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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Shahrukh, Alia, Ranveer at Deepika Padukone’s success bash

Basking in the joy of ‘Piku’ success, the reigning queen of Bollywood Deepika Padukone threw a grand success party for her Bollywood pals. Soojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ opened with rave reviews and audience loved the trio Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan’s performance and the film has ... read more

Blessed to have Deepika in my life, Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh again showered praise on his alleged ladylove Deepika Padukone, saying Deepika is the most compatible person he has met. The couple might not have admitted their love in public but he never refused to admit that he shares a great professional and personal relationship with the ‘Piku ... read more

Shraddha, Varun, Deepika, Big B at ‘Piku’ success bash

Soojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ released last Friday performed quite well at the box-office. The movie is nearing to 50 crore club and a grand party was hosted in Mumbai on Saturday to celebrate the film’s success. 'Piku' opened with rave reviews and good words of mouth dragged audience to the theatre. &n ... read more

Deepika Padukone says she is not ready to settle down

Deepika Padukone, the reigning queen to Bollywood said that she is not in a hurry to settle down as she is totally focussed on her career at the moment. "I don't know about settling down. Your career is one thing but, settling down with one person for the rest of your life... that's a com ... read more

Deepika speaks about her relationship with ex-flame Ranbir

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone might be termed as ex in real but in reel they share a great chemistry. They are the much talked about couple in Bollywood, it doesn’t matter whether they are in a relationship or not. Deepika, who will again be seen opposite Ranbir in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Tamasha’ aft ... read more

OMG: Sanjay Leela Bhansali calls Deepika Padukone a ‘Giraffe’

It is very funny to learn that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bahnsali calls Deepika Padukone a giraffe. Deepika and Bhansali share a great working relationship and so whatever Sanjay calls Deepika she doesn’t mind. Deepika is the second actress after Aishwarya who worked with the filmmaker in more than ... read more

Box-Office: 'Piku' earns Rs18 crore in the opening weekend

‘Piku’ starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan has done a business of Rs 18 crore approximately in its first weekend. Its total collection in three days was estimated to be approximately Rs 15 crore, which the movie managed to cross.   The Soojit’Sircar comedy film ... read more

'Dil Dhadakne Do' screening: Deepika cheers for beau Ranveer

Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh and many others attended the special screening of Zoya Akhtar’s next release, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ which is slated to release on June 5th. Deepika Padukone after watching ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ showers praise on Ranveer’s incredible p ... read more