Born in Copenhagen to badminton legend Prakash Padukone, Deepika's early life was steeped in athleticism. While she inherited her father's talent, she ultimately carved her own path in the world of entertainment.

Before captivating the silver screen, Deepika made her mark in the modeling world. Winning the Kingfisher Model of the Year award and gracing the Kingfisher Calendar established her as a top fashion icon.

Deepika's acting career kicked off in 2006, but it was her dual role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in "Om Shanti Om" (2007) that propelled her to national fame and she received  Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

From the fierce queen Mastani in "Bajirao Mastani" to the vulnerable Veronica in "Cocktail," Deepika has showcased her acting range in diverse roles. Her performances have garnered her numerous awards, including three Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. 

Deepika's talent has transcended borders. She served as a jury member at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and starred in the Hollywood action film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" alongside Vin Diesel.

: Deepika continues to reign as a fashion force, gracing magazine covers and setting trends. She is the global brand ambassador for numerous luxury brands and has launched her own clothing line, "Live Love Laugh." 

Deepika openly discussed her battle with depression, inspiring millions to prioritize mental health. She founded the Live Love Laugh Foundation to raise awareness and combat stigma surrounding mental illness.

Deepika actively supports causes like girl child education and acid attack survivors. She is a vocal advocate for women's empowerment and uses her platform to raise awareness about social issues.

She is married to actor Ranveer Singh, and their chemistry both on and off-screen makes them one of Bollywood's most beloved couples.

Deepika Padukone's journey from athlete to model to Bollywood superstar is an inspiration to millions.