Deepika Padukone, a model turned actor, is one of the top actresses in Bollywood. She is also amongst the highest paid film actors in the country and enjoys an international repute and fan following. She was born on January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark to ace Indian shuttler Prakash Padukone and moved to India shortly after. Deepika has been a national level badminton player throughout her teens and began a successful modeling career while in college. Deepika became a distinguishable face after starring in a commercial for Liril soap in 2004.
Deepika Padukone made her acting debut in 2006 in the Kannada film Aishwarya and marked her entry into Bollywood with the 2007 film Om Shanti Om opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Her debut won her an emerging fan following as well as the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress.
While Deepika has essayed several diverse characters, her turn as a free spirited party girl in Cocktail (2012) was a decided turning point in her career. She has received two Filmfare Awards for best actress for Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram Leela in 2013, and for Piku in 2015. Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with the movie xXx – Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel, co-starring Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose.
Deepika has also been lauded for taking up the cause of mental health and depression through her foundation The Live, Love, Laugh. Deepika Padukone is also a fashion icon, and was named as brand ambassador for international makeup giant L’Oreal in 2017. Vogue Eyewear and Oppo Smartphones are some of the other brands she endorses. A red carpet regular, Deepika marked her Cannes and Met Gala debuts 2017, and is often seen in creations by top international and Indian designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra, Prabal Gurung, Marchesa, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. She has also collaborated with Myntra to launch her own clothing line called All About You.