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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Deepika rejects film opposite Shah Rukh for beau Ranveer?

Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the blockbuster ‘Om Shanti Om’ almost a decade ago, but looks like the leggy actress isn’t interested in working with King Khan now. Reportedly, Deepika has turned down a film opposite Shah Rukh. The ‘Piku’ actress, who h ... read more

Deepika Padukone cancels ‘Padmavati’ shoot due to ill-health

The shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious film ‘Padmavati’ had to be called-off yet again, but this time it wasn’t due to any protests. Reportedly, the film’s lead actress has not been keeping well and has been advised complete rest for a few days. Deepika has been suffering from s ... read more

Pics: Deepika, Sachin, Harbhajan-Geeta at Ambani's bash

Who’s who from the Bollywood and cricketing world turned up to mark the double celebration of T20 completing 10 years and also Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant Ambani turned a year old.  The party took place on Monday night and we saw many faces from the cine world. ... read more

Abhay Deol slams Bollywood stars for endorsing fairness creams

Actor Abhay Deol has slammed fairness products and mocked his Bollywood colleagues who endorse such products, as a response to a politician’s remarks on racism on television. Although the actor didn’t name the politician, apparently, he was taking a dig at BJP parliamentarian Tarun Vijay had said ... read more

Sisterly moment: Deepika Padukone chills with sister Anisha

Before Deepika Padukone totally engrossed herself in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, she is making the best use of her free time by bonding with her family and friends. Lately, Deepika was seen partying with her friends. Then she headed to Rishikesh with mother Ujjla Paduko ... read more

I want to have lot of babies before I die, Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone has no plans to get married anytime soon but the diva has already planned how many babies she will have. Recently, Deepika attended Rajeev Masand’s show and she was asked about her last desire before she dies. The Padmavati actress responded:"The one thing I've got ... read more

All is well! Ranveer-Deepika spotted together at airport

Turns out that the speculations of break-up between Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone isn’t true after all. The lovebirds were spotted together at the airport leaving for an undisclosed location. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ co-stars were seen being driven to the terminal in an airport coach. Ra ... read more

Deepika Padukone performs ‘Ganga aarti’ with mom in Rishikesh

The reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is not only professional but she is spiritual as well. She took out some free time from her hectic shooting schedule and performed ‘Ganga Aarti’ in Rishikesh. Dressed in white, Deepika is seen doing aarti with her mother Ujjala Padukone at the Par ... read more