Deepika Padukone is one of the most popular Bollywood actresses with a marvelous track record of hits. She is also among the highest paid Bollywood actresses in India.
Deepika was born on January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She spent most of the growing years in Bangalore. Her father Prakash Padukone is a famous badminton champion while mother Ujjala owns a travel agency. She has a sister called Anisha Padukone, who is a golfer.
Deepika was naturally inclined towards to career paths – badminton and modeling. She even represented Bangalore in national level badminton championship but eventually decided to follow the course of modeling. Her first movie ‘Aishwarya’ released in 2006, which proved to be a big hit in Karnataka. She then landed up with a plum offer – debut in Bollywood opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om. The movie was a runway blockbuster. But her career was no smooth sailing because till 2013, she was criticized for being a ‘woody actress’. Her films also flopped at the box office. The turnaround happened post 2013 with the success of Cocktail.
Post 2013, every film of Deepika Padukone except for Finding Fanny, made business in excess of INR 100 crores ($16 million). Her biggest hits include Chennai Express, Race, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Goliyon ki Raas Leela Ram Leela, Happy New Year (2014) and Piku(2015). Ironically in 2014, Deepika announced that though 2013 was the most successful year professionally, she was suffering from depression.
List of boyfriends
She was dating Upen Patel briefly during her modeling days but her first serious relationship was with Nihar Pandya. After Om Shanti Om, she was in the news for dating Yuvraj Singh. Deepika Padukone was in the limelight for her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor for two years, before a bitter breakup. Deepika went on to malign Ranbir Kapoor in the ‘Koffee with Karan’ show, along with her colleague Sonam Kapoor. In 2011, Deepika was in relationship with Siddharth Mallya, which did not work out. By 2013, she was dating Ranveer Singh and they continue to be together.
The curious case of Deepika Padukone’s tattoo
When she was in a relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika has imprinted a tattoo on her skin with the initials ‘ RK’. Though she has moved out of that relationship, she has still retained the tattoo, and maintains a friendly relationship with her ex.
Deepika Padukone – Net Worth and Earnings
Deepika Padukone’s net worth is $10 million. She was paid $1.11 million (Rs. 7 crore) for Bajirao Mastani. She also entered into a $1 million contract with Garnier in 2011. The lissome beauty who stands tall at 5 feet 8 and a half inches endorses many top line brands like Nescafe, Garnier, Sony Cybershot, Tissot, Maybelline, Pepsi and Vogue Eyewear. In the year 2016, she was the first Bollywood actress to be among the bracket of the top 10 richest actresses in the world, at number 10 position with $10 million.
The actress owns two cars from the Audi series – Q7, A8
Deepika Padukone lives on the 26th floor of an upmarket high-rise in Prabhadevi called ‘Beau Monde’. She bought the house for Rs.16 crore. The apartment is sprawling at 2,776 square feet, the complex has two tennis courts, a badminton court and a squash court. She also has another home in Pali Hill, Bandra.