- Birthday05 January, 1986
- Fun Trivia:- Deepika Padukone was spotted by director Farah Khan in the video of Naam Hai Tera – a song from Himesh Reshammiya’s album Aap Ka Suroor. It was then Farah approached her for Om Shanti Om and Deepika was chosen to play the female lead opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
- Famous Quote:My choices are like my fingerprints, they make me unique.
Daughter of former badminton player Prakash Padukone, Deepika Padukone was keenly interested in badminton during her early years. However, owing to the circumstances, she left her career in sport to become a fashion model. Soon after, she began receiving film offers and made her acting debut with Kannada film Aishwarya. Om Shanti Om, wherein she acted opposite Shah Rukh Khan, was her first Bollywood project, for which she received mostly positive reviews. Post the film, Deepika went through a rough patch in her career and most of her films fell flat at the box-office before Cocktail happened in 2012 and changed it all for the actress. Deepika is now amongst the highest paid actresses of Bollywood and has constantly been delivering hits for the last many years. She is the recipient of three Filmfare awards. The actress is reportedly in a relationship with Ranveer Singh .