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 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

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh to have a child soon

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are on family way. The couple will welcome a new member to their family. They are planning a child soon. Once, the actress wraps up the shoot of ‘Chaapak’ and ‘83’, she will take a long break from work. A source quoted by Deccan Cronicle reveals, "In fac ... read more

Is Deepika Padukone pregnant? Internet things so

Deepika Padukone’s cryptic message on husband Ranveer Singh’s post keeps internet guessing whether the actress is pregnant with her first child. Deepika’s post on Ranveer’s picture drew the attention of the internet users and they started speculating whether she is pregnant. Deepika said h ... read more

Hand-in-hand: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh return to India

After wrapping up the UK schedule of Kabir Khan’s ‘83’, married couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh returned to India. They were spotted at Mumbai airport walking hand-in-hand. They were full of smiles. The actor was dressed in causal, white tee, black pant and a green overcoat. Whi ... read more

Deepika Padukone lashes out at Salman Khan

Deepika Padukone hits back at Salman Khan over his latest comment on depression. Deepika has openly spoke about depression in the past and now in a recent interview with Vogue, the actress dug out Salman’s old comment on depression which targeted her. Without mentioning the actress's name, he sai ... read more

Deepika Padukone steals shampoo bottles from hotels, reveals BFF

Ahead of Friendship Day, Deepika Padukone’s friend reveals some interesting facts about her best friend. Deepika’s best friend Sneha Ramchander shared an intesreting fact on her social media handle. her "presence feels like a warm hug and a hot cup of cocoa." "Do you know someone whos ... read more

Deepika Padukone shares warm hug with her in-laws at the airport

Deepika Padukone was spotted with her mother-in-law Anju Bhavnani and father-in-law Jagjit Singh Bhavnani at Mumbai airport and while departing from them the actress shared a warm hug with her in-laws. She arrived at the airport with her in-laws from an undisclosed location. The actress wa ... read more