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Deepika Padukone
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Padukone at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 37)
Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Actress
  • film producer
Years active 2005–present
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(m. 2018)
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Deepika Padukone (pronounced [d̪iːpɪkaː pəɖʊkoːɳ]; born 5 January 1986) is a Danish–born Indian movie actress and model. One of the highest-paid Indian celebrities, she has established a career in Bollywood films, and is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards. She is married to ranveer singh (2018 till date). She belongs to OBC caste.

Early life

Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Konkani-speaking parents. Her father, Prakash, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. Her younger sister, Anisha, is a golfer. Her paternal grandfather, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association. The family relocated to Bangalore, India, when Padukone was a year old. She was educated at Bangalore's Sophia High School, and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College. She subsequently enrolled at the Indira Gandhi National Open University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, but later quit it due to scheduling conflicts with her modelling career.


Padukone's first screen appearance was in Himesh Reshammiya's music video "Naam Hai Tera" in 2005. Padukone made her film debut by playing the titular protagonist in the Kannada film Aishwarya (2006). Her first Hindi film release came the following year with Farah Khan's melodrama Om Shanti Om, in which she played dual roles opposite Shah Rukh Khan. For her performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and also received a Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. Her sole film role in 2008 was as one of Ranbir Kapoor's love interests in Bachna Ae Haseeno.

Padukone's first film release of 2009, the kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk to China opposite Akshay Kumar, proved to be a box office flop. However, her next release, Imtiaz Ali's romance Love Aaj Kal grossed INR1.2 billion (US$20 million) worldwide, and garnered her a second Best Actress nomination at Filmfare. Padukone had five film releases in 2010. The comedy Housefull was a commercial success, though her other four releases that year failed at the box office. The series of poorly received films continued with both her 2011 releases, the drama Aarakshan and the comedy Desi Boyz.

The role in Homi Adajania's Cocktail (2012) proved to be a breakthrough for Padukone. Critics praised her performance and she received several acting nominations for it. The year 2013 was key for Padukone; three of her four releases that year earned over INR1 billion (US$17 million) in India. Among these were two of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time—the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and the action-comedy Chennai Express. She also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for portraying Leela, a character based on Juliet, in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013). In 2014, Padukone appeared in Kochadaiiyaan, an animation film in Tamil, which was shot using motion capture technology. Also that year, she played a young widow in Adajania's Finding Fanny and a dancer in the ensemble heist film Happy New Year. The following year, Padukone starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan in Shoojit Sircar's critically acclaimed comedy-drama Piku (2015).


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
Aishwarya 2006 Aishwarya Lankesh, IndrajitIndrajit Lankesh Kannada film
Om Shanti Om 2007 Shantipriya / Sandy Khan, FarahFarah Khan Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress

Bachna Ae Haseeno 2008 Gayatri Anand, SiddharthSiddharth Anand
Chandni Chowk to China 2009 Sakhi /
Meow Meow
Advani, NikhilNikhil Advani
Billu 2009 Herself Priyadarshan Special appearance in song "Love Mera Hit Hit"
Love Aaj Kal 2009 Meera Pandit Ali, ImtiazImtiaz Ali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna 2009 Raina Soni, PremPrem Soni Special appearance
Karthik Calling Karthik 2010 Shonali Mukherjee Lalwani, VijayVijay Lalwani
Housefull 2010 Sandy Khan, SajidSajid Khan
Lafangey Parindey 2010 Pinky Palkar Sarkar, PradeepPradeep Sarkar
Break Ke Baad 2010 Aaliya Khan Aslam, DanishDanish Aslam
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey 2010 Kalpana Datta Gowariker, AshutoshAshutosh Gowariker
Dum Maaro Dum 2011 Unnamed Sippy, RohanRohan Sippy Special appearance in song "Dum Maaro Dum Mit Jaaye Gham"
Aarakshan 2011 Poorbi Anand Jha, PrakashPrakash Jha
Desi Boyz 2011 Radhika Awasthi Dhawan, RohitRohit Dhawan
Cocktail 2012 Veronica Malaney Adajania, HomiHomi Adajania Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Race 2 2013 Elena Abbas–Mustan
Bombay Talkies 2013 Herself Multiple Special appearance in song "Apna Bombay Talkies"
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013 Naina Talwar Mukerji, AyanAyan Mukerji
Chennai Express 2013 Meenalochani
Shetty, RohitRohit Shetty Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 Leela Bhansali, Sanjay LeelaSanjay Leela Bhansali Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 Princess Vadhana Ashwin, Soundarya R.Soundarya R. Ashwin Tamil film
Animation film
Finding Fanny 2014 Angie Adajania, HomiHomi Adajania English language film
Happy New Year 2014 Mohini Joshi Khan, FarahFarah Khan
My Choice 2015 Herself Adajania, HomiHomi Adajania Short film
Piku 2015 Piku Banerjee Sircar, ShoojitShoojit Sircar
Tamasha 2015 Tara Maheshwari Ali, ImtiazImtiaz Ali Post-production
Bajirao Mastani 2015 Mastani Bhansali, Sanjay LeelaSanjay Leela Bhansali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress

xXx:Return of Xander Cage 2017 Serena Unger Caruso, D. J.D. J. Caruso American film
Raabta 2017 Vijan, DineshDinesh Vijan Special appearance in song "Raabta"
Padmaavat 2018 Rani Padmavati Bhansali, Sanjay LeelaSanjay Leela Bhansali
Zero Film has yet to be released 2018 Herself Rai, Anand LAnand L Rai Special appearance
chhapaak 2020 Malti Meghna Gulzar

Music video appearances

Title Year Role Performer(s) Album Ref(s)
"Naam Hai Tera" 2005 Unnamed Himesh Reshammiya Aap Kaa Surroor
"Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" 2010 Herself Various

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