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.
|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 /
|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|
|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|
|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
|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|