Deepika Padukone Birthday Special – Her Journey & How She Made It Big
The sexy leggy lassie makes us swoon every time she makes an appearance on or off screen. The heart throb of many men, she never fails to impress us women either. Her journey in Bollywood has been quite an interesting one. The champion in badminton court to the ramp queen to the reigning diva of Bollywood, she rocked every role she ever had played.
She celebrated her 29th birthday on Monday, 05 January 2015. Through today’s post we would like to show our love to this gorgeous lady.
Born in Copenhagen, raised in Bangalore, the Bollywood diva aspired to become a badminton player before she left her career in sport to become a fashion model. The leggie lass with dimple cheeks and a smile to die for was soon noticed and started to receive offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film- Aishwarya. She then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for best female debutant.
And after that, there was no looking back. She was accepted by the audiences throughout the world and it made her what she is today. Her impeccable style and fashion sense, her acting and dancing skills have made her one of the most sought out actresses of Bollywood.
Lets go through some of her lesser known facts:
- Deepika has confessed many times that she was pretty shy and had problems mixing up with people, and had an uncomfortable childhood due to the lack of friends.
- Padukone worked as a child model, first appearing in a couple of advertising campaigns at the age of eight. Then we saw her as the “Lyril” girl when she was just 16.
- It was singer Himesh Reshammiya who gave the actress her first break on silver screen. Padukone appeared in his popular music video ‘Naam Hai Tera’, after which director Farah Khan signed in her for a movie. How gorgeous she looked in that red floor gracing gown.
- Believing herself to be too inexperienced as an actor, she instead enrolled for a course at Anupam Kher’s film academy and joined Shiamak Davar’s dance classes to polish her skills.
- It was not “Om-Shanti-Om”, but “Happy New Year” for which Deepika was signed at first. By the end of 2006, Farah Khan’s Happy New Year was shelved, and Khan had instead cast Padukone for the reincarnation melodrama Om Shanti Om.
- Deepika Padukone began writing for a lifestyle supplement of one of the daily newspapers in 2009.
- Deepika’s first dialogue in OSO was ‘Kutte, kameene! Bhagwan ke liye mujhe chhod de!’ When asked about this in an interview, she said that it was the easiest dialogue she could ever get an opportunity to deliver, as this is one of the few dialogues she grew up practicing in front of the mirror. Though she never seriously wanted to pursue an acting career, but her fun childhood experiences helped her in her debut movie.
- In 2013, she was ranked eleventh on the Indian edition of the Forbes ’ “Celebrity 100,” a list based on the income and popularity of India’s celebrities. The following year she was ranked eighth, with an estimated annual earnings of INR672 million (US$11 million).
- In 2008, she topped Indian Maxim ’s “Hot 100” list, and in 2012, she was named “India’s Most Beautiful Woman” by the Indian edition of People magazine.
- She ranked first on The Times of India ’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” in 2012 and 2013, after being ranked third and fourth, respectively, for the preceding two years.
- In 2010 and 2014, she was named the “World’s Sexiest Woman” by the Indian edition of FHM.
- She has also featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eye ’s “World’s Sexiest Asian Women” list from 2009 to 2013, ranking among the top ten each year.
- In 2013, Filmfare declared her as the winner of the “Most Fashionable Star” poll, and credited her as one of the “few actresses who experiments with colours, cuts and silhouettes.”
- In the fitness book The Four-Week Countdown Diet, the actress was cited by Namita Jain as “the ultimate role model for a healthy, fit and active lifestyle.”
Loved Deepika Padukone when she dauntlessly flaunted her tattoo that had the initials of Ranbir Kapoor, her ex boyfriend, even after their breakup. The relationship and the breakup turned her into a stronger, more confident and social person. I love when this woman talks about feminism. According to her, feminism isn’t about being aggressive; it’s about reaching the top yet being soft. It’s about being you — feminine, strong and full of will power.
A whiff of fresh air as Deepika is, she has definitely made her place in the glamour world. She is strong, someone who makes up her own mind, and has motivation within herself.
Here’s wishing her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on behalf of our team and all the best for her upcoming projects.
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