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’s first look as Romi Dev from ‘83’ unveiled

The first look of Deepika Padukone as Romi Dev from ‘83’ was surfaced online. The picture surfaced on net showed Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone playing Kapil Dev and Romi Dev looked at each other. The ‘Padmaavat’ actress donned a big smile on her face. She sports a short bob hairdo, similar t ... read more

Deepika Padukone shares glimpse of beach vacay with Ranveer Singh

Deepika Padukone and her actor husband Ranveer Singh are currently on a beach vacation and the ‘Padmaavat’ actor has shared a glimpse of the vacay with an interesting picture.Deepika shared a picture on her Instagram account which showed two pairs of slippers lying on the sand. The actress ... read more

Deepika Padukone celebrates sister Anisha’s birthday

Deepika Padukone flew down to Bengaluru to ring in sister Anisha’s birthday. Picture of Anisha cutting cake is doing the round on net. It was a twin family celebrations- Anisha’s birthday as well as 25th anniversary of her dad Prakash Padukone’s badminton academy. Twinned in white, the ‘Ch ... read more

Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone over JNU visit

Union Minister and former TV actress Smriti Irani targeted Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU. The ‘Chhapaak’ actress visited JNU and stood with the protesters in solidarity. Her visit has sparked controversy.   Speaking at an event in Chennai on Thursday, Irani said, “I think tha ... read more

Ranveer Singh wishes l’il Deepika Padukone on 34th birthday

Deepika Padukone turned 34 today and the actress’s dearest husband Ranveer Singh shared a baby picture of Deepika to wish her. The photo is too cute to handle and it showed baby Deepika dressed in a white frock. The actor captioned the photo, “Happy Birthday to my Lil’ Marshmallow @deepik ... read more

Deepika Padukone’s visit to JNU sparks controversy

Deepika Padukone visited JNU to extend solidarity and the ‘Chhapaak’ actress’s visit sparked controversy. On Tuesday, Deepika turned up at Sabarmati T-point in JNU and silently stood with the protesting students. Speaking later to Aaj Tak, the actress said that she was “very angry” over what ... read more