Deepika was born on 5 January 1986 to Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone in Copenhagen, Denmark. When she was eleven months old they moved to Bangalore, India. While in high school, she played badminton at the state level. However, she was not keen on pursuing a career as a badminton player. At the age of 17, Deepika walked for her first ramp show.
- Deepika Padukone is related to legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt, whose real name was Vasanth Padukone.
- Deepika was not the first choice of director Rohit Shetty for ‘Chennai Express’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
- Deepika is the only actress in the Indian film industry whose back-to-back hits collected a total of Rs 500 crore in a single year. Yes! This happened in 2013 when she did ‘Race 2′, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Goliyon ki Raasleela – Ram-Leela’.
- Interestingly, Farah had actually finalised Deepika Padukone for ‘Happy New Year’.
- The diva holds an upper hand in sports as well. Deepika Padukone played badminton at the national level and also played state level baseball.
- While Deepika mastered badminton before mastering the Bollywood box office, her sister Anisha is reported to be a golf champion.
- Deepika Padukone was given a break in a music video by none other than the crooning singer Himesh Reshammiya.