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.

All About Deepika Padukone

Watch: Deepika's ‘My Choice’ video crosses 2 million views

Reigning queen Deepika Padukone sends out a strong message about women empowerment through a new video, titled ‘My Choice’ directed by ‘Finding Fanny’ director Homi Adjania. The video produced by Dinesh Vijan and initiated by Vogue speaks out about women’s choice, her freedom and her individualit ... read more

Deepika, Sonam, Aishwarya sizzle at HT Most Stylish Awards

With Aishwarya Rai finally getting time for the glamorous world after responsibilities towards her princess Aaradhya, fans are always eager to get a glimpse of the actress. On Thursday, HT Most Stylish Awards were held and Mrs. Bachchan graced the event with her presence. Bollywood ... read more

Deepika Padukone hugs and kisses Anushka Sharma

Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma are the new BFFs of Bollywood. The two actresses mingled well and indulged in some public display of affection. At the censor board meeting, Deepika was spotted kissing and hugging Anushka Sharma. They did not hesitate to get clicked. Deepika is so highl ... read more

Deepika Padukone argues with Baba in ‘Piku’

A million eyes are on ‘Piku’ since the project was announced- because of the stellar cats it features. In this upcoming comedy drama, Deepika Padukone would be sharing the screen space with none other than Amitabh Bachchan. Now the trailer of the film is out. Looking at the first few sc ... read more

Deepika, Ranveer have fun at friend’s marriage

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh recently attended the marriage ceremony of their close friends. The snaps from the ceremony have made their way to the internet and the ‘Ramleela’ actors are seen enjoying themselves to the fullest. Their friends Karan Kapadia and Nitya Mehra tied ... read more

Deepika Padukone to wear 20 kg armour in ‘Bajirao Mastani’

According to the latest report, Deepika Padukone is going to wear 20 kg armour for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming period drama ‘Bajirao Mastani’. The film brings together the on and off screen couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone second time after ‘Ram Leela’. Throwing light on the ... read more

Neetu Kapoor posts Ranbir and ex-flame Deepika’s Holi photo

Katrina Kaif, ‘Bura Na Mano, Holi Hai! On Thursday, veteran actress and Ranbir’s mom Neetu Kapoor surprised her Instragram followers when she wished her fans on the social media posting a holi image of her son Ranbir with his ex-flame Deepika Padukone. The photo is from Ranbir, Depika starrer, ‘Y ... read more

Salman Khan to romance Deepika Padukone in YRF’s ‘Sultan’

Here’s a good news for Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone’s fans. The charming couple are coming together for Yash Raj Films ‘Sultan’ to be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The film is expected to on floor this year but Salman Khan’s busy schedule pushed the film behind. It was earlier reported ... read more

Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone becomes neighbours?

Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone have a lot in common. Besides having been in love with the Kapoor lad, the ladies share great looks, glamorous figure and of course impressive acting skills. The leading ladies of B-town had to share yet another thing recently. The two had been put ... read more

AIB Roast: Court grants Deepika Padukone relief till March 16

Bombay High Court released an interim order and stopped the city police from taking any forceful action against Deepika Padukone or arresting the actress. The action has been taking regarding her involvement with the hot controversy ‘AIB’. An FIR was recently files against her alon ... read more