Deepika Padukone celebrated her 37th birthday on January 5. Here are some vintage Deepika advertisements from before she made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om.
Deepika Padukone was recently sighted with Ranveer Singh at Mumbai airport as the two prepared to go on her birthday trip. On January 5, the actress will turn 37 years old.
In 2007, Deepika made her acting debut with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, which also featured Shah Rukh Khan. Before she became one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood, Deepika was a model, and was seen in many TV commercials in the 2000s.
Deepika appeared in one of the first advertisements for a toothpaste brand. In the 2004 commercial, she was shown dancing in the bathroom with an animated Close-Up toothpaste. Over the following several years, Deepika Padukone garnered notoriety for her TV ads for companies such as Limca, in addition to walking the runway at fashion events for some of the country’s finest designers. In a Limca commercial, the actor was shown dancing in the rain and leaping in pools of dirty water on the road. Throughout the commercial, she sipped from a bottle of Limca.
Another old advertisement had Deepika advertising Naihaa, a Chennai-based clothes business. The commercial depicted her as a professional woman with a corporate career who remains linked to her Indian heritage. In the commercial, she meets a prospective husband who appears to be as taken with her as she is with him.
Deepika Padukone, the eldest daughter of Indian badminton superstar Prakash Padukone, used to be a national-level badminton player before she became a model. Deepika began her acting career after years of modelling. Deepika has been in films for 15 years, beginning with Om Shanti Om, in which she portrayed a movie star as well as an actress paid to imitate the aforementioned movie star.
Since then she has worked with some of the most-acclaimed directors of Bollywood – from Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat) to Shoojit Sircar (Piku). Deepika was last seen in Gehraiyaan (2022), which also featured Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi.