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Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(pronounced [d̪iːpɪkaː pəɖʊkoːɳ]; born 5 January 1986) is an Indian film actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, Padukone is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards. She features in listings of the nation's most popular personalities. Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
and raised in Bangalore. As a teenager, she played badminton in national level championships but left her career in the sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles and made her acting debut in 2006 as the title character of the Kannada film
Kannada film
Aishwarya. Padukone then played a dual role in her first Bollywood
Bollywood
release, the romance Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om
(2007), which won her the Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Female Debut. Padukone received praise for portraying the lead roles in the romance Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
(2009) and the drama Lafangey Parindey
Lafangey Parindey
(2010), but her performances in the romance Bachna Ae Haseeno
Bachna Ae Haseeno
(2008) and the comedy Housefull (2010) were met with negative reviews. The romantic comedy Cocktail (2012) marked a turning point in Padukone's career, earning her praise and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies. She established herself with starring roles in the romantic comedies Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
(2013) and Chennai Express (2013), the heist comedy Happy New Year (2014), and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period dramas Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
(2015) and Padmaavat (2018), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. Padukone's acclaimed portrayal of a character based on Juliet
Juliet
in Bhansali's tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and a headstrong architect in the comedy-drama Piku
Piku
(2015) earned her two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. Her first project in Hollywood came with the action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017). Alongside her acting career, Padukone participates in stage shows, has written columns for an Indian newspaper, is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, and is vocal about issues such as feminism and depression. She has designed her own line of clothing for women and is the founder of The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which creates awareness on mental health in India.

Contents

1 Early life and modelling career 2 Acting career

2.1 Film debut and breakthrough (2006–2009) 2.2 Career struggles (2010–2011) 2.3 Establishing with romantic comedies and Ram-Leela (2012–2014) 2.4 Piku
Piku
and period films with Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
(2015–present)

3 Other work 4 Personal life 5 In the media 6 Accolades 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Early life and modelling career Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Konkani-speaking parents.[1][2] Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent.[3] Her younger sister, Anisha, is a golfer.[4] Her paternal grandfather, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association.[5] The family relocated to Bangalore, India when Padukone was a year old.[6] She was educated at Bangalore's Sophia High School and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College.[7] 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.[6][8]

Padukone with her parents and sister at the 59th Filmfare Awards in 2014

Padukone has admitted to being socially awkward as a child and did not have many friends.[6] The focus of her life was badminton, which she played competitively from a young age. Describing her daily routine in a 2012 interview, Padukone said, "I would wake up at five in the morning, go for physical training, go to school, again go for playing badminton, finish my homework, and go to sleep."[6] Padukone continued to pursue a career in badminton throughout her school years and played the sport in national level championships. She also played baseball in a few state level tournaments.[9] While concentrating on her education and sporting career, Padukone also worked as a child model, first appearing in a couple of advertising campaigns at the age of eight.[10] In the tenth grade, she changed focus and decided to become a fashion model. She later explained, "I realised that I was playing the game only because it ran in the family. So, I asked my father if I could give up the game and he wasn't upset at all."[11] In 2004, she began a full-time career as a model under the tutelage of Prasad Bidapa.[11][12] Early in her career, Padukone gained recognition with a television commercial for the soap Liril and modelled for various other brands and products.[13][14] In 2005, she made her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Varma
Suneet Varma
and won the "Model of the Year" award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards.[15][16] Padukone's fame increased when she appeared in a highly popular print campaign for the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar;[17] the designer Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks
commented, "Since Aishwarya Rai, we haven't had a girl as beautiful and fresh."[18] Rodricks had spotted her at a Ganjam jewellery class he was teaching and signed her up with the Matrix agency.[19] At the age of 21, Padukone relocated to Mumbai
Mumbai
and stayed at her aunt's home.[6] That year, she gained wider recognition by featuring in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Naam Hai Tera."[20] Padukone soon began to receive offers for film roles.[21] Believing herself to be too inexperienced as an actor, she instead enrolled for a course at Anupam Kher's film academy.[22] Following much media speculation, the director Farah Khan, who had noticed her in Reshammiya's music video, made the decision to cast her for a role in Happy New Year.[6][17] Acting career See also: Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
filmography Film debut and breakthrough (2006–2009) Padukone announced in 2006 that she would make her film debut with Aishwarya, a Kannada film
Kannada film
directed by Indrajit Lankesh.[17] The romantic comedy was a remake of the Telugu film Manmadhudu, and she was cast in the title role opposite the actor Upendra. The film proved to be a major commercial success.[23] RG Vijayasarathy of Rediff.com was appreciative of Padukone's screen presence but added that "she needs to work on her emotional scenes."[24] By the end of 2006, Farah Khan's Happy New Year was shelved, and Khan had instead cast Padukone for the reincarnation melodrama Om Shanti Om (2007).[25] Set against the backdrop of the Hindi film industry, the film tells the story of a struggling actor in the 1970s who dies soon after witnessing the murder of the woman he loved and is reincarnated to avenge her death. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
starred as the protagonist, and Padukone featured in dual roles—Shantipriya, a leading actress of the 1970s, and later as Sandy, an aspiring actress. She said, "I've grown up watching [Shah Rukh] and always admired him so much. To get to work with him ... is quite wonderful. It was also fantastic that Farah showed faith in my talent and cast me opposite him."[26] In preparation for her role, Padukone watched several films of actresses Helen and Hema Malini
Hema Malini
to study their body language, which she felt "were more graceful" and "completely different from today's actors."[27] However, her voice was dubbed by the voice artist Mona Ghosh Shetty.[28] For one of the songs in the film, "Dhoom Taana,” Padukone drew upon Indian classical dance, and according to Dorling Kindersley, "mesmeriz[ed] audiences" by using hasta mudras (hand gestures).[29] Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om
was a commercial success, and emerged as the highest-grossing film of the year, with a global revenue of ₹1.49 billion (US$23 million).[30] Taran Adarsh of the entertainment portal Bollywood
Bollywood
Hungama reviewed, "Deepika has all it takes to be a top star—the personality, the looks and yes, she's supremely talented too. Standing in the same frame as [Shah Rukh] and getting it right is no small achievement. She comes as a whiff of fresh air!"[31] At the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, Padukone was awarded the Best Female Debut Award and received her first nomination in the Best Actress category.[32]

Padukone at the first look launch of Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
in 2009

Bollywood
Bollywood
Hungama reported that the success of Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om
proved a breakthrough for Padukone.[33] She followed this success with the role of Gayatri (one of star Ranbir Kapoor's love interests), a feisty student in Australia who moonlights as a cab driver in Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno
Bachna Ae Haseeno
(2008). The film was a financial success,[34] but Namrata Joshi of Outlook wrote that Padukone's performance was disappointing; "She is mannequin-like and utterly lacks fire and zing."[35] Padukone's first release of 2009 came alongside Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
in the Nikhil Advani-directed kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk To China, in which she portrayed the dual roles of Indian-Chinese twin sisters Sakhi and Suzy. Produced by Warner Bros., it had one of the widest international releases ever given to an Indian film.[36] Padukone learned the Japanese martial art form of jujutsu and performed her stunts without the use of a body double.[37][38] Despite the hype, Chandni Chowk To China emerged as a major financial failure with worldwide earnings of ₹554.7 million (US$8.5 million) on a budget of ₹800 million (US$12 million).[39][40] Film critics were generally disappointed with the picture and Padukone's performance;[41] Justin Trout of Orlando Weekly noted, "She is so wasted in Chandni Chowk, my mind often wandered back to Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om
during her scenes, possibly as a defense mechanism."[42] That same year, Padukone featured in an item number (for a song called "Love Mera Hit Hit") in the drama Billu,[43] following which she appeared alongside Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
in the romantic drama Love Aaj Kal from the writer-director Imtiaz Ali. The film documented the changing value of relationships among the youth and had Padukone play the part of Meera Pandit, a head-strong career woman. With a worldwide gross of ₹1.2 billion (US$18 million), Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
proved to be the third highest-grossing film of 2009.[30] Aniruddha Guha of Daily News and Analysis said that Padukone "delivers the best of her four performances so far" and Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India
The Times of India
mentioned her as "definitive and strong."[44][45] At the 55th Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards Padukone received a nomination for Best Actress.[46] Career struggles (2010–2011) Padukone had five film releases in 2010. Her first role was in Vijay Lalwani's psychological thriller Karthik Calling Karthik, where Padukone was cast as the supportive girlfriend of a depressed man (played by Farhan Akhtar) who goes through a series of changes after receiving mysterious phone calls every morning. Derek Elley of Variety found the film to be "thinly plotted" but added that "the uncomplicated ingenuousness of Padukone ... helps make the tall tale convincing."[47] Commercially, the film performed poorly.[48] Her most economically profitable film that year was Sajid Khan's ₹1.15 billion (US$18 million)-grossing comedy film Housefull in which she featured alongside an ensemble cast including Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal, Jiah Khan, and Boman Irani.[30] Raja Sen described the film as a "festival of bad acting" and attributed Padukone's poor performance to her "plasticky expressions."[49]

Padukone at a promotional event for Lafangey Parindey
Lafangey Parindey
in 2010

Pradeep Sarkar's drama Lafangey Parindey
Lafangey Parindey
(2010) saw Padukone star opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh
Neil Nitin Mukesh
in the role of Pinky Palkar, a blind girl determined to win a skating competition. In preparation for her role, she observed the interactions of blind people and rehearsed scenes while blindfolded.[50] Writing for The Hindu, Sudhish Kamath was particularly impressed by Padukone and wrote that she "exercises considerable restraint" in playing her part.[51] Later that year, Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times
published that the film helped change people's perception of Padukone, with focus directed on her acting prowess rather than her appearance.[52] Her next role was opposite Imran Khan in the Danish Aslam-directed romantic comedy Break Ke Baad. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand found the film to be "reasonably engaging" and noted that it was "watchable largely for the performance of its leading lady."[53] Both Lafangey Parindey
Lafangey Parindey
and Break Ke Baad
Break Ke Baad
underperformed at the box office.[48] Padukone's final release of 2010 was Ashutosh Gowarikar's period film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
opposite Abhishek Bachchan. Based on the book Do and Die by Manini Chatterjee, the film is a retelling of the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid.[54] Bachchan featured as the revolutionary leader Surya Sen
Surya Sen
and Padukone played Kalpana Dutta, his confidante.[55] Padukone said that she did not research for the role as there were "hardly ... any reference points as to what Kalpana looked like other than a few photos," and relied completely on Gowarikar's direction.[56] A review published in The Telegraph was appreciative of Padukone's portrayal, and the film received a generally positive critical reception.[57][58] Despite this, it was a major commercial disappointment.[59] Padukone began 2011 with an item number in Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum. The song was a remixed version of the iconic song "Dum Maro Dum," from the 1971 film Hare Rama
Rama
Hare Krishna, which featured Zeenat Aman.[60] Padukone referred to it as "the wildest song any actress has done;" the song's "suggestive lyrics" and "raunchy moves" attracted controversy including a court case for indecency.[61][62] Her next film was Prakash Jha's socio-political drama Aarakshan, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee
and Prateik Babbar, which dealt with the political issue of caste-based reservations in India. Trade journalists had high expectations for the film which ultimately flopped at the box office.[63][64] Critical reaction was largely negative, though Pratim D. Gupta mentioned Padukone as the most "refreshing thing about [the] movie."[65][66] Her final appearance that year was in Rohit Dhawan's comedy-drama Desi Boyz alongside Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh, a role that failed to propel her career forward.[67][68] The series of poorly received films led critics to perceive that Padukone had "[lost] her sparkle."[69] Establishing with romantic comedies and Ram-Leela (2012–2014) In an interview for The Indian Express, Padukone said that her starring role in the 2012 Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy Cocktail marked a significant turning point in her career.[70] Raja Sen of Rediff.com
Rediff.com
opined that she had successfully proved to be a "stunning girl who can also act."[71] Set in London, Cocktail tells the story of a software engineer (played by Saif Ali Khan) and his relationship with two temperamentally different women—an impulsive party girl (Veronica, played by Padukone) and a submissive girl next door (Meera, played by Diana Penty). During the script narration, the producer Dinesh Vijan offered Padukone the choice of which woman to play; she decided on Veronica to expand her horizons as an actress.[72] Portraying the role was a creative and physical challenge for her, and to achieve the physical requirements of her character she exercised extensively and followed a rigorous diet.[73][74] Critics were divided in their opinion of the film, but particularly praised Padukone's performance;[75] Devesh Sharma of Filmfare
Filmfare
credited her as the "soul of the film" and wrote that she "excels in every scene, whether as a material girl who enjoys sex, drugs and rock and roll or as the jealousy ridden girl out to destroy herself."[76] Cocktail earned Padukone Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies, including Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA.[77] The film proved to be a box office hit as well.[78] In 2013, Padukone established herself as a leading actress of contemporary Hindi cinema by featuring in four of the top-grossing productions of the year.[79][80] She collaborated with Saif Ali Khan for the fourth time (alongside John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez) in Abbas-Mustan's Race 2, an ensemble action thriller that served as a sequel to Race (2008). The film received predominantly negative reviews,[81] but with a total collection of ₹1.62 billion (US$25 million), it proved to be a commercial success.[82][83] In a scathing review, Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV wrote that both Padukone and Fernandez "strut around like wound-up automatons that are all decked-up but have nowhere to go."[84]

Padukone and Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
at an event for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela in 2013. She was awarded her first Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.

Ayan Mukerji's romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
was Padukone's next film release. Co-starring opposite Ranbir Kapoor, she was cast as Naina Talwar, a "shy wallflower," which marked a departure from the glamorous characters that she had a reputation for portraying.[85] Film critics praised her performance, though their response to the film was mixed.[86][87] Raja Sen thought that the film "lacked a good story" but added that Padukone "acts within herself and eschews exaggeration, and the results are impressive ... This may be her most self-aware performance so far".[88] The pairing of Padukone with her former boyfriend was anticipated,[89] and the film emerged as a major commercial success.[82][90] Her next appearance was opposite Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
in Rohit Shetty's action-comedy film Chennai Express. She played Meenalochini Azhagusundaram, a Tamil girl on the run from her father (a local don), which required that she adopt a Tamil accent. Critical opinion on her accent was mixed,[91] but her performance received praise;[86] film critic Aseem Chhabra wrote, "Padukone is delightful in the film—beautiful, smiling, and often a lot more playful and funny than Khan."[92] Chennai Express
Chennai Express
earned over ₹3.95 billion (US$60 million) to emerge as Padukone's highest-grossing release to that point, and alongside Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani it ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.[93] Padukone next played opposite Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, an adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy
Shakespearean tragedy
of Romeo and Juliet
Juliet
from director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her role was Leela, a Gujarati girl based on the character of Juliet.[94] Initially titled Ram-Leela, the film's title was changed after a court case was registered against Bhansali, Padukone, and Singh for "offending the religious sentiments" of the Hindu
Hindu
community by showcasing sex and violence under a title that referred to the life of Rama.[95] Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela released among protests across several states in India, but was generally well received by critics.[96][97] Meena Iyer of The Times of India
The Times of India
mentioned Padukone as "breathtaking", and writing for Deccan Chronicle, Khalid Mohamed concluded that "it’s Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
whom the film belongs to. Looking drop dead gorgeous and going at her part with a wallop, she’s the prime asset of Ram-Leela."[98][99] The film earned ₹2.02 billion (US$31 million) worldwide, making it Padukone's fourth consecutive success of the year.[80][83] Her performances in Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
won her several awards,[100] including the Screen Award
Screen Award
for Best Actress for both films and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the latter.[101][102] In 2014, Padukone featured opposite Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
in the Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan, a period drama that was shot using motion capture technology.[103] She was paid ₹30 million (US$460,000) for two days worth of work in it.[104][105] In Homi Adajania's widely praised satire Finding Fanny, Padukone played a young widow who takes a road trip with her dysfunctional friends (played by Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia
Dimple Kapadia
and Pankaj Kapur) in search of a woman named Fanny.[106] The film was screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival;[107] critic Anuj Kumar of The Hindu
The Hindu
wrote that Padukone successfully "takes off the fineries of Bollywood
Bollywood
and you can sense the freedom from baggage in her performance".[108] Later that year, she starred opposite Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
for the third time in Farah Khan's renewal of Happy New Year. She played a bar dancer who trains a group of underachievers for a dance competition. Sanjukta Sharma of Mint found her role to be of minimal importance that required her only to be "a pretty thing to be laughed at and pitied", but the film became one of her most successful, earning over ₹3.4 billion (US$52 million) worldwide.[93][109] Piku
Piku
and period films with Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
(2015–present) Following an appearance in Homi Adajania's online video on feminism, entitled My Choice,[110] Padukone took on the role of a headstrong Bengali architect who cares for her hypochondriac father (played by Amitabh Bachchan), in Shoojit Sircar's comedy-drama Piku
Piku
(2015). She was drawn to the depiction of a realistic father-daughter bond, which she thought was rare in Hindi cinema.[111] Reviews for the film were positive;[112] Tanmaya Nanda of Business Standard
Business Standard
praised the film's feminist tone, and wrote that Padukone proves "what she is capable of when given something more to do than look pretty and be the crazy-dance girl at parties".[113] NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee opined that she "holds Piku
Piku
together with a restrained star turn".[114] With a worldwide gross of over ₹1.40 billion (US$21 million), Piku emerged as a box office hit, and garnered Padukone several awards, including second Best Actress awards at Filmfare
Filmfare
and Screen.[115][116]

Padukone at an event for Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
in 2015. The film ranks among her highest-grossing releases.

Later in 2015, Padukone played the part of a businessperson who helps Ranbir Kapoor's character overcome his conflicts in Imtiaz Ali's romantic drama Tamasha. Despite poor financial returns, Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com
Rediff.com
named Padukone's performance as the best by an actress that year, writing that she "is so potent in Tamasha, it’s almost as if you can hear her heartbeat across the screen".[117][118] In her final release of 2015, Padukone reunited with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
in Bajirao Mastani, a historical drama about a tragic extramarital affair. Singh was cast as the maratha general Bajirao I, while Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
and Padukone featured as his first and second wife, respectively. To play the warrior-princess Mastani, Padukone learnt sword-fighting, horse-riding, and the martial art form of kalaripayattu.[119] With a revenue of over ₹3.5 billion (US$54 million), Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
proved to be the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood
Bollywood
film of the year.[93] Anupama Chopra
Anupama Chopra
found Padukone "riveting", but Subhash K. Jha thought that she was "way too subtle and silken, and not steely enough".[120][121] The film was showcased at the International Film Festival of India;[122] at the 61st Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards, Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
was named Best Film and Padukone received her second Best Actress nomination in that year.[115][123] The action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), in which Padukone played the lead female role of Serena Unger, opposite Vin Diesel, marked her first project in Hollywood.[124] Critical reception of the film was mixed.[125] Tirdad Derakhshani of The Philadelphia Inquirer termed the film a "repetitious heap of remarkably tedious CGI-enhanced action scenes" and thought that Padukone's talent was wasted in it.[126] Conversely, Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
believed that she had successfully "outclassed" Diesel to "practically [steal] the film".[127] The film earned over US$345 million worldwide, a majority of which came from the Chinese box office.[128] Padukone received three nominations at the Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
and followed it with an item number in the romantic drama Raabta.[129][130][131] In 2018, Padukone portrayed Rani Padmavati, a Rajput
Rajput
queen who commits jauhar (self-immolation) to protect herself from the Muslim
Muslim
invader Alauddin Khilji, in the period drama Padmaavat; it marked her third collaboration with Bhansali and Singh.[132] She was challenged by the need to convey her character's courage through silence and considered it to be the most emotionally exhausting role of her career.[133] She read history books on the era and researched the various historical depictions of Padmavati.[133] Right-wing Hindu
Hindu
groups speculated that the film portrayed a romantic liaison between Padmavati and Khilji; they protested violently and placed a bounty to behead Padukone and Bhansali.[134] Following a deferment in release, the film was cleared for exhibition after several modifications were made to it.[135][136] Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost
Firstpost
criticised the film's glorification of jauhar, but credited Padukone for managing to "eke something out of the stereotype-ridden writing".[137] Ankur Pathak of HuffPost
HuffPost
too took note of the film's regressive theme but thought that Padukone had played her part with "restrained elegance".[138] With an estimated budget of ₹2 billion (US$31 million), Padmaavat
Padmaavat
is the most expensive Hindi film, and with earnings of ₹5.25 billion (US$80 million), it is Padukone's highest-grossing release and is among Indian cinema's biggest grossers.[139][140] Other work

Padukone performing at the "SLAM! The Tour" concert in 2014

In addition to acting, Padukone has written opinion columns and has been involved with women's health and fitness magazines. She has also supported charitable organisations, and has performed for stage shows. In 2009, she was hired by Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times
to write weekly columns for their lifestyle section; through these columns she interacted with her fans and passed details of her personal and professional life.[141][142] That year, she participated in the World 10K Bangalore marathon, which raised ₹13.1 million (US$200,000) in support of 81 NGOs.[143][144] In 2010, Padukone adopted the Maharashtrian village of Ambegaon
Ambegaon
as part of NDTV's Greenathon Campaign, to provide the village with a regular supply of electricity.[145] She visited Indian jawans (troops) in Jammu, for an Independence Day special episode of NDTV's reality show Jai Jawaan.[146] Padukone took part in the opening ceremony of the third season of the Indian Premier League
Indian Premier League
at the DY Patil Stadium
DY Patil Stadium
in Navi Mumbai.[147] Three years later, she performed alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Pitbull for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.[148] In 2014, she participated in a concert tour across North America, entitled "SLAM! The Tour", in which she performed alongside her co-stars from Happy New Year.[149] Padukone has also been involved with the Olympic Gold Quest team, established by her father and Geet Sethi to support Indian athletes at the Olympic Games, along with sports personalities such as Leander Paes
Leander Paes
and Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand
and several other actors.[150] In 2013, she launched her own line of clothing for women, in association with the retail chain Van Heusen.[151] Two years later, Padukone collaborated with the fashion portal Myntra
Myntra
to launch another line under her brand "All About You".[152] Padukone has also been outspoken on issues such as feminism and has said, "New feminism isn't about being aggressive; it's about reaching the top yet being soft. It's about being you — feminine, strong and full of will power.”[153] In a 2015 interview, Padukone spoke about her personal experience of overcoming depression, and in October that year she formed a foundation to create awareness on mental health in India, named The Live Love Laugh Foundation.[154][155] The following year, she launched a campaign named More Than Just Sad to assist general physicians in their treatment of patients suffering from depression or anxiety.[156] Also in 2016, the foundation teamed with Facebook and the AASRA organisation to launch multilingual tools and educational resources in Facebook's networking site to support people with suicidal tendencies.[157] Padukone became the brand ambassador for the NGO Indian Psychiatric Society and on her foundation's first anniversary, the two organisations collaborated to launch the video and poster campaign #DobaraPoocho dedicated to victims and survivors of depression.[158][159] Personal life

Padukone with Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
at a promotional event for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013

Padukone shares a close bond with her family, and visits them regularly in her hometown of Bangalore.[160] She lives by herself in Prabhadevi, a neighbourhood in Mumbai, and admits to missing the presence of her family there.[6][161] She says, "I miss them, but luckily I have a life of my own, which keeps me from getting homesick. I wouldn’t want them to uproot their lives from Bengaluru just to be with me."[162] A practicing Hindu, Padukone considers religion to be an important aspect of her life and makes frequent visits to temples and other religious shrines.[163] While filming Bachna Ae Haseeno
Bachna Ae Haseeno
in 2008, Padukone began a romantic relationship with co-star Ranbir Kapoor.[164] She spoke openly about the relationship and sported a tattoo of his initials on the nape of her neck.[165] She has said that the relationship had a profound effect on her, transforming her into a more confident and social person.[6] The Indian media speculated on an engagement, and reported that this had occurred in November 2008, although Padukone had stated that she had no plans to marry within the next five years.[166] The couple broke up a year later;[167] she professed in an interview to feeling "angry" and "betrayed" for a long time, but insisted that they remained on good terms.[6] In a 2010 interview, Padukone accused him of infidelity.[168][169] Kapoor initially denied the allegations, but according to The Times of India, he later admitted to it.[170] In 2013, following the production of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Padukone told Filmfare
Filmfare
that she now "shares a great comfort level" with him.[171] In 2011, a set of pictures showing Padukone kissing the actor Siddharth Mallya
Siddharth Mallya
at an Indian Premier League
Indian Premier League
match were made available on the web.[172] This led to wide speculation in the media about the nature of their relationship,[173] which Padukone declined to talk about publicly. The following year it was reported that the couple had broken up.[174] She has since described her relationship with her frequent co-star Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
by saying, "When we’re with each other, we don’t need anything or anyone else".[133] In the media The journalist Vir Sanghvi, in 2013, described Padukone as "strong, someone who makes up her own mind, [and] has motivation within herself."[175] She is particularly known in the media as a professional, disciplined performer, whose "work takes precedence over everything else."[69] A reviewer for Rediff.com
Rediff.com
described her personality as "simple," "grounded," and "accessible," and wrote, "She takes criticism in her stride, acknowledges her limitations and strives to work hard at getting better. She handles praise with equal composure."[176] Ayan Mukerji
Ayan Mukerji
(the director of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) considers her to be "a woman who will flirt with you but you will love to take her home to meet your mom as well."[69] Padukone has maintained a Twitter account since 2010, and launched an official Facebook page in 2013.[177] She is the most followed Asian woman on Twitter.[178][179]

Padukone at an event for Lux in 2016

Padukone is considered among the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India.[32][86] Analysing her career, Reuters
Reuters
published that after making a successful debut with Om Shanti Om, she featured in a series of films for which critics labelled her as "wooden" and "mocked her accent."[180] The Indian Express
The Indian Express
added, "Not too long ago after a few unwise script calls and the public blow up of her high profile relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika was written off. Credit to her much touted professionalism, dedication, discipline and perseverance that she bounced back."[181] Following the major success of Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Chennai Express, several media publications began crediting her as the most successful contemporary actress in India.[30][182] From 2014–2016, she was the highest ranked woman on the Indian edition of Forbes' "Celebrity 100" (a list based on the income and popularity of celebrities), peaking at the sixth position in 2016 with an estimated annual earning of ₹698 million (US$11 million).[183][184] In 2017, India Today
India Today
featured her among the nation's 50 most powerful people.[185] The global edition of Forbes
Forbes
ranked her as the tenth highest-paid actress in the world in 2016 and the following year, the magazine calculated her annual salary to be US$11 million, and ranked her as the highest-paid actress in India.[186][187][188] Padukone is considered a sex symbol and style icon in India – the media cites her figure, height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in), smile, and eyes as her distinctive physical features.[189] The actress ranks high on various listings of the most attractive Indian celebrities.[190] In 2008, she topped Indian Maxim's "Hot 100" list,[191] and in 2012, she was named "India's Most Beautiful Woman" by the Indian edition of People magazine.[192] Padukone was ranked first on The Times of India's listing of the "Most Desirable Woman" in 2012 and 2013, after being ranked third and fourth, respectively, for the preceding two years; she was placed second in 2014 and 2015.[193][194][195] In 2010 and 2014, she was named the "World's Sexiest Woman" by the Indian edition of FHM.[196] and she was selected by the UK magazine Eastern Eye as 2016's "Sexiest Asian Woman".[197] In 2013, Filmfare
Filmfare
declared her as the winner of the "Most Fashionable Star" poll, and credited her as one of the "few actresses who experiments with colours, cuts and silhouettes."[198] In the fitness book The Four-Week Countdown Diet, the actress was cited by Namita Jain as "the ultimate role model for a healthy, fit and active lifestyle."[199] Padukone is an active celebrity endorser for several brands and products, including Tissot, Sony Cyber-shot, Nescafe, Vogue eyewear, Maybelline, Coca-Cola, L'Oréal Paris, Myntra
Myntra
among others.[200] In 2014, Business Standard
Business Standard
reported that Padukone earned ₹50 million (US$770,000) to ₹60 million (US$920,000) per endorsement deal and TAM AdEX named Padukone the most visible face on television in India that year.[201][202] In 2016, Duff & Phelps estimated her brand value to be US$86 million, the third highest of Indian celebrities.[203] Accolades Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Deepika Padukone Padukone has been the recipient of three Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards: Best Female Debut for Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om
(2007), and two Best Actress awards for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and Piku
Piku
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Deepika Padukone
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Ambegaon
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Siddharth Mallya
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Shah Rukh Khan
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
breaks free of Brad Pitt syndrome". Reuters. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.  ^ Singh, Harneet (16 August 2013). "Post Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone
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Further reading

Ajwani, Deepak; Paul, Cuckoo (26 December 2013). "Deepika Padukone: Living a Fairytale". Forbes. 

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Awards received by Deepika Padukone

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Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Actress

1954–1975

Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
(1954) Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
(1955) Kamini Kaushal
Kamini Kaushal
(1956) Nutan
Nutan
(1957) Nargis
Nargis
(1958) Vyjayanthimala
Vyjayanthimala
(1959) Nutan
Nutan
(1960) Bina Rai (1961) Vyjayanthimala
Vyjayanthimala
(1962) Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
(1963) Nutan
Nutan
(1964) Vyjayanthimala
Vyjayanthimala
(1965) Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
(1966) Waheeda Rehman
Waheeda Rehman
(1967) Nutan
Nutan
(1968) Waheeda Rehman
Waheeda Rehman
(1969) Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore
(1970) Mumtaz (1971) Asha Parekh
Asha Parekh
(1972) Hema Malini
Hema Malini
(1973) Dimple Kapadia
Dimple Kapadia
& Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
(1974) Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
(1975)

1976–2000

Lakshmi (1976) Raakhee
Raakhee
Gulzar (1977) Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi
(1978) Nutan
Nutan
(1979) Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
(1980) Rekha
Rekha
(1981) Smita Patil
Smita Patil
(1982) Padmini Kolhapure
Padmini Kolhapure
(1983) Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi
(1984) Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi
(1985) Dimple Kapadia
Dimple Kapadia
(1986) Not awarded (1987) Not awarded (1988) Rekha
Rekha
(1989) Sridevi
Sridevi
(1990) Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1991) Sridevi
Sridevi
(1992) Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1993) Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla
(1994) Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1995) Kajol
Kajol
(1996) Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
(1997) Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1998) Kajol
Kajol
(1999) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2000)

2001–present

Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
(2001) Kajol
Kajol
(2002) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2003) Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
(2004) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2005) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2006) Kajol
Kajol
(2007) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2008) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2009) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2010) Kajol
Kajol
(2011) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2012) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2013) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2014) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
(2015) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2016) Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt
(2017) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2018)

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Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Female Debut

1989–2009

Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla
(1989) Bhagyashree
Bhagyashree
(1990) Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
(1991) Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon
(1992) Divya Bharti (1993) Mamta Kulkarni (1994) Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre
& Tabu (1995) Twinkle Khanna
Twinkle Khanna
(1996) Seema Biswas
Seema Biswas
(1997) Mahima Chaudhry
Mahima Chaudhry
(1998) Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
(1999) Nandita Das
Nandita Das
(2000) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2001) Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu
(2002) Esha Deol
Esha Deol
(2003) Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
& Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2004) Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia
(2005) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2006) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
(2007) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2008) Asin
Asin
(2009)

2010–present

Not awarded (2010) Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha
(2011) Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra
(2012) Ileana D'Cruz
Ileana D'Cruz
(2013) Vaani Kapoor
Vaani Kapoor
(2014) Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon
(2015) Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar
(2016) Ritika Singh
Ritika Singh
(2017)

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IIFA Award for Best Actress

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2000) Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
(2001) Tabu (2002) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2003) Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
(2004) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2005) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2006) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2007) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2008) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2009) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
& Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2010) Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
(2011) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2012) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2013) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2014) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
(2015) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2016) Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt
(2017)

v t e

IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year - Female

Kareena Kapoor, Kim Sharma, Preeti Jhangiani
Preeti Jhangiani
& Shamita Shetty (2001) Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu
& Gracy Singh
Gracy Singh
(2002) Esha Deol
Esha Deol
(2003) Amrita Rao
Amrita Rao
(2004) Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia
(2005) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2006) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
(2007) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2008) Asin
Asin
(2009) Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez
& Mahi Gill
Mahi Gill
(2010) Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha
(2011) Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra
(2012) Yami Gautam (2013) Vaani Kapoor
Vaani Kapoor
(2014) Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon
(2015) Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar
(2016)

v t e

Screen Award
Screen Award
for Best Actress

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1995) Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1996) Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala
(1997) Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1998) Kajol
Kajol
(1999) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2000) Tabu (2001) Kajol
Kajol
(2002) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2003) Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar
(2004) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2005) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2006) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2007) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2008) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2009) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2010) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2011) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2012) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2013) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2014) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2015) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2016) Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt
(2017) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2018)

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Screen Award
Screen Award
for Best Female Debut

Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre
(1995) Not awarded (1996) Priya Gill (1997) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(1998) Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
(1999) Nethra Raghuraman
Nethra Raghuraman
(2000) Shilpa Navalkar (2001) Gracy Singh
Gracy Singh
(2002) Esha Deol
Esha Deol
(2003) Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
(2004) Gayatri Joshi
Gayatri Joshi
(2005) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2006) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
(2007) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2008) Asin
Asin
(2009) Mahi Gill
Mahi Gill
(2010) Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha
(2011) Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra
(2012) Ileana D'Cruz
Ileana D'Cruz
(2013) Aida El-Kashef (2014) Patralekha
Patralekha
(2015) Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar
(2016) Disha Patani
Disha Patani
(2017) Zaira Wasim
Zaira Wasim
(2018)

v t e

Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar
(2004) Not awarded (2005) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2006) Not awarded (2007) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2008) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2009) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2010) Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
& Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2011) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2012) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2013) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2014) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2015) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2016)

v t e

Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Female

Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
(2004) Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
(2005) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2006) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2007) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2008) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2009) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2010) Kajol
Kajol
(2011) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2012) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2013) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2014) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2015)

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Zee Cine Award
Zee Cine Award
for Best Actor – Female

Viewer:

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
(1998) Kajol
Kajol
(1999) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2000) Tabu (2001) Tabu (2002) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2003) Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar
(2004) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2005) Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
(2006) Kajol
Kajol
(2007) Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
(2008) Not awarded (2009) Not awarded (2010) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2011) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2012) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2013) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2014) Not awarded (2015) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2016) Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
(2017) Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt
(2018)

Jury:

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2005) Shweta Prasad
Shweta Prasad
(2006) Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia
& Gul Panag
Gul Panag
(2007) Shefali Shah
Shefali Shah
(2008) Not awarded (2009) Not awarded (2010) Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
(2011) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2012) Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
(2013) Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha
(2014) Not awarded (2015) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(2016) Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt
(2017) Sridevi
Sridevi
(2018)

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