Who is Deepika Padukone and what is her net worth 2018? The heartthrob of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is the daughter of badminton legend, Prakash Padukone. She was born on 5th January, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark and was raised in Bangalore. Her father Prakash Padukone is a renowned international level badminton player who has been awarded with a number of prestigious awards, including the Padma Shri (1982) and the Arjuna (1972). Deepika’s mother is a travel agent and her sister, Anisha is a golf player.
At the earlier stages of her life she dreamt of following in the footsteps of her father but later took a plunge into the modelling and later on to acting. She has now become the highest paid actress in Bollywood and has recently acted in a Hollywood movie that has gone on to become a blockbuster. Much to the surprise of her die hard fans, Deepika Padukone was an introvert in her childhood days and had very few friends. In the 10th grade she decided to quit her studies and badminton career to focus on her modelling career. She began her modelling life under the guidance of Prasad Bidapa. Though she had worked as a child artist earlier on, she received recognition for her television commercial for Liril brand of soap.
She debuted in Bollywood with the movie, ‘Om Shanti Om’, which had Shah Rukh Khan starring opposite her. This movie became an instant hit and she went on to bag the Filmfare Debut Actor award for the same. She later on acted in LAFANGEY PARINDEY, BACHNA AE HASEENO, CHANDNI CHOW TO CHINA, LOVE AAJ KAL and others. The movie ‘Cocktail’ was a turning point in her life with which she proved her acting skills and later on went to bag a number of great movies, which had one of the finest actors starring opposite her.
Deepika had done her schooling from Sophia High School and went on to complete her pre -university education from Mount Caramel College, Bangalore. She had subsequently enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. But she later on quit her academics due to conflict in time with her modelling schedule. She was mentored for her acting by none other than Anupam Kher himself.
Deepika Padukone Net Worth
Her net worth is now a whooping $18 Million. Deepika Padukone has recently become the top paid actress of Bollywood. Her first Bollywood movie, Om Shanti Om became a big success which collected revenue to the tune of $23 million, becoming the highest grossing movie of that year.
Though she lives alone in Mumbai and not with her family who are settled in Bangalore, she lives in a swanky apartment all by herself. She lives in a 33 storey high rise building called, ‘Beau Monde’ in Prabhadevi. Her apartment is on the 26th floor in tower B which she had bought for $ 2.93 million and is now estimated to be worth $ 5.84 million. She also has another house in Pali hill, Bandra.
She has a couple of luxury cars to herself – an Audi Q7 and Audi A8.
Though the likes of Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra have turned producers, Deepika is still shying away from the idea of venturing into producing movies. She recently received offers from Hollywood producers and has event acted in one which turned out to be a hit. She does have quite a few brand endorsements in her kitty for which she charges a hefty fee.
She stunned everyone, dressed in a gorgeous white dress at the red carpet premier of her international release. Rumours around the web suggest that Deepika had turned done Oscar Winning director Majid Majidi’s movie titled Floating Gardens. She reportedly did a test look for the same but had to let of it because the final draft of the script did not fit her expectations. Her relationship with Ranveer Singh is known and they have been spotted entering and leaving the parties together.