Deepika Padukone is one Bollywood actress who is creating news worldwide. In her comparatively lesser time in Bollywood she has successfully made a mark for herself and has transcended beyond the ordinary through her movies like Piku and Bajirao Mastani. With a Hollywood debut on the floors, looks like she is making all the right moves.

Be it with her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel “XXX : The Return of Xander Cage” or her recent outing with Tennis star Novak Djokavic in LA, she surely knows how to keep the paparazzi busy. Here are some lesser known facts about the dazzling diva Deepika Padukone

Deepika is related to Guru Dutt

Not many people know that Deepika Padukone is actually related to Bollywood yesteryear legend Guru Dutt.

His real name was Vasanth Padukone

Deepika’s sister is a golf champion

While Deepika mastered badminton before mastering the Bollywood box office, her sister Anisha is reported to be a golf champion. Quite a sporty family indeed considering the fact that Deepika’s father Prakash Padukone is India’s well known badminton champ.

Himesh Reshammiya gave her the first break

Before Deepika Padukone swept everyone through her debut in Om Shaanti Om opposite Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone was given a break in a music video by none other than the crooning singer Himesh Reshammiya. It was through this video that Farah Khan noticed her dancing and acting skills and decided to cast her for OSO.

Trained Actor

Deepika Padukone has trained in acting under the veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher and has officially learned dancing from the ace choreographer Shaimak Davar. The trainings helped her immensely more because she was just a model before she entered Bollywood. She was into modeling for a long time beginning from 2004.

Born inCopenhagen, Denmark

Contrary to popular belief Deepika was born in Denmark and has brought up in India since she was 11 months old. Though many don’t know this fact, it is worth knowing about the dimply actress after all.