Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone is a model and 'Filmfare Best Female Debut' Award winner Actress. She was born on January 5, 1986 to 'Prakash Padukone' who was a badminton player. She is the elder sister of 'Anisha Padukone'. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark and later moved to Bangalore, Deepika did her schooling from, 'Sophia High School', there she played badminton at state level. She was enrolled for 'Bachelors of Arts' with the 'Indira Gandhi National Open University' during the time of her debut film. She started her career as a model, on the ramp in 2005 with 'Lakme Fashion Week'. She also modeled for Liril, Limca, Dabur Lal power and Close-up toothpaste. She began her acting career with Kannada film, 'Aishwarya' in 2006. But in 2007, her big screen debut was 'Om Shanti Om' opposite to Shahrukh Khan. Deepika has received appreciation with some hit films namely, 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' (2007), 'Love Aaj Kal' (2009), 'Cocktail' (2012), 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' (2013). She also gave some average movies, 'Chandni Chowk To China' (2009), 'Karthik Calling Karthik', 'Housefull', 'Lafangey Parindey', 'Break Ke Baad' (2010). Inspite of acting, She is also a brand ambassador of brands like, Sony Cybershot, Nescafe,Yamaha, Garnier, Vogue Eyewear. She has won some titles, 'Model of the Year' at the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards, 'Female Model of the Year' and 'Fresh Face of the Year' at the idea Zee Fashion Awards. She was linked with Ranbir Kapoor in 2008 and with Siddharth Mallya in 2010.

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Date of Birth January 5, 1986
Full Name Deepika Padukone
Height 5' 8½"
Marital Status Single
Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Claim to Fame Om Shanti Om
Debut Aishwarya - Kannada Movie
Religion Hinduism
Years Active 2006 - Present
Parents Prakash - Father, Ujjala - Mother
Weight 60 Kg
Most Popular On-Screen Character Veronica
Occupation Actress, Model
Education Indira Gandhi National Open University
Other Names Deepi, Deepz

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