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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All Over: Deepika Padukone breaks up with Ranveer Singh

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh broke-up. The couple, who were in a strong relationship finally called it a quit. Due to Deepika’s busy schedule, their relationship was going nowhere. None of them was happy with each other as they get to spend very little time with one another. Deepika’s Holly ... read more

Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel going strong?

Deepika Padukone shares a great bond with her ‘xXx Return of Xander Cage’co-star  Vin Diesel. Deepika finds a godfather in Vin and it is learnt that Vin is taking a keen interest in shaping Deepika's career in Hollywood and the Hollywood star is looking into all the scripts co ... read more

Ranveer Singh undergoes surgery, Deepika parties with gang

While Ranveer Singh underwent surgery, his rumoured girlfriend and actress Deepika Padukone was spotted having gala time with her girl gang. Dressed in white top and blue jeans, the ‘Padmavati’ actress was seen in high spirit with her friends. After a long time, Deepika Padukone caught up wi ... read more

Deepika Padukone to shine on Cannes red carpet

Deepika Padukone, who has replaced Katrina Kaif as the brand ambassador of cosmetics giant L’Oreal, will be representing the brand at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year. Reportedly, the ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ actress, who endorsed L’Oreal for a few years, parted ways with the brand las ... read more

Kareena takes a dig at Deepika, Priyanka for venturing to West

Kareena Kapoor is back to her work post childbirth. The stylish actress gave birth to a boy, Taimur, with husband Saif Ali Khan on December 20, and is back in shape shedding the post-baby flab. The actress is gearing up for her small screen debut as the ‘Feel Alive’ Ambassador newly-launched fact ... read more

Bollywood actresses who slammed body shaming, slut shaming

Body shaming – the act of mocking or criticising a person’s body, shape, size or look, takes a toll on the person, especially if he or she is young and growing. The person constantly keeps worrying about his or her look, which often results in low self-esteem. While this happens in every walk of ... read more

Deepika Padukone mistaken for Priyanka Chopra at LA airport

Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are among the latest Bollywood exports to Hollywood, and inevitably, the Indian media keeps drawing comparisons between the two actresses. However, American paparazzi seems to be still confused in identifying them. A video has surfaced online in which D ... read more