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Deepika Padukone

Biography

Bollywood starlet who also won worldwide followers for her part in Om Shanti Om in 2007. In 2014, she made an appearance to find Fanny Fernandes. She was raised playing competitive badminton. She also worked well as a kid model. She was created in Denmark to a badminton participant. She started dating Ranbir Kapoor while performing in Bachna Ae Haseeno with him. She’s a more youthful sister called Anisha. Her family members relocated to India from Denmark soon after she was created. She starred with Amitabh Bachchan in 2015’s Piku.

Quick Facts


Full Name Deepika Padukone
Date Of Birth January 5, 1986
Place Of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.74 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Indira Gandhi National Open University, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, Sophia High School, Matargashti, Love Mera Hit Hit, Balam Pichkari
Nationality Indian
Parents Prakash Padukone, Ujjala Padukone, Matargashti, Love Mera Hit Hit, Balam Pichkari
Siblings Anisha Padukone
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, Screen Award for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Best Actress, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female, Stardust Award for Actor of the Year – Female, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, IIFA Award for Hottest Pair of the year, Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice), Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Actor – Female, Guild Award for Best Female Debut, Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut, Stardust Award for Best Actress, Zee Cine Award for International Female Icon, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film - Female, Life OK Screen Hero Award, BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role - Female, IIFA Award for Woman of the Year, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Special Achievement, Femina Beauty Awards for Couple of the Year, Stardust Award for Style Icon of the Year - Female, Screen Awards for Best Style Icon, Star Guild Award for Heartthrob of the year - Female, Matargashti, Love Mera Hit Hit, Balam Pichkari
Nominations Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Drama, Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Thriller or Action, BIG Star Most Entertaining Dancer, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role - Female, BIG Star New Talent of the Decade (Female), Asian Film Award for Best Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure, Matargashti, Love Mera Hit Hit, Balam Pichkari
Movies Matargashti, Love Mera Hit Hit, Balam Pichkari, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Tamasha, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Bajirao Mastani, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Om Shanti Om, Piku, Cocktail, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Love Aaj Kal, Race 2, Housefull, Aarakshan, Finding Fanny, Break Ke Baad, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Dum Maaro Dum, Desi Boyz, Lafangey Parindey, Chandni Chowk to China, Kochadaiiyaan, Karthik Calling Karthik, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Aishwarya, Padmavati, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Raabta, Rana, Pirate, Corporate 2
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1She was engaged to actor Muzammil Ibrahim in 2004.
2Was offered a part in Furious 7. Declined because of scheduling conflicts with her Bollywood commitments.
3Her favorite songs are Hero by Mariah Carey, Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay, Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein from Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Pehla Nasha from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Angel by Lionel Richie, Ankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si from Om Shanti Om (2007), and We Are The World by Michael Jackson. Her favorite musicians include A.R. Rahman, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Usher Raymond and Justin Bieber.
4Favorite Indian designers are Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra and Rohit Bal.
5Indian supermodel.
6Spokesmodel of Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste, Limca, Jewels of India, Parachute's Advanced Massager, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Maybelline.
7Born to Ujjala & Prakash Padukone.
8Her mother is a travel agent while her father, a badminton player, played at the international level for India and won the All England Championship in 1980.
9Has a younger sister named Anisha who plays all sports, except badminton.
10Attended Sophia High School in Bangalore and later did her undergraduate studies from Mount Carmel College.
11She played state level badminton till the 10th standard. Then she had to study for her ICSE board exams, so she stopped playing for three months. She never considered taking it up as a career because she was never interested in a professional sport. She took up modeling as a hobby, but later realized she wanted to do it professionally.
12Plays a little bit of basketball, tennis, throw ball and baseball.
13Loves music, eating, sleeping, and watching movies.
14Her favorite actors are Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Irrfan Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.
15Her favorite actresses are Hema Malini, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Sushmita Sen and Preity Zinta.
16Her favorite movies are Life Is Beautiful (1997), Cinderella Man (2005), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), Devdas (2002), Dil (1990), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), The Color of Paradise (1999), Mary Poppins (1964), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Scent of a Woman (1992), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Priceless (2006), Rockstar (2011), Barfi! (2012), English Vinglish (2012), Blue Jasmine (2013), Still Alice (2014) and Amy (2015).
17Daughter of badminton legend Prakash Padukone.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chandni Chowk to China2009Sakhi / Suzy
Bachna Ae Haseeno2008Gayatri
Om Shanti Om2007Shantipriya / Sandy
Aishwarya2006Aishwarya
Naam Hai Tera2006Video shortLead Dancer
Padmavati2017filmingRani Padmini
xXx: Return of Xander Cage2017Serena Unger
Bajirao Mastani2015Mastani
Tamasha2015Tara
Piku2015Piku
Happy New Year2014/IMohini Joshi
Finding Fanny2014Angie
Kochadaiiyaan2014Princess Vadhana
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela2013Leela
Chennai Express2013Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani2013Naina Talwar
Race 22013Alina
Cocktail2012Veronica Malaney
Bolydude Ganeshan2012Video shortHot Girl at Club
Desi Boyz2011Radhika Awasthi
Aarakshan2011Poorvi
Dum Maaro Dum2011Dancer / Singer
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey2010Kalpana Dutta
Break Ke Baad2010Aaliya Khan
Lafangey Parindey2010Pinky Palkar
Housefull2010Sandy
Karthik Calling Karthik2010Shonali Mukherjee
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna2009Raina (uncredited)
Love Aaj Kal2009Meera Pandit
Billu2009Dancer in 'Love Mera Hit Hit' song

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dum Maaro Dum2011special thanks
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna2009special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2017TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2017TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2017TV SeriesHerself
FC FaceTime2017TV Mini-SeriesHerself - interviewee
Comedy Nights with Kapil2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
Satyamev Jayate2014TV Series documentaryHerself
East 'N' Style2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Koffee with Karan2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
14th International Indian Film Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Performer and Winner: Hottest Pair of the Year and Presenter: Best Film
Kaun Banega Crorepati?2011TV SeriesHerself
55th Idea Filmfare Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Phir Mile Sur2010Video shortHerself
Oye! It's Friday!2009TV SeriesHerself
Dus Ka Dum2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressPiku (2015)
2016Main AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressPiku (2015)
2016ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressPiku (2015)
2016ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Bajirao Mastani (2015)
2016Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressBajirao Mastani (2015)
2016Critics Choice AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressPiku (2015)
2015Special AwardsApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsEntertainer of The Year
2015Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actress in Drama RolePiku (2015)
2015Special AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actress of The Year
2015ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Finding Fanny (2014)
2014Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressChennai Express (2013)
2014Special AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyStar Plus Hottest PairYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)· Ranbir Kapoor (actor)
2014Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleChennai Express (2013)
2014Special AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyEntertainer of the Year
2014Surfers' Choice AwardBollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressChennai Express (2013)
2014Bollywood Business AwardETC Bollywood Business AwardsHighest Grossing Actor (Female)
2014Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2014HiFlyers AwardHiFlyers AwardsBest Actress
2014Popular AwardIBNLive Movie AwardsBest ActressGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2014Entertainment CategoryNDTV Indian of the Year, INEntertainer of the Year
2014ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Race 2 (2013)
2014Special AwardScreen Weekly AwardsLife OK Screen Hero Award
2014ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressChennai Express (2013)
2014Box Office India AwardStar Box Office India AwardsMs Box Office IndiaGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2014Box Office India AwardStar Box Office India AwardsRomantic Jodi Of The YearGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)· Ranveer Singh
2014Box Office India AwardStar Box Office India AwardsMs Hat-TrickFemale lead who clocked the maximum cumulative collections during the last 3 years.
2014Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaStar of the Year - FemaleFinding Fanny (2014)
2014Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressChennai Express (2013)
2014Special AwardZee Cine AwardsDhamakedar Performer (a.k.a. "Dynamic Performer")
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Film Actor (Female)Chennai Express (2013)
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film (Female)Chennai Express (2013)
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Pair of the YearChennai Express (2013)· Shah Rukh Khan
2013Special AwardCNN-IBN Indian of the YearSpecial Achievement Award

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2013HELLO! Hall of Fame AwardHELLO! Hall of Fame Awards, IndiaEntertainer of the Year - Female
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, IndiaMost Popular Actress
2013Critics' AwardsTimes of India Film AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2012Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaBest Actress - CriticsCocktail (2012)
2012Fun Fearless AwardCosmopolitan Fun Fearless AwardsMost Stylish Female Actor
2012GQ AwardGQ Awards, IndiaWoman of the Year
2012Smita Patil Memorial AwardPriyadarshni Academy AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2012ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Desi Boyz (2011)
2012Special AwardStardust Awards, IndiaStyle Icon of the Year
2012Vogue Beauty AwardVogue Beauty AwardsBeauty of the Year
2011Achiever's AwardDY Patil Annual Achiever's AwardsEntertainer of the Year
2011HELLO! Hall of Fame AwardHELLO! Hall of Fame Awards, IndiaMost Glamorous Woman of the Year
2011Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsInternational Icon - Female
2010Special AwardsApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsChevrolet Heartbeat of the Nation (Female)Love Aaj Kal (2009)
2009Fun Fearless AwardCosmopolitan Fun Fearless AwardsSexiest Female
2009CinemaGR8! Women Achiever Awards, IndiaMost Promising Newcomer
2009Popular AwardSabsey Favourite Kaun AwardsSabsey Tez Sitara (Most Favorite Rising Star)Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
2009Popular AwardStar Gold Comedy HonorsRising Actress with Comic Excellence
2009Youth Icon AwardVideocon India Youth Icon AwardsFashion Icon of the Year
2008Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest Female DebutOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Female DebutOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Fun Fearless AwardCosmopolitan Fun Fearless AwardsUpcoming Actor Category
2008Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Newcomer - FemaleOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Special AwardFilmfare AwardsFresh Face of the Year
2008ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsMost Promising Female NewcomerOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsJodi No. 1Om Shanti Om (2007)· Shah Rukh Khan (actor)
2008Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest Female DebutOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Zoom Glam AwardZoom Glam AwardsGlam Debutante - FemaleOm Shanti Om (2007)
2007Popular AwardAnnual Central European Bollywood Awards, IndiaBreakthrough Role (Female)Om Shanti Om (2007)
2007HT Café Film AwardHT Café Film AwardsBest Newcomer (Female)Om Shanti Om (2007)
2007Popular AwardSabsey Favourite Kaun AwardsSabsey Favorite Nayi Heroine (Most Favorite New Heroine)Om Shanti Om (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressBajirao Mastani (2015)
2016Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RolePiku (2015)
2016Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleBajirao Mastani (2015)
2016Main AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressBajirao Mastani (2015)
2015Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressHappy New Year (2014)
2015Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleHappy New Year (2014)
2015Surfers' Choice AwardBollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressFinding Fanny (2014)
2015Surfers' Choice AwardBollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressHappy New Year (2014)
2015ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Ensemble CastFinding Fanny (2014)· Arjun Kapoor
· Naseeruddin Shah
· Dimple Kapadia
· Pankaj Kapur
2015ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressFinding Fanny (2014)
2014Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
2014Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2014Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
2014Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2014Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film (Female)Happy New Year (2014)
2014Dance AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining DancerHappy New Year (2014)
2014Surfers' Choice AwardBollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
2014Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressChennai Express (2013)
2014Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a Thriller or ActionHappy New Year (2014)
2014Searchlight AwardStardust Awards, IndiaBest ActressFinding Fanny (2014)
2014Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
2014Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2013Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2013Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleCocktail (2012)
2013Dance AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining DancerGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film (Female)Race 2 (2013)
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Film Actor (Female)Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Film Actor (Female)Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film (Female)Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
2013Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film (Female)Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2013Surfers' Choice AwardBollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2013Indian of the YearCNN-IBN Indian of the YearEntertainment Category

For reinventing herself as a leading lady with acting chops; and for delivering a slew of hits in ... More

2013Dainik Bhaskar Bollywood AwardDainik Bhaskar Bollywood Web AwardsBest HeroineYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
2013Dainik Bhaskar Bollywood AwardDainik Bhaskar Bollywood Web AwardsCharacter of the YearCocktail (2012)
2013Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2013HiFlyers AwardHiFlyers AwardsSuperstar of the Year - Female
2013ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Cocktail (2012)
2013ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2013Popular AwardSouth Africa India Film and Television AwardsActor of the Year - FemaleCocktail (2012)
2013Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a DramaCocktail (2012)
2013Popular AwardTimes of India Film AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2013Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressCocktail (2012)
2012Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Film Actor (Female)Cocktail (2012)
2012Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film (Female)Cocktail (2012)
2012Dainik Bhaskar Bollywood AwardDainik Bhaskar Bollywood Web AwardsHottie of the Year
2012Movie AwardPeople's Choice Awards, IndiaFavorite Youth Movie Icon
2012Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a Comedy or RomanceDesi Boyz (2011)
2012Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a DramaAarakshan (2011)
2011ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Housefull (2010)
2011Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a Thriller or ActionKarthik Calling Karthik (2010)
2011Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a Comedy or RomanceHousefull (2010)
2011Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressBreak Ke Baad (2010)
2010Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest ActressLove Aaj Kal (2009)
2010Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleLove Aaj Kal (2009)
2010Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaNew Talent of the Decade (Female)
2010Surfers' Choice AwardBollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressLove Aaj Kal (2009)
2010Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressLove Aaj Kal (2009)
2010ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActressLove Aaj Kal (2009)
2010Jury's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaSuperstar of Tomorrow - FemaleLove Aaj Kal (2009)
2009Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActressChandni Chowk to China (2009)
2008Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActressOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Jury's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaSuperstar of Tomorrow - FemaleOm Shanti Om (2007)
2008Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressOm Shanti Om (2007)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Surfers' Choice AwardBollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Movie AwardsBest ActressGoliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
2012HiFlyers AwardHiFlyers AwardsBest Actress


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#Quote
1Preparation is definitely important, but it depends on the kinds of roles I do. Like, I completely identify with my character in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.' I had to be myself and I didn't have to actually prepare for it.
2The best feeling is when you are remembered for the character you play on the screen and people associate you with that character. There is no better feeling than that feeling.
3There is a strong side to me, that is of a homemaker. I look forward to spending time at home in the evenings, cooking a meal, chatting with my parents and inviting friends over.
4I don't think you need any kind of backing here in the industry. I think what you achieve in your life is the result of your own talent and hard work.
5I don't want to be typecast as a heroine who does a certain kind of cinema, which is why I experiment with the types of films that I do. But yes, I won't deny that romantic love stories or romantic comedies are what I enjoy doing the most, because as an audience those are the kind of films that I like watching.
6I feel ups and downs are a part of one's career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.
7I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you're not into it, you're not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it's a business of the limelight.
8I still live as normal a life as anybody else. I have two homes to run. I have my staff to take care of. I work, pay bills and attend society meetings like everybody else.
9I try and work out as often as possible. Since I travel very often, it becomes very difficult to have a daily work out routine, but I practice yoga every day or try and play some sport. Also, I am very aware of what suits my body in terms of food and exercise.
10I was born in Copenhagen, and when I was a year old, we moved to Bangalore. I was always a shy person and was happy with just a few friends and that came from my own social awkwardness. I did not know how to make conversations.
11I wish to be appreciated not only as a film star but also for the person I am. If I manage to bring a smile on people's faces, then I think I'll be successful.
12It's good to be slightly ambitious, but I believe one shouldn't be too calculative. It's good to be on the edge, but I have never followed my mind. I have always followed my heart. And it has yielded the right results.
13My character in 'Cocktail' was different from my personality. Homi Adajania took me to London, showed me how girls dress and behave there. I had not seen that kind of lifestyle before.
14Every film teaches you something; every experience on every film set with every co-star teaches you something. You learn something new. I think the challenge is to keep working harder and doing better.
15Everybody doesn't get to do each and every film. I don't compete with others; I compete with myself. I have been an athlete, a sportsperson; so I know how to be competitive in a healthy way.
16For me, competition is good; that is what keeps me on my toes and keeps me going. I am always trying to better my own work, do better than my earlier films... do films that are challenging and exciting for me.
17I am not very comfortable about dancing at weddings and New Year parties. Maybe it's because of the way I have been brought up; I wouldn't want my family to feel that cringe moment. Dance is an art for me.
18I don't think I am a star; I consider myself like any other girl who is of my age. Others may be working in office and doing different jobs. Similarly I don't think I am doing something different... I am also working.
19I am a big foodie, so much so that I eat in every half an hour. This is the secret of my glowing skin.
20I am methodical to the point of being obsessive-compulsive. And I have always been good at multi-tasking.
21I guess I learnt to appreciate old Hindi-movie music from my dad and somewhere down the line picked up jazz as well.
22I have a lot of friends, but my biggest fear is loneliness. I miss my family in Mumbai, and my biggest nightmare every day is to go back home alone.
23I have always believed that chemistry can't be created between two people. You either have it or you don't. The script can only enhance it.
24Maybe because I am from a sports background, I don't give up easily. I am a fighter.
25My parents never raised their hand or fired me. Their way of disciplining me was to tell me what is right or wrong.
26Relationships or not, I believe that people don't need to know about my life beyond a certain point.
27The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.
28To me, the mind and body are one. I'm very transparent, in a way, and people can very easily make out what mood I'm in.
29While I believe that when you are in the glamour industry, you have to look your best, I also believe being skinny is not 'hot and happening.'
30At some level, I feel it is nice to know that a film of yours is doing well at the box office and has also got great reviews. That feels like success.
31Being a movie star isn't easy. It requires a lot of commitment and sacrifice. Your career goes through extreme ups and downs. You are judged all the time. Great things are written about you, but at the same time, not-so-good things are also said. At times, things are said about you that are completely untrue, and people mostly try to pull you down.
32Comedy is the most difficult. Comic timing is something which you either have it in you, or you don't. You have to have a good sense of humour to be able to understand it. A split second can make you lose the punch.
33Even though I played national level badminton, I told my parents when I was in 10th that I was not interested in continuing. Being a model or actor fascinated me from a young age, and I even did a couple of ads when I was just eight years old.


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