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 sprained her back, gets scolding from Ranveer

Deepika Padukone’s restlessness made her actor husband Ranveer Singh very irked. The actor complained about the same on the family WhatsApp group. Deepika is busy everytime, the ‘Padmaavat’ actor finds it "difficult to sit in one place and not do anything," Deepika said: "My mother always ... read more

When Salman Khan asked Deepika about her pregnancy

Salman Khan got an earful from Deepika Paudkone when the former asked her about her pregnancy. It all happened during the promotion of ‘Chhapaak’, when the ‘Padmaavat’ actress went to ‘Bigg Boss’ house to promote her film. The duo had loads of fun on the show, they played games and also craked jo ... read more

Do I look pregnant: Deepika Padukone asks journo

Ever since Deepika Padukone got married to actor Ranveer Singh, she was often goaded with the question of pregnancy. During a recent event, a journo asked if she is pregnant. To this, the ‘Padmaavat’ actor replied, "Do I look pregnant? I will ask you when I will plan (a family). If you give me pe ... read more

Deepika Padukone to romance Dhairya Karwa in Shakun Batra's next

The ‘83’ actor Dhairya Karwa has bagged another promising project opposite the leading actress of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone. He will have a brief role in Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83’ but will be seen in full length in Shakun Batra’s untitled film alongside Deepika Padukone. The actor who w ... read more