Deepika Padukone was supposed to make debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’. But Bhansali decided to go with Sonam Kapoor instead. Her debut film was ‘Aishwarya’, a 2006 Kannada classic.
Deepika Padukone played a double role in her first Bollywood film ‘Om Shanti Om’. In fact till date she remains the only Bollywood actress ever to play a double role in first film. She has a sister called Anisha who is a golf champion and has represented India in many international tournaments.
Padukone has admitted that she was socially awkward during her childhood. Her mother Ujjala is a travel agent.
Deepika learnt Jujutsu, a complex form a Japanese martial art for her movie ‘Chandni Chowk to China’. She has also been a state level baseball player in the past.
Deepika is the first actress ever to have delivered 4 consecutive 100 crore hits. In 2013, She delivered ‘Race 2’, ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Ramleela’, all of which were megahits and earned above 100 crores.
She wears clothes from ZARA India at Filmfare and all high profile events. Her first project in Hollywood, the 2017 action thriller ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’ earned 346 million dollars worldwide.
Deepika has adopted a village in Ambegaon to provide basic amenities to the villagers. She was first launched by Himesh Reshammiya in his music album, ‘Aap Ka Surroor’ in the year 2006.
Amitabh Bachchan sent her a bouquet as an appreciation for her emotional performance in the film ‘Ramleela’. She has never worked with Salman Khan.