Deepika Padukone's Profile

Name: Deepika Padukone
Date of Birth: 5th of January 1986
Debut Film: Kannada film, Aishwarya. Bollywood movie, Om Shanti Om.

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Deepika Padukone is one of the most recognized faces among the Indian Super models, as it was she who modeled in print and television advertising campaigns for soap brand 'Liril', Close-Up and Limca. Deepika started walking the ramp at the age of seventeen. But today she is better known as a successful actress on the big screen having scored a big film with none other than actor Shahrukh Khan, namely Om Shanti Om. Within a short span of time, Deepika has managed to achieve a lot and with things going her way she sure is Bollywood's rising star.

Deepika Padukone was born in the 5th of January 1986. She is the daughter of former World badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. She did her schooling in Bangalore. She completed her Pre University course in Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, Vasanthnagar. She made her debut on the ramp in 2003 at The Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, and immediately shot to prominence in the industry. She received many prestigious modelling offers, including brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India, a prominent jewelry exhibition. She hit the international scene when she was made cosmetic brand Maybelline's international face.
Deepika's first music video was Himesh Reshammiya's Naam Hai Tere. Deepika made her debut in the South Indian industry with the Kannada film Aishwarya directed by Indrajit Lankesh, which was declared a hit at the box-office. Deepika was to make her Bollywood debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Happy New Year however; the movie was shelved. But the actress has no regrets as she is still making her debut opposite King Khan in Om Shanti Om. The actress has also signed Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's film Delhi 6.

Not averse to showing skin, or even wearing a bikini on screen, Deepika likes to proclaim a rebellion to conventions and out dated fashion trends. "I don't mind wearing a bikini because I know that I can carry one off. I'm very sure of what I can do and what I can't. As long as I'm enjoying it, it's fine," she says with a proud tone in her voice. At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards, for Indian models and designers, she was awarded the title of Model of the Year. Shortly afterwards, she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006. She also bagged two trophies at the Idea Zee F Awards in 2006 - Female Model of the year (Commercial Assignments) and Fresh Face of the year.

When asked about the controversies about her Deepika says that she is prepared for both, the bouquets and brickbats that may come her way. "I have a very long way to go in terms of my acting abilities. To me failure and success are two sides of the same coin and accepting them both equally is what I truly believe shapes me as the person that I am. So all I can say is bring it on!"

* Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006
* The Idea Zee F Awards in 2006
* Female Model of the year 2006
* Fresh Face of the year - 2006
Know more about this lovely gorgeous actress....
Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9"
City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Country: India
Mother: Ujjala - travel agent
Father: ex-badminton player Prakash Padukone
Siblings: younger sister Anisha
Education: Sophia's High School, Bangalore and she did her undergraduate studies from Mount Carmel College
Marital status: single
Sport: basketball, tennis, throw ball and baseball
Favorite style: For formal wear, it would be western-formal or the Indian sari. But on a day-to-day it's a mix of salwar and western casuals - jeans and t-shirt
Hobbies: Music, eating, sleeping, watching movies
Favourite actor: Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite actress: Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen
Occupation: fashion model / bollywood actress
Debut Film: kannada film Aishwarya and bollywood blockbuster Om Shanti Om
Languages: tulu, kannada, hindi, english
Acting Coach: Anupam Kher
Favorite Movies: Dil & Devdas
Favorite Book: Little Women & 'The Kite Runner' by Khalid Hosseini
Favorite Holiday Spot: The French Riviera
Favorite Cuisine: Thai
Favorite Drink: Nimbu Panni
Favorite Perfume: Escada
Favorite Outfit: Saree
Favorite Fashion Designer: Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani
Favorite Fashion Choreographer: Alison Kanuga
Favorite Fashion Photographer: Atul Kasbekar
Did you know....
  • She played state level badminton till the 10th standard
  • Deepika Padukone was a face for Liril Orange, Dabur Lal powder Close-Up toothpaste and Limca
  • She is brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India and Kingfisher Airlines
  • Maybelline made her their new international covergirl face
  • She starred in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya
  • At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards, for Indian models and designers, she was awarded the title of Model of the Year
Who will be real Om our Shanti is looking for...OM-SHANTI-OM!
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