When it comes to Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is the name which really shines. Along with being a successful actress in the Indian cinema, she is also witnessing tremendous success in modeling. The 29-year-old actress was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on January 5, 1986. She is the reigning queen of Bollywood and making her parents Ujjala Padukone and Prakash Padukone proud. She has reached the top level with her illustrious and short career. Her tall body, stunning personality and smile made her the most popular actress now. She is also one of the top-paid actresses.
So, it is not wrong to say that we don’t know most of the facts about the B-town hottie. By considering this fact, here are the most bizarre and lesser-known facts about Dips which you might be surprised with.
When one side she earns great fortune in her filming career, she donates significant amount of her earnings in various charitable trusts. She is also supporting the charitable institution founded by her father, Olympic Gold Quest, which is based on the betterment of lifestyle of the Indian athletes. She is also engaged in supplying proper electricity supply and clean water supply to the under-privileged people in ambegaon Village, Maharashtra.
After spending several successful months in modeling, Deepika started her career in industry with “Aishwarya”, a Kannada movie. She was paid just Rs. 1 Lakh for the film. Today, she charges whopping Rs. 5 to 10 Crore for a movie. She is one of the topmost brand endorsers in India. She is the brand ambassador of Van Hausen, the well-known designer brand. She has also started her official designer clothing range in India. She has modeled for Close Up, Liril, and Limca and other brands. By representing the world-class cosmetic name Maybelline, she has become the International Face.
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Om Shanti Om is known to be her debut film in Bollywood in which she performed so well that the film became Blockbuster Hit. Being a fashion model, she has seen tremendous success with the Kannada movie which was released in 2006. There was the time when no one had imagined that the bright future in B-Town is awaiting her. After Om Shanti Om, her charm didn’t stop her to enjoy amazing offers. She played double role in the SRK-starrer Om Shanti Om which was released in 2007. It was one of the highest grossing films. For the movie, she was also the winner of Filmfare award for Best Female Debut. After the grand success of her debut film, she didn’t look back and she gave lots of hits to the industry, including Race 2, Chennai Express, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Houseful, and Cocktail. She was also critically acclaimed for some of her movies and she enjoyed commercial success, especially for Ram Leela. In her career, she enjoyed lots of nominations and awards.
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Apart from being an actress, Deepika is also a sporty woman. Badminton is her first love. She is so into it that she was once represented India as a pro badminton player. She has, perhaps, got sporty nature from her dad, Prakash Padukone, who is also a badminton legend. Earlier, she has also played baseball in state level. But her fortune wanted something else from this beauty. She got several offers for modeling and she become one of the world-class fashion models in India. Being a model, she also got photo shoot for the well-known Kingfisher calendar 2006 edition. After OSO, she became the eye candy in the industry and received lots of offers from Tollywood and Bollywood as well.
Before making such a great entry in Bollywood, she was a professional model and she started her career meanwhile in 2004. The famous fashion designer and choreographer Prasad Bidapa trained her.
When it comes to choose what to wear, she always chooses clothing from ZARA. She is famous for being stylish. All the elegant and beautiful designer dresses she wears only from ZARA in all the major formal events where she is invited.
She is definitely a woman who must be adored for her acting and dancing skills. In both of these segments, she gained her skills from the legendary personalities in industry. When she gained her excellent acting skills from Anupam Kher, she learned amazing dance moves from Shiamak Davar. She was first discovered by the famous director and producer Farah Khan. Farah first seen Deepika in a superhit music video “Naam Hai Tera”, composed by the well-known singer Himesh Reshamiya.
The blockbuster and highest grosser of its time, Chennai Express was not going to be the project for her officially. She was first offered to Kareena Kapoor who decided to be the leading lady in the film. But she was busy because of her dates. Since, Deepika was selected for the lead role in the movie opposite Shah Rukh khan.
It is true that she is not so friendly but it doesn’t mean she doesn’t love socialize. It just means that she doesn’t trust anyone too early. When she was younger, she didn’t have lots of friends. She had only a small group of friends.
In Beaumonde Towers, she is the owner of a flat which is located at Prabhadevi. Her boyfriend Siddharth Mallya bought this flat to her for Rs. 16 Crore as a gift.
She makes tremendous amount of money every year from her films and she spends it sensibly. She also owned a lavish apartment of Rs. 16 Cr in South Mumbai. She owns Audi Q7 and she also has great choice in luxury cars.