Today is the birthday of glamorous girl, Deepika Padukone

Here is the life story of Deepika, Struggle and career journey

Life Story Of Deepika Padukone “My choices are like my fingerprints, they make me unique”, said Deepika Padukone during an interview with, Vogue.  Born on 5 January, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the life story of Deepika Padukone is a roller coaster ride. As a teenager she was a badminton player which she left to make her career in the fashion industry and after that, there was no looking back. Her career as a Fashion Model: Struggling phase in the Life Story of Deepika Padukone In 2004, she started her career as a full-time model under the guidance of Prasad Bipada. She kick-started her career with modeling for brands like Liril and close-up which included television commercials. In the following year, 2005 she made her debut with Lakme Fashion Week for designer Seneeta Varma.  At the Kingfisher Fashion Awards, she won the title for the “Model of the year”.  She even got featured in 2006 for the Kingfisher Calendar campaign. 

Later that year she gained popularity as she got featured in a music video for Himesh Reshammiya’s song “Naam Hai Tera”.  Her Film Career: An Important Part in the Life Story of Deepika Padukone In the year 2006, she made her debut in the industry with Aishwarya, a Kannada film, directed by Indrajit Lankesh. The film was amongst the top 5 hit films of the year. In the year 2007, Deepika Padukone got her breakthrough in the Bollywood industry by being cast in Farah Khan’s, Om Shanti Om, opposite to Shahrukh Khan.  It stood out as a commercial success with a global revenue of 1.49 billion. She was awarded Filmfare Award for Best Actress under the nomination for FilmfareBest Female Debut Award. After that, there was no looking back and she gave back to back hits with films like Bachna Ae Haseeno(2008), Love AajKal (2009), Cocktail (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Chennai Express(2013), Happy New Year (2014), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Piku(2015), Padmaavat(2017)and many more.  In 2017, she got her Hollywood debut by getting featured in an action film, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, directed by D.J. Caruso. In 2018, she started her our production house named Ka Productions. 

In 2020, her first production project is ‘Chhapaak’, directed by Megha Gulzar. In this movie, she played the real-life character of an acid attack survivor (based on Laxmi Agarwal). She considers this role to be the most challenging project of her career, both physically and emotionally. Her next production venture will be’83, which is a sports film based on India’s victory in the 1993 Cricket World Cup. Ranveer Singh is cast opposite to her where he plays the role of Kapil Dev and she has taken the role of his wife, Romi. She will also produce the movie based on Mahabharata’s character Draupadi, alongside cast with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Pandey. Personal Life Story of Deepika Padukone: Padukone shared a romantic relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, who was her co-star in the film Bachna Ae Haseeno. She was quite open about her relationship and also sported her beau’s initials tattooed in the nape of her neck. She accepted that this relation had an ardent impact on her to evolve her as a more confident and social person. Their relationship did not work out. Later, in 2017 she spoke about her relationship with her co-star Ranvir Singh, whom she dated for more than 5 years before they got married in November 2018, in a traditional Konkani and Sindhi ceremonies at Lake Como, Italy. Off-screen work: 

Apart from acting, Deepika has actively spoken about mental and physical health. She has been involved and written columns for man magazines regarding health and fitness. She has supported various charitable organizations and performed stage shows. In 2009, she was given an opportunity by the Hindustan Times to write a weekly column for their lifestyle section, she used this medium to interact with her fans and spilled some beans about her personal and professional life.  Later that year she even participated in the World 10K Bangalore marathon; it raised a fund of 13.1 million to support around 81 NGOs. In 2010, as a part of NDTVs Greenathon Campaign, she adopted a Maharashtrian village, Ambegaon, in order to provide the village with regular electricity supply.

In 2014, she and her co-stars from the movie Happy New Year did a concert tour, “SLAM! The Tour”, across North America. She was involved with the Olympic Gold Quest team along with her father, Prakash Padukone, a well- known badminton player and Geet Sethi to support Indian athletes at the Olympic Games. 

In 2015, she collaborated with Myntra to launch her own clothing line “All About You”. In 2019, she was appointed the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image.  In 2015, Deepika spoke about the darkest phase of her life and being able to overcome Depression. In October she formed “The Live Love Laugh Foundation” to create awareness about depression and anxiety. 

She launched many campaigns to support the cause to name a few, More Than Just Sad to assist the physicians in their treatment for patients suffering from depression and anxiety. Accolades: In her career till date Deepika has been honored with a total of three Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut for Om Shanti Om (2007) and Best Actress Awards for both Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and Piku (2015). 

Apart from her acting career, she is recognized with many titles. From the year 2014-16, she was the highest-ranked Indian women by the “Forbes Celebrity 100”. In 2018, Times magazine ranked her in the “100 most influential people in the world”. Deepika Padukone has become the leading lady of the Bollywood industry. She inspires the youth with her healthy lifestyle, her talks on untouched topics like anxiety and depression, her choices of movies which include playing the role of an acid attack survivor. She believes in keeping herself grounded and her hard work is what makes her a perfect picture of today’s women.