A successful model, talented actress, and daughter of ace badminton player Prakash Padukone, there could be various descriptions of Deepika Padukone. Deepika was born on January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen Denmark to Prakash Padukone (badminton player) and Ujjala Padukone a travel agent. The Padukone family later moved to Bangalore Karnataka when she was only eleven month old. At that time, very few have known that this little girl would be a sensation in bolloywood some day.
Deepika went to Sophia high School in Bangalore, and did her Pre University from the Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. She was a badminton player of state level during her high school days. She got enrolled at Indira Gandhi National Open University for a Bachelor Degree Program (Sociology).
She started modeling during her college days and soon carved a niche for herself in a very little time. She endorsed brands like Liril, Dabur Lal Powder, Close-up toothpaste and Limca. A flurry of brand promotion followed afterwards.
Deepika Padukone made her acting debut in the Kannada films named Aishwarya. She made her first bollywood appearance in super hit movie Om Shanti Om where she was starred against Shah Rukh Khan. The film earned her Filmfare Best Debut Award. Later success of other films established her as an actress. Her films like Love Aaj Kal, Houseful and Aarakshan made her one of the most dependable actresses.