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 gets trolled for being too skinny

Deepika Padukone has been trolled for being too skinny in her latest Instagram post. She has been shammed by her followers. Deepika looks very weak and seems suffering from malnutrition. Social media users asked Deepika to eat and gain some weight. Deepika Padukone started to trend a ... read more

Exposed: Deepika Padukone’s secret affair with Novak Djokovic

Deepika Padukone shares a very confused relationship with Ranveer Singh and the reason is very clear now. The ‘Padmavati’ actress shares a close bond with tennis sensation Novak Djokovic and for this reason she is unsure about her relationship with her ‘Ram Leela’ co-star. Deepika never a ... read more

Shahid Kapoor flaunts his chiselled body in a shirtless picture

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Throwback: Young Deepika Padukone poses with sister Anisha

Actress Deepika Padukone was a fan of Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio as a young girl of twelve, and her latest throwback picture is proof. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress made the day of fans by posting an old picture of her in her room which she shared with her younger sister Anisha. Th ... read more

Bhansali upset with Deepika Padukone for her bold photoshoot?

Deepika Padukone recently became the target of internet trolls for her bold photoshoot for a popular magazine. Now, word is rife that even director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is upset with the actress due to her sexy pictures. As per a report in Mid-day, Bhansali is concerned for his upcoming f ... read more