Deepika Padukone is one of the most popular and attractive Bollywood film actresses and models.
Full Name: Deepika Padukone
Born: 5th January, 1986
Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Awards: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (Om Shanti Om), the "Most Desirable Woman" in 2012
A diva and one of the most talented actresses of Indian Film Industry, Deepika Padukone is damn stunning. She had proved that without having a Godfather in the industry, one can still make a name for themselves.
Deepika, her Family and Education
Deepika Padukone is the daughter of former badminton champion Prakash Padukone, and his wife Ujjala Padukone. Deepika is the eldest of the two children, and was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her younger sister Anisha, who is a golfer, ranks ninth in the country in the sport. Deepika was raised in Bangalore, India, and she completed her education at Bangalore's Sophia High School and at Mount Carmel College. While in high school, she was an awesome badminton player at the state level. However, she was not keen on persuaing a career as a badminton player.
Career into Modeling
Deepika started her career in the year 2003 through modeling. It was basically her first step to the showbiz world. At the age of 17, Deepika made her first ramp show. She has acted for advertisements such as Liril soap, Close Up toothpaste, and Limca. However, she also made it on an international level as the cover girl for Maybelline. Later, she signed many modeling assignments, and achieved awards such as the Model of the Year Award, Society young Achievers’ Award, Fresh Face of the Year, etc. Deepika came into the showbiz with her parents support, and decided to try for movies.
Career as an Actress
In 2006, she made her movie debut in the Kannada Film, Aishwarya next to actor Upendra. She made her Bollywood entry with the chartbuster hit, Om Shanti Om (2007) opposite Shahrukh Khan, for which she also won a FilmFare Best Female Debut Award. After that, she came up with tremendous hits and flops at the box office. Though her acting was not that appreciated in the movies, she never stepped back. Some of her flop movies in the box office are Karthik Calling Karthik, Lafangey Parindey, Break Ke Baad, etc., while hit movies in the box office are Chandni Chowk to China, Love Aaj Kal, etc.
Her latest chartbuster hit was "Chennai Express" opposite King Khan and the romantic flick "Ramleela" opposite Ranveer Singh. She has received many prominent modeling offers, counting the brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India and a yearly jewellery exhibition.
Relationship Status and Media
She is also in the media for various other reasons. Other than movies, her main reason to be in the media is her “relationship status”. Deepika has been romantically involved many times. She was in a relationship with Upendra, Ranbir Kapoor (for long period of time), Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Siddhartha Mallya. Currently, after the release of Ramleela, she got into a relationship with Ranveer Singh (as per rumors).