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    From being a badminton player to Bollywood fashionista and superstar, actress Deepika Padukone's journey has been no less than marvellous. Not only did she stun fans with her acting prowess in Bollywood and Hollywood, she also turned many heads with her style on the red carpet.

    Be it her charismatic persona, gorgeous smile on her dimpled cheeks, power-packed performances on screen, or sense of fashion, actress Deepika Padukone has carved out a niche for herself in her journey to become one of the best actresses in Bollywood.

    For her 35th birthday on Tuesday, Padukone's fans have flooded social media, reminiscing about her 13-year journey with some of her finest moments.

    The actress won millions of hearts with her power-packed debut in 2007 while acting with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the film "Om Shanti Om".

    The actress went on to give remarkable performances in films such as "Race 2", "Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani", "Love Aaj Kal", "Chennai Express", "Cocktail", "Piku", and "Chhapaak".

    She also shared the screen with Hollywood star Vin Diesel in action movie "XXX: Return of Xander Cage" in 2017. 

    ​Deepika's achievements additionally include her absolutely stunning red carpet appearances at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Born in the Danish capital, Copenhagen on 5 January 1986, Deepika was later raised in India's Bengaluru by her father Prakash Padukone, a legendary badminton player.

    Following in her father's footsteps, Deepika too played national-level badminton before pursuing acting. Her younger sister Anisha opted to become a professional golfer.

    In 2004, Deepika started off as a model and went on to learn acting at Anupam Kher's "Actor Prepares" school and dance from choreographer Shiamak Davar. After her share of struggles, she managed to carve out a niche for herself in the fashion and entertainment world.

    Deepika got her first big break from singer and music composer Himesh Reshammiya on his album "Naam Hai Tera".

    She hit a low phase in her life after she experienced depression in 2014 following a break-up with actor Ranbir Kapoor. She later opened up about it and decided to advocate and spread public awareness on mental health issues through her organisation "Live Love Laugh Foundation".

    Deepika found the love of her life in Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh with whom she worked on "Goliyon ki Raasleela – Ram Leela", "Bajirao Mastani", and "Padmaavat". The couple tied the knot on 14 November 2018 at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy.

    ​Of late, Deepika's name has featured in an ongoing Bollywood drug probe following actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death in Mumbai. She was interrogated by the federal Narcotics Control Bureau.


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