On Deepika Padukone’s Birthday, Here are 14 Facts you should know About the Mastani of Bollywood

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/5/2019 5:41:01 PM Features

33 years and Counting: Deepika Padukone turns 33 Today

Here, Presenting 14 lesser known facts about Deepika:

1, As a Teenager She Played a National level Badminton and state level Basketball.

2, While offering Cocktail, Producer Dinesh Vijan asked her to choose either of the 2 female roles available. She chose to play Veronica and the rest is history.

3, She has adopted a village in Ambegaon in Maharashtra to help the villagers with their basic water and electricity needs.

4, She is closely involved with her father’s organization, Olympic gold quest which works towards the betterment of Indian Athletes

5, She is the founder of the Live Love Laugh Foundation. It’s her bit to reach out to those dealing with depression. She has her own survivor story fighting with depression.

6, She is the only women to enter 5 Forbes richest Indian Celebrity List.

7, She is the only Actress in the Indian Film Industry Whose Back to Back Films Collected a total of rupees 500 Crore.
Yes, you read it right this happened in 2013 when she did Movies like Race, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, and Ramleela.

8, Little did anyone know that Deepika is related to the Legendary Filmmaker Guru Dutt Whose real Name was Vasanth Padukone.

9. Before she came into the film industry, She is rumored to have a Relationship with wannabe actor Nihar Pandya whom she left for her career.

10, Himesh Reshammiya gave Deepika her first break. Before her Bollywood debut, she starred in a music video with Himesh”Naam Hai Tera “.It was in the video that Farah Khan noticed her.

11, Her first, it wasn’t Om Shanti Om, it was Liril! Before she became a Kingfisher Cover Girl. Post-2005, Deepika found her stride in Modelling Industry

12, Deepika learned the Japanese martial art form of jujutsu for Chandni Chowk To China.
She performed the stunts in the film without any Body Double.

13, Deepika rejected 3 Movies opposite Salman Khan, Shuddhi, Sultan and an item number in Kick.

14, Her Surname is actually a place in Karnataka.

We Wish Her A Very Happy Birthday!


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