Deepika Padukone born 5 January 1986 , is an Indian actress and a former model. Padukone made her acting debut in the 2006 Kannada film Aishwarya. The following year, she made her Hindi film debut in the blockbuster Om Shanti Om which earned her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.
Deepika was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, Karnataka, India, when she was eleven months old.Deepika is of Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin origin, and her mother tongue is Konkani.Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a retired badminton player of international repute, and her mother is a travel agent. Padukone also has a younger sister, Anisha, born on February 2, 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.
she played badminton during her school days and reached to the level of a State player, she did not take her game to the national level as she had set her sights on the glamorous world of showbiz. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, at eleven months old she moved to Mangalore, Karnataka when her family returned to India.
Deepika Padukone looks a natural athlete with a height of 5 ft 9 inches.
While in college, Padukone pursued a career in modeling.She was spotted in a ramp competition in NLS, Bangalore.Over the years, she has modeled for such Indian brand names 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.
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 Kingfisher Airlines and later Levi Strauss and Tissot SA.In addition, she appeared in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song Naam Hai Tera.
In 2006, Padukone made her cinematic debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya opposite actor Upendra. She later made a successful Bollywood debut in 2007 with Farah Khan's blockbuster Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan.Her performance was well received, earning the actress a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award as well as her first Filmfare Best Actress nomination.
Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted, "Deepika has all it takes to be a top star — the personality, the looks and yes, she's supremely talented too. Standing in the same frame as SRK and getting it right is no small achievement. She comes as a whiff of fresh air!" Padukone was then seen in Siddharth Anand's romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Ranbir Kapoor and alongside Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba.
Deepika exudes grace and poise, uncommon for her age, and sits pretty on a high list of endorsements synonymous with similar qualities. She is the face of some of the most prominent Indian and international brands - Nescafe, Neutrogena, Sony Cybershot, Tissot, Fiama Di Wills, Orbit, IPL's Royal Challenger's Bangalore, BSNL & Kingfisher Airlines.
She has been modeling for advertising Liril soap, Dabur Lal powder Part plus shampoo and Limca, receiving many prestigious modelling offers, including brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India, an annual jewellery festival.
What Deepika said When KJo asked her what she'd like to give Ranbir Kapoor, she said: a box of condoms. Hinting at his over-active libido or an unfortunate incident with one of his girlfriends? Your guess is as good as ours. When asked to rate him in sex appeal, the former girlfriend put him last on her list. She also said that that if she woke up as RK someday, she'd go back to sleep. She also made digs at him for cheating on her. The piece de resistance was when she revealed that once, when RK was at KJO's house, her ex was offered a glass of juice and a silk robe by his maid.