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The Bollywood Diva – Deepika Padukone

• Early Life:-

When and where was Deepika Padukone born? Which famous badminton player’s daughter is she? Which sport did Deepika play, competing at the National championship level?

On 5th January, 1986 in Copenhagen Deepika was born. Daughter of the famous badminton player, Prakash Padukone. She played badminton at a National Championship level.

• Education:-

Where did she do her schooling and pursue her college from?

At Bangalore’s Sophia High school Deepika studied and her pre-university education from Mount Carmel College. Later on, she enrolled herself into Indira Gandhi National Open University for a Bachelor’s in Arts degree in Sociology, which she later quit for pursuing her acting skills.

• Debut in Bollywood:-

What was the name of her debut movie and which famous director directed it? What were the reviews she received from the critics?

Deepika Padukone made her debut into Bollywood with “Om Shanti OM” which was directed by Farah Khan in 2006. She had created a ripple among the masses and the critics were quite impressed with her acting performance.

• Inspiration:-

As a newcomer to the film industry, who were the actresses she looked up to?

Deepika always looked up to the veteran Bollywood actresses Helen and Hema Malini. According to her, these actresses were the most graceful actresses the film industry has ever got. Watching them perform so gracefully on screen, made her improvise on her acting skills and expressions.

• Movie releases:-

The year 2010 saw five movie releases with Deepika starring in them. What were the titles of these movies? Which of her two movies received strong criticism from the critics as well as the masses?

The year 2010 witnessed 5 of Deepika’s movie releases – Karthik Calling Karthik (psychological thriller), Housefull (comedy), Lafangey Parindey (drama), Break Ke Baad (romantic comedy) and lastly, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se. The two movies that might have done box numbers wise but didn’t go done that well with the critics and audience were Housefull and Chandini Chowk to China.

• The turning point of career:-

Which movie is considered as the turning point of Deepika Padukone’s career, and who was the person who advised her to take the movie up?

Homi Adajania directed romantic comedy; “Cocktail” is what is considered as the turning point of Deepika’s career. When she was approached for the movie, a bit unsure about doing the film she decided to ask for help from Imtiaz Ali, close friend of hers, and it was he who thought that the movie would be perfect for her. Little did she know that this movie would notch-up her career?

• Success and Hollywood:-

What were the movies that followed the Cocktail, taking her career graph to high scale of success? What was the title of her recent Hollywood debut film? Which famous Hollywood actor is seen starring opposite to her?

The movie lines up following cocktail were – Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Golliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Kochadaiiyan, Finding Fanny, Piku, Tamasha. Her recent debut Hollywood movie is the action movie – “xXx- The Return of Xander Cage” starring opposite Vin Diesel.

• Awards and accolades:-

She had won the Filmfare Award for the Best Debutant in 2008, with all the appreciation she’s received till date, what are the awards she’s won over the recent years?

Filmfare Award for Best Actress (2016-Piku, 2014-Golliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela)
Screen Award for Best Actress (2016-Piku, 2014- Golliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela)
IIFA Award for Best Actress (2016- Piku, 2014-Chennai Express)
Zine Cine Award for Best Actress (2016- Bajirao Mastaani, 2014-Chennai Express)
Stardust Award for Actress of the year (2014- Happy New Year and Finding Fanny)
Guild Award for Best Actress (2016- Piku, 2014- Chennai Express)

• The viral video:-

Apart from her acting career in movies, there was a recent online video that went viral featuring Deepika. Under whose direction was the video directed and what was the topic on which the video based on?

The video “My Choice” was directed by none other than Homi Adajania. The video was based on the strongest; most talked about topic – Feminism. The video not only garnered millions of views but also created a bit of a controversy about the loud opinions voiced in it.

• Stepping into the fashion industry:-

With the changing trends in the fashion industry, triggered Deepika to launch her line of clothing. Which year was it and what was it called?

In 2013, Deepika launched her line of clothing with retail chain Van Hessen. Two years later, there was a collaboration of the fashion portal Myntra and her, thus marking the launch of her second line of clothing – “All about You”.

• Love Life:-

In her personal life, who is Deepika Padukone currently dating, and how did they meet each other?

The man in Deepika’s life after some failed relationships, is Ranveer Singh who is also from the same film industry. The two of them became a close on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Golliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and since then they’ve always been together.

• Rankings:-

The Indian edition of the ‘Forbes Celebrity 100’ list ranked Deepika on which spot and for how many years?

The Indian edition of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list ranked Deepika among the top 25 people for3 consecutive years, and made it to the 8th spot in 201

• Highest paid actress:-

In 2016, the Global edition of Forbes ranked Deepika which spot, with an annual income of?

Her annual income of US$10million. The global edition of Forbes ranked Deepika is the 10th highest paid actress in the world.

• Public Appearances:-

At the recent MTVEMAs, Deepika received a lot appreciation for her ensemble at the red carpet, who the celebrity stylists who styled Deepika for the big night?

Shaleena Nathani and Monisha Jaisingh were the two masterminds who gave the Deepika a stunning look.

• Creating awareness:-

Which online famous fashion portal that has “All about You” collection of Deepika Padukone? Also, what is the name of Deepika’s foundation and what is the main objective of it?

Jabong, the famous online fashion portal recently included Deepika’s collection onto their site. “Live,Love, Laugh” foundation is an initiative taken by Deepika Padukone that deals with creating awareness about mental health.

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