Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has come a long way in her journey in Bollywood after making her debut in 2007. With super hit movies like Chennai Express, Padmaavat, Cocktail, and many more she has won the hearts of millions. Not only in Bollywood but she has also left her impression in Hollywood with the movie XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.
Now, on January 5, 2021, has Deepika Padukone turns 35, let’s get to know a few lesser-known facts about her.
1. Jujutsu Player
Apart from being an amazing actress, Deepika Padukone is also well trained in Japanese martial arts named Jujutsu. Owing to this, she has performed all the stunts in Chandani Chowk To China by herself.
2. First Choice For Saawariya
Deepika Padukone made her grand debut in Bollywood opposite SRK with Om Shanti Om. However, it will be interesting to know that she was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first choice for Saawariya. Alas, it didn’t work out and Sonam Kapoor was cast in the movie opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
3. Never Worked With Salman Khan
In her career of more than 13 years in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is yet to share the screen space with Salman Khan. Well, we hope that happens very soon as they will make a beautiful on-screen pair.
4. Nation Level Badminton Player
Before venturing into Bollywood, Deepika had followed the footsteps of her father, Prakash Padukone. For the unknown, the latter is a legendary badminton player. However, Deepika left badminton and decided to become an actress as it was her passion.
5. Ties With Entertainment Industry
It will be interesting to know that Deepika Padukone is related to legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt. In fact, the filmmaker’s real name was Vasanth Padukone. Now we know where Deepika inherits her acting genes from.
These are a few lesser-known facts about birthday girl Deepika Padukone. Here’s wishing Deepika a very happy birthday.