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Women We Want: ‘xXx’ Star Deepika Padukone Reeving Up For Hollywood Stardom


First Priyanka Chopra, then Dilshad Vadsaria and Melanie Chandra. Now, American audiences will have to learn the name of another Indian beauty in Deepika Padukone.

Padukone, one of Bollywood’s biggest stars is set to crash on American movie screens in 2017 in Vin Diesel’s newest xXx sequel as Serena Unges, ‘Return of Xander Cage’ A veteran of Bollywood films such as Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani is the latest in a steady stream of Indian-born actresses set to make a grand entrance in Tinseltown.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to badminton player Prakash Padukone and raised Bangalore, India, the 5’9 30–year-old Padukone aspired to play badminton before deciding to  become a fashion model—and eventually acting. During her time modeling, Padukone would walk the runway at the bi-annual Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai and appearing in some of India’s top print publications.


While appearing in her country’s version of popular men’s lifestyle magazines such as Maxim, Esquire and FHM, Padukone would also breakout as a Bollywood actress in Cocktail, Chennai Express and Yeh Jawanni Hai Deewani, en route to winning the Filmfare Award for Best Actress awards for Piku (2015) and Goliyon Ki Raasleela (2013), her third after winning in 2007 for Best Female Debut in Om Shanti Om.

With her eyes set on America, it appears that the exotic-looking—and very beautiful Padukone—will only add to the growing influx of Bollywood talent in Tinseltown soon enough.

 

 


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Robert D. Cobb
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