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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Ex-lovers Deepika, Ranbir back as a couple

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor might not be a couple anymore but that doesn’t stop the ex-flames from sharing screen space. After breaking-up, Ranbir and Deepika delivered blockbuster like ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and again they teamed up for Imtiaz Ali’s next. Speaking about the ... read more

View Photos: Deepika, Sonakshi, Kalki leave for IIFA 2014

Bollywood celebrities have been spotted leaving for the 15th IIFA awards weekend scheduled to be held in Tampa Bay, Florida. The green carpet for IIFA 2014 will roll out on Wednesday and conclude with the awards night on Saturday. Deepika Padukone and other Bollywood celebs, inc ... read more

Deepika and Kareena's cold war continues?

Reports have been doing the rounds for some time now, about Madhur Bhandarkar considering Deepika Padukone for his next film. Although the director has been silent about his next leading lady there were some rumours about him approaching Kareena for the role as well.Deepika is riding high, ... read more

Inside Pics: SRK, Deepika, Dhoni, Virat at IPL gala dinner

Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan and the stunning Deepika Padukone, according to reports, brought smiles on the faces of the guests present at the Indian Premier League (IPL) gala dinner in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, including Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, by breaking into some moves together wi ... read more

When Deepika Padukone’s bodyguard locked a girl in the loo

Wherever the reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone goes, she is mobbed by her fans. Her guards should always remain alert of some unpleasant situation and save the actress from being mobbed. Deepika always remain closely guarded by her guards and in performing their duty sincerely, the ac ... read more

Deepika Padukone flaunts hot midriff

Enough has been talked and written about B-town men and their abs. Now it’s time for the style icon Deepika Padukone to hit the headlines with not her hour-glass body but her picture perfect midriff. It seems everyone who has worked with the sizzling actress has been cashing in on her wash ... read more

Deepika caught on a secret date with Ranveer

Lovebirds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are painting the town red with love. Though the couple has been tight-lipped about their relationship, they have been captured several times on lens on their public outing. The couple was snapped outside the hotspot named Olive in Mumbai. Both ... read more

Deepika Padukone refuses item song in 'Kanchi'

Deepika Padukone has been approached by Rishi Kapoor to do an item song in Subhash Ghai’ upcoming film, ‘Kanchi’ but the long legged beauty turned down the offer. The report was revealed by none other than the maker of ‘Kanchi’ Subhash Ghai. While speaking to Stardust magazine, Subhash Ghai said ... read more

SRK, Deepika to rock at IPL 7 opening ceremony tonight

The stage is set, the pitch is ready, the players are in full form and above all our Bollywood stars are in full josh to deliver stunning performances at the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League, 2014. IPL is a perfect amalgamation of cricket and Bollywood. Apart from the celebrity co-owners ... read more

Deepika turns designer for Van Heusen, walks the ramp

Bollywood style icon Deepika Padukone recently teamed up with Van Heusen to launch her own designer collection at a fashion show in Mumbai. The 28-year-old star, who walked the ramp with 10 lucky fans in her own creation, stated on the occasion that she had not planned on doing such a thi ... read more