The model turned actress and starry eyed newcomer definitely took the tinsel town by bang with her charming freshness and tremendous acting ability. Born in Copenhagen on 5th January 1986 to Ujjvala and Prakash Padukone, Deepika Padukone was primarily brought up in Bangalore where her family shifted its base. Her father Prakash Padukone was a renowned badminton player known internationally.

Deepika who did her schooling in Bangalore was also a badminton player. Despite not being too keen to take up the sport as a career. While doing her graduation, she decided that modelling was her cup of tea. She endorsed a number of products ranging from soap to jewellery. Her height, together with her athletic posture put her in good stead in the modelling circuit. She won the Model of the Year in 2006 at a reputed fashion award show. Kingfisher also made her the brand ambassador for its airline.

In 2006 the Konkani girl made her debut in a Kannada film ‘Aishwarya’. Her Bollywood breakthrough was made the following year by her film Om Shanti Om. Her acting in the hugely successful commercial by Farah Khan in which Deepika Padukone starred opposite to Shahrukh Khan not only brought her into prominence amongst the public but also was applauded by the critics. It established her fame overnight. Some of Deepika’s successful films include Housefull and Bachhna Ae Haseeno. Most of her films are commercially successful.

Deepika who has all the requirements for making it big won a couple of awards for her debut performance. Her relationships and subsequent break ups with Ranbir Kapoor and Siddharth Mallya and above all her independent ways have kept her constantly in the focus of the media.

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Hold your Breathe: Deepika Padukone arrives at Cannes

Bollywood’s reigning queen Deepika Padukone reached the French Riviera and got busy with the appointments lined up. The leggy beauty, who is scheduled to walk the red carpet on 10th May at the Cannes film festival arrived a week early. Though there are no any pictures yet releas ... read more

Shining bright: Deepika Padukone proudly flaunts RK tattoo

Deepika Padukone’s work out session has gone viral and no not for her well-toned body or rigorous gym session but for the ‘RK Tattoo’ that is shining bright on the actress’s nape even years after break-up with Ranbir Kapoor. In the picture, Deepika Padukone is seen working out with her ... read more

Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika, Kangana to grace Cannes film festival

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 8-19 and this year also our Bollywood celebrities add charm to the international event. The actresses will be walking the red carpet as the brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris. This will be Deepika Padukone’s second Cannes appearance and t ... read more

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh to have destination wedding

Like Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are also planning to have a destination wedding. The lovebirds are planning to tie the knot by this year end and they are looking out for popular international destination. They wanted to tie the knot from the prying eyes of ... read more

Deepika Padukone to skip Sonam Kapoor’s wedding

Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor are best of buddies. They graced the famous chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ and bonded over gossips, films and many more. They showed a great camaraderie. Last year, Deepika also attended Sonam Kapoor’s Diwali party and they posed together. But if reports are to b ... read more

Deepika Padukone looks ethereal at the TIME 100 Gala

Deepika Padukone has been named among 100 most influential by TIME and the diva is currently is New York for TIME 100 gala event. On Wednesday, she won the heart of the world with her million dollar smile and with heavily embellished golden gown by Anamika Khanna with a flowing cape beh ... read more