The glamorous world is like a fantasy to all of us and we feel amazed when we see glamorous people on big screen (movies).Today Deepika Padukone is one such woman who inspires millions of women not only in India but all over the world.
She is an elegant and impassive superstar of the Indian Box office in the present day and today she is the highest paid actress in Bollywood. According to Times magazine, Deepika is one of 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
Deepika Padukone was born on 5th January 1986 at Copenhagen, Denmark and raised in Bangalore. Her father Prakash Padukone was an international level badminton player and as a teenager, she took badminton as her career maintaining the hereditary of her family.
Throughout her school years, Deepika concentrates on her education and badminton career, but sometimes she also worked as a child model. In tenth class, she completely shifts her focus from sports to modelling.
She conveyed her wish of becoming a fashion model to her father and her father agrees with her decision and supports her.
Early in her career, Deepika Padukone gained recognition with a tv commercial for the Liril soap and modelled for various other products and brands. Deepika`s fame increased when she won the “Model of the Year” award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards in 2005. Soon she began to receive film offers when she featured in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya’s song.
In 2006 Deepika Padukone makes her film debut in romantic comedy Kannada film opposite Upendra. The movie becomes a commercially hit and after that Farah Khan cast her in her movie Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan.
Om Shanti Om was a big commercial hit and become the highest-grossing film of 2007. Many film critics’ predict that Deepika is highly talented and she has all the integrant to be a top star.
After the big success, many film offers came rolling in for Deepika. She was cast in Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Ranbir Kapoor, Chandni Chowk to China opposite Akshay Kumar and Love Aaj Kal opposite Saif Ali Khan. Only the Love Aaj Kal was a big success, while the other two performed averagely at the box office.
After witnessing enormous success in the first few years of her career, Deepika Padukone career graph dipped at the lowest in 2010. She had five releases in the year, but none of them did anything to accentuate her career graph.
During this year most of her films bombed badly at the box office. This phase continues in 2011 also when her 2 releases Desi Boyz and Aarakshan performed badly.
Career Saving Romantic Comedy
In 2012 Deepika pulled up a stunning performance in Homi Adajania’s rom-com movie Cocktail. This film did exceptionally well and proved to be a turning point in her acting career. Playing the role of impulsive party girl Veronica, Deepika was credited as the soul of the movie.
2013 established Deepika Padukone as the leading lady of contemporary Indian cinema. She has four big hits of her career in that year with Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Rasleela RamLeela.These films earned her immense commercial and critical adulation as she became one of the top-rated stars of the industry.
In 2013 in the movie Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Deepika Padukone acted opposite Ranveer Singh. It was an adoption of the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the direction of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The role played by her was Leela.
Originally, it was titled as Ram-Leela, but there was a dispute of court case against them, for offending the religious sentiments of people by manifesting sex and violence about the life of Rama, so it was changed to Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.For her performance, she was mentioned as a breathtaking and prime asset of this film and earned several awards and admiration.
In Piku, released in 2015 Deepika played the role of hard-core Bengali architect living with her hypochondriac father (role played by Amitabh Bachchan). The act of bond of the father and daughter is uncommon in the film industry. She got several awards and the best actress award in Filmfare and Screen for this film.
Success (2015 – Present)
Later in 2015, Padukone reunited with Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali in a historical drama, Bajirao Mastani which was a big hit. Deepika plays the role of the warrior princess Mastani in the movie. She learnt horse riding, sword-fighting and the martial art form of kalaripayattu for the movie.
With action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage in 2017, Deepika makes debut in Hollywood. She Plays the lead role of Serena Unger, opposite Vin Diesel in the movie. The film got mixed reviews and some critics think that her talent was wasted in the film.
In 2018, in her third collaboration with Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone plays that role of Rajput queen Rani Padmavati who commits Jauhar to protect herself from Alauddin Khilji a Muslim invader in the period drama movie Padmavat.
With an estimated budget of ₹ 2 billion, Padmaavat is one of the most expensive Hindi films and it is Deepika Padukone’s highest-grossing release to date.
Battle with Depression
She talked about her mental feelings and her battle with the depression many times in public. This surprisingly happened during her appreciation time. Actually, the mental sickness is like that, it can outburst at any time. She felt exhausted and felt descending all the time.
At first, she avoided the negative feelings by connecting with close people and zooming in the works. But later she found that it was not easy and becomes worse. She had to take it wisely and began her medical treatment by taking a break from work. She was able to get out of this situation and started to work with the sound mind.
Having experience from own life, Deepika has known that there is a stigma in sharing the mental depression in our society. So she launched an NGO named Live Love Laugh Foundation to build awareness among the people about mental health.
Deepika is a homesick person and she feels a strong bond with her family. She feels a strong connection with her family and visits them regularly to Bangalore. She is religious and visits temples regularly.
The most important event of her life is the marriage with Ranveer Singh in November 2018. The marriage happened in a gorgeous manner in Lake Como, Italy.
Deepika Padukone has gone through so many ups and downs in life, but at the end and presently she is the winner in her way.