Indian actressDeepika Padukone was born in Mangalore, Karnataka in the year 1986. She is the most celebrated Indian model and an upcoming actress. Daughter of a former World badminton Champion Prakash Padukone and mother Ujjala Padukone.
Though she played badminton during her school days and reached to the level of a State player, she did not take her game to the national level as she had set her sights on the glamorous world of showbiz. Pursuing her dreams, Deepika Padukone quickly became a model endorsing leading brands like Liril soap.
The pretty svelte model won numerous awards for her modeling style. Her sensuous photographs appearing on the 2006 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar has virtually proved that she is indeed a supermodel in her own right.She was chosen as the 'Model of the Year' by Kingfisher at its Fashion Awards.
She was awarded the 'Female Model of the Year' award in commercial assignments category and 'Fresh Face of the Year' at Idea Zee Fashion F Awards.She entered film industry with a Kannada film, "Aishwarya" in 2006 starring opposite Kannada hero, Upendra. The following year she bagged three Bollywood films, "Om Shanti Om", "Pirate" and "Delhi 6".