Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1986. She moved to Bangalore, India when she was only one year old. Daughter of the world-renowned badminton player Prakash Padukone and sister of golfer Anisha Padukone, Deepika was born with sports in her blood. As a shy child, she spent all her time and energy into playing badminton and even reached the national level. However, when she was 16, she decided to change her career and foray into modelling and the rest, as they say, is history.
Deepika first shot to fame with the television commercial for a brand named Liril. She won the ‘Model of the Year’ Award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards in the year of her debut. Deepika’s acting journey in Bollywood commenced with Om Shanti Om in 2007, a film that brought national recognition to her and established her in the industry.
The actress has acted in close to 30 movies, including romantic comedies, periodic pieces and political dramas, many of which rank among the highest grossing Indian films. Deepika’s step into Hollywood happened in 2017 with the action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel. She has also featured on over 200 magazine covers, nationally and internationally and has been a recipient of over a hundred awards.
Deepika who played the role of Rani Padmini in Padmaavat will always be remembered as the first woman-led film to have crossed the milestone of Rs. 300 crores at the box office!
The alluring beauty’s impact has been felt all over the world. She was ranked tenth amongst the highest paid actresses in the world by Forbes in 2016 and 2018. In 2018, Time Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, while YouGov a research firm named her The World’s Thirteenth Most Admired Woman. Her charisma and charm have also led her to be selected as The Sexiest Asian Woman in 2016 and 2018 by the UK Magazine Indian Eye. In 2008, she topped the Indian Maxim’s Hot 100 List becoming the youngest achiever and has been a frequent feature in The Times of India’s Most Desirable Woman listing.
She has been outspoken on the issues of mental struggle. Her journey of struggle with depression and her subsequent victory over it led her to find the ‘Live Love Laugh Foundation’ which creates awareness on mental health in India. She’s also designed her own line of clothing for women named ‘All About You’ and has written columns in various Indian publications. She’s an endorser of various top end brands like Tissot, Nike, Jio and L’oreal.
In 2018, Deepika married actor Ranveer Singh.
Her global dominance in the field of art, entrepreneurial affiliations and tenacious voice towards mental health makes her arguably the biggest youth role model in India which is corroborated in her social media strength, making her one of the Most Followed Asians in the World.
Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) is married to a noble king (Shahid Kapoor) and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan (Ranveer Singh) hears of Padmavati’s beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (released as xXx: Reactivated in some countries) is a 2017 American action film directed by D. J. Caruso and written by F. Scott Frazier. The film stars Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Ariadna Gutiérrez, Hermione Corfield, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is the third installment in the xXx franchise and a sequel to both xXx (2002) and xXx: State of the Union (2005).
An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Bajirao I (Ranveer Singh) and Mastani, princess of Bundelkhand (Deepika Padukone)
Tara (Deepika Padukone) helps Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) find his true self after he has lost himself in a socially accepted society.
A road trip to Kolkata brings Piku (Deepika Padukone), an architect, closer to her ageing but nagging father Bhaskor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) despite their different ideologies and fights over trivial issues.
A gang of an amateur dancers takes part in a dancing competition to avenge their personal vendetta.
Ferdinand ‘Ferdie’ Pinto (Naseeruddin Shah), receives a letter in the middle of the night and realizes that his one true love, Fanny. Angie Eucharistica (Deepika Padukone), a young widow and a dear friend to Ferdie, decides to help him find Fanny.
Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone), passionately in love with each other, realize that the only way to stop the bloodshed between their respective families, Rajari and Saneda, is to sacrifice their own lives.
Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), who embarks on a journey to fulfil his grandfather’s last wish, unintentionally becomes a part of another journey when he meets Meena (Deepika Padukone), the daughter of a gangster. Thus begins a story of love and discovery, in the panoramic lands of South India.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) & Naina (Deepika Padukone), at two separate but defining times in their lives… first, when they are just out of college and standing on the crossroads of multiple decisions that will shape who and what they become… and then later on, in their late-twenties when they meet again, holding on to certain fulfilled and certain unfulfilled dreams, at a crossroads of another nature this time… how these two characters affect, change, befriend and eventually fall in love with each other is the journey the film aspires to take us on…
Ranvir treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover and partner in crime.
Three friends Meera (Diana Penty), Veronica (Deepika Padukone) and Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) move into an apartment together. All is well until love enters their lives & adds more complications than they can handle.Set against the vibrant and luscious backdrop of London and Capetown, this is a comical, new-age and warm celebration of relationships exploring various choices that life may offer and the extra-ordinary choices that ordinary people make.
The year is 2009. The world has been struck by the financial meltdown. But Nick Mathur (John Abraham) and Jerry Patel (Akshay Kumar) don’t feel a thing in their comfortable pad in London. Nick and Jerry stop smiling the day Nicks company decides to downsize and unceremoniously fires him. Jerry is informed by the Social Services that his nephew Veer, whose local guardian Jerry is will be placed in a foster home unless he gets a steady job. Finding no other way, they end up becoming male escorts, without their family’s knowledge.
A decision by India’s supreme court tests a man’s friendships and loyalty.
Children who are not allowed by the oppressive British colonists to play football decide to join a group of freedom fighters.
Childhood friends Abhay (Imran Khan) and Aaliya (Deepika Padukone) experience plenty of obstacles in their paths as they find their way in the world and back to each other.
Two different personalities. Two different lives. Destined to meet.
Set in the grungy streets of Mumbai, LAFANGEY PARINDEY is an unusual, edgy love story about the never say die spirit even when your last chip is down. It is an intriguing journey of a blindfolded street fighter (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and a blind dancer (Deepika Padukone) who, along with four friends, set out to achieve the impossible.
‘Housefull’ is a romantic comedy entertainer which narrates the story of Aarush (Akshay Kumar), the world’s unluckiest man. Being jinxed he believes his bad luck can vanish if he finds true love. In this quest for true love, one lie leads to another and different people from different walks of life come together adding even more confusion to this hilarious comedy of errors resulting in total chaos and mayhem.
Karthik (Farhan Akhtar), an introvert, is always ridiculed by his boss and throughout his life. However, one day, he receives a phone call from a stranger who promises to transform his life. Shonali Mukherjee (Deepika Padukone) is a co-worker at Karthik’s company, whom Karthik secretly loved though she remains unaware of his existence, much less his feelings.
London-based Jai Vardhan Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and Meera Pandit (Deepika Padukone) meet, fall in love, and she introduces him to her family. Shortly thereafter, they decide to part as she wants to re-locate to India to restore heritage buildings, while he re-locates to America. Restauranteur Veer Singh attempts to convince Jai to pursue her, as he had pursued Harleen Kaur back in 1965 India, but Jai moves on and falls in love with Caucasian Jo, while Meera is all set to get marry her employer, Vikram Joshi.
Sidhu (Akshay Kumar) is a lowly vegetable cutter at a roadside food stall in the Chandni Chowk section of Delhi. Sidhu visits China to save his people but faces challenges. Along the way he meets Sakhi (Deepika Padukone), the Indian-Chinese spokesmodel, who also appears in China with her Twin Sister Suzy(MeowMeow). Here on, they all get onto an action-packed rollercoaster ride together!
Who can blame him for falling in love as many times as love is fortunate enough to find him. It’s not his fault that he’s a heartbreaker, it’s in his DNA.
Come discover his three love stories; Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) and Mahi (Minnisha Lamba) , Raj and Radhika (Bipasha Basu), Raj and Gayatri (Deepika Padukone). Different ladyloves at different times in his life. And each of them, teach him a little bit about love and a little bit about life, in their own sweet, sexy or sassy way.
Come fall in love… three times
For some stories, one lifetime is not enough. In the early 70s, aspiring actor Om Prakash Makhija (Shah Rukh Khan), and a famous starlet Shantipriya (Deepika Padukone) , are murdered. Thirty years later, his reincarnation Om Kapoor sets out to discover the mystery of their demise. Thus begins the saga of Om Shanti Om.
Deepika Padukone got featured in the TIME 100 Most Influential 2018 and her testimony was written by her co-star from xXx : Return of Xander Cage, Vin Diesel
Deepika Padukone was a part of Variety Magazine’s International Women’s Impact report. She was lauded for her contribution to cinema and her philanthropic efforts.
Filmfare – Middle East bestowed Deepika Padukone with the award for Excellence in Cinema
Deepika Padukone received the Entertainment Leader of Year Award
Deepika Padukone won the Guild Award for Best Actress in a leading role for Piku
Deepika Padukone won Best Actress by Popular Choice for Bajirao Mastani
Deepika Padukone won the Screen Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Piku
Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress Award in a Leading Role for Bajirao Mastani
Deepika Padukone, who featured in Piku, Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani in 2015, received the Actor of the Year Award (Female).
Deepika Padukone won the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor- Female, for Bajirao Mastani
Deepika Padukone won the Zee Cine Critics Award – Best Actor- Female for Piku
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were the recipients of the Couple of the Year Award for their outstanding performance in Bajirao Mastani
Deepika Padukone won the IIFA award for being the Best Actress for Piku
Deepika Padukone won the Entertainer of the Year – Guild Award
Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress by Popular Choice for Happy New Year
Deepika Padukone was awarded with IIFA- Woman of The Year Award
At the GQ Men of the Year Awards, Deepika Padukone received the GQ Woman of the Year Award for her work in Piku, Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani.
Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress by Popular Choice for Happy New Year at the Screen Awards
For Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Deepika Padukone received the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress Screen Award for her movies Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress Screen Award by Popular Choice for her movies Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela
Deepika Padukone won the Zee Cine Award – Best Actor- Female for Chennai Express
Deepika Padukone was awarded as the ‘Performer of the Year’ at Zee Cine Awards for her outstanding performances in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela
Deepika Padukone won the IIFA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her film Chennai Express
Deepika Padukone won Entertainer of The Year award at the IIFA awards
Deepika Padukone won Jodi of the Year award for her movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani along with Ranbir Kapoor, at IIFA
Deepika Padukone won Best Actress award by Popular Choice for Ram Leela
Deepika Padukone, who featured in Piku, Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani in 2015, received the Actor of the Year Award (Female).
Deepika Padukone won Entertainer of the Year Award for her spectacular performances in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’.
Deepika Padukone received the Special Achievement Award for delivering a slew of mega hits in 2013, including ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’.
Deepika Padukone won award for being Cover Girl of the Year at Grazia Young Fashion Awards
Deepika Padukone won the Screen Award for Best Actress – Popular Choice for her movie Desi Boyz
Deepika Padukone won the Best Bollywood Beauty Award at the Vogue Beauty Awards
Deepika Padukone was awarded as the GQ Woman of the Year 2012
Deepika Padukone won the International Female Icon of the Year Award
Deepika Padukone coveted Editor’s Choice for the Marie Claire Fashion Awards
Deepika Padukone was chosen as the World’s Sexiest Woman by Fashion House Magazine
Deepika Padukone received the Best Debut Filmfare Award for her film, Om Shanti Om
Deepika Padukone won the Breakthrough Role Award (Female) for Om Shanti Om
Deepika Padukone was the youngest recipient of the Hottest Girl of the Year Award
Deepika Padukone won the Young Achiever’s Glamour Award
Founded in 2015 by Deepika Padukone who was diagnosed with clinical depression during the peak of her career,The Live Love Laugh Foundation aims to reduce the stigma, spread awareness and change the way people look at Mental Health. This is a platform where people seek help for themselves or a loved one,find comprehesive knowledge, connect with professionals and find comfort knowing that they are not alone in their battle against depression.
The Live Love Laugh Foundation Programs are conducted in 4 languages across 7 cities in 6 states. More than 13,154 teachers, 84,949 students and 427 schools have been covered.
Together we can help a lot of people going through emotional issues, every little donation makes a difference. You can donate any amount that you wish to, using the details provided below. All donations are exempted under section of 80G of the Income Tax Act of India, 1961. Donations can be made specifically to the school program, rural program of The Live Love Laugh Foundation or a general donation to the foundation. The donation option is currently available only to Indian nationals.
Deepika Padukone in partnership with Myntra launched her apparel brand ‘All About You’ in 2015 with the hope to help women feel comfortable, confident and take pride in being themselves. ‘All About You’ celebrates fashion for the multifaceted woman who loves to keep it comfortable, classic, modern yet fun. The brand offers western wear and ethnic wear and is available on Flipkart, Jabong and Myntra.