Whenever we talk about Bollywood, the one actress’s name who really shines like a diamond is none other than Deepika Padukone.
Deepika is the one among the Bollywood actresses who have earned fame both nationally and internationally. On her 31St birthday, I am going to reveal some interesting facts about her journey from a girl next door to a stunning Bollywood Diva.
Her father, Prakash Padukone was ‘All England’ Badminton Champion in his time. Her Mother Ujjala Padukone is a travel agent. She has a younger sister Anisha Padukone who is a well known Golf Player. Her paternal originally hails from ‘Konkan’.
#Before Stepping into Glam World, Deepika was quite active in sports and secured a strong placement at the national level in badminton and also in Basketball. At the age of 16 years, she quit sports and decided to pursue full-time career in modelling. In her initial modelling days, she was trained by modelling guru Parasad Bidapa.
#Her first major breakthrough in Bollywood was Blockbuster movie’ Om Shanti Om’ with Shahrukh Khan.
But, before getting the role in this movie, Deepika had already done a music video of HimeshReshammiyaa ‘Nam hai tera tera’ and a critically acclaimed Kannada movie ‘Aishwarya’.
# Relationships- Before getting fame into Bollywood, Deepika was in a live- in- relationship with Model Nihar Pandya who was also romantically linked with former Miss India and model Gauhar Khan.
Later, she lost her heart to Actor Ranbir Kapoor during the shooting of Movie ‘Bachna Aye Haseeno’. Deepika was also in the news because of her brief relationship with Siddharth Mallya.
They later broke up and now she is in a relationship with actor Ranveer Singh.
# Box Office Queen- After her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika went through depression. She had a long list of flop movies until she got Homi Adajania’s ‘Cocktail’ which was a major turning point in her career and since, there is no looking back.
Besides her ‘Big’ modelling assignments Deepika gave back to back Superhit movies in the year 2013 and her movies crossed the tag of 600 Crores and made her box office queen.
# Memorable performances- There are a lot of extraordinary performances of Deepika Padukone and once upon a time, she has stated in an interview that she has got a hand written letter from legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan for her lively performance in the movie ‘Ramleela’.
# Sexiest Asian women- In the year of 2016, She ranked the sexiest Asian women by defeating last year title holder Priyanka Chopra.
# As a Fashion Entrepreneur- Deepika is one of the most influential celebrities when it comes to fashion. She has now come up with her own label ‘All about you’ with Myntra.com.
# The Tattoo and the skin whitening
Deepika tattooed herself with the name of ‘RK’ when her relationship was in full swing with Ranbir Kapoor. Even after the breakup, she didn’t remove that tattoo and shares a friendly bond with her ‘Tamasha’ Co-star. It has also been claimed that she has undergone ‘Skin whitening’.
#International Fame- Deepika has raised many eyebrows when she stepped into Hollywood. She grabbed a well known assignment Opposite Vin diesel and we have already blown away by the trailer of ‘Return of Xander Cage’.
Once again Happy Birthday Queen