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Deepika Padukone vs Anushka Sharma: Comparison

Are you wondering who is better – the Jab tak hai jaan girl Anushka Sharma or the Om shanty Om actress Deepika Padukone??

The two B-town beauties are tough contenders. Deepika Padukone experienced a phenomenal rise in her career, her marvelous track-record of blockbusters and her effortless performances in movies made her number 1female actor in Bollywood. But she now faces true competition in the form of another fabulous actor Anushka Sharma, who emerged stronger with every film and now set to lock horns with her, as the most sought after Bollywood box-office heroine. There’s a nice little rivalry brewing up between the two. This article throws light on their journey in Bollywood till now and tries to answer who is better.

# DEEPIKA PADUKONE:

  • Start of the career:

 She made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Padukone then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

  • List of movies and awards

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2006

Aishwarya

Aishwarya

Kannada film

2007

Om Shanti Om

Shantipriya / Sandhya (Sandy)

Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress

2008

Bachna Ae Haseeno

Gayatri

              –

2009

Chandni Chowk to China

Sakhi (Ms. TSM) / Suzy (Meow Meow)

             –

2009

Billu

Herself

Special appearance in song “Love Mera Hit Hit”

2009

Love Aaj Kal

Meera Pandit

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress

2009

Main Aurr Mrs Khanna

Raina Khan

Special appearance

2010

Karthik Calling Karthik

Shonali Mukherjee

      –

2010

Housefull

Saundarya Rao (Sandy)

   –

2010

Lafangey Parindey

Pinky Palkar

   –

2010

Break Ke Baad

Aaliya Khan

     –

2010

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

Kalpana Datta

   –

2011

Dum Maaro Dum

Unnamed

Special appearance in song “Mit Jaaye Gum (Dum Maaro Dum)”

2011

Aarakshan

Poorbi Anand

      –

2011

Desi Boyz

Radhika Awasthi

     –

2012

Cocktail

Veronica Malaney

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress

2013

Race 2

Elena

     –

2013

Bombay Talkies

Herself

Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”

2013

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Naina Talwar

   –

2013

Chennai Express

Meenalochini Azhagusundaram

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress

2013

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

Leela Sanera

Filmfare Award for Best Actress

  • Upcoming projects:

As of May 2014, Padukone has several upcoming projects. She will feature in Homi Adajania’s English and Konkani language satire Finding Fanny, alongside Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur, and is filming with Shahrukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan for Farah Khan’s renewal of Happy New Year. Padukone has been cast as the eponymous protagonist of Shoojit Sircar’s Piku, a drama co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Jisshu Sengupta, and has committed to star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’sTamasha. She will also portray Mastani opposite Ranveer Singh’s Baji Rao I and Priyanka Chopra’s Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.

  • Highest paid actress, In media:

One of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood, Padukone is considered among the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. In 2013, she ranked eleventh on the Indian edition of the Forbes’ “Celebrity 100,” a list based on the income and popularity of India’s celebrities, with an estimated annual earnings of 395 million. She was ranked first on The Times of India’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” in 2012, after being ranked third and fourth, respectively, for the preceding two years. She has additionally featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eye’s “World’s Sexiest Asian Women” list from 2009 to 2012, ranking among the top ten each year.

# ANUSHKA SHARMA

  • Start of the career:

In 2008, she was signed by Aditya Chopra for a three-film contract withYash Raj Films and consequently made her acting debut in Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. She later received critical acclaim for her role as an ambitious wedding planner in the 2010 romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat. Both films earned her Best Actress nominations at the Filmfare Awards

  • Movies and awards:

Year

Film

Award

Category

Result

2009

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Filmfare Awards

Best Actress

Nominated

Best Female Debut

Nominated

Screen Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – Female

Nominated

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards

Best Female Debut

Won

2011

Band Baaja Baaraat

Filmfare Awards

Best Actress

Nominated

Screen Awards

Best Actress

Nominated

Zee Cine Awards

Best Actor – Female

Nominated

Stardust Awards

Best Comedy/Romance Actress

Nominated

IIFA Awards

Best Actress

Won

Hottest Pair (along with Ranveer Singh)

Won

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Won

Lions Gold Awards

Favorite Jodi (along with Ranveer Singh)

Won

Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards

Excellent Performance Award

Won 

2012

Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

Stardust Awards

Best Comedy/Romance Actress

Won

Zee Cine Awards

International Female Icon

Nominated

2013

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Filmfare Awards

Best Supporting Actress

Won

Zee Cine Awards

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female

Won

Stardust Awards

Best Comedy/Romance Actress

Won

IIFA Awards

Best Supporting Actress

Won

Screen Awards

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated

 

  • Upcoming projects:

The ever-excited actress will be seen in:

Year

Title

2014

NH10

2014

Bombay Velvet

2014

P.K.

2015

Dil Dhadakne Do

 

The competition definitely gets interesting as the two queen’s battle it out for box-office glory. The media records, highest paid factor shows that DEEPIKA PADUKONE has got upper hand. It is likely that Deepika will be called the next reigning queen of Bollywood. And it won`t be wrong to say that 2013 was completely her year and the way her career is marching ahead, probability is high that this year too she shall walk away with all the awards.

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