Daughter of the Badminton player Prakash Padukone, Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 in Bangalore.
Since teeger, Deepika played badminton in tiol level championships but she made her first debut in movie in 2006 in Aishwarya, a Kanda film.
Om Shanti Om was her first bollywood debut in 2007 and she also received Best Female Debut award at Filmfare. Since then movies like Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Cheni Express, Happy New Year and Bajirao Mastani were her highest grossing successful movies. She also received 2 Film fare Best Actress Awards for Piku and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.
Alongside acting, Deepika also participates in stage shows, writing columns , she even is the founder of The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which creates awareness on mental health in India.