Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone: Know Why Deepika Padukone Is Queen of Bollywood
When it comes to Bollywood and the title of “Queen”, Deepika Padukone is the first name that comes to our mind. Though she has not completed many years in this industry, but her talent has won our hearts. She not only has beauty, but is also blessed with amazing talent in acting. Her movies obviously show her versatility and her dedication towards her work.
Here are some things about Deepika which you’ll love to read..
1) Deepika was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore.
2) As a teenager she played many national level badminton championships. She also played State level volleyball championships. She later left the sport for her modelling career. She soon received film offers.
3) She made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Padukone then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
4) Deepika learned the Japanese martial art form of jujutsu for Chandni Chowk To China. She performed the stunts in the film without any body double.
5) While offering Cocktail, producer Dinesh Vijan asked Deepika to choose either of the female roles. Padukone decided on risque Veronica and rest, as they say, is history.
6) In 2008, Deepika topped Indian Maxim’s ‘Hot 100’ list and in 2012 and was named ‘India’s Most Beautiful Woman’ by the Indian edition of People magazine.
7) Deepika has acted opposite much older star Shah Rukh Khan in three movies in her seven years old career. A rare feat by a Next-Gen actress.
8) Deepika has acted with all the big names in the industry – from Amitabh Bachchan to Rajinikanth, but is still to feature opposite Aamir Khan and Salman Khan.
9) Deepika was the first choice for YRF’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Dhoom 3. Both went to her rival Katrina Kaif.
10) Deepika rejected not one but three films opposite Salman Khan – Shuddhi, Sultan and an item number in Kick.
With Tamasha, Piku and Bajirao-Mastani lined up for release in 2015, we wish the leggy lass a successful year ahead.