In a short 31 years, Deepika Padukone has managed to go from former badminton champ to Kingfisher model to possibly, India’s most powerful female actor. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and is cited in the media as one of the nation’s most popular and attractive personalities.
Deepika’s potent superstardom could be seen in the 2005 cover of Elle cover, where she was touted as the model of the moment. Two years later, she would make her dream debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om, and begin her stratospheric rise to the very top of Bollywood’s celebrity food chain.
Deepika trail of movies with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, like Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. The duo — along with actor Ranveer Singh — will reunite for their third epic, Padmavati.
In her most recent interview with Elle, she was asked to describe her perfect day. She told us she’d “hopefully have slept by 10.30pm the night before as opposed to late, like 11.30 or midnight. I’d wake up at 8am, eat a good South Indian breakfast, throw in a workout. Then I’d clean my house. The whole house. Open all the cabinets, count the crockery. Make sure everything is in order. Then I’d do my accounts.”