What you did not know about Deepika Padukone

November 12th, 2010  |  Published in Bollywood  |  2 Comments

Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful actresses today. Daughter of former World badminton champion Prakash Padukone. Deepika played badminton during her school days and reached to the level of a State player. Here are some interesting facts about Deepika…

  • She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1986, but her family reportedly moved to Bangalore when she was 11 months old.
  • She attended Sophia High School in Bangalore, and completed her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.
  • She played state level badminton till the 10th standard, but she never considered taking it up as a career because she wasn’t interested in being a professional player. She took up modeling as a hobby, but later realized that she wanted to do it professionally.
  • At the age of 17 years she appeared on the ramp for the first time.
  • In the year 2005, Kingfisher named Deepika Padukone Model of the Year.
  • She was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006 and won two trophies at the Idea Zee Fashion Awards: ‘Female Model of the Year’ (Commercial Assignments) and ‘ Fresh Face of the Year’ later that year.
  • Deepika Padukone entered film industry with a Kannada file ‘Aishwarya’ in 2006 starring opposite Kannada hero, Upendra.
  • Deepika won the Filmfare ‘Best Female Debut’ Award and was also nominated in the ‘Best Actress’ category.
  • The stunning actress has given hit films like ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’, ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, and ‘Housefull’. The film ‘Lafangey Parindey’ opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh is her latest release in which she has played the role of a visually impaired girl who wants to make it big as a skate dancer.


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