Many of you might not be knowing that Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on January 5, 1986. Later, when little Deepika was just 11 months old, her family moved to Bengaluru, India. And since then, she has been an Indian in spirit and in taking the name of the nation to great heights.
She stepped on the ramp for the very first time when she was just 17 years old. This was way before she made her Bollywood debut through Om Shanti Om. She even did an advertising commercial of Liril Orange soap, thereby deciding that she will make a career in acting.
But, if you ask her, as a child, she always wanted to be a Badminton player, like her father, Prakash Padukone, who is a famous former Badminton player. Childhood dreams you see!
Here are some revelations from Mastani's life on her birthday:
1. Badminton Isn’t The Only Game She Loved
Yes, other than being a National Level Champion in Badminton, she was also a State-level Baseball player. We can very well understand this from her physique. A real sports-woman she is, also when it comes to careers.
2. Deepika Is The Only Actress Who Has Rejected 3 Films Opposite Salman Khan
So far, we have seen Deepika acting against so many Bollywood stars. From SRK to Ranbir Kapoor, from Shahid to Ranveer Singh, she has been comfortable with various co-actors. Do we smell some issues with Salman Khan?
3. She Is One Of The Few Actresses Who Gave Back To Back Four Hits
DP has given four back to back hits, with more than 100 crores of box office collection. In this list, we have “Race 2”, “Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani”, “Chennai Express” and “Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela”. Wanting to watch them again?
4. “Padmavati” Is Her First Controversial Movie
Yes, just as DP started to do films based on fictional characters, the stars in her fate became angry. Padmavati is one amongst her big-budget films, and also, her first controversial movie. The film saw so much drama prior to release that the film fraternity had to change the name to “Padmavat” to release it.
5. She Is Just A 10th Standard Pass Girl
Really? No, she’s a graduate. Her pre-university education was completed at Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru and later she enrolled in IGNOU for B.A (Sociology). She did not attend regular classes after 10th but did complete her education through distance learning.
6. She Was A Student Of Anupam Kher
The secret behind her fabulous acting and extraordinary dance are finally disclosed. To get the right diction in acting, she joined Anupam Kher's acting institute "Actor Prepare”, and for her graceful dance, she got trained by the dance maestro Shiamak Davar.
7. She Accepts That She Is Unsociable
Being a celeb, DP is not good at making friends. She has broken up with five men in the past before should found Ranveer Singh. Finally, she’s about to get engaged to Ranveer on her birthday in Sri Lanka. Hope life is social now!
DP has adopted a village in Ambegaon (Maharashtra), to provide basic amenities like drinking water and electricity to the residents. She is also into her father’s initiative “Olympic Gold Quest”, an organization involved in the betterment of Indian Athletes.
After all this, of course, she needs no introduction. Once you look at her, you are lost. Happy Birthday to the Bollywood Diva, Deepika Padukone.
We are eagerly waiting for “Padmavat”.