Not many may know, that the popular and much loved tinsel town starlet
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.
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 Feb
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
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.
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
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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