January 5, which marks Deepika Padukone’s 33rd birthday, is also her first birthday as a married woman. While husband Ranveer Singh has something already big and exciting planned for his wife, we too have 5 facts you probably didn’t know about Deepika.

Deepika, daughter of badminton legend Prakash Padukone, played badminton at the national level. She was also a state-level baseball player.

She was supposed to make her debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya but he opted for the 'star children' formula, and replaced her with Sonam Kapoor.

For the movie Chandni Chowk to China, Deepika mastered a Japanese martial art form Jujutsu and performed all the stunts herself, without a body double.

Deepika had rejected three films opposite Salman Khan, Shuddhi, Sultan and an item number in Kick.

Amitabh Bachchan sent her a bouquet as an appreciation for her performance in ‘Ramleela’.