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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Sonam Kapoor ignores Deepika at an award function

Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone recently made headlines with the rumors of the two avoiding each other at an award function. It is to be noted that the two actresses haven’t exactly been best friends. The instance of their ‘friendship’ created some hot news with their behavior at the awa ... read more

New Instagram pic ignites Deepika, Ranveer romance rumour

"Don't we look great together?" – said Ranveer Singh, referring to who else but Deepika Padukone! This five word caption is what he posted on Instagram , accompanied by his selfie with Deepika – a shot that is cute and romantic at the same time. The dashing actor has been continuously gathering f ... read more

Ranveer desperately missing Deepika

Deepika Padukone was recently in Kolkata to shoot for the Shoojit Sircar film ‘Piku’. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. However there is another Bollywood star who paid a surprise visit to the sets. It was Deepika’s alleged boyfriend Ranveer Singh. Both Deepika and Ran ... read more

Jacqueline replaces Deepika in Sujoy Ghosh's next

Sujoy Ghosh has become a much sought after director after his hit film ‘Kahaani’ (released in the year 2012) starring Vidya Balan. Therefore, it is natural that there will be immense interest in his next project. There were rumours from the tinsel town that Deepika Padukone will be part of the st ... read more

Katrina was fantastic in ‘Dhoom 3’, Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone showered praise on Katrina Kaif when filmmaker Karan Johar asked Deepika about Katrina. When the filmmaker asked the 28-year-old actress to comment on Katrina, the ‘Ram Leela’ actress said that she was fantastic in ‘Dhoom 3’. The 28-year-old actress was asked to name a fe ... read more

Deepika, Saif to star in Sujoy Ghosh’s murder mystery

Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan is going to pair up for the fifth time after ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Aarakshan’, ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Race 2’. The charming on-screen couple has been signed by director Sujoy Ghosh of ‘Kahaani’ fame. The film is tentatively an adaptation of   the book 'The De ... read more

Photos: Amitabh, Deepika on the set of ‘Piku’

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone shoot for ‘Piku’ in Kolkata. For the last one week, the cast of Soojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ was shooting in Kolkata. They also shot at the popular Howrah Bridge. Big B thanked Kolkata police for its well-organized management. Big B was seen in a c ... read more

‘Piku’ Photos: Big B, Deepika look adorable father-daughter pair

After ‘Aarakshan’, this is the second time Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan is playing a father-daughter pair on-screen in Soojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ and they share a great camaraderie on the set. Big B also has a daughter Shweta Nanda and he feels daughter are the life of a house who binds ever ... read more