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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Ranveer Singh visits ladylove Deepika in Corsica

Deepika Padukone spent quality time with alleged boyfriend Ranveer Singh while the later was shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and now Ranveer Singh flew off to Corsica to spend time with Deepika after wrapping up ... read more

Priyanka to play Ranveer's wife in ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ will also feature Priyanka Chopra with Ranveer Singh and Deepik Padukone in the pivotal role. Priyanka has done a special number, ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ in ‘Ram Leela’ and now she will be seen in a crucial role in the much talked about ‘Bajirao Mastani’. ... read more

View photos: Deepika can’t get rid of Ranbir’s tattoo

Deepika Padukone inked boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor’s tattoo on her nape when their love was at the peak. But it has been more than three years, the duo broke-up but still the actress carries the tattoo of Ranbir’s initial RK on her nape. Ranbir Kapoor once was quoted saying, “It's up to her ( ... read more

Exclusive: Deepika, Arjun, Dimple in 'Finding Fanny' trailer

The Homi Adajania directed quirky comedy, ‘Finding Fanny’ is slated to release in September but the makers have released the trailer already, on July 8th. Within 2 days the trailer has received more than 1 million hit, clearly proving that the audience is interested in watching the film. I ... read more

Unveiled: Ranveer as Deepika's dead groom in ‘Finding Fanny’

Here’s the first look of Ranveer Singh in the much awaited Homi Adajania’s ‘Finding Fanny'. Ranveer was dressed as a Christian groom and he looks quite thrilled and happy in the wedding scene. The reason might be his wedding to Deepika Padukone after sometime. Ranveer looks like a perfect goan gr ... read more

‘Finding Fanny’ trailer crosses 1 million hits on YouTube

Although it features leading stars and industry veterans of Bollywood, ‘Finding Fanny’ is not a typical Bollywood flick by any means. The Homi Adajania directed satirical film has a powerful cast comprising Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur. The buz ... read more

Ranveer celebrates birthday with Deepika

Ranveer Singh celebrated his 29th birthday on 6th June with his ladylove and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. Deepika was supposed to leave for France to shoot in Corsica island in south France for Imtiaz Ali’s ... read more