Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful Bollywood artists. He was formerly a model, and presently is recognized as one of the top profile celebrities in India, with a net worth of $40 million.
- Date of Birth – Jan 5th 1986, (36 years)
- Height – 5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
- Gender – Female
- Years active – 2005 – present
- Spouse – Married (Ranveer Singh 2018)
- Nationality – Indian
- Profession – Actor, Model
Deepika Padukone is one of the most celebrated Indian actresses and a former model with a net worth of $40 million.
Most of Deepika Padukone’s net worth was earned from her acting roles in dozens of major Hindi and Tamil, including Kannada films. Currently, she earns approximately $10 million yearly from acting and endorsement.
Deepika Padukone was born on January 5th, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Konkani-speaking parents Prakash Padukone, a professional badminton player, and Ujjala, a travel agent.
As a young child, she played badminton excellently excelling to compete at the national championships. While attending Sophia High School, Deepika left sports and went into the fashion modeling industry in becoming a model. After graduating from high school, Deepika enrolled at the Indira Gandhi National Open University to study sociology. Later, due to her tight modeling schedule, she quits school to focus more on modeling.
As a model, Deepika did excellently well. She gained attention from her various modeling gigs and her appearance in various television commercials.
In 2005, She made her runway debut by winning the Model of The Year award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards. This became a stepping stone to the national limelight.
At 21, Deepika was featured in a music video titled “Naam Hai Tera” which was sung by Himesh Reshammiya. This gave her wider recognition.
Her breakthrough in acting came in 2006 when she made her first debut in the Hindi blockbuster film Om Shanti Om, a Kannada film. The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year and earned $21 million USD.
Her first debut earned her, her first acting award. She was awarded the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for he outstanding role in the blockbuster.
In 2012, she featured in a romantic comedy movie titled; Cocktail, and this became a turning point in her career. Her role in the movie earned her several Best Actress nominations.
By 2013, she became a Bollywood leading actress, and she was able to feature in the top 4 earning movies of the year. One of the movies was Chennai Express, which earned over $55 million, and became the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. Her performance in the top four movies earned her several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, and the Screen Award.
In 2014, Deepika featured in Kochadaiiyaan, although she played a minor role that warrants her to appear on the set for two days, she earned a whopping sum of $420,000 USD
In the same 2014, she featured in a movie titled, Happy New Year where she starred as a bar dancer who trains a group of rag-tag dancers for a dance competition. This movie became a globally successful movie earning her $48 million USD.
In 2015, Deepika starred in Bajirao Mastani, which was the fourth top-grossing Bollywood movie of the year.
Bajirao Mastani was awarded the “Best Film at the 61st Filmfare Awards,” and she earned her second Best Actress nomination in 2015.
In 2017, Deepika starred in her first Hollywood project where she played the lead female role in an action film, “XXX: Return of Xander Cage.”
This movie went on to sell and earned over $345 million USD worldwide.
In 2018, Deepika starred in the drama “Padmaavat.” Which was estimated to be one of the highest expensive Hindi films and it was one of Indian cinema’s biggest grossing movies, that earned over $76 million USD. And this to date, remains Deepika’s biggest Hindi grossing movie of all time.
Later that year, Deepika started her own production company, “Ka Productions.” In 2020, she produced her first movie, Chhapaak, and also featured in it, and this became her most tasking movie ever.
In 2014, Deepika started her own clothing line for women and, in the same year, collaborated with Myntrra to start “All About You,” which is also a clothing line.
Apart from modeling and acting, Deepika has been hugely involved with women’s health and fitness magazines where she contributes as a writer and has written many pro-feminism columns
In 2015, she provided electricity to a small village called Ambegao.
Mental Health Activism
Deepika underwent depression and anxiety, and because of knowing the dangers of not having good mental health, she became outspoken about it.
In 2016, she partnered with a mental health awareness foundation called “More Than Just Sad” to launch a campaign. The campaign was aimed at providing assistance to physicians in improving care for patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
In 2019, she became the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image. Later the next year 2020, the World Economic Forum awarded her the Crystal Award 2020 for her active contribution to spreading awareness of mental health.
Currently, Deepika lives in the Prabhadevi neighborhood in Mumbai. In 2008, she dated Ranbir Kapoor but the relationship lasted only for a year. In 2012, she began dating her fellow high celebrity actor, Ranveer Singh, and they tied the knot at Lake Como, Italy in November 2018.
Deepika is a very religious lady, she is a practicing Hindu at heart, and she considers her faith a vital part of her.
Deepika owns five very expensive things:
Super lavish abode – Her home is said to be worth 40cr, which is a four bedroomed apartment located in Mumbai
Jewels – No doubt, she rocks expensive jewels. Her wedding ring is worth 2 crores, and all her jewelry ranges from 4L upwards.
Luxurious car collections – She is one of the few celebrates who own a Mercedes Maybach S500 worth 1.67 crores, she also owns a Swanky BMW 5 series and so many more.
Sassy handbag collection– She owns a Herms Birkin bag worth 8.3 lakhs, a Chanel boy flap bag worth 3.45 lakhs, and a Fendi Dotcon Studded Satchel worth 2.52 lakhs.
Tissot Classic Prince Diamond Watch – This includes an 18-carat solid rose gold cased watch with diamonds and silver laid.