Deepika Padukone is one the most popular actresses in India. The Bollywood actor has even worked with Hollywood stars and walked down the MET Gala in New Year this year. The Padmaavat star has made her mark in the industry on her own and she has proved her mettle as an actress.
The spotlight is always on her, so when an English daily in Bengaluru called her sister 'The Other Padukone,' the actress came to her defence and said, "Not the ‘other’ Padukone...’The’ Padukone!"
Anisha Padukone isn't just Deepika's sister; she is a pro golf player and she has achieved a lot in her 27 years. Deepika may be making newspaper headlines daily, but we know that it doesn't take away from everything that Anisha is doing. Deepika is proud of her younger sister and she is right in correcting a headline that undervalues her sister's work. To celebrate the Padukone who isn't always in front of the camera, we have some things you should know about her. Read on!
1. She's a golf player
Anisha is a golfer and she has made quite a name for herself in the sport. She started participating in golf tournaments from the time she was 16 years old. Anisha is often found speaking about her love-hate relationship with golf in an article she wrote for an online sports magazine.
2. She's the director of a foundation that supports mental health
Both the sisters are actively involved with The Live Love Laugh Foundation which seeks to champion the cause of mental health in India, with a focus on depression in particular. Although Deepika is the founder and the face of it, Anita plays a huge role in the organisation and is the director of the foundation.
Deepika is Anisha's akka (elder sister). Deepika has spoken about her bond with Anisha in many interviews and they have even appeared together on a talk show. If you scroll through Deepika's Instagram account, you will find many pictures of them together as kids, as adults, as friends, as family.
4. She was brought up in Bengaluru
The Padukone family is from Bengaluru and the sisters have lived there all their lives. Their father, Prakash Padukone, is a former badminton player who put India on the map when it came to the sport. Anisha has been brought up in the IT city and both have studied in Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru.
5. She just started her Instagram account earlier this year
Anisha made her Insta debut in January with a quirky boomerang post. Captioning the post, "Hello from the other side," she popped out from behind a blue couch.