She came, she conquered and she is ruling. Deepika Padukone has done it all. Deepika in a very short time has reached the peak of success, name and fame. Deepika is hardly 23 and she has created a brand name for herself. Deepika stared her modeling career while she was in college.
She was spotted in a ramp competition in NLS, Bangalore. Over the years, she has modeled for many Indian brand names as Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, and has been “brand ambassador” for India retail jewelry shows. The cosmetics company Maybelline made her its international spokesperson. At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards Deepika was awarded with the title “Model of the Year“. Later she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006 and won two trophies at the Idea Zee Fashion Awards: “Female Model of the Year – (Commercial Assignments)” and “Fresh Face of the Year”. Padukone was also chosen as the brand ambassador of Kingfisher Airlines and later Levi Strauss and Tissot SA.
Check out exclusive Deepika Padukone Photos from her modeling years till present in the photo album below:
After pursuing a successful career in modeling, Deepika Padukone branched out into acting. She started her acting career by starring in the music video for the song Naam Hai Tera from the independent pop album Aap Kaa Surroor by Himesh Reshammiya. In 2006, Deepika made her cinematic debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya starring opposite actor Upendra. She later made a successful Bollywood debut in 2007 with Farah Khan’s international hit Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan. The film featured her portraying 1970s star Shantipriya and later as Sandhya aka Sandy, a young woman who looks exactly like Shantipriya. Her performance was well received, earning the actress a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award as well as her first Filmfare Best Actress nomination.
Deepika Padukone next appeared in Siddharth Anand’s Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) opposite Ranbir Kapoor her real life love and then the Warner Bros.-Rohan Sippy collaboration, Chandni Chowk to China opposite Akshay Kumar which was released on January 16, 2009. She recently starred in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal (2009) opposite Saif Ali Khan.