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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How cute! Ranveer Singh calls Deepika Padukone ‘meri wali’

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are one of the hottest couples of Bollywood. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actor never shies away from expressing his affection for his ladylove. Ranveer once again complimented Deepika, but in a very interesting way. Ranveer emerged number one on the list of Tim ... read more

Deepika Padukone refuses to share screen with Salman Khan

Here’s is a disheartening news for Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan’s fans. Deepika Padukone, who is riding high on her career refused to share screen space with Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan. She was approached to play leading lady for Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ opposite Salman but the actress ... read more

Deepika Padukone engaged? Hema Malini wishes her

Veteran actress turned politician Hema Malini congratulates Deepika Padukone on her engagement. On Thursday, Hema Malini took to the social media to congratulate a certain Ms Deepika for her engagement. Fans of Deepika were taken aback to read the tweet. Here’s what happened: #Deepi ... read more

Deepika may not be able to visit beau Ranveer in Paris

There were murmurs that Deepika Padukone, who is currently in Canada might make a brief stopover in Paris to meet alleged beau Ranveer Singh before flying back to Mumbai in mid-May. The actress is shooting for her Hollywood debut 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' which will soon wrap-up, while Ran ... read more

Deepika Padukone does ‘Bhangra’ on ‘xXx 3' sets

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone seem to be having a good time shooting her Hollywood debut ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’. She has hit it off with her co-stars in the movie and every other day pictures and updates about the movie surfaces online. A new picture from the sets of the act ... read more

Will Deepika meet Ranveer in Paris before flying home?

Rumoured lovebirds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are currently busy shooting for their respective projects outside the country. While Dippy is working on her maiden Hollywood venture ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’ in the US, Ranveer is in France shooting for Aditya Chopra’s directorial ‘Be ... read more

Deepika Padukone agrees to romance Salman Khan on condition

Actress Deepika Padukone will be seen romancing superstar Salman Khan in filmmaker Kabir Khan’s upcoming movie titled ‘Majhdhaar’. It is for the first time that she will be starring opposite the ‘Dabangg’ Khan in her eight-year-long Bollywood career. However, Deepika who is one of the high ... read more

Ex-couple Ranbir, Deepika in Ayan Mukherji’s next

After Bachna Ae Haseeno’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Tamasha’, ex-lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are once again reuniting on big screen. If all goes well then soon Ranbir and Deepika will be seen in Ayan Mukherji’s next venture. According to report, Ranbir Kapoor already ... read more

Deepika to play Salman’s ladylove in Kabir Khan’s next

After ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Salman Khan and director Kabir Khan again teamed up for yet another blockbuster. For the untitled film, it is heard that Kabir Khan has roped in Deepika Padukone. The film in question will be produced by the actor’s production house SKF (Salman Khan F ... read more