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's last day shoot of 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'

Deepika Padukone, who is sweating out all these months for her Hollywood debut 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' has wrapped up the shooting of the film and few images from the last day of the film shoot was surfaced on net. Deepika has been shooting in Toronto since February. She plays the lead ... read more

Deepika Padukone turns item girl for Sushant's ‘Raabta’

According to the latest buzz, Deepika Padukone will shake her booty in Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Raabta’. Director Dinesh Vijaan has approached Deepika for the item song and considering his good terms with the actor, the actress readily accepted. In the past, Deepika h ... read more

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

Ranveer-Deepika to pair up again for Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’?

One of the hottest on and off screen couples of Bollywood, Ranveer and Singh and Deepika Padukone may team up with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali again. The trio has had two back-to-back successful films with ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela’ and Bajirao Mastani’. Bhansali’s next project i ... 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 learns to operate real gun for ‘xXx 3’

Actress Deepika Padukone is undertaking training to operate a real gun for her Hollywood debut film ‘xXx: The Return Of The Xander Cage’. The actress will reportedly be seen handling a real gun in one of the crucial sequences in the climax of the action thriller. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actr ... read more

Deepika Padukone auditions for Tom Cruise starrer ‘The Mummy’

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is busy shooting for her Hollywood debut ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ opposite Vin Diesel. She will be wrapping up the project this month. In meantime, the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress is apparently seeking to spread her wings in the West. According to a ... read more