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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Trouble in Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone’s paradise?

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s troubled love life has been doing the round for quite sometime. The couple has never been vocal about their relationship. Now it is strongly buzzed that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are no longer couple, they have called off their relationship and drifte ... read more

Deepika Padukone refuses doing ‘Mr & Mrs. Smith’ remake

Grapevine buzzed that Deepika Padukone will star in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Mr & Mrs. Smith’ remake but the diva veheently denied the report. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress confirmed that she is neither doing ‘Mr & Mrs. Smith’ remake nor making a red carpet appearance at Oscars this wee ... read more

Deepika, Sonakshi, Karan Johar at Shahid’s pre-birthday bash

Shahid Kapoor’s pre-birthday bash was a starry affair. Wife Mira Rajput hosted a lavish pre-birthday bash for her hubby at their Juhu residence. On looking at Shahid’s fitness regime, Mira hosted a non-alcoholic 'healthy' birthday bash for Shahid at their Mumbai residence. Shahid and Mira ... read more

Deepika Padukone beats Priyanka Chopra to bag Indo-Chinese project

Actresses Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have spread their wings in the international market and are the top contenders for international projects. While Deepika’s maiden Hollywood film ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ released last month, Priyanka’s Hollywood debut ‘Baywatch’ will hit scre ... read more

Deepika Padukone bereaved as her maternal grandfather dies

Deepika Padukone lost her maternal grandfather Jayant Karkal, who passed away on January 30. The actress preferred to face the tragedy quietly with her family and has not made her grief public. Deepika’s mother Ujjala Padukone hails from Mumbai and her father lived in Peddar Road, south Mu ... read more

Deepika Padukone replaces Katrina Kaif as L’Oreal ambassador

Deepika Padukone has replaced Katrina Kaif as the international brand ambassador for cosmetic giant L’Oreal. The ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ actress endorsed the French brand, but she parted ways with it to launch her own retail venture, a report in Mid-day stated. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapo ... read more

It is studip: Kangana Ranaut pokes fun at Deepika, Priyanka

Kangana Ranaut, who does not hesitate to speak her mind in public gets candid about her arch-rival Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut. Kangana has already firmed her foot in Bollywood and when she was asked about her Hollywood plans, she straightway refused to explore Hollywoo ... read more

Deepika, Ranveer, Shahid condemn attack on Bhansali

Attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the set of 'Padmavati' in Jaipur by Karni Sena has left the lead stars of the film, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in a state of shock. Deepika, who is playing the titular role ‘Padmavati’ condemned the attack in a series of tweet ... read more