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The Babes of Bollywood – Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Women are more and more becoming power in the biggest film industry in the world, Indian cinema, which, of course Bollywood is a part of. Whereas, in the past, they wouldn’t be relied on to carry a film on their name alone. that is changing. Bollywood actresses are also becoming so well-known that they are venturing out to conquer Hollywood, as is the case with Deepika Padukone.

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Deepika Padukone was January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen.  Her father, Prakash, was a championship badminton player, something he handed down to his daughter, though she would only play amateur. Padukone would give up her badminton career to pursue modeling and that bridged almost immediately into acting.

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One of Deepika Padukone’s first films was a co-starring role in the Kannada film Aishwarya. Her big break would come a year later when Deepika would star opposite Bollywood mega-star Shah Rukh Khan in what was then the  highest grossing Bollywood film ever Om Shanti Om. From there, her career went only one way, up.

Bollywood Actors Deepika Padukone And Ranbir Kapoor Promote Tamasha At Hindustan Times Office : News Photo

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Then came Ranbir Kapoor. They were the perfect couple. Young and beautiful, their relationship was perfect fodder for the paparazzi crazy India. Even after they broke up, due to Ranbir Kapoor’s reported philandering, they had chemistry together.

Following the break up, Deepika would shock the conservative Indian society on two separate occasions. In an exclusive with HindustanTimes early last year, she revealed she was suffering from depression, “In early 2014, while I was being appreciated for my work, one morning, I woke up feeling different. A day earlier, I had fainted due to exhaustion; it was all downhill from there. I felt a strange emptiness in my stomach.

I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away. My breath was shallow, I suffered from lack of concentration and I broke down often. ”

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Deepika would find greater success opposite Amitabh Bachchan in the 2015 film  Piku. Two more epic films, Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani would follow in 2015.

Deepika would shock the Bollywood community by announcing she was coming to Hollywood later in 2015 to co-star opposite Vin Diesel in the follow-up to Diesel’s xXx.