Indian Actress | Model - Deepika Padukone

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 Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress and model. She appears mostly in Hindi films, as well as Tamil and Kannada language films. Born to badminton player Prakash Padukone, she chose to become an actress. 
Born: January 5, 1986 (age 26), Copenhagen
Height: 1.74 m
Upcoming movies: Race 2, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Siblings: Anisha Padukone
Parents: Prakash Padukone, Ujjala Padukone

In 2006, Padukone made her acting debut through the Kannada film Aishwarya. The following year, she made her Hindi film debut in Om Shanti Om, for which she earned the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. It remains her biggest commercial success. She subsequently appeared in Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Housefull (2010). While the former earned her a Filmfare nomination in the Best Actress category, the latter emerged as a commercial success. Soon after, Padukone featured in Homi Adajania's commercially successful dramedy, Cocktail (2012) and earned unanimous critical appreciation for her performance.

Early life and background

 Deepika Padukone

Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother is a travel agent. Her father was then training in Denmark in the sport and when she was eleven months old her family moved to Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Padukone has a younger sister, Anisha, born on 2 February 1991.

Padukone attended Sophia High School in Bangalore, and completed her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College Bangalore. While in high school she played badminton at the state level. However, she was not keen on pursuing a career as a badminton player. During the time of her film debut she was enrolled with the Indira Gandhi National Open University in Bachelors of Arts (Sociology).


Early modeling career, until 2006

While in college, Padukone pursued a career in modeling. She was spotted in a ramp competition in NLS, Bangalore.[citation needed] Over the years, she has modeled for such Indian brands as Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, and has been "brand ambassador" for the Jewels of India retail jewelry show.[ The cosmetics company Maybelline made her its international spokesperson.

At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards she was awarded the title "Model of the Year". Shortly afterward, she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006 and won two trophies at the Idea Zee Fashion Awards: "Female Model of the Year (Commercial Assignments)" and "Fresh Face of the Year". Padukone was also chosen as the brand ambassador of Levi Strauss. In addition, she appeared in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Naam Hai Tera".

In the media

In 2009, Padukone started writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of Hindustan Times. These columns appear online on social network, Desimartini.

She appeared on the cover of lifestyle magazine Vogue on May 2010 and 2011. She also walked the red carpet at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

On November 2010, she appeared on Koffee With Karan, a popular chat show along with Sonam Kapoor. Her comments on ex-flame Ranbir Kapoor lead to a lot of controversy among Bollywood inner-circles.

Personal life

In March 2008, Padukone began dating Ranbir Kapoor, her co-star from Bachna Ae Haseeno. After her high profile break up with Kapoor in November 2009, Padukone has decided to keep her personal life away from media attention.

In 2010 she started dating Kingfisher head honcho Vijay Mallya's son Siddharth Mallya. They broke up in 2012


  • Year      Film    
  • 2013     Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani     Naina     Filming (Releasing on May 31, 2013)
  • 2013     Ram Leela    
  • 2013     Race 2    
  • 2012     Cocktail
  • 2011     Desi Boyz
  • 2007     Om Shanti Om    

Awards and nominations

  •      Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards
  •      Asian Film Awards
  •      Filmfare Awards
  •      HELLO! Hall Of Fame Awards
  •      IIFA Awards
  •      Screen Awards
  •      Stardust Awards
  •      Vogue Beauty Awards
  •      GQ Men Of The Year Awards
  •      Smita Patil Memorial Awards
  •      Zee Cine Awards


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