports, her ex-boyfriend Siddharth Mallya bought it as a gift for her.
  • Deepika often completes her tasks systematically and has a habit of listing everything down.
  • In 2017, she became the highest paid Indian actress.
  • Deepika got engaged to Ranveer around 4 years before they got married in November 2018.
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