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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Ranbir can marry Katrina only if Deepika allows him?

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are the best of buddies today and they are not a slightest feeling of awkwardness or bitterness between them after the former dumped Deepika to establish a love relationship with Katrina Kaif. Let bygones be bygones, Ranbir and Deepika’s love affair is a past ch ... read more

Petition filed seeking ban on ‘Bajirao Mastani’

A petition seeking a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period romance film ‘Bajirao Mastani’ on grounds of gross distortion of history has been filed in a Pune court. The petition filed on Monday takes strong objection to the recently released song ‘Pinga’, alleging that historical facts have ... read more

Check out! The captivating new poster of ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is out with a new poster which is as magnificent as the movie, as perceived from the trailer. The poster features Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone who play the titular characters in the movie. Ranveer in his royal get-up is ... read more

Deepika Padukone proposes Salman Khan on ‘Bigg Boss 9’

Deepika Padukone is on promotional spree. She promotes ‘Tamasha’ on the popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. The ‘Cocktail’ actress had a blast on the show. She appeared on ‘Bigg Boss 9’ sans her co-star Ranbir Kapoor. It was rumoured that Ranbir was also supposed to appear on the show but later he ... read more

Bigg Boss 9: Aman Verma evicted; Deepika has fun in the house

Actor Aman Verma who has been one of the strongest contenders of ‘Bigg Boss 9’ has been evicted from the show on its sixth weekend. Following Mandana’s re-entry into the Bigg Boss house from the secret room, all members except Rochelle and Prince were nominated for elimination. Host Salman ... read more

Ranbir, Deepika undertake train voyage for ‘Tamasha’

In a unique bid to promote their soon-to-release movie ‘Tamasha’, actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, along with director Imtiaz Ali undertook a train journey from Mumbai to Delhi. The ‘Tamasha’ team boarded Suvidha Express from Mumbai Central on Sunday night. A special coach was ad ... read more

Ranveer, Deepika regally launch ‘Bajirao Mastani’ trailer

The intriguing trailer of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was launched today by the lead stars of the periodic drama, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in a royal manner. The 'Bajirao Mastani' lead pair Deepika and Ranveer looked stunning together and they were dressed up regally. The duo arrived to t ... read more