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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Bhansali wants Ranveer to keep away from Deepika?

After break-up rumours, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone appeared together hand-in-hand at the Ambanis’ bash, followed by their PDA at an awards event in Dubai. But going by latest news, the lovebirds may not be spotted together in a long time to come. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has ... read more

Ranveer Singh kisses Deepika Padukone at award show

After the recent hand-in-hand appearance at Mukesh Ambani’s party, it proved that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are going strong on relationship front. On Monday, they left for Dubai together to attend an awards show and at the event, Ranveer kisses Deepika as he approached towards the ... read more

Ranveer Singh takes a dig at Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s camaraderie on ‘Koffee With Karan 3’ was the talk of the town, when the duo took digs at several others, especially Deepika's ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. However, things have not been rosy between the two actors thereafter. Sonam has nearly made it a hab ... read more

Alia, Deepika, Aishwarya dazzle at Ambani's bash

Mukesh and Nita Ambani hosted a star-studded pre-wedding celebration for their niece Isheta at their plush residence Antilla, last Thrusday (Nov 24). Isheta, daughter of Dipti Ambani and Raj Salgaocar is set to wed diamantaire Nirav Modi’s brother Neeshal Modi in December in Goa. Several B ... read more

Ranveer, Deepika spotted leaving for Dubai together

A few days ago, alleged lovers Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were spotted walking hand-in-hand at the pre-wedding wedding celebrations of Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s niece Isheta. Their appearance together had put to rest all the rumours that one of Bollywood’s hottest reel-cum-real life couple ... read more

OMG! Ranbir wants Deepika and Ranveer to make babies soon

Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor, two most dynamic actors of Bollywood and the present and past boyfriend of Deepika Padukone spice up the red hot couch of ‘Kofee With Karan’.  The duo had a blast on the show and obviously when Ranveer and Ranbir both were together on the show, the Deepika is ... read more

Padmavati: Dilemma over Deepika being taller than Shahid

After tackling the hiccups in the path, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ finally went on floors at the beginning of this month. But now it seems that the filmmaker is facing a new dilemma. Reportedly, Bhansali recently did a look test of Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor wh ... read more