It's that time of the month again, folks! This time caught under
the scanners of BollyCurry is none other than the current reigning
Queen of Bollywood. Ever since her debut in 2007, she has taken the
industry by storm and to top it all, 2013's back to back hits belongs to
this heroine. Her recent blockbuster,
Indian Box Office records managing to rake in over Rs. 200 crores plus.
Yes, we are talking about the one and only
modeling to a dream debut and now being an A-list actress in Bollywood,
she has seen many highs with, of course, her share of lows.
to the famous badminton player, Prakash Padukone, and mother Ujjala
Padukone, Padukone was raised and brought up in Bangalore. Throughout
her school years, she played Badminton at the National Level
Championships, but left her career in sports to become a fashion model.
2007 was the year her life changed as she debuted opposite Shah Rukh
Khan in her first blockbuster, Om Shanti Om. She went to receive her first prestigious award for Best Debutante at the Filmfare awards.
Steady on the heels of her dream debut came a balanced phase when her films, Bachna Ae Haseeno
and Love Aaj Kal
mixed to positive feedback from critics and the audience alike. Even
though these films were declared hits, they did not add much to her
career. Her low began after when her roles in series of commercially
unsuccessful films declined the graph of her career further. At one
point, she was written off by many critics, however, it just helped this
determinate lass to work harder and mark her name in the industry.
a 2012 hit, marked the turning point in Padukone's career. Not only did
this film manage to do good business but it also earned her critical
acclaim and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies. In
2013, Padukone established herself in the industry by giving back to
back hits starting from Race 2 with Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham, to Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani with Ranbir Kapoor, and her latest Chennai Express with
Shah Rukh Khan. The latter two not only managed to rake in serious
profits, but entered their names in the highest grossing movies of the
year so far as well.
Did you know?
- Padukone has written columns for an Indian newspaper.
- She was born in Denmark.
- She has trained under Anupam Kher and learned dancing from Shiamak Davar.
- Padukone adopted a village named Ambegon in Maharashtra which was facing a major electricity crisis.
- Her first film was a Kannada film named Aishwarya.
Padukone's upcoming list of movies include Ram Leela releasing on November 15th and Kochadaiiyaan, a film with the megastar Rajneekanth. Her next year consist of films such as Finding Fanny Fernandes and Happy New Year (currently being filmed).
wishes the beauty all the best for with future with hopes to see the
lass continue her journey by entertaining her fans furthermore. Till
Writer: Komal P.
Editor(s): Khushi P. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Komal P.