Deepika Padukone is one of the prominent Bollywood actresses with an impressive record of box office hits and ad endorsements to her credit. She is the highest paid Bollywood actress since 2003, reaching the status of being among the top highly actress paid actresses in the world. The model-turned actress was born on January 5, 1986 but spent her growing years in Bangalore, where she studied and learns badminton. Her father is the former badminton player of international repute, Prakash Padukone, while mother Ujjala has her own travel agency. Her sister Anisha Padukone is a golfer.
Though she represented her state in several national –level badminton championships, Deepika naturally veered towards modeling. Her first movie was ‘Aishwarya’ a Telugu film which released in 2006. A year later, Deepika debuted in her first Bollywood film ‘Om Shanti Om’ opposite the biggest Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. The movie was a run-away box-office hit. After a spate of flops and lukewarm hits, her career got a turning point in 2012 with the success of the movie ‘Cocktail’. After this, all of her movies released in 2013 were super hits, earning monies in excess of USD 16 million (INR 100 crores). Chennai Express, one of the movies released in 2013, which had her giving one of her career-best performances, earned $64 million, becoming the second biggest Bollywood hit worldwide in terms of revenue. In 2014, Deepika starrer ‘Happy New Year’ earned $57 million, becoming the 5th highest grossing film worldwide.
Piku released in 2015, was one of the biggest hits of the year, rated very high by critics and people in general. The movie also had her essaying one of her career-best performances.
Deepika Padukone was linked to Upen Patel during the modeling days but her first boyfriend was Nihar Pandya. After they drifted apart, following her success in Om Shanti Om, she briefly dated Yuvraj Singh. Deepika Padukone was into a relationship with Ranbir Kapoor for two years before they broke up, with Deepika alleging that he cheated on her. In 2011, Deepika was dating Siddharth Mallya, son of one of India’s wealthiest businessmen and liquor baron Vijay Mallya. After the relationship went kaput, the media began to report about the relationship between Deepika and co-star Ranveer Singh. The two are still together in a relationship, and Deepika doesn’t deny her feeling for the actor .
Deepika Padukone’s net worth is $10 million dollars. She was paid 7 crore (or 70 million INR) for Bajirao Mastani which is equivalent to 1,124,660.59 USD. She signed a 1 million USD contract with Garnier ( 60 million INR) in 2012. Her net earnings as listed by Forbes is $6,600,000,her sponsorship earnings from various brands comes to $1,090,000 and her property at Prabhadevi Mumbai is worth $3,470,000
In 2016, Deepika Padukone made it the list of the top ten richest actresses in the world. She was positioned at number 10 with $10 million in earnings.
The 5 feet 8 ½ inch tall Deepika endorses Garnier, Nescafe, Maybelline, Tissot, Sony Cybershot, Pepsi and Vogue Eyewear.
The 28 year old actress owns an Audi Q7 (worth 70 lakhs INR), Audi A8 (worth 1.7 crore INR)
Deepika Padukone lives in a swanky apartment in a high-rise building called ‘Beau Monde’ (33 storey towe) in Prabhadevi, Central Mumbai. She bought the house for a whopping Rs. 16 crore. Deepika stays on the 26th floor in tower B. The apartment has a parking area for three cars. The carpet area of the house is 2,776 square feet and is close to Siddhivinayak temple, a prominent landmark in Mumbai. The complex also has two tennis courts, squash and badminton courts. Deepika also has another house in Pali Hill, Bandra.