Deepika Padukone Biography 

Actress Deepika Padukone is from India. She is India’s highest-paid actress. She is included among the most well-known persons in the country, and Time named her one of the top 100 world influencers in 2018. Deepika Padukone is one of the tallest actresses with a height of 5 feet 8 inches. In 2006, she made her film debut with the Kannada film Aishwarya. Om Shanti Om, her first Bollywood film, was released in 2007. In her early years, Deepika played badminton professionally. She competed in badminton at the national level, but she gave up her sporting career to become a model. Padukone first made an appearance in a Liril soap commercial on television, which helped her get much-needed recognition from this advertisement, and then she started appearing for many brands.

NameDeepika Padukone
Date of Birth 5 January 1986
Born Copenhagen, Denmark
Age37 years old
OccupationActress, Producer, ModelUjjala Padukone
ParentFather: Prakash Padukone 
Siblings Brother – NoneSister – Anisha Padukone (Younger, Golfer)
SpouseRanveer Singh ​(m. 2018)
Child Expecting 1st child
AffairsKannada: Aishwarya (2006)
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Height5ft 8inches
QualificationMount Carmel College, BengaluruIndira Gandhi National Open University
CasteBrahmin (Chitrapur Saraswat)
Place of MarriageLake Como, Lombardy, Italy
DebutKannada : Aishwarya (2006)
Total Films40+
Net Worth40$ Million
Years active2006–present

Early life & Education: 

In a Brahmin (Saraswat) household, Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on January 5, 1986. Her age is currently 37. She has an Indian mother named Ujjala Padukone who is a travel agent and an ex-badminton player named Prakash Padukone. Her sister who plays golf, Anisha Padukone, is younger.

Deepika attended Mount Carmel College for her pre-university studies after completing her secondary education at Bengaluru’s Sophia High School. After that, she applied to the Indira Gandhi National Open University for a bachelor’s degree in sociology, but she later withdrew her application due to a scheduling issue with her modeling profession.

Married life: 

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh wed on December 14, 2018, at Lake Como in Italy, in a traditional Konkani ceremony that was followed by Sindhi rites. The couple had been dating for six years. The attractive couple has a seductive on-screen connection and an even more seductive relationship off-screen. Now they are expecting their 1st child. 

They chose a unique location for their wedding, and thousands of white flowers were flown in from Florence to decorate it. The wedding party’s attire, which included all-white outfits for the big event, continued the motif of that location.



Deepika Padukone’s journey was straightforward, in contrast to models who fight to break through. At Lakme Fashion Week in 2005, she made her runway debut. The Kingfisher Calendar the next year highlighted her. She became more well-known after appearing in Himesh Reshammiya’s song “Naam Hai Tera” music video.

The film offers quickly started to come her way. She didn’t enter anything impulsively, though, and instead enrolled in acting training at the Anupam Kher Film Academy to prepare for the role.

With the 2006 Kannada film “Aishwarya,” which starred Upendra, Deepika Padukone made her acting debut. The movie was a huge financial hit and was directed by Indrajit Lankesh. For the Hindi movie “Happy New Year,” she also signed a deal with Farah Khan. Farah Khan cast Deepika in the 2007 reincarnation melodrama “Om Shanti Om” after she shaved her original film “Happy New Year.” It was her screen debut in Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan and she appeared on-screen together. The movie was a huge commercial hit and ended up being the year’s highest-grossing movie.

The critics appreciated Deepika for her acting skills and her charisma on screen. 

After her major success, Deepika had numerous film offers. She received roles in the films Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chandni Chowk to China, and Love Aaj Kal. A huge success and the third-highest-grossing movie of 2009, “Love Aaj Kal,” outperformed the first two films, which had mediocre box office results. For giving her best performance as Meera Pandit, Deepika received praise.

Padukone experienced her lowest point in her career in 2010 after experiencing immense success. Despite having five releases planned for the year, none of them helped her career graph in any way. In actuality, most of them had terrible box office flops. Making matters worse, 2011 went on. The dismal cycle of unsuccessful films in Padukone’s career continued in 2011, as both of her flicks, “Aarakshan” and “Desi Boyz,” had appalling box office results.

The reviewers dismissed Deepika as an actor following her string of poor performances in flicks. She allegedly lost her glitter, according to some, while others insisted she was at her limit. The 2012 rom-com “Cocktail,” directed by Homi Adajania, was Padukone’s next project. She handled all the criticism well and shrugged it off. Her career did indeed change after seeing the movie. Deepika was hailed as the “soul of the film” for her portrayal of the impetuous party girl Veronica. Her acting career was revived by the film, which fared incredibly well.

For Deepika, 2013 held significance.

She established herself as the main actress of modern Hindi cinema by appearing in four of the top-grossing films of the year. She first appeared in Abbas Mastan’s multi-star action thriller “Race 2.” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, a romantic comedy starring Ayan Mukerji, came next. She next appeared in Rohit Shetty’s action-comedy “Chennai Express” before capping off the year with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shakespearean tragedy “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.” Critics declared her to be the current reigning queen of the business, praising her unwavering brilliance and acting skills.

She appeared on screen alongside Rajnikanth, the titan of the Tamil film industry, in the historical drama “Kochadaiiyaan” in 2014. Happy New Year, a stalled Farah Khan film, was released that same year. The movie went on to become one of Deepika’s most lucrative productions.

Deepika has the chance to shed her glam-girl, dancing-to-the-tunes persona in Shoojit Sircar’s 2015 movie “Piku” and portray a feisty woman who is real and amiable. Without Deepika’s talent and brilliance, it would not have been feasible for the movie to have the feminist tone that it did. Both artistically and commercially, she was praised for her demure and understated star appearance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama “Bajirao Mastani,” Deepika ended 2015 on a high note. She portrayed a warrior princess who later married Maratha General Bajirao I twice. The critics praised her for being excellent as Mastani and said that they found her captivating. She acquired skills in kalaripayattu, horseback riding, and sword fighting for the movie. It rose to the position of fourth-highest-grossing Bollywood movie of the year.


Then, Deepika aimed to establish herself in Hollywood. She made her Hollywood debut in the 2017 action movie “xxx: Return of Xander Cage,” which starred Vin Diesel. Serena Unger, the protagonist, was portrayed by her. Mixed reviews were given to the movie when it first came out. 

Despite her immense talent and gifts, Deepika is swamped with tasks. In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical epic “Padmavati,” she will play the title role. She will reprise her role as Serena Unger in the fourth Episode of the “xxx” franchise and Vishal Bhardwaj’s as-yet-untitled criminal drama.

Movies list: 

  • Aishwarya film in 2006
  • Om Shanti Om film in 2007
  • Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008
  • Chandni Chowk to China, Billu, Love Aaj Kal, and Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna in 2009
  • Karthik Calling Karthik, Housefull, Lafangey Parindey, Break Ke Baad, and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey in 2010
  • Dum Maaro Dum, Aarakshan, and Desi Boyz in 2011
  • Cocktail in 2012
  • Race 2, Bombay Talkies, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela in 2013
  • Kochadaiiyaan, Finding Fanny, and Happy New Year in 2014
  • Piku, Tamasha, and Bajirao Mastani in 2015
  • XXX: Return of Xander Cage (a Hollywood movie) and Raabta in 2017
  • Padmavat and Zero in 2018
  • Chhapaak in 2020
  • Gehraiyaan, Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva and Cirkus in 2022
  • Pathaan, Jawan, Fighter in 2023

Major Works: 

While Deepika Padukone’s first movie, Om Shanti Om, ended up being her career’s turning point, it wasn’t until 2013 that she cemented her position as the leading lady of modern Indian cinema. ‘Race 2’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’, and finally ‘Goliyon ki Rasleela RamLeela’ were the four biggest hits in Padukone’s career graph to start the year. She received a tonne of praise from both the critics and the public for the movie, solidifying her position as the top creative talent in the field.

Continuing the success of 2013, Padukone displayed her acting prowess in the 2015 films “Piku” and “Bajirao Mastani.” The latter afforded her the chance to hone her acting skills in a historical period drama, whereas the former gave her the chance to shed her glossy persona and appear as a strong feminist. Both films did incredibly well and demonstrated Deepika’s range as an actor.

Relationships & Boyfriends:

Deepika briefly dated model and entrepreneur Nihar Pandya, but the relationship ended for a variety of reasons. 

During the 2008 filming of the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were romantically connected. The couple split up in 2009, one year into their relationship.

She subsequently began dating Siddharth Mallya, Vijay Mallya’s son and the liquor tycoon. When a photo of the couple kissing during an IPL game went viral on the internet and social media, the couple made headlines. After a serious relationship of two years, the couple split up.

She fell in love with her co-star Ranveer Singh while they were filming Goliyon Ki ‘Raasleela Ram-Leela’ in 2013. The pair dated for five years before being married in Italy in November 2018 after traditional Sindhi and Konkani rites.


While promoting her film Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone was involved in controversy. She stood with the JNU students on January 7, 2020, offering them support after some thugs attacked and critically injured some JNU students.

Deepika Padukone was in Delhi at the time for the promotion of her eagerly anticipated film Chhapaak. People then began to troll her on social media and call for a boycott of her film Chhapaak.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) called Deepika in the year 2021. For some phrases used in a WhatsApp communication in 2017, the Padamawat actress was questioned by NCB for a number of hours.

Mental Health Advocacy:

Deepika Padukone has been a strong proponent of raising awareness of mental health issues and has openly discussed her own battles with depression and anxiety. She established The Live Love Laugh Foundation in 2015 with the goal of eradicating the stigma associated with mental health problems in India. 

The foundation raises awareness about mental health concerns and offers assistance and resources to those who need it, as well as supporting research in the area. Deepika has also taken part in a number of campaigns and programs to raise awareness about mental health.

Charitable Work:

Deepika Padukone has participated in a number of humanitarian endeavors. She has taken part in various efforts to advance environmental sustainability, gender equality, and education. 

Deepika has also contributed to numerous humanitarian activities during natural disasters. She made donations to the Kerala flood relief fund in 2018 and the PM CARES fund for COVID-19 aid in 2020. 

Deepika has taken part in other charity endeavors in addition to her work as a mental health advocate. She has backed groups like the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival and the Olympic Gold Quest, which help Indian athletes pursue Olympic achievement. 

Deepika has contributed to relief efforts for various disasters, including the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the Chennai floods. She has participated in fundraising efforts for many causes and made donations to several charities.


One of India’s most in-demand brand ambassadors is Deepika Padukone. Coca-Cola, L’Oréal Paris, Nestlé, Tanishq, and Axis Bank are just a few of the companies she has sponsored. She has also served as the Royal Challengers Bangalore team’s brand ambassador for the Indian Premier League. 

Chopard, a prominent worldwide cosmetics company, appointed Deepika as its brand ambassador for 2019. She was the brand’s initial Indian actor ambassador.

Fitness and Wellness:

Deepika Padukone is renowned for her commitment to health and fitness. She has advocated for healthy living and participated in a number of fitness-related projects. 

In 2018, she partnered with Myntra to start her own health company named “All About You.” The company sells a variety of apparel and accessories that support leading an active and healthy lifestyle.

Social media:

She has a marvelous fan following on social media and she most follows Bollywood celebrities on social media 

Her Instagram has 50M, Twitter 27.1M, and Facebook 48 M followers. 


Deepika Padukone has won 10 awards and has been nominated several times. 

  • Filmfare Award in 2014
  • Filmfare Award in 2008
  • Filmfare Award in 2008
  • Zee Cine Award in 2016
  • Zee Cine Award in 2016
  • IIFA in 2014
  • IIFA in 2019
  • IIFA in 2015
  • IIFA in 2014
  • Mirchi Music Award in 2020.

Mian Tajamul

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