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 to skip Sonam Kapoor’s wedding

Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor are best of buddies. They graced the famous chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ and bonded over gossips, films and many more. They showed a great camaraderie. Last year, Deepika also attended Sonam Kapoor’s Diwali party and they posed together. But if reports are to b ... read more

Deepika Padukone looks ethereal at the TIME 100 Gala

Deepika Padukone has been named among 100 most influential by TIME and the diva is currently is New York for TIME 100 gala event. On Wednesday, she won the heart of the world with her million dollar smile and with heavily embellished golden gown by Anamika Khanna with a flowing cape beh ... read more

Ranveer Singh opens about his wedding to Deepika Padukone

For quite sometime, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s wedding rumour are doing round the net. It is highly speculated that the ‘Ram Leela’ lovebirds will make their relationship official by by end of this year but the ‘Padmaavat’ actor is not ready to divulge anything at the moment. Ran ... read more

Deepika Padukone goes wedding shopping with Ranveer's mom, sister

Deepika Padukone is utilizing her free time shopping for her winter wedding. As reported, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have decided to take their relationship to the next level and the couple’s parents have zeroed on winter wedding. Four dates between September to December has been decided ... read more

Deepika Padukone strikes a pose with Karan Johar

Deepika Padukone and Karan Johar are teaming up for an ad film. The filmmaker is directing the ‘Padmaavat’ actress for an ad film and the duo posed for a selfie on the set. Karan captioned the picture# “Left profilers." Director Punit Malhotra is also a part of the project. Sharing th ... read more