Deepika Padukone Biography – Early Life, Personal Life, Career, and Success

Deepika Padukone, one of the most popular and highest paid Bollywood Actresses, received several awards over the years.

Early Life of Deepika Padukone

Her father Prakash Padukone was a well-known badminton player. She was born on 5th January 1986 in Copenhagen.

Deepika moved to Bangalore with her family and as a teenager showed interest in badminton. Thus, she played in the national level championship. However, after some time she realized her true passion and became a fashion model (as she was destined to become an actress).
Soon, she received a lot of offers for movies from various directors. Her overall personality, looks, and confidence won hearts even before she made her film debut. 🙂
In the year 2006, Deepika finally started her filmy career with a Kannada movie, Aishwarya. Just after this movie, she made Bollywood debut in the film Om Shanti Om with Shah Rukh Khan. As it was her first Bollywood movie, playing a dual role that too opposite Shah Rukh Khan was surely a challenge for her. However, she did justice to her role and received Filmfare Award for her performance.
Padukone has shown improvement in her acting skills with every film. The biggest turning point of her career was the Cocktail movie. She received praises from critics as well as award nominations for the same.
Deepika is showing versatility with her every role. For instance, she played the role of a shy girl in the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, then she played the role of a South Indian girl in the movie Chennai Express with perfection.
Two of the most epic roles she played till date are Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela and Padmavati. Both the tragic movies were directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
In 2017, Deepika also worked in Holywood movie, xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
Padukone has also shown interest in other fields. For instance, she wrote columns for an Indian Newspaper and has also openly spoken about depression and feminism on various platforms. Plus, she designed her own clothing line for her women followers.

All You Need To Know About India’s 14th President – Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind has been announced as the 14th president of the Republic of India. Ram Nath Kovind was born on 1st October 1945 in Parukh village in the Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He was born in a Dalit family. His father, Maikulal ran a small shop to support his family. He was a landless Dalit. Ram Nath was the youngest of all the five brothers and two sisters. He used to walk for 6Km to attend his junior school. His childhood was not an easy one. Although he holds a bachelor degree in commerce and has done LLB from DAV College (Kanpur University). He fought for Dalit rights in his early days. He is a very simple man and believes in living a simple life.

Early Life

After graduating with LLB degree from Kanpur University he went to Delhi to prepare for civil service examinations, although he cleared the exam on the third attempt, he did not join as he was selected for an allied service instead of IAS and thus he started practicing law. He held many significant positions in both Delhi high court and Supreme court. He practiced in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years until 1993. Ram is a very generous and down to earth person as he as an advocate provided free legal aid to weaker sections of the society, women and poor under the free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi. He also served as a personal assistant to Prime Minister Morarji Desai from 1977-78.

Career

He joined BJP in the year 1991. Ram contested from Ghatampur and Bhognipur assembly constituencies but lost both the times. He became a member of Rajya Sabha in 1994 as an MP from Uttar Pradesh state. He served a total of 12 years, two consecutive terms until March 2006. Ram has represented India at the UN and addressed the United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.

On 8th August 2015, the President of India appointed Kovind as the new Governor of Bihar. He constituted a judicial commission which checks management of funds, irregularities in the promotion of undeserving teachers, and selection of undeserving candidates in the university. He took all the possible steps he could to improve the condition of Bihar.

Personal Life

Kovind married Savita Kovind on 30th May 1974. He has a son, Prashant Kumar and a daughter, Swati. He is a family man. He is a man of high moral values who has always stood up for protecting the rights of the weaker sections of the society. His focus was on uplifting the state of the backward castes and poor people.

2017 Presidential Campaign

After a nomination for the post of 14th President of India, he resigned from his post of governor of Bihar, and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee accepted his resignation on 20th June 2017. He was nominated by the ruling party and won the 2017 Presidential Elections against Meira Kumar, the presidential candidate of the opposition. He won by a clear 65.65% votes against just 35.35% votes for Meira Kumar. We hope that our new President proves worthy of his salts and help in the development of the country.

All You Need To Know About the Journey of Mithali Raj – Indian Captain and A Cricket Icon

On July 11th July she preceded Charlotte Edwards as the highest scorer of the ODI match and made her cricket craze nation proud of her. Mithali Raj is a true source of inspiration for playing a “man’s sport in the man’s world” successfully. Life has not been very smooth for her; let’s take a look at the winner’s life prior to all her achievements.

Early Life

Mithu, as called by her loved ones was born in Jodhpur to Dorai Raj, an Airman in the Indian Air force and Leela Raj in Jaipur on 3rd December 1982. Mithali showed interest in cricket at the young age of 10 and thereafter she was destined to make a difference in the world of Cricket.

After her father joined the Andhra Bank in Secunderabad, she started attending the cricket coaching camp in St Johns coaching camp at the age of 10 along with her brother as her father wanted her to become an early riser, call it destiny, her father Dorai Raj’s friend spotted her talent in the sport advised her father to concentrate on her rather than her brother.

She had to leave St John coaching camp not long after she joined as it was an all-boys camp but nevertheless, Jyothi Prasad, her father’s friend who recognized her talent advised her father to send her to Keyes Girls High School under the wings of Sampat Kumar.

Mithali Raj was destined to become a Cricket Icon

After practicing Bharatnatyam for 8 years she had to leave it soon for the love of Cricket. Within a year of practice, Sampat Kumar predicted that Mithali would be breaking records in cricket.

Dorai and Leela Raj gave their 100% support and blessings to Mithali for continuing cricket as her career. In 1997, she was chosen as one of the 14 candidates for 1997 World Cup but wasn’t selected for being too young. Finally, in 1999, she made her ODI debut against One Day International debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes with 114 runs and making her the youngest centurion in women’s ODI.

Career

In 2001-02 she debuted in a test match against South Africa. Again she broke a world record on 17th August 2002 at the age of 19 for world’s highest individual Test score of 214 against England in the second and final Test at County Ground, Taunton.

There was a bump in her roller coaster life in 2002 when she suffered a strain of typhoid in the CricInfo Women’s World Cup in 2002 causing India’s loss. She became India’s youngest captain for Women’s Cricket team in 2004, for a match against West Indies at the age of 21. She gained her position back in 2005 after winning first World Cup final in 2005, in South Africa against the might of Australia. 2006 ended with winning the Asia Cup.

Mithali led her team to the finals of Women’s World Cup in 2005. In the year 2003, she received the coveted Arjuna Award. Raj again starred as the No.1 Cricketer in the ODI chart among women at the 2013 Women’s World Cup with 100s: 1 and 50s: 4 in Test cricket, 100s: 5 and 50s: 40 with best bowling of 3/4 in ODI’s and 50s: 10 in T20’s
 2017 was her year as she won the Women’s Cricket World Cup and scored her seventh consecutive half-century with a record for most consecutive fifties by a player.

In February, she became the second player to make 5,500 runs in WODIs. Raj is the most captained player for India in ODI and T20I. Finally, in July she became the first player to make 6,000 runs in WODIs. Presently she holds the top position for the batting table with 703 ratings, also the 1st Indian & 5th woman cricketer overall to score over 1,000 World Cup runs.

Mithali Raj boasts a glorious 18 years old career span which is longest for any Indian women of the cricket team.