Deepika Padukone Bollywood Actress Biography

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Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising campaigns for Liril, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, receiving many prestigious modeling offers, including brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India, an annual jewelery exhibition. She hit the international scene when Maybelline made her their new international cover-girl face.

At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards, for Indian models and designers, she was awarded the title of Model of the Year. Shortly after wards, she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006, thus cementing her reputation as a supermodel. 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.

Her favorite actresses are Hema Malini, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Sushmita Sen and Preity Zinta.
Her favorite actors are Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Irrfan Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.
Loves music, eating, sleeping, and watching movies.

Plays a little bit of basketball, tennis, throw ball and baseball.

She played state level badminton till the 10th standard. Then she had to study for her ICSE board exams, so she stopped playing for three months. She never considered taking it up as a career because she was never interested in a professional sport. She took up modeling as a hobby, but later realized she wanted to do it professionally.

Attended Sophia High School in Bangalore and later did her undergraduate studies from Mount Carmel College.
Has a younger sister named Anisha who plays all sports, except badminton.

Her mother is a travel agent while her father, a badminton player, played at the international level for India and won the All England Championship in 1980.

Filmography:

Title Year Role Director(s)

Awards

 
Aishwarya 2006 Aishwarya Indrajit Lankesh Kannada film
Om Shanti Om 2007 Shantipriya / Sandy Farah Khan Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
 
Bachna Ae Haseeno 2008 Gayatri Siddharth Anand  
Chandni Chowk to China 2009 Sakhi /
Meow Meow
Nikhil Advani  
Billu 2009 Herself Priyadarshan Special appearance in song “Love Mera Hit Hit”  
Love Aaj Kal 2009 Meera Pandit Imtiaz Ali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress  
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna 2009 Raina Prem Soni Special appearance  
Karthik Calling Karthik 2010 Shonali Mukherjee Vijay Lalwani
Housefull 2010 Sandy Sajid Khan  
Lafangey Parindey 2010 Pinky Palkar Pradeep Sarkar  
Break Ke Baad 2010 Aaliya Khan Danish Aslam  
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey 2010 Kalpana Datta Ashutosh Gowariker  
Dum Maaro Dum 2011 Unnamed Rohan Sippy Special appearance in song “Dum Maro Dum”  
Aarakshan 2011 Poorbi Anand Prakash Jha  
Desi Boyz 2011 Radhika Awasthi Rohit Dhawan
Cocktail 2012 Veronica Malaney Homi Adajania Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress  
Race 2 2013 Aleena Malik Abbas–Mustan  
Bombay Talkies 2013 Herself Multiple Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”  
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013 Naina Talwar Ayan Mukerji  
Chennai Express 2013 Meenalochani
Azhagusundaram
Rohit Shetty Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress  
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 Leela Sanera Sanjay Leela Bhansali Filmfare Award for Best Actress  
Kochadaiiyaan 2014 Princess Vadhana Devi Soundarya R. Ashwin Tamil film
Animated film
 
Finding Fanny 2014 Angelina ‘Angie’ Eucharistica Homi Adajania English language film  
Happy New Year 2014 Mohini Joshi Farah Khan
My Choice 2015 Herself Homi Adajania Short film  
Piku 2015 Piku Banerjee Shoojit Sircar Filmfare Award for Best Actress  
 
Tamasha 2015 Tara Maheshwari Imtiaz Ali  
Bajirao Mastani 2015 Mastani Sanjay Leela Bhansali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress  
XXX: Return of Xander Cage 2017 Serena Unger D. J. Caruso American film
Raabta 2017 Dinesh Vijan Special appearance in song “Raabta”  
Padmavati 2017 Rani Padmini Sanjay Leela Bhansali Filming  

 

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