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Bollywood Actresses Deepika Padukone And Katrina
Kaif's Age And Height: 300,000 Asians Are Asking

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BOLLYWOOD BEAUTY BY NUMBERS: Over 300,000 Asians a year Google questions about the age and height of actresses and former fashion models Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, two of Bollywood's biggest celebrities.

IN INDIA THE DEMAND for celebrity film trivia has reached fever pitch with the rise of a new crop of Bollywood beauties led by actresses Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. By Ben Arogundade.

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THE POPULARITY OF BOLLYWOOD'S actresses are soaring to new heights, and with it, fans are increasingly obsessed with every detail of their lives. In the case of Indian celebrity film stars Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, one of the perpetual focal points surrounds their age and height.

DEEPIKA PADUKONE/KATRINA KAIF - THE STATS
Former model-turned-Bollywood-actress Deepika Padukone was born on January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a retired badminton player, while her mother, Ujjala is a travel agent. Deepika is 28 years of age, and 5' 8½" (1.74m) in height.

Also a former fashion model, actress Katrina Kaif (born Katrina Turquotte) was born on July 16, 1984 in Hong Kong, China. Her father, Mohammed Kaif, is a Kashmiri Indian, while her mother, Harvard graduate Susanna Torquotte, is English. Katrina is 29 years of age, and is the same height as Deepika Padukone at 5' 8½" (1.74m)

HEIGHT AND AGE ACCORDING TO GOOGLE
The curiosity that film fans everywhere have about the aesthetics and physical dimensions of today’s film celebrities is intense. South Asian audiences are particularly preoccupied with details such as the skin-lightness, age, weight and height of their Bollywood beauties. A lot of this is played out on the Internet, where search statistics reveal much about such trivia. In the case of Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, the figures are particularly interesting. Every month 9,500 people, mostly in India, Google the phrase, “Katrina Kaif height”, from their computers and smartphones, while 10,500 Google, “Deepika Padukone height”. Alongside this, 4,500 Asians per month Google “Katrina Kaif age”, while 1,400 search “Deepika Padukone age”.

Add all these numbers up and it amounts to over 300,000 Asians a year seeking these simple facts from the oracle that is the Internet — and as more and more of India's 1.2 billion citizens gain access to smartphones and computers, their interest in every detail of their Bollywood celebrities lives will only intensify.

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DEEPIKA PADUKONE - Height: 5' 8½" (1.74m) Age: 28

KATRINA KAIF - Height: 5' 8½" (1.74m) Age: 29

*QUERIES ABOUT DEEPIKA PADUKONE'S AND KATRINA KAIF'S AGE AND HEIGHT, ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SEARCH

1,400

The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase “Deepika Padukone's age” each month.

4,500

The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase “Katrina Kaif's age” each month.

9,500

The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase “Katrina Kaif's height” each month.

10,500

The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase “Deepika Padukone's height” each month.

*All figures for “Queries About Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif's Age And Height According to Google Search”, supplied by Google. Stats include global totals for laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices.

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