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One of the most popular Bollywood actresses, Deepika Padukone turned 36 today. Before becoming an actress, Deepika was a Badminton player. In an Interview, Deepika opens up about her dedication to sports. She spends her whole day in training and education. Deepika was once a National level Badminton Player, but in the tenth standard, she changed her focus from Badminton and decided to become a fashion model.

Deepika began her career as a full-time model in 2004. Deepika once revealed that due to a lack of confidence, she didn't have many friends. On the occasion of the actress birthday, let's take a look at the life journey of one of the highest-paid actress of Bollywood:

Early life:

Deepika was born on 5 January 1986 in Denmark and shifted to Bangalore when she was one year old. Her father, Prakash Padukone, was a former professional Badminton player, and her mother, Ujjala, was a travel agent. Deepika was born into a Brahmin family and has a younger sister, Anisha, who is a golfer.

Modeling career:

Deepika enrolled at Indira Gandhi National Open University for her bachelor's but in a midway, she drop out to pursue her modeling career. She gained recognition from a TV commercial for a soap Liril. She made her runway debut in 2005 at Lakme Fashion Week and won the 'Model of the Year award.

Fame and support:

Her career gained an up when she was featured in a music video of Himesh Reshammiya's song 'Naam Hai Tera'. After this Deepika got multiple offers for films. Director Farah Khan noticed her in Himesh's video and cast her in Om Shanti Om.

Deepika's first appearance on TV was in an advertisement when she was just 8 years old. After Om Shanti Om Deepika had a slow fall down in her career. But in 2021 her career came back on track with Cocktail. She was seen in a very bold avatar in the movie.

Personal relationships:

 On one side she was establishing her career, whereas on other hand, dealing with her personal affairs. Deepika had many ups and downs in her relationships. She first dated Nihar Pandya in her struggling modeling days. Deepika was also in the spotlight for her relationship with Sidharth Mallya son of Businessman Vijay Mallya. The actress was also in a serious relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. She also had a tattoo of his initials on her neck. The duo broke up in 2009. After all these things, Deepika began dating Ranveer Singh in 2012; they were spotted together in many places. Later the duo got married in 2018 with traditional Konkani and Sindhi ceremonies in Italy in the presence of family and close friends.

Controversies:

Deepika was also in controversy for her statements in JNU. Deepika also received life threats for playing the character of Rajput Queen Padmavati in the movie 'Padmaavat'. She was also dragged in Drugs case for a chat against her.
Deepika is one of the highest-paid actresses of Bollywood. She charges almost 10 crores for her each movie. Deepika charged Rs. 13 crores for her project 83' and Rs 15 crore for her movie with Shah Rukh Khan 'Pathan'. She also does brand endorsements. 

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