Running Deepika

It was expected that Deepika Padukone would become a professional badminton player, as her father was. But being a fashion model paid better, and eventually, she meandered into film, becoming one of the highest-paid actors on the Indian subcontinent. She won her second of three Filmfare awards for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, a 2013 take on the old Romeo and Juliet story.

Deepika Padukone in shorts

Deepika Padukone promoting shaving cream

She does promote a lot of products, yes.

Deepika Padukone at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016

This latter is from this past weekend at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Deepika has been very out front about her battle with depression:

She’ll be thirty-one in early January.


  1. fillyjonk »

    8 November 2016 · 7:26 am

    It makes me happy to know that there’s a place in the world where professional badminton is a thing.

  2. jsallison »

    9 November 2016 · 3:23 pm

    Once upon a time ESPN carried badminton, before they started sucking up that major league money.

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