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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Pics: Ranveer, Deepika visit Karan Johar on Sunday night

On Sunday night, lovebirds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were spotted in a car arriving at Karan Johar’s residence. Both Ranveer and Deepika were dressed casually. Ranveer dons a hat and a kaala chashma while Deepika nailed the next-door girl in a spectacle. In one of the pictures, the ... read more

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh gear up for destination wedding

As per report, lovebirds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are set for destination wedding this year. The couple will be getting married by mid-2018. Deepika and Ranveer along with their respective families ushered in New Year together and both the families discussed marriage during the v ... read more

Deepika Padukone reacts strongly to Swara Bhaskar’s criticism

Swara Bhaskar’s open letter to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has created a lot of hullaballoo. Bollywood divided into two over Swara’s allegations against the makers of ‘Padmaavat’. Swara slammed the makers for glorifying ‘jauhar’ and ‘sati’ in ‘Padmaavat’. The actress wrote after watchi ... read more

Designer Sabyasachi loves Deepika Padukone, Deepika loves him too

Deepika Padukone is a die-hard fan of designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s exquisite outfits. In various occasions, we can see the ‘Padmaavat’ actor enhances her beauty with Sabyasachi’s outfit. If Deepika chose to go traditional for any function then she would turn to Sabyasachi’s outfit. Even S ... read more

I won’t invite Katrina Kaif to my wedding, Deepika Padukone

All is still not well between Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone. We all know Ranbir Kapoor cheated on Deepika for Katrina Kaif. Though it’s been long the incident took place, the fire of betray is still burning bright in Deepika’s heart and she is sure not to invite Katrina Kaif to her wedding. ... read more

Deepika gets teary-eyed as dad Prakash Padukone felicitated

Deepika Padukone, who is basking in the joy of ‘Padmaavat’ success was in the capital yesterday for the felicitation ceremony of her father Prakash Padukone. The ace Badminton champion was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) with Lifetime Achieveme ... read more

‘Padmaavat’ booms, earns 110 crores in the opening weekend

Despite protests, ‘Padmaavat’ is going great guns at the box-office. In just four days of its release, the magnum opus helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali garnered Rs 110 crore in the opening weekend. It is speculated that the film would have easily cross Rs 145 crore if not get into trouble. ‘Padmaa ... read more