Birthday Wishes for Deepika Padukone!

Not many may know, that the popular and much loved tinsel town starlet Deepika Padukone was...

Wednesday, January 05, 2011 | 11:22:44 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Not many may know, that the popular and much loved tinsel town starlet Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. With her birthday passing us by (5th January, 1986) here comes BollyCurry with the knows, and know-nots about our very favorite Dippy.

While her acting debut was through Kannada cinema in the 2006 Kannada release titled Aishwarya, Deepika took no while in gearing up to showcase herself through world's second largest cinema industry, Bollywood, only a year after that, with Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om co starring the Baadshah Khan Shahrukh himself. OSO made her an overnight debuting star, and  of course won her the prestigious Best Female Debutan Filmfare trophy for 2007.

Back to her interesting, and tad lesser known childhood, Dippy has no Bollywood origins. From her birth town, the capital of Denmark, the Padukones moved to Bangalore, Karnatak when Deepika was merely an eleven month old baby. Belonging to the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin Hindu believers sect, Deepika's mother tongue is Konkani. On February 2nd, 1991, Deepika became the elder sister, to youngest in the Padukone family, her sister Anisha. While father Prakash Padukone has been a famous badminton player, their mother is a travel agent. Schooling, which was pursued in Bangalore, advanced from Sophia High School to Mount Carmel College; the latter being the time wherein Deepika also represented her institute in badminton at State Level. However, unlike her father, Dippy had not much inclination to pursue her career in sports, and opted for modeling instead, even before graduating. Spotted for the first time in a ramp competition in NLS Bangalore, Deepika received accolades in Kingfisher organized Fashion Awards, and also at Idea Zee Fashion Awards. Additionally, she has had to her credit modeling assignments from the likes of Liril, Dabur Lal, Close Up and Limca, while also having been brand ambassador for Jewels of India, Kingfisher Airlines, Levi Strauss, Tissor SA, and was even chosen the international spokesperson for beauty brand Maybelline.

Her Bollywood career, which was kick-started by the mega blockbuster Om Shanti Om, saw its highs and lows in the form consequent releases over the last couple years - Bachna Ae Haseeno (opposite ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor), Chandani Chowk To China (opposite Akshay Kumar), Love Aaj Kal (opposite Saif Ali Khan), the most recent 2010 releases, Karthik Calling Karthik, Housefull, Break Ke Baad and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.

Less known also, especially to her world over fan following, may be the fact that in 2009 onwards, Deepika has been writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of national newspaper Hindustan Times. These columns appear online on social network ,Desimartini.

Having previously dated her co star Ranbir Kapoor, the duo who were cozy and pretty close for a while, broke up in the latter part of last year; only to give rise to many rumors about the likelihood of Deepika seeing the Mallya heir Siddharth, especially following the IPL season 3 games of 2010.

All that said, we hope the actress could take time off to celebrate a much deserved extremely eventful and loving birthday. Also wishing for her, on her special day which nearly coincides with welcoming a new year - some news of bigger hits, the remaining Khans added to her 'been there done that' list, and of course, some concrete happy news on her love life front! 

Happy Birthday Deepika!

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 8:31pm
awwh she is my fav!!
happy birthday Deepika :) and hope you have a nice one:)

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 8:15pm
Happy Birthday Deepika PadukoneMany happy returns of the day to Deeps. May God bless her and may her wishes come true.

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 8:04pm
Bday grilHappy Birthday! enjoy urself..

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 7:40pm
Happy Birthday!! Have a good one!!

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 6:59pm
Happy Birthday Deepika! Keep working hard.

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 5:55pm

you rock and hope you have a great year! i love you and your acting,its FLAWLESS AND FABLOUS! :)

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 4:22pm
Happy Birthday Deep
Sending best wishes from Downunder

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 3:45pm
Happy Birthday Deeps
hope 2011 brings a lot of happiness in ur life
and i wish u and Ranbir get back together

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 2:26pm
Happy Belated Birthday Deepz :]
Hope you had an awesome day ! I love you ! your awesome

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Posted on: 06 January 2011 at 2:04pm
Happy Birthday, Deepika!! Hope it's amazing! You're one of my favorite actresses! Big smile

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