Showbiz / Viral Nike Ad Features Deepika Padukone And 10 Female Athletes

Viral Nike Ad Features Deepika Padukone And 10 Female Athletes

Showbiz Jul 14, 2016

You've been living under a rock if you missed the viral ad for Nike India's campaign "Da Da Ding", starring Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone.

The video garnered more than two million views in just 12 hours after Padukone posted it on Facebook. She initally shared her inspirational and empowering story at IIFA 2016.

This ad not only highlights Padukone's love for sport, but also the Indian athletes and sportswomen who train just as hard as their male counterparts.

We all know of Padukone and her achievements, now let's get to know the 10 other women showcased in the ad:

1. Rani Rampal

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Rampal was the youngest player in the Indian women’s national field hockey team in 2010. She's also the only Indian to have been nominated for the International Hockey Federation Women's Young Player of the Year Award in 2010.

2. Jyoti Ann Burrett

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Burrett is a striker for the Indian women's football team. The 26-year-old footballer joined the women’s team in 2013.

3. Joshna Chinappa

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Chinappa is a squash player who became the second female Indian player in history to reach the world’s top 10 in July's World Rankings.

4. Ishita Malaviya

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Malaviya is India’s first professional female surfer. Besides Nike, she's worked with brands like Roxy and Quicksilver as well. 

5. Namrata Purohit

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Purohit is one of the world's youngest fully-trained Stott Pilates instructors, who began her journey at the age of 16.

6. Harmanpreet Kaur

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She's captain of the Indian women's cricket team, and now Kaur will be signed by an overseas Twenty20 franchise.

7. Shubhlakshmi Sharma

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Sharma is a right-hand batter and right-arm medium bowler for the Indian women's cricket team. She was 18-years-old when welcomed onto the team.

8. Smriti Mandhana

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Mandhana is also a part of the Indian women's cricket team. She gained attention after scoring a half-century in her Test debut to help her team win against England.

9. Shweta Hakke

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Hakke emerged as the fastest sprinter in the Mumbai City/Suburban Athletic in 2015.

10. Gabriella Demetriades

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Demetriades was a Miss Indian Premier League Bollywood 2009 contestant and was chosen as one of FHM's "100 Sexiest Women In The World".

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Nomaan Khan

Nomaan Khan


After spending some time in a completely different field, Nomaan decided to drop it all and switch to Mohawk College to pursue his longtime interest in the world of Journalism. His experience working in multimedia platforms has helped him develop exceptional skills in thinking on his feet, being ...


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