Deepika Padukone (pronounced [d̪iːpɪkaː pəɖʊkoːɳ]; born 5 January 1986) is an Indian film actress. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and is cited in the media as one of India's most popular and attractive personalities. Padukone has established a career in Hindi films, and is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards.
Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore. As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in the sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the title character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Padukone then played dual role in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Padukone received praise for portraying the lead female roles in the romance Love Aaj Kal (2009) and the drama Lafangey Parindey (2010), but her performances in the romance Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and the comedy Housefull (2010) were met with negative reviews.
The 2012 box office hit Cocktail marked a turning point in Padukone's career, earning her praise and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies. She rose to prominence with starring roles in the comedies Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Chennai Express (2013), and Happy New Year (2014), and the historical romance Bajirao Mastani (2015), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films. Padukone's acclaimed portrayal of a character based on Juliet in the tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and a headstrong architect in the comedy-drama Piku (2015) won her two Best Actress awards at Filmfare.
Alongside her acting career, Padukone participates in stage shows, has written columns for an Indian newspaper, is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, and is vocal about issues such as feminism and depression. She has designed her own line of clothing for women and is the founder of The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which creates awareness on mental health in India.
- 1 Early life and modelling career
- 2 Acting career
- 3 Other work
- 4 Personal life
- 5 In the media
- 6 Filmography and awards
- 7 References
- 8 Further reading
- 9 External links
Early life and modelling career
Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Konkani-speaking parents. Her father, Prakash, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. Her younger sister, Anisha, is a golfer. Her paternal grandfather, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association. The family relocated to Bangalore, India, when Padukone was a year old. She was educated at Bangalore's Sophia High School, and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College. She subsequently enrolled at the Indira Gandhi National Open University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, but later quit it due to scheduling conflicts with her modelling career.
Padukone has admitted to being socially awkward as a child, and did not have many friends. The focus of her life was badminton, which she played competitively from a young age. Describing her daily routine in a 2012 interview, Padukone said, "I would wake up at five in the morning, go for physical training, go to school, again go for playing badminton, finish my homework and go to sleep." Padukone continued to pursue a career in badminton throughout her school years, and played the sport in national level championships. She also played baseball in a few state level tournaments. While concentrating on her education and sporting career, Padukone also worked as a child model, first appearing in a couple of advertising campaigns at the age of eight. In the tenth grade, she changed focus and decided to become a fashion model. She later explained, "I realised that I was playing the game only because it ran in the family. So, I asked my father if I could give up the game and he wasn't upset at all." In 2004, she began a full-time career as a model under the tutelage of Prasad Bidapa.
Early in her career, Padukone gained recognition with a television commercial for the soap Liril, and modelled for various other brands and products. In 2005, she made her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Varma, and won the "Model of the Year" award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards. Padukone's fame increased when she appeared in a highly popular print campaign for the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar; the designer Wendell Rodricks commented, "Since Aishwarya Rai, we haven't had a girl as beautiful and fresh." Rodricks had spotted her at a Ganjam jewellery class he was teaching and signed her up with the Matrix agency. At the age of 21, Padukone relocated to Mumbai and stayed at her aunt's home. That year, she gained wider recognition by featuring in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Naam Hai Tera."
Padukone soon began to receive offers for film roles. Believing herself to be too inexperienced as an actor, she instead enrolled for a course at Anupam Kher's film academy. Following much media speculation, the director Farah Khan, who had noticed her in Reshammiya's music video, made the decision to cast her for a role in Happy New Year.
Film debut and breakthrough (2006–09)
Padukone announced in 2006 that she would make her film debut with Aishwarya, a Kannada film directed by Indrajit Lankesh. The romantic comedy was a remake of the Telugu film Manmadhudu, and she was cast in the title role opposite the actor Upendra. The film proved a major commercial success. RG Vijayasarathy of Rediff.com was appreciative of Padukone's screen presence but added that "she needs to work on her emotional scenes."
By the end of 2006, Farah Khan's Happy New Year was shelved, and Khan had instead cast Padukone for the reincarnation melodrama Om Shanti Om (2007). Set against the backdrop of the Hindi film industry, the film tells the story of a struggling actor in the 1970s who dies soon after witnessing the murder of the woman he loved, and is reincarnated to avenge her death. Shah Rukh Khan starred as the protagonist, and Padukone featured in dual roles—Shantipriya, a leading actress of the 1970s, and later as Sandy, an aspiring actress. She said, "I've grown up watching [Shah Rukh] and always admired him so much. To get to work with him ... is quite wonderful. It was also fantastic that Farah showed faith in my talent and cast me opposite him." In preparation for her role, Padukone watched several films of actresses Helen and Hema Malini to study their body language, which she felt "were more graceful" and "completely different from today's actors." However, her voice was dubbed by the voice artist Mona Ghosh Shetty. For one of the songs in the film, "Dhoom Taana,” Padukone drew upon Indian classical dance, and according to Dorling Kindersley, "mesmeriz[ed] audiences" by using hasta mudras (hand gestures). Om Shanti Om was a commercial success, and emerged as the highest-grossing film of the year, with a global revenue of ₹1.49 billion (US$22 million). Taran Adarsh of the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama reviewed, "Deepika has all it takes to be a top star—the personality, the looks and yes, she's supremely talented too. Standing in the same frame as [Shah Rukh] and getting it right is no small achievement. She comes as a whiff of fresh air!" At the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, Padukone was awarded the Best Female Debut Award and received her first nomination in the Best Actress category.
Bollywood Hungama reported that the success of Om Shanti Om proved a breakthrough for Padukone. She followed this success with the role of Gayatri (one of star Ranbir Kapoor's love interests), a feisty student in Australia who moonlights as a cab driver in Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). The film was a financial success, but Namrata Joshi of Outlook wrote that Padukone's performance was disappointing: "She is mannequin-like and utterly lacks fire and zing."
Padukone's first release of 2009 came alongside Akshay Kumar in the Nikhil Advani-directed kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk To China, in which she portrayed the dual roles of Indian-Chinese twin sisters Sakhi and Suzy. Produced by Warner Bros., it had one of the widest international releases ever given to an Indian film. Padukone learned the Japanese martial art form of jujutsu, and performed her stunts without the use of a body double. Despite the hype, Chandni Chowk To China proved a major financial failure with worldwide earnings of ₹554.7 million (US$8.2 million) on a budget of ₹800 million (US$12 million). Film critics were generally disappointed with the picture and Padukone's performance; Justin Trout of Orlando Weekly noted that she "is so wasted in Chandni Chowk, my mind often wandered back to Om Shanti Om during her scenes, possibly as a defense mechanism."
That same year, Padukone featured in an item number (for a song called "Love Mera Hit Hit") in the drama Billu, following which she appeared alongside Saif Ali Khan in the romantic drama Love Aaj Kal from the writer-director Imtiaz Ali. The film documented the changing value of relationships among the youth, and had Padukone play the part of Meera Pandit, a head-strong career woman. With a worldwide gross of ₹1.2 billion (US$18 million), Love Aaj Kal proved to be the third highest-grossing film of 2009. Aniruddha Guha of Daily News and Analysis said that Padukone "delivers the best of her four performances so far" and Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India mentioned her as "definitive and strong." At the 55th Filmfare Awards Padukone received a nomination for Best Actress.
Career struggles (2010–11)
Padukone had five film releases in 2010. Her first role was in Vijay Lalwani's psychological thriller Karthik Calling Karthik, where Padukone was cast as the supportive girlfriend of a depressed man (played by Farhan Akhtar) who goes through a series of changes after receiving mysterious phone calls every morning. Derek Elley of Variety found the film to be "thinly plotted" but added that "the uncomplicated ingenuousness of Padukone ... helps make the tall tale convincing." Commercially, the film performed poorly. Her most economically profitable film that year was Sajid Khan's ₹1.15 billion (US$17 million)-grossing comedy film Housefull in which she featured alongside an ensemble cast including Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal, Jiah Khan and Boman Irani. Raja Sen described the film as a "festival of bad acting" and attributed Padukone's poor performance to her "plasticky expressions."
Pradeep Sarkar's drama Lafangey Parindey (2010) saw Padukone star opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh in the role of Pinky Palkar, a blind girl determined to win a skating competition. In preparation for her role, she observed the interactions of blind people and rehearsed scenes while blindfolded. Writing for The Hindu, Sudhish Kamath was particularly impressed by Padukone and wrote that she "exercises considerable restraint" in playing her part. Later that year, Hindustan Times published that the film helped change people's perception of Padukone, with focus directed on her acting prowess rather than her appearance. Her next role was opposite Imran Khan in the Danish Aslam-directed romantic comedy Break Ke Baad. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand found the film to be "reasonably engaging" and noted that it was "watchable largely for the performance of its leading lady." Both Lafangey Parindey and Break Ke Baad underperformed at the box office.
Padukone's final release of 2010 was Ashutosh Gowarikar's period film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey opposite Abhishek Bachchan. Based on the book Do and Die by Manini Chatterjee, the film is a retelling of the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid. Bachchan featured as the revolutionary leader Surya Sen and Padukone played Kalpana Dutta, his confidante. Padukone said that she did not research for the role as there were "hardly ... any reference points as to what Kalpana looked like other than a few photos," and relied completely on Gowarikar's direction. A review published in The Telegraph was appreciative of Padukone's portrayal, and the film received a generally positive critical reception. Despite this, it proved a major commercial disappointment.
Padukone began 2011 with an item number in Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum. The song was a remixed version of the iconic song "Dum Maro Dum," from the 1971 film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, which featured Zeenat Aman. Padukone referred to it as "the wildest song any actress has done;" the song's "suggestive lyrics" and "raunchy moves" attracted controversy including a court case for indecency. Her next film was Prakash Jha's socio-political drama Aarakshan, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik Babbar, which dealt with the political issue of caste-based reservations in India. Trade journalists had high expectations for the film which ultimately flopped at the box office. Critical reaction was largely negative, though Pratim D. Gupta mentioned Padukone as the most "refreshing thing about [the] movie." Her final appearance that year was in Rohit Dhawan's comedy-drama Desi Boyz alongside Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh, a role that failed to propel her career forward. The series of poorly received films led critics to perceive that Padukone had "[lost] her sparkle."
Establishing with Cocktail (2012–14)
In an interview for The Indian Express, Padukone said that her starring role in the 2012 Homi Adajania-directed romantic comedy Cocktail marked a significant turning point in her career. Raja Sen of Rediff.com opined that she had successfully proved to be a "stunning girl who can also act." Set in London, Cocktail tells the story of a software engineer (played by Saif Ali Khan) and his relationship with two temperamentally different women—an impulsive party girl (Veronica, played by Padukone) and a submissive girl next door (Meera, played by Diana Penty). During the script narration, the producer Dinesh Vijan offered Padukone the choice of which woman to play; she decided on Veronica to expand her horizons as an actress. Portraying the role was a creative and physical challenge for her, and to achieve the physical requirements of her character she exercised extensively and followed a rigorous diet. Critics were divided in their opinion of the film, but particularly praised Padukone's performance; Devesh Sharma of Filmfare credited her as the "soul of the film" and wrote that she "excels in every scene, whether as a material girl who enjoys sex, drugs and rock and roll or as the jealousy ridden girl out to destroy herself." Cocktail earned Padukone Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies, including Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA. The film proved a box office hit as well.
In 2013, Padukone established herself as a leading actress of contemporary Hindi cinema by featuring in four of the top-grossing productions of the year. She collaborated with Saif Ali Khan for the fourth time (alongside John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel, and Anil Kapoor) in Abbas-Mustan's Race 2, an ensemble action thriller that served as a sequel to the 2008 film Race. The film received predominantly negative reviews from critics, but with a total collection of ₹1.62 billion (US$24 million), it proved to be a commercial success. In a particularly scathing review, Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV wrote that both Padukone and Fernandez "strut around like wound-up automatons that are all decked-up but have nowhere to go."
Ayan Mukerji's romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was Padukone's next film release. Co-starring alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin, and Aditya Roy Kapoor, she was cast as Naina Talwar, a "shy wallflower," which marked a departure from the glamorous characters that she had a reputation for portraying. Film critics praised Padukone's performance, though their response to the film was mixed. Raja Sen thought that the film "lacked a good story" but added that Padukone "acts within herself and eschews exaggeration, and the results are impressive ... This may be her most self-aware performance so far". The pairing of Padukone with her former boyfriend was highly anticipated, and the film proved a major success with a worldwide revenue of ₹3.02 billion (US$45 million). Her next appearance was opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rohit Shetty's action-comedy film Chennai Express. She played Meenalochini Azhagusundaram, a Tamil girl on the run from her father (a local don), which required that she adopt a Tamil accent. Critical opinion on her accent was mixed, but her performance received praise; film critic Aseem Chhabra concluded, "Padukone is delightful in the film—beautiful, smiling, and often a lot more playful and funny than Khan." Chennai Express was Padukone's second consecutive release to earn over ₹3 billion (US$45 million) in worldwide ticket sales; both Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.
Padukone next played opposite Ranveer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, an adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet from director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her role was Leela, a Gujarati girl based on the character of Juliet. Initially titled Ram-Leela, the film's title was changed after a court case was registered against Bhansali, Padukone, and Singh for "offending the religious sentiments" of the Hindu community by showcasing sex and violence under a title that referred to the life of Lord Rama. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela released among protests across several states in India, but was generally well received by critics. Meena Iyer of The Times of India mentioned Padukone as "breathtaking", and writing for Deccan Chronicle, Khalid Mohamed concluded that "it’s Deepika Padukone whom the film belongs to. Looking drop dead gorgeous and going at her part with a wallop, she’s the prime asset of Ram-Leela." The film earned ₹2.02 billion (US$30 million) worldwide, making it Padukone's fourth consecutive box office hit of the year. Her performances in Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela won her several awards, including the Screen Award for Best Actress for both films and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the latter.
In 2014, Padukone featured opposite Rajinikanth in the Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan, a period drama that was shot using motion capture technology. In Homi Adajania's widely praised satire Finding Fanny, Padukone played a young widow who takes a road trip with her dysfunctional friends (played by Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur) in search of a woman named Fanny. The film was screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival; critic Anuj Kumar of The Hindu wrote that Padukone successfully "takes off the fineries of Bollywood and you can sense the freedom from baggage in her performance". Later that year, she starred opposite Shah Rukh Khan for the third time in Farah Khan's renewal of Happy New Year. She played a bar dancer who trains a group of underachievers for a dance competition. Sanjukta Sharma of Mint found her role to be of minimal importance that required her only to be "a pretty thing to be laughed at and pitied", but the film became one of her most successful, earning over ₹3.4 billion (US$51 million) worldwide.
Piku and beyond (2015–present)
Following an appearance in an online video on feminism, entitled My Choice, under the direction of Homi Adajania, Padukone took on the role of a headstrong Bengali architect who cares for her hypochondriac father (played by Amitabh Bachchan) in Shoojit Sircar's comedy-drama Piku (2015). Reviews for the film were positive; Tanmaya Nanda of Business Standard praised the film's feminist tone, and wrote that Padukone proves "what she is capable of when given something more to do than look pretty and be the crazy-dance girl at parties". NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee opined that she "holds Piku together with a restrained star turn". With a worldwide gross of over ₹1.40 billion (US$21 million), the film emerged as a box office hit, and garnered Padukone several awards, including second Best Actress awards at Filmfare and Screen.
Later that year, Padukone played the part of a businessperson who helps Ranbir Kapoor's character overcome his conflicts in Imtiaz Ali's romantic drama Tamasha. Despite poor financial returns, Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com named Padukone's performance as the best by an actress that year, writing that she "is so potent in Tamasha, it’s almost as if you can hear her heartbeat across the screen". In her final release of 2015, Padukone reunited with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani, a historical drama about a tragic extramarital affair. Singh was cast as the maratha general Bajirao I, while Priyanka Chopra and Padukone featured as his first and second wife, respectively. In preparation for the role of the warrior-princess Mastani, Padukone learnt sword-fighting, horse-riding and kalaripayattu. With a revenue of over ₹3.3 billion (US$49 million), Bajirao Mastani proved to be the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year. Anupama Chopra found Padukone "riveting" in the film, but Subhash K. Jha while praising her "grace and dignity" thought that she was "way too subtle and silken, and not steely enough as [a] firebrand warrior-princess". At the 61st Filmfare Awards, Bajirao Mastani was named Best Film and Padukone received her second Best Actress nomination in that year.
As of June 2016, Padukone has completed filming for her first project in Hollywood—the action film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage—in which she plays the lead female role opposite Vin Diesel. She has also filmed for an item number in Dinesh Vijan's romance film Raabta. In addition, Padukone will collaborate with Bhansali for the third time in Padmavati, a historical drama based on the life of Rani Padmini.
In addition to acting, Padukone has written opinion columns and has been involved with women's health and fitness magazines. She has also supported charitable organisations, and has performed for stage shows. In 2009, she was hired by Hindustan Times to write weekly columns for their lifestyle section; through these columns she interacted with her fans and passed details of her personal and professional life. That year, she participated in the World 10K Bangalore marathon, which raised ₹13.1 million (US$190,000) in support of 81 NGOs. In 2010, Padukone adopted the Maharashtrian village of Ambegaon as part of NDTV's Greenathon Campaign, to provide the village with a regular supply of electricity. She visited Indian jawans (troops) in Jammu, for an Independence Day special episode of NDTV's reality show Jai Jawaan.
Padukone took part in the opening ceremony of the third season of the Indian Premier League at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Three years later, she performed alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Pitbull for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. In 2014, she participated in a concert tour across North America, entitled "SLAM! The Tour", in which she performed alongside her co-stars from Happy New Year. Padukone has also been involved with the Olympic Gold Quest team, established by her father and Geet Sethi to support Indian athletes at the Olympic Games, along with sports personalities such as Leander Paes and Viswanathan Anand and several other actors. In 2013, she launched her own line of clothing for women, in association with the retail chain Van Heusen.
Padukone has also been outspoken on issues such as feminism and has said, "New feminism isn't about being aggressive; it's about reaching the top yet being soft. It's about being you — feminine, strong and full of will power.” In a 2015 interview, Padukone spoke about her personal experience of overcoming depression, and in October that year she formed a foundation to create awareness on mental health in India, named The Live Love Laugh Foundation. The following year, she launched a campaign named More Than Just Sad to assist general physicians in their treatment of patients suffering from depression or anxiety. Also in 2016, the foundation teamed with Facebook and the AASRA organisation to launch multilingual tools and educational resources in Facebook's networking site to support people with suicidal tendencies.
Padukone shares a close bond with her family, and visits them regularly in her hometown of Bangalore. She lives by herself in Prabhadevi, a neighbourhood in Mumbai, and admits to missing the presence of her family there. She says, "I miss them, but luckily I have a life of my own, which keeps me from getting homesick. I wouldn’t want them to uproot their lives from Bengaluru just to be with me." A practicing Hindu, Padukone considers religion to be an important aspect of her life and makes frequent visits to temples and other religious shrines.
While filming Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008, Padukone began a romantic relationship with co-star Ranbir Kapoor. She spoke openly about the relationship and sported a tattoo of his initials on the nape of her neck. She has said that the relationship had a profound effect on her, transforming her into a more confident and social person. The Indian media speculated on an engagement, and reported that this had occurred in November 2008, although Padukone had stated that she had no plans to marry within the next five years. The couple broke up a year later; she professed in an interview to feeling "angry" and "betrayed" for a long time, but insisted that they remained on good terms. In a 2010 interview, Padukone made a comment that the media speculated was a reference to her break-up with Kapoor:
The first time he cheated on me, I thought there was something wrong with me or the relationship, but when someone makes a habit of it, you know the problem lies with him. Yet I was foolish enough to give him a second chance because he begged and pleaded, despite the fact that everyone around me said he was still straying. I guess I really wanted to believe in him. Then I actually caught him red-handed. It took me a while to get out. But having done that, nothing can make me go back.
Kapoor initially denied the allegations, but according to The Times of India, he later admitted to the infidelity. In 2013, following the production of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Padukone told Filmfare that she now "shares a great comfort level" with him.
In 2011, a set of pictures showing Padukone kissing the actor Siddharth Mallya at an Indian Premier League match were made available on the web. This led to wide speculation in the media about the nature of their relationship, which Padukone declined to talk about publicly. The following year there were reports about a break-up, to which she said: "Just because we are not seen together, it doesn't mean that we are not friends anymore." She has since denied reports of her link-up to Ranveer Singh, stating that she is "not in a frame of mind to be in a relationship."
In the media
The journalist Vir Sanghvi, in 2013, described Padukone as "strong, someone who makes up her own mind, [and] has motivation within herself." She is particularly known in the media as a professional, disciplined performer, whose "work takes precedence over everything else." A reviewer for Rediff.com described her personality as "simple," "grounded," and "accessible," and wrote, "She takes criticism in her stride, acknowledges her limitations and strives to work hard at getting better. She handles praise with equal composure." Ayan Mukerji (the director of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) considers her to be "a woman who will flirt with you but you will love to take her home to meet your mom as well." Padukone has maintained a Twitter account since 2010, and launched an official Facebook page in 2013. She is the most followed Indian actress on Twitter and most liked Indian actor on Facebook.
One of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Padukone is considered among the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Analysing her career, Reuters published that after making a successful debut with Om Shanti Om, she featured in a series of films for which critics labelled her as "wooden" and "mocked her accent." The Indian Express added, "Not too long ago after a few unwise script calls and the public blow up of her high profile relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika was written off. Credit to her much touted professionalism, dedication, discipline and perseverance that she bounced back." Following the major success of Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Chennai Express, several media publications began crediting her as the most successful contemporary actress in India. From 2012–15, she has featured on the Indian edition of the Forbes' "Celebrity 100," a list based on the income and popularity of India's celebrities. She ranked among the top 25 each year, peaking at the eighth position in 2014 with an estimated annual earning of ₹672 million (US$10 million). In 2016, the global edition of Forbes ranked her as the tenth highest-paid actress in the world, with an annual income of US$10 million.
Padukone is considered a sex symbol and style icon in India – the media cites her figure, height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in), smile, and eyes as her distinctive physical features. The actress ranks high on various listings of the most attractive Indian celebrities. In 2008, she topped Indian Maxim's "Hot 100" list, and in 2012, she was named "India's Most Beautiful Woman" by the Indian edition of People magazine. Padukone was ranked first on The Times of India's listing of the "Most Desirable Woman" in 2012 and 2013, after being ranked third and fourth, respectively, for the preceding two years; she was placed second in both 2014 and 2015. In 2010 and 2014, she was named the "World's Sexiest Woman" by the Indian edition of FHM. She has additionally featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eye's "World's Sexiest Asian Women" list from 2009 to 2015, ranking among the top ten each year. In 2013, Filmfare declared her as the winner of the "Most Fashionable Star" poll, and credited her as one of the "few actresses who experiments with colours, cuts and silhouettes." In the fitness book The Four-Week Countdown Diet, the actress was cited by Namita Jain as "the ultimate role model for a healthy, fit and active lifestyle."
Padukone is an active celebrity endorser for several brands and products, including Tissot, Sony Cyber-shot, Nescafe, Vogue eyewear, Maybelline and Pepsi, among others. In 2012, it was reported that Padukone had signed on for an endorsement deal with Garnier worth ₹60 million (US$890,000), a record breaking remuneration for an Indian actress.
Filmography and awards
- "Biography: Deepika Padukone". Hindustan Times. 23 July 2012. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- Baksi, Dibyojyoti (13 June 2013). "Shah Rukh Khan made Deepika Padukone learn Tamil". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "She's the model of success". The Star. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2013. – via Highbeam (subscription required)
- Kaura, Neha (11 June 2012). "Deepika's link-ups don't bother us, says sister". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "An exciting tournament". The Hindu. 5 January 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- Gupta, Priya (13 October 2012). "Ranbir and I are still friends: Deepika Padukone". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Just How educated are our Bollywood heroines?: Deepika Padukone". Rediff.com. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone has not put studies on back-burner". The Times of India. 30 December 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- Banerjee, Soumyadipta (18 February 2010). "I was a state level baseball player: Deepika Padukone". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- "The long and short of the ramp". The Hindu. 11 August 2004. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Chowdary, Asha (13 April 2004). "Smash hit on the ramp". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Malani, Gaurav (7 December 2011). "Deepika Padukone not a part of race". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
Saran, Rhea. "Venus Rising?". Verve. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Gahlaut, Kanika (12 April 2004). "Making a splash". India Today. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone: Biography". Zee News. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Menon, Sita (21 April 2005). "Go white this summer". Rediff.com. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Chowdhury, Smita R. (5 May 2005). "Glamour, glitz & grace". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Vijayasarathy, R.G. (14 March 2006). "Meet Deepika Padukone". Rediff.com. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Young achievers: Deepika Padukone to Aditya Mittal, MS Dhoni to Rabbi Shergill". India Today. 20 February 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Vasudev, Shefalee (2012). Powder Room. Random House India. p. 61. ISBN 978-81-8400-297-3.
- Iyer, Meena (17 November 2011). "Deepika Padukone in awe of beauty pageant winners". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- "The hottest heroine in Kannada cinema". Rediff.com. 24 August 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "On course: Deepika Padukone joins Anupam Kher's Film Academy". India Today. 11 July 2005. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- Kumar, S.S (29 September 2006). "Ramya in a rush". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Vijayasarathy, R.G. (15 September 2006). "Deepika's Aishwarya is a must watch". Rediff.com. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- "'I was pulling SRK's hair out!'". Rediff.com. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- Ray, Sarit (2 November 2007). "I'm a shy person: Deepika". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Thakur, Shweta (17 November 2007). "I saw Hema Malini films for '70s look: Deepika". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "Why is Deepika's Hindi in Kochadaiiyaan dubbed?". The Times of India. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- The Book of Dance. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 3 September 2012. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-4093-2237-5.
- "Top All Time Worldwide Grossers Updated". Box Office India. 11 May 2012. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Adarsh, Taran (7 November 2007). "Movie Review: Om Shanti Om". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2007.
- "Top heroines of Bollywood". India Today. 10 May 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- Tuteja, Joginder (2 August 2013). "Exploring the Box Office journey of Deepika Padukone – Part 1". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "Bachna Ae Haseeno scores at box office". Rediff.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- Joshi, Namrata (1 September 2008). "Movie Review: Bachna Ae Haseeno". Outlook. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- Anderson, Jason (16 January 2009). "Chandni Chowk to China: Kung fusion hustle". Toronto Star. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Deepika's unbelievable stunt!". Rediff.com. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- Lalwani, Vickeya (15 March 2008). "Yes, I'm dating Ranbir: Deepika". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- "Top Lifetime Grossers Worldwide (US $)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
- Sharma, Amit; Verma Ambwani, Meenakshi (20 January 2009). "Chandni Chowk to China crosses Rs 33 cr at local box office". The Economic Times. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Chandni Chowk To China (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- Strout, Justin (15 January 2009). "Ham Samurai". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
- "Item Number in 'Billoo Barber'". MSN. 6 January 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
- Guha, Aniruddha (31 July 2009). "Review: Love Aaj Kal is the perfect date movie". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- Kazmi, Nikhat (30 July 2009). "Love Aaj Kal". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- "Nominations for 55th Idea Filmfare Awards 2009". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- Elley, Derek (8 March 2010). "Review: "Karthik Calling Karthik"". Variety. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- "Box Office 2010". Box office India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- Sen, Raja (30 April 2010). "Gags that'll make you gag". Rediff.com. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "To play a blind dancer was very challenging: Deepika Padukone". India Today. 22 July 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- Kamath, Sudhish (28 August 2010). "Lafangey Parindey Movie Review". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- Amrah, Ashraf (21 August 2010). "Deepika gets rave reviews for Lafangey Parindey". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Masand, Rajeev (16 December 2010). "Masand: Break Ke Baad is an engaging film". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "First look: Deepika in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey". Rediff.com. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- Mukherjee, Roshni (2 December 2010). "Working with Ashu sir is an achievement: Deepika". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- "`Khelein Hum` no less glamorous than any of my films: Deepika". Zee News. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey review". The Daily Telegraph. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- Sahni, Diksha (3 December 2010). "Review Round-up: 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' Is Well Played". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- "Bad times continue at the box office". Rediff.com. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "Deepika's Dum Maro Dum with a twist". The Times of India. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- Sahgal, Geety (16 April 2011). "It's the wildest song any actress has done: Deepika". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Case against 'Dum Maaro Dum' for indecency". The Indian Express. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Will Aarakshan draw in the crowds?". Rediff.com. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "It's raining flops at the box office". Rediff.com. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "Aarakshan loses plot after second half". Hindustan Times. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- Gupta, Pratim D. (13 August 2011). "Aarakshan – Film Review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "Review: Desi Boyz". NDTV. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- Tuteja, Joginder (12 August 2013). "Exploring the Box Office journey of Deepika Padukone – Part III". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- Pal, Chandrima (17 June 2013). "The making of Deepika Padukone". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- Singh, Harneet (7 June 2013). "Deepika Padukone: Ranbir Kapoor excites me as an actor, co-star". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Sen, Raja (2 January 2013). "Report Card, 2012: How Kat, Kareena, Deepika performed". Rediff.com. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- "Veronica is no Meera: Deepika". Hindustan Times. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "Playing Veronica in 'Cocktail' was challenging: Deepika Padukone". The Indian Express. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "Was conscious about my look in Cocktail: Deepika". India Today. 11 May 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "Critics verdict: Cocktail works, but in bits". Hindustan Times. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- Sharma, Devesh (13 May 2012). "Movie Review: Cocktail". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone — Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Box Office Earnings 10/08/12 – 16/08/12". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- Tanwar, Sarita (10 August 2013). "Deepika Padukone races to the top as top actress in Bollywood". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- Goyal, Divya (18 November 2013). "Deepika Padukone lucky fourth time with 'Ram-Leela'". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "Critics report: Race 2 not worth it". Hindustan Times. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "Worldwide Top Ten 2013". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone on cloud 9, Chennai Express, Ram-Leela, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Race 2 big hits of 2013". The Financial Express. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- Chatterjee, Saibal (25 January 2013). "Movie review: Race 2". NDTV. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- KBR, Upala (7 April 2013). "Party girl Deepika Padukone gets serious". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- Uniyal, Parmita (13 August 2013). "Deepika Padukone rides on a high graph express". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- "Critics' review: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is riddled with clichés". Hindustan Times. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- Sen, Raja. "Review: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani disappoints". Rediff.com. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- Risbood, Vaibhavi (1 June 2013). "Younger generation should learn from Ranbir & Deepika: Ayan". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone's biggest hit". The Indian Express. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- "Not spoofing South India in Chennai Express: Deepika Padukone". India Today. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Chhabra, Aseem (9 August 2013). "Aseem Chhabra's Chennai Express Review: Mindless but entertaining". Rediff. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "Dhoom 3 ALL TIME Number One Worldwide Grosser: 500 cr Plus Expected". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "First look Ram Leela: Meet Romeo Ranveer and Juliet Deepika". India Today. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- Sura, Ajay (14 November 2013). "Controversy over 'Ram Leela': HC stays arrest of Bhansali, Ranveer and Deepika". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
- "Ram-Leela faces protest in several states". Daily News and Analysis. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
- Uniyal, Parmita (15 November 2013). "Movie review: Bhansali's Ram-leela is his best ever, say critics". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- Iyer, Meena (14 November 2013). "Ram-Leela". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- Mohamed, Khalid (16 November 2013). "'Ram-Leela' Review: The good, the bard and the beautiful". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
- "Deepika is toast of this award season". India Today. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "Winners of 20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "Filmfare Awards 2014: Deepika Padukone wins Best Actress award, Farhan Akhtar Best Actor". CNN-IBN. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
- "'Kochadaiiyaan' released nationwide, Rajinikanth turns moviemaking pioneer in India". The Financial Express. Press Trust of India. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
- Mehta, Ankita (10 September 2014). "'Finding Fanny' Movie Review: Must Watch Film with Brilliant Performances". International Business Times. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- Vyavahare, Renuka (6 September 2014). "Finding Fanny selected for Busan Film Festival". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- Kumar, Anuj (12 September 2014). "Finding fanny: Lost and found". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- Sharma, Sanjukta (4 September 2013). "Film Review Happy New Year". Mint. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Top Worldwide Grossers All Time". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 19 September 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Deepika Padukone: Bollywood actress urges women to own their 'choice' over marriage, sex and sexuality". The Independent. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- Mehta, Ankita (7 May 2015). "'Piku' Review Roundup: A Film that's all Heart". International Business Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- Nanda, Tanmaya (8 May 2015). "Film Review: Piku is a delightfully brilliant film". Business Standard. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- Chatterjee, Saibal (8 May 2015). "Piku Movie Review". NDTV. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "Victory dance for Team 'Bajirao Mastani' at the Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- Ghosh, Raya. "Screen Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners". NDTV. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- Khuranaa, Amann (15 December 2015). "Deepika Padukone reacts to Tamasha's box-office failure". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- Verma, Sukanya (24 December 2015). "Sukanya Verma's Best Actresses of 2015". Rediff.com. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- Awaasthi, Kavita (23 January 2015). "Deepika Padukone to learn sword-fighting for Bajirao Mastani". Hindutan Times. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
- "Worldwide 2015 – Dilwale Nearing Prem Ratan Dhan Payo". Box Office India. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 17 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- Chopra, Anupama (22 December 2015). "Bajirao Mastani review by Anupama Chopra: Soaring, searing, sumptuous". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- Jha, Subhash K. (19 December 2015). "Subhash K Jha speaks about Bajirao Mastani". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- "Nominations for the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards". Filmfare. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- McNary, Dave (24 February 2016). "Vin Diesel's 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' Gets January 2017 Release". Variety. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- Goyal, Divya (13 May 2016). "Deepika Padukone Wraps xXx 3 Shoot and in Such Style". NDTV. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- "Watch: Deepika Padukone takes flexibility to a new level for dance number in 'Raabta'". Daily News and Analysis. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
- "It's confirmed! Deepika Padukone will star in 'Padmavati'". The Times of India. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
- Padukone, Deepika (27 July 2009). "My nervous excitement". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- Padukone, Deepika (12 October 2009). "Our love stays: Deepika". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Deepika for charity". The Times of India. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone raises Rs 1.3 crore for several charities". Mid Day. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- Joshi, Tushar (10 March 2010). "Deepika adopts a Ambegaon village". Mid Day. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone in uniform". Hindustan Times. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "IPL 3 kicks off with grand opening ceremony". NDTV. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "IPL 2013: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Pitbull showcase diverse culture". NDTV. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone take America by storm". India Today. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- Nehwal, Saina (15 December 2012). Playing to Win. Penguin Books Limited. p. 41. ISBN 978-81-8475-915-0.
- "Deepika Padukone makes her debut as fashion designer". The Indian Express. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- Sinha, Dheeraj (14 February 2011). Consumer India: Inside the Indian Mind and Wallet. John Wiley & Sons. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-470-82632-4.
- Awaasthi, Kavita (17 January 2015). "Deepika Padukone on suffering from depression: It was a struggle to wake up". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Deepika Padukone launches her foundation 'Live, Love and Laugh' on World Mental Health Day". Daily News and Analysis. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "Deepika Padukone's foundation launches awareness programme on mental health". The Indian Express. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- Alawadhi, Neha (14 June 2016). "Facebook partners with Deepika Padukone's Foundation; launches suicide prevention tools in India". The Economic Times. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Muthanna, Anjali (25 May 2013). "Deepika makes time for family in Bangalore". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone's South Indian home". Hindustan Times. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- Ahmed, Afsana (23 June 2013). "I want to be the first girl Ranbir Kapoor directs: Deepika Padukone". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- Batra, Ankur (8 September 2011). "Deepika Padukone on a religious trip". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "I've been dating Deepika for few weeks: Ranbir Kapoor". Sify. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
- Behrawala, Krutika (17 August 2012). "Tattoo Tales". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- Drum. Drum Publications (East Africa). 2008. p. 98.
- Lalwani, Vickey (3 November 2009). "Deepika-Ranbir call it quits!". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
- "He cheated on me: Deepika". Hindustan Times. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- Punoose, Rukhmini. "Deepika on a dream run". Verve. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Yes, I cheated: Ranbir". The Times of India. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- Tandon, Raedita (28 June 2013). "'Ranbir and I have become a lot closer now' – Deepika Padukone". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone, Siddharth Mallya seal it with a kiss". India Today. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- "Deepika dating Siddharth Mallya?". India Today. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- Singh, Raghuvendra (17 July 2012). "I am happy being single". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- Choudhary, Anuradha (20 February 2013). ""Ranveer makes me feel special" – Deepika Padukone". Filmfare. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- Sanghvi, Vir (4 September 2013). "Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in conversation with Vir Sanghvi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "10 reasons we love Deepika Padukone". Rediff.com. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone races from 2.6 to 5 million". The Times of India. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Top 10 most followed Indian Twitter accounts in 2014". Zee News. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- Baksi, Dibyojyoti (26 March 2014). "Deepika Padukone ahead of Amitabh, Salman Khan on Facebook". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- "The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016: Jennifer Lawrence Banks $46 Million Payday Ahead Of Melissa McCarthy". Forbes. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- Jamkhandikar, Shilpa (12 June 2013). "Deepika Padukone breaks free of Brad Pitt syndrome". Reuters. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- Singh, Harneet (16 August 2013). "Post Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Deepika Padukone is number 1". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- "Heroine no. 1 – Deepika leads the Bolly girl gang". The Telegraph. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
Singh, Harneet (16 August 2013). "Post Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Deepika Padukone is number 1". The Indian Express. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone". Forbes India. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "2014 Celebrity 100 List – Forbes India". Forbes. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- "Deepika Padukone". Forbes. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- "50 Most Beautiful Indian Faces". iDiva. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Style icon: Deepika Padukone". The Express Tribune. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Deepika is the world's sexiest woman!". The Times of India. 24 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Deepika named India's Most Beautiful Woman". India Today. 3 July 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Deepika Padukone: 2013's Most desirable woman". The Times of India. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- "Times top 50 Most Desirable Women of 2012". The Times of India. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Priyanka Chopra: The Most Desirable woman of 2015". The Times of India. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- KBR, Upala (3 July 2014). "Deepika Padukone displaces Katrina Kaif in FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2014". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- "Katrina Kaif named world's sexiest Asian woman for the fourth time". India Today. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
"50 sexiest Asian women in the world". NDTV. p. 41. Archived from the original on 8 June 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
"Kareena tops Asia's Sexiest Women list". Rediff.com. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
"Priyanka Chopra named world's sexiest Asian woman". India Today. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
"Priyanka Chopra voted 'Sexiest Asian Woman' in UK poll". The Indian Express. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- Tandan, Raedita (3 May 2008). "Poll: Most Fashionable Star". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- Jain, Namita (1 January 2011). The Four-Week Countdown Diet. Penguin Books India. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-14-306781-8.
- "Deepika Padukone brand ambassador for Tissot". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
"Deepika Padukone is Sony brand ambassador". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
Nescafe announces Deepika Padukone as brand ambassador. NDTV. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
"Deepika Padukone lives her DDLJ moment in Chennai Express". Daily News and Analysis. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
Singh, Aarti K. (3 August 2006). "All at 20! May be she is born with it". CNN-IBN. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
Kapoor, Jagdeep (9 February 2009). Twenty Four Brand Mantras: Finding a Place in the Minds and Hearts of Consumers. SAGE Publications. p. 68. ISBN 978-81-7829-943-3.
- Mangaonkar, Shalvi (4 March 2014). "Deepika Padukone pockets Rs 6 crore for endorsement deal?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Deepika Padukone is Garnier's new face". The Indian Express. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
- Ajwani, Deepak; Paul, Cuckoo (26 December 2013). "Deepika Padukone: Living a Fairytale". Forbes.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Deepika Padukone.|