Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and producer. Now, she also has an impact on Hollywood. She was born on 5th January 1986, in Copenhagen and grew up in Bangalore. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in India and included in 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. She has earned three Filmfare Awards till now. The film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage was one of the best performances of her career. Deepika Padukone married to the Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh recently.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Deepika Padukone
Padukone is also a talented writer
Besides a super hit actress, Padukone is also an accomplished writer. She writes mainly for one of the famous Indian magazines, lifestyle and women’s health. Padukone has also written weekly columns about her own life for Hindustan Times.
She is an inherent athlete
Padukone’s father was a world-class badminton player so she is an inherent athlete. She has played baseball full-time at the national level during high school days before pursuing her modeling career.
Deepika was the first and final choice of Farah Khan for Happy New Year
Initially, Deepika had been approached by Farah Khan for her movie “Happy New Year,” but the film didn’t go on the floor at that time. Therefore, Farah instead of that film, signed Deepika for her another upcoming megaproject, the film “Om Shanti Om.” Surprisingly, Deepika was again selected for Happy New Year, after the seven years later.
She got a remuneration of Rs. 500cr in 2013
The year 2013 was proved to be a very lucky year for Deepika in which she made a record of the collection of over Rs. 500cr through her Bollywood commercial hit movies. She collected such a huge sum of money from her well did debut films Race 2, Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani, Chennai Express, and Ram Leela. The total collection of her film’s remuneration was Rs. 500cr which making her the only actress in the Bollywood with this record.
She uses the surname of Guru Dutt
Deepika doesn’t have any godfather in the Indian film industry. However, the actress shared her surname with the real name of Guru Dutt who is the Indian yesteryear legendary filmmaker that was Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone. Deepika and late Guru Dutt belong to the same Karnataka’s Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin community.
Deepika adopted a village in the past
As it is known by only a few people that she was adopted a village in a small town of Pune, in Ambegaon, Maharashtra state, India. She did this to help the rural of that village for their basic needs of water and electricity. Her father was also a social activist who ran an organization, which works towards the betterment of Indian athletes.
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Deepika is the founder of live laugh love foundation
Deepika has founded live laugh love foundation, it works with the NGO who helps and deals with persons who are phasing depression. Additionally, she chose to speak about her phase of life when she was struggling with depression.
Before becoming a superstar she has rejected to model with Salman Khan
It is a shocking truth. Before entering Bollywood, Deepika rejected an opportunity to pair up with Salman Khan in the Liril Soap ad. Salman also wished to act her beside him, when he saw the ad. Once Deepika received a call from the production about the modeling offer she rejected it as she wasn’t prepared for that. Afterward, she got another chance to pair up with Shah Rukh Khan in her 1st Bollywood debut film, “Om Shanthi Om.”