Ace Shuttler, Model and Bollywood Diva – Profiling The Life Journey Of Deepika Padukone
Born to one of India’s finest and most well known sportsmen, Deepika Padukone is the epitome of perfectionism blending in her dusky Indian looks with a slim and curvaceous figure. This feature captures her journey from being an ace shuttler during her school days to being one of the leading ladies in Bollywood the Indian brand ambassador for numerous global brands.
Towards the start of June 2013, 27 year old Deepika Padukone would have starred in her 15th Bollywood film as an actress in a major or supporting role. Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) will see the dusky bombshell from Bengaluru return to the big-screen with her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in yet another characterization of the modern and independent Indian female.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark when her father, Prakash Padukone, a former world number one badminton player, was in training, Deepika always found a fancy for being captured by the shutterbug. Even though she represented Karnataka at the state level as a Badminton player during her days as a student of Mount Carmel College she wasn’t keen on following in the footsteps of her dad and becoming a professional badminton player. Instead she found her calling in the world of modelling and eventually Bollywood. By the time Deepika Padukone hit her late teens she was already an accomplished ramp and television model who had represented leading Indian brands such as Liril, Dabur, Close-Up and Limca.
Her Bollywood debut happened when she was just 21 years old and she couldn’t have asked for better launch-pad. Starring opposite Shahrukh Khan in a double role for a movie produced by his own production house, Deepika Padukone won multiple awards for her performance in the super-hit film Om Shanti Om. At the time of her film debut Deepika was enrolled with the Indira Gandhi National Open University for the Bachelors of Arts in Sociology major. The success of Om Shanti Om however clearly spelled out her future as she headed to become one of the leading ladies of the Indian film industry.
At a height of 175 cm (5 ft 9 inches), weighing in at 60 kgs, Deepika is bikini fit and healthy at the same time. Her vital stats read as 34b-27-36 and she is chronicled for having one of the best figures in the industry which even normal women can aim for. Deepika Padukone perfectionism and secret behind her fitness stems from her early mental conditioning of being a state level badminton player. This conditioning coupled with discipline and guidance from her professional trainer Yasmin Karachiwala is what helps Deepika maintain her physique. Yasmin trains Deepika Padukone depending on the kind of roles that she does and the emphasis placed on her looks by the directors and photographers.
Fitness and Badminton are however not the only two areas where Deepika Padukone is a perfectionist. She also has a knack for being extremely organized and possesses an excellent sense of fashion and clothing. Says, her younger sister Anisha Padukone who is six years younger to Deepika and is training to be a pro-golfer
There are lots of endearing things about Deepika. Like the fact that she carries almost everything in her purse. You can ask her for a button or a needle, and you can be sure she has it. She has always been interested in clothes. Every time we went on a holiday abroad, she would come back with the heaviest suitcases, filled with her shopping. Whenever I needed help with my clothes, she would go through my entire wardrobe and put together various combinations and I would invariably end up getting compliments from everyone that day.
In keeping with Deepika’s pursuit for perfectionism, Garnier BB Cream has recently launched a contest titled ‘The Perfectionists Challenge‘ to promote the attitude of excellence. India’s youth is plagued with the “chalta hai” (bare minimum is fine) mindset towards everything which is often the source of many problems and issues. The only way to counter this is to train ourselves to strive for ‘Perfection!‘. Excellence lies within us, its just a question of looking within, identifying our strengths and not settling for anything than the best.
The Garnier BB Cream Perfectionists Challenge, invites fans to indicate what they are perfect at. The options range from simply writing about what one is good at to uploading a picture, YouTube link or an audio, showcasing the traits that makes one a ‘Perfectionist’.
Deepika’s pairing with Ranbir Kapoor for YJHD is currently creating a lot of buzz since they feel like the perfect couple. Apart from YJHD, Deepika Padukone will be seen in two other big budget Bollywood films in 2013, namely Chennai Express opposite Shahrukh Khan and Ram Leela opposite Ranveer Singh.
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