She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the title character of the Kannada film Aishwarya.Padukone then played a dual role in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Alongside her acting career, Padukone participates in stage shows, has written columns for an Indian newspaper, is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, and is vocal about issues such as feminism and depression.
She has designed her own line of clothing for women and is the founder of The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which creates awareness on mental health in India.
Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore.
As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in the sport to become a fashion model.
Padukone received praise for portraying the lead roles in the romance Love Aaj Kal (2009) and the drama Lafangey Parindey (2010), but her performances in the romance Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and the comedy Housefull (2010) were met with negative reviews.
The 2012 box office hit Cocktail marked a turning point in Padukone's career, earning her praise and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies.That’s it,” Ranveer Singh told PTI in an interview.Rumours of the two dating each other had started making rounds of Bollywood after they were paired opposite each other in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic drama ‘Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram Leela’.If rumours are to be believed, the ‘Ram-Leela’ couple is all set to exchange rings in February 2016. I have been thinking a lot about settling down.” Deepika and Ranveer have never admitted to their relationship but their off screen appearances bear enough proof to convey about their love affair. According to a report published in Bollywoodlife.com, “Deepika and Ranveer have got an approval from both the families and are all set to exchange rings and make their relationship official in February 2016.” The actor, who never ceases to suprise his fans and followers with his quirky tweets and even quirkier appearances at the award functions, was once quoted as saying in an old interview, “I used to resist growing up but it is happening very organically. Be it Ranveer going on a shopping trip with Deepika’s family or him flying down to Bengaluru from Malaysia, just to celebrate the birthday of Deepika’s father – the rumoured couple has time and again proved that the ‘rumoured’ tag needs to be shed off. However, reports suggest that the duo have been going through a lot of problems post Bajirao Mastani and with both of them away for work, they haven’t been able to resolve their issues.