Deepika 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.
Debut Film: She debuted with Aishwarya (2006), a Kannada film but her Bollywood debut was Farah Khanâ€™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 didnâ€™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.
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.