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 Padukone wants to marry Ranbir Kapoor

Deepika Padukone might be dating Ranveer Singh but her heart still beats for her ex-boyfriend and actor Ranbir Kapoor. Deepika had not only said that Katrina should not marry Ranbir Kapoor but she also went to the extent to say she wants to marry the current heartthrob of Bollywood. At the ... read more

Deepika Padukone arrives in Kolkata for ‘Tamasha’

Recently captured images of Deepika Padukone and Imtiaz Ali, show them hard at work in the ‘City of Joy’. On the 16th of January, the two were seen at old Kolkata terminal. Deepika was in the city shooting a sequence for her upcoming movie ‘Tamasha’. Deepika was glad because of the pre ... read more

Deepika dedicates award to Kangana, Kangana reacts

Deepika Padukone showed her generous side and dedicated the Like Ok screen popular actress award to Kangana Ranaut who despite receiving rave reviews for her performance in ‘Queen’ did not win any award. Deepika collected the best actress award for ‘Happy New Year’ but after receiving the award d ... read more

Deepika Padukone learns sword fighting for ‘Bajirao Mastani’

In her upcoming movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’, Deepika Padukone will be seen duelling with swords. This stunning B-Town diva is all geared up and super excited to play the role of the warrior princess, Mastani. She will have to train in Kalaripayyatu, which is the oldest form of martial arts in the his ... read more

Confirmed: Deepika Padukone to marry Ranveer Singh soon

Well, according to the latest developments, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will soon enter into matrimony. Ranveer Singh who is head over heels in love with the long legged beauty has finally got the go ahead signal for the Pakunone’s and now their love life if completely on track and wedding ... read more

Deepika carries Ranveer’s love to the awards show

Deepika Padukone might hesitate to speak about his love life and boyfriend Ranveer Singh in public but the actress very coolly carries Ranveer’s gift which he has presented to the actress on her last birthday to the recently held Life Ok Screen Award show. After ring in New Year together ... read more

When Deepika Padukone suffered from depression

Not only common men but celebrities also go through depression and anxiety. It is a different issue that they hesitate to admit their condition in public. But the reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone accepted in an interview with Hindustan Times that she has gone through depression durin ... read more

OMG: Deepika asks Katrina not to marry Ranbir Kapoor

On a funny note, the reigning Bollywood queen and the ex-flame of Ranbir Kapoor Deeepika Padukone advises Katrina not to marry Ranbir. The shocking advice of Deepika to Katrina came during the time when report of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s engagement is doing all the rounds. The ‘Ram Leela’ ... read more

Deepika Padukone avoids Sonam Kapoor

On hearing news about Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor, the first words that pop into mind are – ‘cold war’! The actresses have been in a not-so-good relationship since quite a long time now; and it seems to be getting worse. The ladies came face to face at a recently held award ceremony ... read more