5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Biography
Deepika Padukone, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone.

At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards, for Indian models and designers, she was awarded the title of Model of the Year. Shortly after wards, she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006, thus cementing her reputation as a supermodel. She also bagged two trophies at the Idea Zee F Awards in 2006 - female Model of the year (Commercial Assignments) and Fresh Face of the year.

Deepika is easily one of the most recognizable faces in Bollywood. With back-to-back monster hits like "Om Shanti Om", "Love Aaj Kal" and "Housefull", at such an early stage in her career, she is today a force to reckon with in the Indian film industry.

Being the daughter of former badminton champion, Prakash Padukone, Deepika is naturally blessed with her father's athletic genes and could have easily made her mark in the world of sports. However, she decided to venture into a new direction - skywards.

Within a short span of time, Deepika Padukone has gained immense fame and popularity. She was the most searched celebrity on Yahoo! India Search in 2008. Recently, FHM voted her the "The Sexiest Woman in The World", and Maxim voted her as "The Hottest Girl on Earth".

Deepika exudes grace and poise, uncommon for her age, and sits pretty on a high list of endorsements synonymous with similar qualities. She is the face of some of the most prominent Indian and international brands - Nescafe, Neutrogena, Sony Cybershot, Tissot, Fiama Di Wills, Orbit, IPL's Royal Challenger's Bangalore, BSNL & Kingfisher Airlines.

Deepika Padukone is much, much more than just a pretty face, she is a powerhouse. Her fame, beauty and magnetic sensuality have already earned her a place in the annals of Bollywood history. With success that is dream-like and a line-up of movies that one could kill for, Deepika is clearly poised to be the future of Bollywood.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Bling! Entertainment Solutions

Daughter of badminton legend Prakash Padukone.
Her five favorite movies are Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), The Color of Paradise (1999), Cinderella Man (2005), and Mary Poppins (1964).
Loves music, eating, sleeping, and watching movies.
Plays a little bit of basketball, tennis, throw ball and baseball.
She played state level badminton till the 10th standard. Then she had to study for her ICSE board exams, so she stopped playing for three months. She never considered taking it up as a career because she was never interested in a professional sport. She took up modeling as a hobby, but later realized she wanted to do it professionally.
Attended Sophia High School in Bangalore and later did her undergraduate studies from Mount Carmel College.
Has a younger sister named Anisha who plays all sports, except badminton.
Her mother is a travel agent while her father, a badminton player, played at the international level for India and won the All England Championship in 1980.
Born to Ujjala & Prakash Padukone.
Spokesmodel of Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste, Limca, Jewels of India, Parachute's Advanced Massager, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Maybelline.
Indian supermodel.
Favorite Indian designers are Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra and Rohit Bal.
Her five favorite songs are Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein from Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976), Pehla Nasha from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Angel by Lionel Richie, Ankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si from Om Shanti Om (2007), and We Are The World by Michael Jackson.