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 Padukone opens up on having baby with hubby Ranveer

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh both love kids but they are totally focused on their career at the moment and they are not at all thinking about having kids anytime soon. “It’s sad that society puts people in this rut that if you’re dating for so long toh shaadi kab hogi and then ... read more

See Photos: Deepika Padukone leaves for Paris Fashion Week

In the wee hours of Monday morning, Deepika Padukone was clicked at Mumbai airport leaving for Paris Fashion Week. The ‘Padmaavat’ actress nails the airport look in her chic ash grey jumpsuit in ash grey teamed with a funky eyewear. Deepika tied her hair in a neat bun. Her make-up was perf ... read more

Deepika Padukone gets mobbed at Lalbaugcha Raja pandal

Deepika Padukone visited the famous Lalbaugcha Raja puja pandal in Mumbai to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha a day prior of its immersion. She paved the way to the giant Ganesh idol through high security. The actress is almost mobbed. The crowd were uncontrollable on spotting their favourite s ... read more

Deepika Padukone’s teacher pens heartfelt note on the actress

On Teacher’s Day, Deepika Padukone gets a special note from her school teacher, Dr. Ashley William Joseph. He penned a heartfelt note about his student, who is today a reigning actress of Bollywood. Writing a blog on Deepika's website, Joseph wrote, "A hard worker, simple soul and wh ... read more