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, Deepika Padukone secretly engaged?

According to the latest grapevine, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh got secretly engaged in London. The rumour sparked fire when Deepika was spotted with a stunning diamond ring on her ring finger while attending a stand-up comedy show in Bangalore with her gang. The picture doing the round sho ... read more

Deepika Padukone sizzles as 'Padmavati’, Bollywood sings praises

The first look of Deepika Padukone as Rani ‘Padmavati’ was unveiled yesterday and the picture is just breaking the internet. Deepika Padukone totally nails as a royal princess. Bollywood stars like Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Farah Khan and many others are smitten by Deepika Padukone as princess Pad ... read more

First poster of Shahid, Deepika, Ranveer’s ‘Padmavati’ out

The first poster of ‘Padmavati’ starring Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the male lead is out. The three stars of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mega periodic drama took to their social media handle to share the first poster of ‘Padmavati’. Deepika Padukone, who plays the lea ... read more

Kick 2: Jacqueline out, Deepika Padukone to romance Salman Khan

Finally, the die-hard fans of Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan will get to see the amazing couple blazing the silver screen. For the first time Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone are coming together to woo the audience in ‘Kick 2’. At first, Jacqueline Fernandez was considered for the role but the ... read more

Amid break-up report, Ranveer-Deepika goes on a secret holiday

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were on a secret vacation. Going by the different pictures shared on social media, it can be seen at the rumoured lovebirds are in the same place at the same time and that is London. Yes, you read it right; Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are currently holida ... read more

Deepika Padukone pays 13 crore for ‘Padmavati'

Deepika Padukone, the reigning actor of Bollywood gets a whopping amount for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati'. As per report, for 'Padmavati' the ‘Piku’ actor has been paid Rs 13 crore while the males leads, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor will take home 10 crore each. According to ... read more

#MumbaiRains: Deepika to Abhishek tweets about heavy rains

Heavy shower almost drowned Mumbai and life came to standstill. Several parts of Mumbai are in waist-deep water and people are hurdling to move to a safer place. The disaster management team has been put on alert. The next 24-48 hours is going to be crucial. Some Bollywood celebrities shar ... read more

Caught on Camera: Ranveer hugging, kissing Deepika at a party

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are back together and we have got our hands on a video which shows the duo engaged in some intimate moments. Not knowing about being captured on camera, the alleged lovebirds spend some intimate moments with one another. The video leaked online shows Ranv ... read more