Deepika Padukone Actress and Former Model

Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 is an Indian actress and a former model. She appears mostly in Hindi as well as Tamil and Kannada language films. Born to Badminton champion Prakash Padukone, she choose to become an actress and not pursue a career in sports.

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 opposite Shah Rukh Khan, which earned her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. It also remains her biggest commercial success so far. She subsequently appeared in films such as Love Aaj Kal and Housefull. While the former earned her a Filmfare nomination in the Best Actress category, the latter emerged as a blockbuster. In addition to acting, Padukone is also the ambassador of prominent brands such as Tissot,Sony Cybershot, Nescafe and Kingfisher Airlines. Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, Karnataka, India, when she was eleven months old. Padukone is of Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin origin, and her mother tongue is Konkani.  Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a   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. However, she was not keen on pursuing a career as a badminton player.

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Posted on May 20, 2011, in Bollywood, CS Favorites, Indian Celebrities, Indian Models and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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