Date of Birth: 5th January, 1986.
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Debut Film: "Om Shanti Om"
Film Awards: Best Newcomer Female Star Screen Award for "Om
Shanti Om "
Deepika Padukone was born at Copenhagen (Denmark) to famous Indian
Badminton player Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukon. She did her
schooling from Sophia's High School, Bangalore and completed her
undergraduate program from Mount Carmel College. Dipika Padukone was a
state level Badminton player but she did not take her game to the
national level as she had set her sights on the glamorous world of
showbiz. Deepika was a proud member of dance club run by his father. She
has appeared in advertisements of Liril soap, Dabur Lal powder, plus
shampoo and Limca. Deepika Padukon has received many prestigious
modeling offers including brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India,
an annual jewellery festival. Deepika Padukone entered the international
modeling arena with her first campaign with Maybelline, one of the most
renowned cosmetic brands.
Deepika also featured as one of the models for the Kingfisher swimsuit
calendar for the year 2006. Dipika did a music video for 'Naam Hai
Tera' a song from the pop album Aap Ka Suroor, an independent album by
singer Himesh Reshammiya. Deepika Padukone made her film debut with the
Kannad film "Aishwarya". She won appreciation for her
performance in her debut movie. Deepika made her Bollywood debut with "Om
Shanti Om" opposite Shah Rukh Khan. In the movie, she has been
depicted as a 1970s superstar Shantipriya and later as Sandhya.
Om Shanti Om, Aishwarya (Kannad).