Kiran Malikwrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Deepika Padukone was born on 5th January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Ujala & Prakash Padukone. When she was eleven months old her family shifted to Bangalore. She attended Sophia High school in Bangalore and completed her under-graduation from Mount Carmel College. While persuing her studies in college she decided to enter the world of modeling. She did a lot of ramp modeling and won accolades too.
During her stint with modeling she began to receive numerous offers for films. She started by doing a music video for Himesh Reshammiya in his Aap ka Suroor album. The song Naam hai tera caught on and Deepika was recognized instantly. In 2006, she made her debut in a Kannada film titled Aishwarya. Later in 2007, came her first appearance in Bollywood when she featured in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan. In the film she played a double role, one of a 70’s superstar Shantipriya and the other of a modern girl Sandy. This role got her a lot of appreciation.
In 2008, she has Bachna Ae Haseeno and Nikhil Advani’s Chandni Chowk to China. She will also feature in SRK's Billoo Barber.
For her performance in OSO, Deepika won the Most Promising Newcomer in all the awards and Star Screen Award Jodi No.1 along with Shah Rukh Khan.
Her mother is a travel agent and her father a famous badminton player who represented India at the International level. She has modeled for Liril, Dabur, Closeup and Limca. She made her mark on the International scene when Maybelline chose her as their International covergirl face. She is the brand ambassador of Kingfisher Airlines, Levi Strauss and Tissot, SA. While in school, she played badminton at the state level, but later left it due to her exams. She has received formal training in Bharatnatyam. Amongst the most notable of her career endeavours have been her partnership with Jewel of India, a yearly exhibition for jewelry lovers.
She is dating actor Ranbir Kapoor.