Sun, 05 Jan 2014 12:30:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone turns 28

From badminton to modeling

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Deepika played Badminton in school and at the state level, but quit it to pursue her modeling dreams. Interestingly, Anisha, Deepika's younger sister, plays every sport, except badminton!

Talking about her life before Bollywood, Deepika in an interview with The Hindu, said: "I knew that I couldn’t continue with badminton for the rest of my life, but it definitely taught me a lot. When I was 12 and 13, I started travelling to play professionally. I’ve lived in the worst of conditions. Because it’s sad that Indian sport doesn’t have too much money involved. So I’ve lived in dormitories, travelled by second class train, shared bathrooms and done all of that. And I’m glad I went through it because it’s really taught me a lot. I’ve learned to become responsible and independent.”