Deepika Padukone Profile

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Date of birth- 5 January, 1986
Birth place- Copenhagen, Denmark
Father Name- Prakash Padukone
Mother Name- Ujjala Padukone

She is the daughter of former badminton champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother is a travel agent and she has a younger sister, Anisha. She attended high school in Bangalore and has been modeling for print and television advertising campaigns since then.

Following her dad’s footsteps, Deepika too played badminton regularly till her tenth standard. But she never considered taking badminton 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 profession

She did her schooling from Sophia High School and Mount Carmel College in Bangalore.

Favourite Bollywood actors-
She is particularly fond of the Khan troika, but the one she likes the most is Shah Rukh Khan

Favourite Bollywood actresses-
Aishwarya Rai , Madhuri Dixit , Sri Devi and Kajol .

Favourite films:
‘Matrix’. She also likes ‘Charlie’s Angels’ a lot.,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
Hobbies- Music eating, sleeping, watching movies

Sport: basketball, tennis, throwball and baseball

Favourite dress: 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

She has to her credit brands like for Liril soap, Dabur, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca. After receiving many prestigious modeling offers,including the brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India, an annual jewellery exhibition, she hit the international scene when Maybelline made her their new international cover girl face.

Deepika learned acting under Anupam Kher and dance under Shiamak Davar .

Her first film was a Kannada flick titled ‘Aishwarya’. When Bollywood director Farah Khan first approached Deepika, it was for a movie titled ‘Happy New Year’. However, that project was scrapped and Deepika was signed for ‘Om Shanti Om’. She walked away with the Filmfare Best Female Debut award and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress award.

On the personal front, Deepika has been linked with model Nihar Pandya, actor Ranbir Kapoor , and cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh.
She also appeared in the 2006 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar.
She received recognition on the modeling scene by winning the Model of the Year title by the fifth Kingfisher Fashion Awards. The India Zee F Awards saw her walking away with not one but two prizes – Female Model of the Year (Commercial assignments) and Fresh Face of the Year.

She shares good chemistry with her co-stars like Imraan Khan

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