Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and model. She has established a career in Bollywood films, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular Indian celebrities. Alongside her acting career, Padukone participates in stage shows, has written columns for an Indian newspaper, and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. Her off-screen life is the subject of fervent tabloid reporting in India.
Deepika Padukone was born on 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Konkani-speaking parents. Her father, Prakash, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. Her younger sister, Anisha, is a golfer.Her paternal grandfather, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association.The family relocated to Bangalore, India,when Padukone was a year old. She was educated at Bangalore’s Sophia High School, and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College.