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 expecting first child with Ranveer Singh?

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have been married for the past three years and fans often speculate about Deepika’s pregnancy. Unfortunately, every time they come out wrong. This time yet again, the ‘Chhapaak’ actress has been subjected to pregnancy rumours. Few weeks ago, Deepika ... read more

Deepika Padukone tests Covid-19 positive, confirms IIFA

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has been tested positive for Covid-19. Her family also contracted the virus. Deepika’s father and ace badminton player Prakash Padukone is recovering at Bengaluru hospital. While her sister Anisha Padukone and mother Ujjala Padukone are recuperating at home. ... read more

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh return to Mumbai holding hands

Married couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh returned to Mumbai from Bangalore. The couple walked hand-in-hand as they returned to the bay and twinned in black. While paps kept on calling their names, they neither posed nor responded to them. From the exit, they straightway headed to their c ... read more

Deepika Padukone’s father, mother, sister test Covid positive

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone’s father and ace badminton player Prakash Padukone has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus and he was undergoing treatment at Bengaluru hospital. The actress’s mother Ujjala Padukone and sister Anisha Padukone also tested positive for the virus. ... read more

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone head off to Bangalore

Married couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone jetted off to Bangalore as Maharashtra begins 15-day curfew. They were spotted at the Mumbai airport in twinning outfit. Ranveer and Deepika twinned indenim jackets over white shirts, with black pants and brown shoes. They walked hand ... read more

Deepika’s father Prakash Padukone recovering well from Covid

Deepika Padukone’s father Prakash Padukone is recovering well from Covid-19 at Bengaluru hospital. He is likely to be discharged soon. "Around 10 days back, Prakash, his wife (Ujjala) and second daughter (Anisha), they developed symptoms and got themselves tested and the results came out ... read more