About Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone is an Indian model and actress who is born on 5th January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark to former badminton player Prakash Padukone and Ujjala a travel agent. Currently, she is one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She completed her schooling from Sophia High School Bangalore and pre-university education from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Later she joined IGNOU for her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts but later quit due to conflicts with her modeling career.
As her father was a Badminton player, she used to be a badminton player during her school days. She also competed in few national level championships. Apart from badminton, she also played baseball in few state level tournaments. During her school days, she also worked as a child model. Later when she realized that she likes modeling much more than sports, she gave up the sports and took modeling as her full-time career.
Deepika Padukone started her modeling career under the guardianship of Prasad Bidapa. She was much appreciated for her television commercial for Liril Soap during her modeling days.
Deepika Padukone made her acting debut with a Kannada movie Aishwarya in 2006. The film was directed by Indrajit Lankesh and was a major success commercially. Later in the same year, She received an offer for Farhan Khan’s Happy New Year opposite Shah Rukh Khan, but Shah Rukh Khan cast her in his another film Om Shanti Om under his home production. Om Shanti Om was released in 2007 which marked her debut in Bollywood.
Later she appeared in Yash Raj Film’s romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno directed by Siddharth Anand opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 2008. This film also performed financially well at box office. But according to some critics, she needed some more energy in her acting skills.
According to Deepika Padukone, Cocktail directed by Homi Adajania which was released in 2012 is the turning point in her career. Critics were divided as far as the film is concerned but everybody praised Deepika’s performance in this film. She was nominated for several award ceremonies like Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA for her performance in the film.
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