overseas.Born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore, Deepika is the daughter of famous badminton player Prakash Padukone and Ujjala. Prior to her
moddeling career, Deepika played badminton in national level championships. She made her acting debut in 2006 as the title character of the Kannada film
Aishwarya. Her first Bollywood release was 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om where she played dual role. The film won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female
Debut.Later she was seen in lead roles in movies such as Love Aaj Kal (2009), Lafangey Parindey (2010), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and Housefull (2010).
The 2012 box office hit Cocktail marked a turning point in Deepika’s career. Some of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of Deepika Padukone includes Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Chennai Express (2013), Happy New Year (2014), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Piku (2015).