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Deepika Padukone

--- About Deepika Padukone ---

Birth name: Deepika Padukone

Meaning of the name: Deepika - Lamp, light

Date of Birth: 5 January 1986

Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nicknames: Dippy, Deepz, Deepu

Occupation: Actress, Model

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Height: 5' 81" (1.74 m)

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Ranveer Singh

Date of Marriage:
14 November 2018

Prakash Padukone (Badminton Player)

Mother: Ujjala Padukone (Travel Agent)

Sister: Anisha Padukone (Golfer)

Mother Tongue: Konkani

Languages: Hindi, English, Kannada

Past love relationships: Ranbir Kapoor, Siddharth Mallya...

Friends from film industry: Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Asin, Sonam Kapoor,
Farah Khan, Shah Rukh Khan

Education: Sophia High School in Bangalore; undergraduate studies from Mount Carmel College

Hobbies: Dancing, Travelling, Listening to music

Activities: Yoga

Sports: Badminton, plays a little bit of basketball, tennis, throw ball and baseball

Most memorable moment: Winning the 'Critics' award for 'Best Actress' at the TOIFAs

Strength: Family

Trademark: Her smile, dimples, eyes, skin and figure

Likes: Genuineness, music, eating, sleeping, and watching movies
Dislikes: Negativity and people who lie

A skill she wish she had learnt: to ride a bike or play an instrument - the piano or guitar

A quote she live by: Live, love and laugh
She would like if she could meet: Princess Diana

Debut film: Aishwarya (2006, Kannada film)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Om Shanti Om (2007)

Best movies in the career by now: Om Shanti Om, Love Aaj Kal, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Cocktail,
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Happy New Year... 

Dream Role: Kajol's Part in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Kind of guys she gets attracted to: Guys who are themselves and don't try to hurt

Dream guy: “There has to be physical attraction at first. He should be someone who is very confident
but doesn’t have to try too hard to get my attention. I’m more a listener than a talker so I like
extroverted guys.”

Honeymoon: “Around the world to all the places I haven’t been to.”

Deepika Padukone childhood photos

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: South Indian food Dosa, Upma; Thai

Favourite drink: Nimbu Paanu, South Indian Filter Coffee, fresh fruit juice with no sugar and no ice.

Favourite dessert: Dark Chocolate (she eats a small piece every night)

Favourite holiday spot: France; French Riviera

Favourite actors: Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Johnny Depp, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, and
Amitabh Bachchan

Favourite actresses: Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen
and Juhi Chawla

Favourite movies: Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), The Color of
Paradise (1999), Cinderella Man (2005), and Mary Poppins (1964)

Favourite songs: Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein from Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976), Pehla Nasha from
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Angel by Lionel Richie, Ajab Si from Om Shanti Om
(2007), and We Are The World by Michael Jackson

Favourite singer: A.R. Rahman

Favourite colours: White and Mauve

Favourite perfume: Hugo Boss, Escada & Femina by Alberta Ferretti

Favourite books: Little Women, Kite Runner

Favourite outfit: Saree, Ash’s (Aishwarya Rai) clothes in Devdas

Favourite fashion designers: Abu-Sandeep, Tarun Tahiliani, Anamika Khanna, Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra

Favourite accessory: Watches... rings, little balis, small earrings

Favourite jewellery: Uncut jadau and traditional South Indian temple jewellery

Favourite hairstyle: Long Back

Favourite male co-star: Shah Rukh Khan

Favourite music director: A.R.Rahman

Favourite cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli

Favourite style icon: Audrey Hepburn

Deepika Padukone childhood photos

--- Interesting Facts --- 

--> Deepika was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, India, when she was
eleven months old.

--> She has admitted to being socially awkward as a child, and did not have many friends. The
focus of her life was badminton, which she played competitively from a young age.

--> She played state level badminton till the 10th standard.

--> While concentrating on her education and sporting career, Deepika also worked as a child model,
first appearing in a couple of advertising campaigns at the age of eight. In the tenth grade, she
changed focus and decided to become a fashion model. 

--> At the age of 21, Padukone relocated to Mumbai and stayed at her aunt's home. That year, she
gained wider recognition by featuring in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Naam Hai Tera".

--> Deepika is known for her glamorous image, exemplified by her distinct physical attributes.

--> She shares a close bond with her family, and visits them regularly in her hometown of
Bangalore. She lives by herself in Prabhadevi, a neighbourhood in Mumbai, and admits to missing the
presence of her family there.

--> In March 2008, Deepika began dating Ranbir Kapoor after meeting on the sets of their film
Bachna Ae Haseeno. She spoke openly about the relationship and sported a tattoo of his initials on the
nape of her neck. She has said that the relationship had a profound effect on her, transforming her into
a more confident and social person. After their break up in November 2009, she has decided to
keep her personal life away from media attention.

--> After the break up with Ranbir Kapoor, she professed in an interview to feeling "angry" and "betrayed"
for a long time, but insisted that they remained on good terms.

--> In 2009, she started writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of Hindustan Times.
These columns appear online on social network, Desimartini.

--> In addition to acting, Deepika has written opinion columns and has been involved with women's
health and fitness magazines. She has also supported charitable organizations, and has performed for
stage shows.

--> She has a glass of hot water first thing in the morning.

--> Her favorite kind of bread is freshly-baked soft white bread.

--> Deepika loves to cook.

--> Her first dialogue in “Om Shanti Om” movie was ‘Kutte, kameene! Bhagwan ke liye mujhe chhod de!’
(meaning: Oh You (Dog,) Scoundrel! Please leave me for God's sake!)

--> She is a morning person and likes working outdoor, in nature and fresh air.

--> Deepika always prefers to take the stairs instead of the lift.

--> Deepika was awarded the title “Model of the Year“ at the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards.

--> A practicing Hindu, Padukone considers religion to be an important aspect of her life and makes
frequent visits to temples and other religious shrines.

--> Padukone is an active celebrity endorser for several brands and products.

--> In 2013, she launched her own line of clothing for women, in association with the retail chain Van

--> In 2013, she began dating actor Ranveer Singh. She married him on 14 November 2018 in a traditional
Konkani ceremony at Lake Como, Italy, followed by a traditional sindhi wedding the next day.
--> Deepika used to was naughty in school. She and her friends used to placed pins on the teacher's chair.

Deepika with her current boyfriend Ranveer Singh

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I don't think one can look for love. I don't think you can decide 'I will marry this guy'. I think you have
to go with the flow. I think when you're young you meet different people and I guess when the time is
right and if it is the right person, I think you automatically know."

"I am not confident around people. Maybe, I have become slightly more confident over the years because
of my profession."

"I don't like differentiating between art and commercial cinema. For me film is a film. What I give for any
film is the same and involved never changes."

"I don't sit and analyse about the films I do. It feels good that my films have been liked by the audience."

"Coming from a different city, having a sports background, entering an industry that I am totally unaware
about, has been difficult, but I am settled now."

"Ranbir (Kapoor) has been very special for me."

"I wish I was better at holding conversations with people. I am awkward with long conversations."

"If two actors have an equal creative give and take between them, it translates beautifully on the screen."

"I always think before I speak. I'm not the sort who will just say anything that comes to my mind. I'm a
very emotional and sensitive person. But I'm also very strong and know my mind well."

"I know people think that I'm very politically correct, but actually, I am like thatas a person. I am very shy,
I am reserved, I think before I speak... By nature, I am a very quiet person."

"Start your day with a hearty breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day."

"I love exercising, I love working out and that keeps my mind and body balanced."

"I never wanted to be a Bollywood heroine. The thought never crossed my mind. A s a child, I never stuck
poses in front of the mirror."

"I've grown up watching Shah Rukh Khan and never really imagined that one day I will get to play the lead
opposite him."

"I will be choosy and work in good films only. I am not interested in exposing even if I am offered good

"I feel nice when people tell me that the Om Shanti Om look became a trend.The kurtas from Love Aaj Kal
became popular. Now the Cocktail look is a hit.

"I’m not an accessory person. But I do like wearing watches."

"Unfortunately, when you’re modelling you don’t have a choice regarding the clothes. I’ve worn some
disastrous clothes. Personally, I’ve always dressed safe. Not because I want to play safe but because
that’s my style. I’m a white shirt blue jeans kind of person."

"I love Indian clothes. If you ask me, sari is my most favourite garment. I am the most comfortable in
a sari."

"I am quite a reserved, shy, and quite person. I very rarely interact with people I haven’t know for a very
long time. That’s why I always say my best friends are friends from school and the ones that I have grown
up with. Those are the friendships that I cherish the most."

"I know how to deal with success and failure. Success of Om Shanti Om did not affect me nor did failure
of Chandni Chowk to China. I have learnt this as a sportsperson myself and from my father as a child."

"This is not the time and I’m not ready for it (for relationship). But I’m sure it will happen when it has to.
I hope it’s not a permanent situation. I’m hoping that that will change at some point. But I’m sure it will
happen when it has to. I’m not going to keep talking to the flowers every morning..."

"I feel ups and downs are a part of one's career and this totally depends on how you take it. You can
either be knocked down by the negative things or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.
Maybe because I am from a sports background, I don't give up easily. I am a fighter."

"I don't think I've really been inspired by – well I admire a lot of people's work – but I don't think I've
ever grown up saying I want to be like this person. Or I want to act like this person."

"I think everyone has their own journey, their own ups and downs. Everyone has their won challenges and
I don't know what it would be like for someone who has come from the film industry. I think I've been
really fortunate. I'm glad that I was patient and waited for the right kind of films to come my way."

"It’s not about the bags he buys me, or the rocks, or the dinners, or the holidays he can take me on. I’m
a self-made girl. I know I’ve achieved a lot already and I don’t need a man for those things. I can buy
myself the most expensive bag or the biggest rock I want. For me, it has to be about being my best
friend, spending quality time with me, being able to have amazing conversations together even while we
are sitting in a house or a car. That he actually gets that I’m a quiet person. It would be irritating if he
keeps asking me to talk and thinks I’m boring because I don’t.He has to be comfortable with the silences."


Deepika with her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor


Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Wedding

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