Tuesday, October 16, 2007

All About Deepika Padukone: Bollywood’s Next Big Actress

Deepika Padukone has become the new craze in Bollywood arena. This beauty queen is making her Bollywood debut with the upcoming movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ against Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika Padukone has already created much hype in the Bollywood arena with her expressive outlook. With her dimpled smile, Deepika has already win lots of hearts. It is something special for any debutant to have such media attention even before the release of the debut movie. Though she started her career in glamorous world through modeling, Deepika Padukone has already proven her worth at the big screen with her debut Kannada language film titled ‘Aishwarya’. Now, Deepika Padukone is waiting for the grand release of the movie Om Shanti Om in the upcoming Diwali.

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Deepika Padukone’s Childhood

Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986. However, there is a confusion regarding her birth place. According to wikipedia Deepika Padukone was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, but IMDB says that Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, most of the websites indicate Mangalore as her birth place. Whatever it is, Deepika Padukone was brought up in Bangalore.

Born to a celebrity father Prakash Padukone, the legendary Badminton player from India, Deepika Padukone also started playing Badminton from her childhood. Following her father’s feat, Deepika also reached at the state level in Badminton. However, she was lured by the showbiz world and did not put her concentration in Badminton. Recently, Deepika has revealed that she has always wanted to be a model. Deepika Padukone was fortunate that father Prakash Padukone and mother Ujjala Padukone have given importance to her wishes. That is why, Deepika could reach at today’s position.

Deepika Padukone completed her high school in Sophia High School, Bangalore. With her gifted beauty, she started doing TV ads while she was in School. However, Deepika Padukone did not take it seriously right then. Deepipa Padukone took three moths off from Badminton court while studying at the 10th standard ahead of the ICSE broad exam. It was after her exam when she started thinking about modeling seriously. With her angelic appearance, she moved to the glamour world. However, Deepika’s potential in the showbiz world was first observed by a model coordinator who was her mother’s friend when Deepika was just 10. She finished her Pre University course in Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, Vasanthnaga.

Besides stunning beauty, Deepika Padukone has some additional advantages that will help her becoming successful in both modeling and acting career. Deepika Padukone learnt Bharatanatyam in her early life and it will be helpful for her in her career. Naturally, knowing dance is very helpful for an actress. Another positive side of Deepika Padukone is her athletic physical fitness. Deepika used to go to gym regularly in her childhood for the shake of keeping her body fit in order to play Badminton.

Deepika Padukone’s Coming into Modeling and Becoming a Supermodel

Deepika Padukone first came into lime light through modeling. It was her first step to the showbiz world. Deepika Padukone’s first ramp walk was at The Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore in 2003. It was the start of this talented beauty and she has never looked back. Having a slim figure and sexy outlook, it was easier for her to rock in modeling. In her short modeling career, Deepika Padukone has experience of performing for various products in print and television advertisements. Deepika Padukone has modeled for Liril soap, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca. However, she made it in the international level when she became the international cover girl face of Maybelline. Besides the success, Deepika Padukone has been given lots of modeling offers including the brand ambassadorship of the Jewells in India.

Just three years after her ramp debut, Deepika Padukone got the Model of the Year award in the fifth Annual Kingfisher fashion award and was one of the models of Kingfisher Swimsuit calendar for 2006. Two years earlier in 2004, Deepika got her first award in modeling as she was awarded the Society Young Achievers’ Award. Deepika achieved two mover awards in 2006 at the Idea Zee F Awards: Female model of the year (commercial assignments) and Fresh Face of the Year.

Actually, it would not be so easy for Deepika Padukone to get into modeling unless she got the support of her parents because she had to leave her study because of modeling. It was her parents who always supported Deepika and gave priority to her wishes. Regarding her swimsuit appearance, Deepika said that she did not mind wearing a bikini as she knew what she could do and what could not. Such a matured response proves that Deepika Padukone came into showbiz world not only for getting some fame but also for winning all the way.

Deepika Padukone’s On Screen Debut through a Music Video of Himesh Reshammiya

With her rising to become a supermodel, offers from the filmmakers stated coming to Deepika Padukone. According to Deepika, the Hindi film offers started coming after she finished her Liril and Close-Up ads. However, she was not ready for an acting career. So, Deepika turned the offers down without thinking twice. This svelte model girl made it to the on screen with the music video of popular music track “Naam Hai Tera” from Himesh Reshammiya’s hit music album titled “Asp Ka Suroor”.

After the release of the music video, she earned huge fame throughout the India. Through the music video Deepika Padukone could prove her beauty and talent at the same time. So, the music video played an important role in her career. It was a revelation of her immense beauty and potential to become an actress. In order to become an actress, Deepika attended Anupam Kher’s acting academy in Mumbai where she learned acting for some time. However, to tell the truth, she does not have any institutional acting knowledge before getting into her debut film ‘Aishwarya’ in Kannada language. So, no doubt, this was the only lacking for Deepika Padukone to become successful in acting.

Deepika Padukone’s Cinematic Debut with the Kannada Language Film ‘Aishwarya’

After getting huge response for the music video of “Naam Hai Tera” of Himesh Reshammiya, it was certain that Deepika Padukone was going to make it to the big screen soon. At last, she got the chance to make her cinematic debut in the Kannada film titled ‘Aishwarya’ against the popular director turned actor of Kannada movie in 2006. No doubt, it was enough for a debutant to get chance to such a high profile movie. No matter, which language it is.

Deepika Padukone’s performance was impressive in the movie. She plays the title role of Aishwarya in the movie. However, the male lead role Abisekh was given much important in the movie. However, it was enough for Deepika Padukone to show her acting talent. The movie also worked well in the box office. So, from any point of view it was a successful beginning of Deepika Padukone in the acting industry. It is thought that slim actresses can not be successful in South Indian movie. Now, it seems that Deepika Padukone has proven this idea wrong as she could become successful with a svelte figure. It was like a big challenge for Deepika Padukone.

Deepika Padukone’s Bollywood Debut with Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’

After winning the challenge it was certain that Deepika Padukone was going to make her Bollywood debut very soon. Yes, Deepika Padukone was initially offered the movie Happy New Year against Shah Rukh Khan. However, the movie was postponed later on. Then Farah Khan proposed Deepika Padukone to play the female lead role of her second movie as a director, Om Shanti Om against Shah Rukh Khan. There was nothing to think twice about the movie. So, Deepika Padukone is making her Bollywood debut with Om Shanti Om. The main idea of the story is though to be taken from a 1989 romantic comedy movie of Hollywood, ‘Chances Are’.

Deepika Padukone plays the role of Shantipriya/ Sandy in the movie. The movie is based on the theme of reincarnation. The love story started from 1977. In 1977, Shantipriya was a superstar at that time whereas Om Prakash Makhija (played by Shah Rukh Khan) was a junior star and a big fan of Shantipriya. Om fall in love for Shantipriya, but she turned it down. Suddenly Om died. Om takes birth as Om Kapoor who looks for her lost love in his previous life. In a music track of the movie, about 30 Bollywood stars will give their appearance which will be a surprise for the audience. The movie is distributed by Red Chillies Entertainment, owned by Shah Rukh Khan. The movie has already sold out 2000 prints worldwide which is a record for any movie in Bollywood. Om Shanti Om is all set for its worldwide release on 9 November 2007.

Farah Khan was keen to cast Deepika Padukone thinking off presenting her as the 70’s super star Hema Malini. In 1977, Dharmendra and Hema presented with a hit movie Dream Girl. Farah Khan wanted Om Shanti Om to become as successful as Dream Girl. Thus Deepika Padukone is considered as a Dreamy Girl.

Deepika Padukone has already become the center of all attention even before the release of the movie. What is more, Deepika has already been offered some high profile movies of prominent directors. Deepika Padukone has already signed in some big banner movies. Priyadarshan's next film Pirate, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi 6, Nikhil Advani’s Made in China are reported have in the list. There is also news that Deepika Padukone is going to play the female lead role in the next sequel of Krrish. A source says that Deepika Padukone has been confirmed to cast in the movie opposite Hrithik Roshan.

So, you can realize that how much attraction Deepika Padukone could create so far in Bollywood even before the release of her first movie yet. No doubt, it seems that Deepika Padukone is going to rise to the stardom overnight after the release of Om Shanti Om. This talented beauty has all the qualities to reach at the top in Bollywood arena. So, Deepika Padukone is the new finding of Bollywood in this 2007.

Deepika Padukone’s Personal Life

Deepika Padukone has got some quick successes in her modeling and acting career. It is a matter of surprise that within such a short time, Deepika has got lots of success. In the same way, there are reports that Deepika has romantically involved with at least for three times. However, she has turned it down in all cases. First, she dated Nihar Pandiya whom she met at the Anupam Kher’s acting academy in Mumbai. Then Bollywood actor Upen Patel came in the scene and it has been reported that Deepika dated Upen for some times. Now, Deepika Padukone is reportedly dating Ranbir Kapoor. She even expressed their relationship in an interview and this irritated Ranbir’s parents as they were worry about if the popularity of Ranbir Kapoor goes down. However, the situation is like that Ranbir and Deepika are in two sides of the battle field. Deepika’s upcoming movie Om Shanti Om and Ranbir’s upcoming movie Saawariya are releasing on the same date on 9 November 2007. So, it seems that their professional life may affect their relationship.

Recently, India’s cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has expressed his interest in Deepika Padukone and Bollywood. So, you can realize that along with lots of film offers, Deepika Padukone is now facing lots of love proposals.

Deepika’s younger daughter sister Anisha is currently studying in 11th grade. Her favorite actors are Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. This brown eyed Bollywood beauty loves the acting of Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta and Sushmita Sen. Music, watching movies, eating and sleeping are the hobbies of Deepika Padukone. This pretty girl likes to wear Salwar Kamez, Sari, Jeans and T-shirt.

Deepika Padukone’s Physical Physique

With her killing smile, Deepika Padukone has the ability to become special among other Bollywood beauties. No doubt, she has immense beauty in her and it is possible for her to win millions of hearts. Her sexy image is enough to make you feel interested to this Bollywood beauty. Her slim body along with long legs and good looking waist can make her appearance more gorgeous. Deepika Padukone’s expressive bust makes the fans more interested to Deepika Padukone. Deepika Padukone is 5 feet and 9 inches long.

So, Deepika Padukone is now all set to become the future star of Bollywood. She is in the queue to become the next sex symbol of Bollywood. She has also proven her acting skill in her Kannada movie ‘Aishwarya’. So, it seems that Deepika Padukone has the combination of beauty and acting talent. The upcoming movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ has already become a hit in the box office. So, it seems that good days are waiting for Deepika Padukone. What she needs at this moment is to continue her improvement in acting skill and hold the positive attitude to her profession. Above all, Deepika should flourish her potential gradually to reach at the top position in Bollywood.













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sushilsingh said...

Dear, Friend
Deepika Padukone, born 1986, is an Indian supermodel. She is also

the daughter of former World badminton Champion Prakash

Padukone.Like many successful models before her Deepika is

turning to acting in Bollywood.
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