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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Hrithik Roshan to romance Deepika Padukone in ‘Fighter’

Dazzling pair Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone will ablaze the silver screen for the first time. The couple has been signed for Siddharth Anand’s ‘Fighter’. Their chemistry will definitely blow the mind of the audience. The movie was announced on the special occasion of Hrithik Roshan’s 47 ... read more

Ranbir, Neetu, Riddhima, Ranveer enjoy bonfire night in Jaipur

Ranveer Singh, his actress wife Deepika Padukone and the Kapoor and Bhatt family including Ranbir Kapoor, his ladylove Ali Bhatt, Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Bharat Sahni and their daughter Samara, Shaheen Bhatt and Soni Razdan. All of them reached Jaipur to ring in New Year but fans spe ... read more

NCB summons Karan Johar, asks to explain 2019 party video

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is investigating the drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. They are also investigating the viral 2019 party hosted by the filmmaker Karan Johar. NCB asked the filmmaker to explain the viral video. The party was attended by celebs like, Deepika Pa ... read more

Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi enjoy 'sunset’

Deepika Padukone headed to Alibaug with her co-star Siddhant Chaturvedi for Shakun Batra’s untitled film. On Tuesday morning, the ‘Piku’ actress was seen leaving for Alibaug shoot with Siddhant. They left to the shooting location via ferry. After a day long shoot, the team returned to Mumb ... read more