Deepika Padukone is one of India’s critically acclaimed acctresses. She has impressed the audiences as well as critics and industry insiders one film at a time. She is an International icon who is known for her acting and philanthropic work across the globe.
2018: The Big Wedding!
Deepika Padukone is constantly in the news, be it for her films or her humanitarian work. The current buzz around her however is that she is set to marry her long-time beau, Ranveer Singh.
Padmaavat finally released in January to box-office success and Deepika Padukone’s performance was praised universally. On her birthday, the actress took off for a romantic vacation with boyfriend Ranveer Singh. She was also showered with gifts by her to-be in-laws. Isn’t that sweet? Deepika also called Ranveer the best kisser in the business in a chat show. Her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor’s parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor sent her flowers because of her spectacular performance in Padmaavat.
Katrina Kaif ‘liked’ a photo of Deepika Padukone on Instagram which is a pretty big deal as the two actresses don’t really get along. Deepika also spoke about slapping a guy when she as 14 because he touched her inappropriately and made jokes on the death threats she received due to Padmaavat. Rumours of her wedding to Ranveer Singh started doing the rounds as the actor mentioned in a couple of interviews that he is thinking about marriage. There were also rumours that Deepika and Ranveer have signed a three-film deal with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
In March we got a lot of #DeepVeer content with photos of them chilling with their friends at a wedding in Sri Lanka going viral. The couple also won top honours at the Hello Hall of Fame awards and did a very hot photoshoot together. Rumours of their wedding refused to die down.
Deepika Padukone and her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor walked the ramp for the Mijwan Welfare Society and even attended the Galaxy of Stars together along with Karan Johar. Deepika also made it to the very prestigious Time’s 100 Most Influential People list where she hung out with Padma Lakshmi.
Ranveer Singh was declared the Times Most Desirable Man of 2017 and Deepika Padukone had the sweetest reaction to it on Twitter. There also rumours that Katrina and Deepika were about to do a movie together and there was a ‘pact’ involved, but Katrina dismissed those rumours. Deepika also killed it at the Met Gala and the Cannes Film Festival and Ranveer couldn’t stop himself from leaving adorable comments on her photos. Even Anushka Sharma complimented Deepika on Instagram.
The big wedding of Ranveer and Deepika was more or less been confirmed in June when Ranveer apparently told his friends that he is indeed getting married by the end of this year. Deepika was also very open about her love for bae on social media when she posted fun comments below his pictures. Reports of the couple choosing Italy to be their wedding started doing the rounds but there are contrary reports that the wedding will be in India in Mumbai and Bangalore. Their social media shenanigans kept us entertained though, at least till they make an official announcement. On the professional front, Deepika’s next film is apparently a remake of a Sridevi film.
2017: Deepika Padukone Wins International Acclaim
2017 was a roller-coaster ride for Deepika Padukone. While she received a lot of love in the West for her Hollywood debut, an Indian Rajput organization threatened to chop off her nose for playing the role of Padmaavat. But thankfully, she stayed strong and continued to make us fall in love with her by making various gorgeous public appearances, especially when she stepped out with her beau Ranveer Singh.
Deepika Padukone has always had the nicest things to say about her contemporaries. Even though Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif admitted that they do not consider her a good friend during their Koffee With Karan episode, DP made a really sweet statement about the two.
The actress also posted a special message about Vin Diesel – her co-star from her Hollywood debut film, xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage. On 5th January, the actress celebrated her 31st birthday in Mexico, where she was attending the premiere of the movie. And she looked oh-so-hot!
The actress got a warm desi welcome at the airport when she arrived in India with Vin for the grand Mumbai premiere. She was seen sharing some sweet moments with her boyfriend Ranveer Singh at the event and the afterparty.
She later headed to LA for yet another premiere of her movie. After wrapping up the promotions of her Hollywood outing, DP was all set to join the cast of Padmaavat (previously titled Padmavati). But the shooting had to be stalled after the Karni Sena assaulted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets in Jaipur. Deepika took to Twitter to share how she was in a state of shock.
During an interview with journalist Rajiv Masand, Deepika Padukone finally broke her silence on her comparisons with Priyanka Chopra and romance having the least priority in her life.
DP continued to impress the fashion police in March with her stunning airport outings and red carpet appearances. The actress won the title of the Most Stylish Global Icon at the HT Style Awards 2017. What’s more, she also joined the bandwagon of the gorgeous L’Oréal Paris ambassadors that includes Sonam Kapoor, Eva Longoria and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Deepika Padukone made waves with her super sultry look in the title track of the Sushant Singh Rajput–Kriti Sanon starrer, Raabta. She also weaved magic off-screen when she attended Karan Johar‘s bash with beau Ranveer. These two never cease to make heads turn!
On the professional front, DP took a secret trip to Chittorgarh in Rajasthan and to do an extensive research on the local history related to queen Padmavati in order to get the character right.
May was pretty interesting for our Bollywood queen. From the Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival – Deepika was one of the most talked about celebrities at various globally coveted events. Though Rihanna didn’t seem too impressed with Deepika Padukone’s MetGala outfit, Mindy Kaling loved it. And ‘the dress’ even made it to the list of the most searched outfits from MetGala that week.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga gave a double tap to Padukone’s look at Cannes. Clearly, DP was winning the Instagram game and she also became the most followed Bollywood actress there.
May is also the month when we stumbled upon an Instagram account that reimagines Deepika as Disney princesses. DP = Disney Princess.
Deepika Padukone was nominated for her first major international award – the Teen Choice Awards, for her power-packed performance in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage. She also signed her second Hollywood movie. The actress was seen partying with Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor at her close friend and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali‘s birthday party.
July was the month of romance for our DP. She went on a quiet date with her bae Ranveer on his birthday. The couple also made us go aww over and over again with their adorable social media PDA. Moreover, Ranveer declared that he thinks Deepika is the best kisser during his interaction with Neha Dhupia on #NoFilterNeha.
Along with the Mumbai monsoons, DP and Mr. Singh’s romance continued in the August of 2017. They made cutesy entries together at the Ambani Ganesh Chaturthi party and also at Ritesh Sidhwani‘s birthday bash.
The paparazzi even managed to click the lovebirds while they left the venue after their dinner date in colour-coordinated outfits. Aww.
Unlike most of her airport outings, the actress was seen being accompanied by a special someone – her dad Prakash Padukone. The father-daughter duo was caught in a rather happy mood.
The trailer of Padmavati (now Padmaaavat) was launched on a grand scale and Deepika Padukone looked as ravishing as ever on the special day. She also dazzled in a desi outfit at Sonam Kapoor‘s Diwali bash, where she bonded big time with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia and Rhea Kapoor.
Reportedly, DP got a heftier fee as compared to her Padmaavat co-stars, Shahid and Ranveer as she played the titular role in the movie. She also received an extremely special gift from directer SLB for her contribution to his film.
November was not a pleasant month for the actress. It started on a high note as she threw a house party to celebrate the completion of Padmavati and the success of the first song from the film – Ghoomar. DP also had a gala time at Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday bash in Alibaug and was seen posing like BFFs with Alia Bhatt.
But later, things took a bitter turn as the Karni Sena asked for a ban on Padmavati. Various groups also threatened to chop off her nose and someone even offered a bounty of Rs 10 crores for the heads of Deepika Padukone and Bhansali. Naturally, all this disturbed her quite a bit. But she managed to remain strong and undeterred.
Padmavati didn’t end up hitting the theatres on the first of December as it was initially scheduled to and the makers had to postpone the release because of the constant protests. DP and her beau Ranveer, who didn’t share any screen space in the film, continued to make appearances together off screen. They were seen walking in hand-in-hand at Zoya Akhtar‘s bash.
2016: Deepika Padukone Ventures Into Global Cinema
2016 was amazing for Deepika Padukone. She received several awards for her performance in Piku along with a few accolades for her mere existence. LOL, JK. She did win some interesting titles like ‘Asia’s Sexiest Woman’ and ‘Iconic Look Of The Year’. Moreover, she commenced working on two of the biggest films of her career – Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s magnum opus, Padmaavat and her Hollywood debut, xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
DP was frequently seen at two places this month – the red carpet and the GYM. That’s right. From Star Screen to Filmfare – she won the Best Actress title for her role in Piku at various award ceremonies. While accepting her Filmfare trophy, she gave a rather heartwarming speech and dedicated it to her parents.
Her beau Ranveer Singh, who was seated right next to her at the event, also got emotional and thanked his family while receiving the Best Actor’s award for Bajirao Mastani. He even touched the feet of Deepika’s mom and dad. How sweet is that?
Apart from making space on her shelf for more trophies, Deepika was also busy prepping for her role in her Hollywood debut, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. The actress often gave us #FitnessGoals with the videos, where she was seen training rather hard to get ready for the power-packed movie.
Deepika Padukone finally commenced shooting for her Hollywood film opposite Vin Diesel (xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage). While she was busy working in Toronto, her boyfriend Ranveer accepted the ‘Woman of the Year’ award at the Femina Beauty Awards on her behalf. Not to mention, he said the nicest things and also had the audience laughing along.
Talking about Mr. Singh giving us #BoyfriendGoals, he also paid his ladylove a visit on the sets of her movie. Yes, that’s right. He flew all the way to Toronto to spend some quality time with DP on Valentine’s day. The couple was also spotted shopping together there.
After catching the attention of the international paparazzi in Toronto, Deepika Padukone once again grabbed their eyeballs when she stepped out for dinner with ace Tennis star Novak Djokovic. The two were photographed outside The Nice Guy, a popular bar amongst A-Listers in Los Angeles. They also followed each other on Twitter after their meeting.
While the Western media was wondering if there’s a new couple in town, Deepika’s lover boy was receiving the ‘Best Jodi’ award for the two of them at TOIFA. They also had a cute conversation on Twitter, proving that they’re very much together. Even director Sanjay Leela Bhansali spoke about the couple like never before and even said that they were destined to be close.
#DeepVeer finally reunited after several days when Deepika Padukone took a break from her shoot and flew down to Sri Lanka to attend a close friend’s wedding. Not to mention, Ranveer also joined her there and they both even danced to Balam Pichkari and Galla Gudiya at the ceremony. After the celebrations, DP flew back to Toronto to get back to work.
From Ruby Rose and Nina Dobrev to Samuel L. Jackson and Rory McCann – DP was seen chilling with several popular celebrities in the West whenever she got some time-out from her erratic shoots of xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage.
She also managed to spend some time with her mom and dad, who paid her a long visit. The actress and her parents even worked out together during their stay there. How cool is that?
DP continued being busy with the shoot of her big Hollywood debut. She also trained with real a military personnel to get into the skin of her character. Amidst her erratic schedule, she also took a quick trip to Budapest to shoot a special number for the Sushant Singh Rajput–Kriti Sanon starrer, Raabta.
Deepika Padukone finally returned to India in June and she was looking better than ever. Soon after her arrival, she made a grand gesture for her entourage and left them in awe. A few days later, the actress also went out of her way to get an injured girl from her team to the hospital after an accident.
While DP was busy taking care of her team, her boyfriend’s family was taking care of her. Though Ranveer was shooting for Befikre in Paris, he made sure that his ladylove was well taken care of back in Mumbai. According to various reports, Singh’s driver once came to pick DP up at the airport and addressed her as ‘bhabhi ji’. It seems even Ranveer’s sister often visited Deepika at her residence along with some home-cooked food. Aww.
Just like every other award ceremony of 2016, #DeepVeer continued to be just TOO CUTE at IIFA and gave us all the *feels*. While Deepika mouthed ‘for you’ to Ranveer after her performance, the latter dedicated his award to her. DP won yet another award for Piku.
After a long wait, the audience finally got the chance to catch a glimpse of Deepika’s sexy badass avatar from her Hollywood debut. While some loved the first official trailer of xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, some trolled DP for her blink-and-miss appearance in it. But the actress didn’t let it affect her and reacted rather calmly when asked about it.
The dusky beauty took a trip Italy with her sister Anisha Padukone, and the two of them had reportedly enrolled for a week-long Italian cooking course there. She also headed to Berlin to watch a Coldplay concert with Alia Bhatt.
Deepika Padukone made it the Forbes’ list of the highest paid female actors at number ten with an estimated value of $10,000,000. She also made it to the questionnaire of an exam for the Indian Air Force. It sure left the filmy students pleasantly surprised while the others were a tad disappointed.
DP was seen bonding with Karisma Kapoor while Kareena Kapoor Khan walked the ramp for Sabyasachi at the Lakme Fashion Week.
At another fashion event, Deepika bumped into her ex-flame Nihar Pandya and there was no awkwardness between them. And if you’re wondering if this caused any uneasiness between Mr. Singh and her, you’re wrong. In fact, they were going stronger than ever and Ranveer even showed up at the airport to pick his bae up when she returned from Bangalore after spending some family time.
DP looked like a bomb on the cover of Paper magazine and was also declared to be Asia’s most followed woman on Twitter.
She revealed some details of her first crush and her first ever kiss during her appearance on the first season of BFFs with Vogue with her buddy, Anaita Shroff Adajania.
Deepika Padukone was the first celebrity guest on Bigg Boss 10 hosted by Salman Khan. And she scorched up our small screens by looking like this.
She shot a promotional sequence for the show in a Mumbai studio. After the wrap-up, the actress waited for her Bajirao for about half-an-hour and then they zoomed away towards Deepika’s home in her car. Sweet!
Deepika was invited to MTV’s Europe Music Awards to present an award. Isn’t that cool?
Ranveer and Deepika Padukone’s cutesy PDA continued as the former kissed the latter after received the International Man Of The Year at the Esquire Awards. Incidentally, Deepika won the International Woman Of The Year the same night. They were also seen leaving the Ambanis’ party hand-in-hand.
However, at Shah Rukh Khan’s party at Mannat, DP wasn’t chilling with Ranveer. She was seen bonding with none other than the Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin instead.
London-based weekly newspaper, Eastern Eye declared Deepika to be the sexiest asian woman of 2016. She also won the title of the Iconic Look of the Year at the Lux Golden Rose Awards.
Towards the end of the year, the actress took a break from the shoot of Padmavati and reportedly zipped off to Dubai to celebrate Christmas and New Year with Ranveer.
2015: Deepika Padukone Begins Her Philanthropic Work
Deepika opened up about dealing with depression during an interview. She shared how during the shoot of Happy New Year, she was going through a roller-coaster of feelings. After a lot of medication, counseling, a long break from work, she got better.
Throughout this testing phase, her beau Ranveer Singh was by her side. After bringing in the New Year together in Maldives, the two even went to Bangalore to bring in her birthday with her family. That’s where Mr. Singh picked up a gorgeous clutch that he gifted her on her special day. DP was later seen carrying it at the Screen awards.
While Deepika is the best girlfriend a man could ask for, Ranveer definitely tops the list of all the men she’s ever dated.
Like always, Deepika Padukone rocked the red carpet at the Filmfare awards. Salman Khan and Karan Johar even broke into an impromptu jig and recreated the epic Jumme Ki Raat step by putting the gorgeous diva’s gown trail in their mouths. Lol. She was also seen chatting away with Salman at the event.
DP commenced shooting for Tamasha with her ex-flame Ranbir Kapoor in Delhi. Amidst her erratic schedule, she managed to take some time out for a friend’s wedding, where she looked drop-dead-gorgeous in a Sabyasachi saree.
Deepika Padukone was seen hanging out with Anushka Sharma at a Censor Board meeting and their womance made everyone go aww.
Deepika and director Homi Adajania collaborated for Vogue‘s initiative for women’s empowerment and came up with a film titled My Choice. The video caught everyone’s attention and went viral in no time. Some loved it and some didn’t but it did create quite a stir.
Another thing that created a major stir was Deepika’s long interview with NDTV’s Barkha Dutt. The actress spoke about her battle with depression like never before. Later that month, it was also announced that Padukone was planning on opening a foundation to support mental health care.
Deepika’s ‘My Choice’ video continued to be everyone’s talking point. From Kangana Ranaut and Sonakshi Sinha to Sonam Kapoor and Twinkle Khanna – many celebs spoke about it. While most of them didn’t have very good things to say about it, Hollywood heartthrob Ashton Kutcher showed his appreciation by sharing it on his official Facebook page.
While receiving an award, Padukone dedicated it to her contemporary Kangana Ranaut for her performance in Queen. But the latter didn’t like the gesture and even stated that she would have liked it a lot more if Deepika had called her personally rather than praising her in public. After learning this, DP picked up the phone and called Kangana instantly.
Unfortunately, she missed out on inviting her co-star Amitabh Bachchan to the party and she later apologized and also said that she’ll never forgive herself for that. But Big B took it well and said, “Arre madam… Jaane dijiye. Jo beet gayi so baat gayi. Isi baat pe main aapko babuji ki kavita sunata hun.” Then he recited his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poem, Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi.
In July, we went through Deepika Padukone’s entire Instagram profile and discovered her favourite pose. The first look of Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani‘s three-minute long teaser received a lot of love. While the audience could not decide whether they love seeing the actress with Ranveer or Ranbir, DP herself stated that she thinks she looks better with Ranbir.
She was spotted chatting with Novak Djokovic‘s wife at Wimbledon. A few days later, she was seen in London, where she celebrated her boyfriend Ranveer’s birthday with him.
After wrapping up the shoot of Tamasha, Deepika partied hard with her co-star and ex-flame, Ranbir. As Bajirao Mastani was going to release alongside a Shah Rukh Khan film, Deepika Padukone had shared a photo on Instagram that read ‘challenge accepted’. But she later deleted the post as it apparently didn’t go down too well with SRK, who also happens to be her close friend and first ever co-star. The actress later mentioned that the entire event was unneccessarily blown out of proportion.
Deepika’s cute video (where she was making fun of Ranbir) and her BFF Dubsmash with Ranveer – both left us with a smile. What made us smile even more is, her description of her ideal man (it totally matches with Ranveer!). Meanwhile, Ranveer continued to give us #BoyfriendGoals by saying things like , “I can wait lifelong for Deepika Padukone” and looking picture perfect with her.
While basking in success of her new endeavours, the actress remembered her old days and even spoke about the time when she was written off.
During one of her interviews, she also talked about her lovemaking scene with Ranbir in Tamasha.
Deepika went to Delhi and Jaipur over a weekend to launch a new song from Bajirao Mastani as well as walk as the showstopper for Anju Modi at the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour.
November started with a bang as Deepika Padukone and the team of Tamasha threw a party for the media. Ranbir and Deepika also got candid about their breakup and still loving each other during the event. Both of them promoted the film extensively during Diwali and were even seen twinning often.
Bajirao Mastani‘s Deepika-Priyanka song – Pinga finally released and it gave everyone major “Dola Re Dola” feels!
Deepika broke the internet by posting some photos of her ex-boyfriend Ranbir and current beau Ranveer chilling together. Yes! She also shared how her chemistry with Singh is more sensual.
Deepika Padukone won the title of the Most Entertaining Actress in Drama Role at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards and the ‘Best Actress’ award at the Sony Guild Awards. And she made sure that she books a slot in the next year’s award ceremonies too, by delivering a mind-blowing performance in Bajirao Mastani. Not to mention, she also looked ethereal on celluloid. Even director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said that no woman has looked as beautiful on the Indian screen in the longest time.
We ended the year with a piece about 7 thought-provoking statements Deepika made in 2015.