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Throwback: Deepika Padukone as an acting student 10 years ago


The actress was once a student at Anupam Kher's acting institute. 

Keyur Seta

Deepika Padukone made her film debut with the Kannada movie Aishwarya (2006). She got the privilege of playing the titular role despite being a rank newcomer. Her big silver screen break came a year later with Farah Khan’s blockbuster Om Shanti Om (2007), where she was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan. 

Today, she is one of the biggest superstars in Hindi cinema and one of the most sought-after actresses. She is also all set to make her Hollywood debut with xXx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017). But she has had to struggle her way to reach here, especially since she doesn’t have a godfather in the industry.

Her pictures from her struggling days have just surfaced and gone viral on social media. Padukone had taken acting lessons at Anupam Kher’s institute, Actor Prepares. In the pictures, she is seen in a group along with other fellow students. They are wearing a white T-shirt with the logo of the institute and blue jeans. The pictures are shared by Actor Prepares on their Twitter page. 

Considering Padukone made her debut in 2006, the pictures are bound to be a decade old. If we compare the old pictures with new ones, it seems the actress has hardly changed.