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Deepika Padukone Biography

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Paducone is the daughter of Badminton great Prakash Paducone of Karnataka and was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on 5th January, 1986 and settled in Bangalore. Like her father, she had also played Badminton at National level, but she focussed her attention on modelling and acting. As such she made her debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya in 2006. Later she performed a dual role in the Hindi film Om Shanti Om, which is a big hit in 2007. For this film, she won the Film Fare best debut actress award.

Deepika played a leading role in the film Love Aaj Kal in 2009 and in Lafange Parindey in the year 2010. She was praised for her performances in these films, but later she gave one or two failure pictures such as Bachna Ae Haseeno and Houseful. After a lapse of two years without successes, she turned the table around in her favour and acted in the box office hit Cocktail in 2012. She again came into limelight when she acted in films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express and regained her prominence. She also won the Film Fare best actress award for her performance in the film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela, a tragic romance picture.

Besides acting, Deepika Paducone appears in many stage shows and is a regular column writer in Indian Newspapers. She has been appointed as a celebrity and brand ambassador for many popular products. Deepika's present enviable position was not achieved just like that and there is a hard put effort behind her successes. She started her career as a model and participated in Lakme Fashion Week and won the Model of the Year award at the King Fisher Fashion Awards. She has also acted in small roles earlier in films like Hare Rama Hare Krishna, in which Zeenat Amman played a lead role.

In the coming years, ever glamorous Deepika Paducone has signed many promising projects and she is sure to give successes in future.