Deepika is an Indian Film actor and a former model. She was born on 5th January, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She made her acting debut in the 2006 Kannada film Aishwarya and in the following year, she made her Hindi Film debut in the bollywood blockbuster hit Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan, which earned her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. It also remains her biggest commercial success so far. Subsequently she appeared in films such as Love Aaj Kal and Housefull. While the former earned her a Filmfare nomination in Best Actress category, the latter was a commercial success.
Baby Deepika with her dad Prakash
Another pic of Deepika with her dad Prakash Padukone
Childhood in Mangalore
Deepika is of Mangalorean origin and her mother tongue is Konkani. She hails from the Padukone village in the Kundapura Tulak in Udupi district of southern part of Karnataka. Prakash Padukone, her father was a badminton player of international repute. Deepika’s mother Ujjala Padukone is a travel agent. Deepika also has a younger sister Anisha.
Deepika did her schooling in Sophia high school, Bangalore and completed her pre-university education at the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. When She was completing her high school education she played Badminton at the state level.However, she was not interested in pursuing Badminton as a career.