Interesting Facts and Figures : Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone at a Press Conference to announce the 54th Idea Filmfare Awards in Le Merridean on 6th Feb 2009 (5).JPGDeepika Padukone: Deepika Padukone is the latest in the line of super models trying their luck in Bollywood and is being touted along with Katrina Kaif as the next big thing to hit Hindi cinema. There is no doubt that like Katrina, she is one of the most gorgeous woman in Hindi filmdom today. She still has to prove herself as an actress though, as it is more a case of her being cast correctly in films rather than her acting talent making the roles work.

Deepika Padukone announces Fiama Di Willis Beautiful Face 2008 in  ITC Grand Central on 12th September 2008 (49).jpgBirthday: 5th January, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Debut Film: She debuted with Aishwarya (2006), a Kannada film but her Bollywood debut was Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om (2007).

Major Impact: Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008).

Successful Films: Om Shanti Om (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008).

Awards: Winner of the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.

Upcoming Films: Love Aaj Kal.

Facts we didn’t know:

Attended Sophia High School in Bangalore and later did her undergraduate studies from Mount Carmel College.

Has a younger sister named Anisha who plays all sports, except badminton.

Favorite actresses are Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, and Juhi Chawla.

Deepika Padukone at the finals of SaReGaMaPa Challenge in Gateway of India on 24th Jan 2009 (40).JPGFavorite actors are Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Johnny Depp, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, and Amitabh Bachchan.

Loves music, eating, sleeping, and watching movies.

Plays a little bit of basketball, tennis, throw ball and baseball.

Spokesmodel of Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste, Limca, Jewels of India, Parachute’s Advanced Massager, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Maybelline.

She played state level badminton till the 10th standard. Then she had to study for her ICSE board exams, so she stopped playing for three months. She never considered taking it up as a career because she was never interested in a professional sport. She took up modeling as a hobby, but later realized she wanted to do it professionally.

Favorite Indian designers are Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra and Rohit Bal.

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