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Deepika Padukone Biography

Deepika Padukone Biography

Date of Birth: 5 January 1986, Copenhagen, Denmark

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Biography 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.

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.

Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.


1. Om Shanti Om (2007) .... Shanti Priya/Sandhya aka Sandi
2. Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) .... Gayatri
3. Chandni Chowk to China (2009) .... Sakhi/Meow Meow
... aka Made in China (India: English title: working title) (USA: informal alternative title)
... aka C.C.2.C. (India: English title: promotional abbreviation)
4. Billu (2009) .... Special Appearance
5. Love Aaj Kal (2009) .... Meera Pandit
6. Main Aur Mrs Khanna (2009) .... Raina
... aka MaMK (International: English title: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Mrs Khanna and I (International: English title: literal title)
7. Kartik Calling Kartik (2010) .... Shonali Mukherjee
8. House Full (2010) ... Sandy
9. Lafangey Parindey (2010) ... Pinky Palkar
10. Break Ke Baad (2010) ... Aaliya
11. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) ... Kalpana Datta
12. Dum Maaro Dum (2011) ... Filming
13. Desi Boyz (2011) ... Filming
14. Aarakshan (2011) ... Filming
15. Rana (2012) ... Pre Production

Daughter of badminton legend Prakash Padukone.
Her five favorite movies are Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Rang-e khoda (1999), Cinderella Man (2005), and Mary Poppins (1964).
Favorite actresses are Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, and Juhi Chawla.

Favorite actors are Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Johnny Depp, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, and Amitabh Bachchan.
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.

Born to Ujjala & Prakash Padukone.

Spokesmodel of Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste, Limca, Jewels of India, Parachute's Advanced Massager, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Maybelline.

Indian supermodel.

Favorite Indian designers are Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra and Rohit Bal.

Her five favorite songs are Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein from Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976), Pehla Nasha from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Angel by Lionel Richie, Ankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si from Om Shanti Om (2007), and We Are The World by Michael Jackson.

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