With her dazzling dimple and sizzling sensuality, Deepika Padukone has grown phenomenally and established a successful career as a model and actress in the Indian movie industry. Her youthful good looks have ensured her place amongst the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities, beloved by the media and movie-going audiences alike.
The daughter of one of India’s greatest Badminton players Prakash Padukone, she was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore and has a younger sister named Anisha. Her mother tongue is Konkani. As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film “Aishwarya”. Padukone then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster "Om Shanti Om", and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Since then there has been no looking back; Deepika went from strength to strength with a string of successes in movies like “Love Aaj Kal” (2009), “Bachna Ae Haseeno” (2008), “Housefull “ (2010), “Cocktail “ (2012). In 2013, Padukone established herself amongst the creme de la creme of leading actresses in Hindi cinema with primary roles in the comedies “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” and “Chennai Express”, both of which rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.
In an extremely short span of time, this gorgeous young lady has worked hard to polish every facet of her acting skills and established herself as one of the most sought after leading ladies in Indian cinema. Alongside her acting career, Padukone participates in stage shows, has written columns for an Indian newspaper, and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
After a phenomenally successful launch to her modelling and acting career, not to mention her sought-after celebrity status, there are high expectations that she will continue building a impressive body of work over the coming years.
Born on: 5 January, 1986
Born in: Copenhagen, Denmark