Deepika Padukone is an absolute star! She debuted in Bollywood with Om Shaanti Om and even though she wasn’t immediately touted as the next big thing, DP has sure made it to the top in the industry slowly but surely. She’s been ruling the roost for a while now and is one of those few actors in Bollywood who’ve managed to strike a balance between box office and critical acclaim.
Here are 10 things DP did before she became the star she is:
1. She starred in a Kannada movie called Aishwarya.
2. She played badminton through her school years in national level championships. She also played baseball in a few state level tournaments.
3. She did this refreshing Limca commercial.
4. She did the Oof-yu-maa Liril commercial.
Deepika Padukone in Liril Ad
5. She smiled like a dream in this Close-up commercial.
6. She she made her runway debut at the Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Varma in 2005.
7. She won the Model of the Year award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards.
8. She did this photoshoot with Upen Patel.
9. She was a Kingfisher calendar model.
10. She starred in this Himesh Reshammiya music video.