Deepika Padukone is currently the number one actress in India. The actress who is from Padukone in Kundapur, Udupi district did her education in Bengaluru. She hails from a Konkani speaking Chitrasaraswat Brahmin family. Daughter of badminton legend Prakash Padukone, she started her career in galmour field with modelling assignemnets. Within short period of time, she became very famous.
She was getting many Bollywood offers, but she decided to make her debut in Sandalwood with “Aishwarya” opposite superstar Upendra, who also hails from Udupi district. After successfully debuting her, she debuted in Bollywood with “Om Shanthi Om”. The film had Shah Rukh Khan in lead and was a big blockbuster. She had got a dream launch, whcih many youngsters do not get.
Within short period of time, she worked with stars like Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham. She had a good success rate in initial period of her career with films like “Love Aaj Kal”, “Housefull” and “Desi Boyz” doing well. However it was “Cocktail” in 2012 which took her to top stars league. Her performance as spoilt brat in the film earned her accloades.
There was no looking back for the star after this. 2013 can be called as her best year. She had four releases in form of “Race 2”, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, “Chennai Express” and “Ram Leela”. All the films were blockbusters and earned more than 100 crores at box office. In 2014, she also amde her debut in Kollywood with animation film “Kochadaiiyaan”.
Deepika can be called as lucky star as she made her debut with Upendra, Shah Rukh Khan and Rajinikanth in Kannada, Hindi and Tamil film industry respectively. All the three are superstas in their respective film industry. She also started to concentrate on emale centric films and was part of films like “Piku” and “Finding Fanny”. In 2015, her much expected “Bajirao Mastani” released and it was a big success.
Deepika was offered to be part of Hollywood film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”. She agreed to be part of the film. She is playing the role of Serena Unger in the film. The film is all set to release on January 20 worldwide. Deepika has a very good role in the film. Her co-star Vin Diesel, who has also produced the film, has praised her acting skills and said she is the next big thing in Hollywood.
The trailer of the film was released two months back. It has become extremley popular in India thanks to Deepika’s presence. No one would have taught, that a girl from Konkani origin would make such a big name in films. Today she is the highest paid actress in India. She does not need a big male star to open well in box office. Her presence itself is enough.
Deepika is surely an inspirational role model. Even after attaining so much success, she has not forgotten her roots. Deepika is surely a role model to million of girls in India.