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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Deepika Paduone calls Kangana Ranaut to end ‘cold war’

If the latest report is to be believed then Deepika Padukone called up Kangana Ranaut to end misunderstandings between them. At a recently held award function, highly impressed with Kangana’s performance in ‘Queen’, Deepika dedicated her award to Kangana but the latter did not take Deepika’s gest ... read more

Madhuri Dixit excited about Priyanka-Deepika’s lavani song

Madhuri Dixit, who is a trained classical dancer and ruled million hearts with her contemporary dance forms in movies is looking forward to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s lavani number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’. "Anything about dance always excites me, so I am ve ... read more

Deepika wants to become mom of 10 kids, Is Ranveer listening?

Deepika Padukone, the reigning Bollywood star desires to become a mommy. Deepika, who is rumoured to be dating Ranveer Singh, wants to become mom of not one or two kids but 10. She loves kids and wants to have many of them. But the million dollar question is when. Deepika wishes to settle ... read more

Sonakshi Sinha lashes out at Deepika Padukone

Reacting to Deepika Padukone’s latest women empowerment video, ‘My Choice’, Sonkasi Sinha said that having sex outside marriage is not empowerment. Some section of the society might be lauding Deepika Padukone for effectively sending out a strong message about women empowerment and her choice to ... read more

Pandit Birju Maharaj to train Deepika in 'Bajirao Mastani'

Kathak genius Bijru Maharaj is all set to choreograph Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s periodic drama, ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Bhansali has approached Bijru Maharaj to train Deepika for the classical number. At first, he thought for a jugalbandi between Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone ... read more

Priyanka, Deepika to perform jugalbandi in 'Bajirao Mastani'

Two reigning actresses of Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are all set to scorch the silver screen with their latest jugalbandi. Deepika and Priyanka will perform lavani number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming period movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’. The two actresses are discussing a ... read more

Deepika arrives in Rajasthan for ‘Bajirao Mastani’ shoot

Deepika’s upcoming ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is keeping her quite busy and the actress is out in Rajasthan for the filming. She has landed and started on the filming. Deepika-Ranveer fans are looking forward to this upcoming flick. The two are sharing the screen space again after their steamy romanc ... read more

Ranveer Singh leaves hospital with Deepika Padukone

The real test of love comes when two people share their bad times as well. It seems this is exactly the case with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh! The actress has reportedly been with Ranveer when he was recently undergoing hard times. He was admitted to Hinduja Hospital last week for a s ... read more

Deepika Padukone nurses Ranveer’s injured shoulder

Ranveer Singh underwent shoulder surgery at Hinduja hospital on April 3 and his ladylove Deepika Padukone was by his side when the actor was discharged from hospital. When Ranveer was discharged from hospital, he waved to his fans thronged outside the hospital. He shook hand with children and als ... read more