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Name: Deepika Padukone
Birthday: 5th January, 1986
Marital status: Single.
Awards: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
Trivia: Deepika Padukone played state level badminton till the 10th standard.
Deepika was openly dating Ranbir Kapoor, and had his initials tattooed at back of her neck. The couple later broke off.
Deepika Padukone Biography
One look at this dimpled beauty and you know she was marked for fame and the world of glamour. And she hasn’t disappointed. From the daughter of a famous sportsperson to a supermodel, to an actress, she has done it all with panache.
Deepika was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, India, when she was eleven months old. 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. Deepika 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.
Deepika Padukone has appeared in several print and television commercials like Liril, Limca and Close-up. She was the brand ambassador for Jewels of India, a jewellery exhibition and the also face of Maybelline, an international brand. She also appeared in the 2006 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar.
In 2006 itself, Deepika made her cinematic debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya opposite actor Upendra. The very next year, Deepika made a successful Bollywood debut with Farah Khan’s blockbuster Om Shanti Om opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
Deepika was then seen romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Ranbir Kapoor and alongside Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba. The film performed reasonably well at the box office.
In 2009, she was once again seen in a double-role along with Akshay Kumar in Chandni Chowk To China. Next she was paired with Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal. The movie was well received at the box office.
In 2010, she had a total of five releases; Karthik Calling Karthik, Housefull, Lafangey Parindey, Break Ke Baad and period film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se. Deepika was seen in Desi Boyz and Aarakshan in 2011; while Desi Boyz did well at the box-office the latter failed to do so.
Her upcoming films are Race 2, Cocktail and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.