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 annoyed with Katrina for stealing spotlight from her?

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Teaser: Deepika Padukone looks sizzling hot in ‘Raabta’ song

The first teaser of ‘Raabta’ song is out and Deepika Padukone looked smoking hot. With black outfit and smoky eyes, Deepika sparks magic. She added charm to the film and she looks ravishing. The versatile actress shot the song in one night. When Dinesh Vijan messaged the actress if c ... read more

Deepika rejects film opposite Shah Rukh for beau Ranveer?

Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the blockbuster ‘Om Shanti Om’ almost a decade ago, but looks like the leggy actress isn’t interested in working with King Khan now. Reportedly, Deepika has turned down a film opposite Shah Rukh. The ‘Piku’ actress, who h ... read more

Pics: Deepika, Sachin, Harbhajan-Geeta at Ambani's bash

Who’s who from the Bollywood and cricketing world turned up to mark the double celebration of T20 completing 10 years and also Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant Ambani turned a year old.  The party took place on Monday night and we saw many faces from the cine world. ... read more

Deepika Padukone cancels ‘Padmavati’ shoot due to ill-health

The shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious film ‘Padmavati’ had to be called-off yet again, but this time it wasn’t due to any protests. Reportedly, the film’s lead actress has not been keeping well and has been advised complete rest for a few days. Deepika has been suffering from s ... read more

Sisterly moment: Deepika Padukone chills with sister Anisha

Before Deepika Padukone totally engrossed herself in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, she is making the best use of her free time by bonding with her family and friends. Lately, Deepika was seen partying with her friends. Then she headed to Rishikesh with mother Ujjla Paduko ... read more

Abhay Deol slams Bollywood stars for endorsing fairness creams

Actor Abhay Deol has slammed fairness products and mocked his Bollywood colleagues who endorse such products, as a response to a politician’s remarks on racism on television. Although the actor didn’t name the politician, apparently, he was taking a dig at BJP parliamentarian Tarun Vijay had said ... read more