Deepika Padukone is an Indian model turned actress who appears in Bollywood movies.Padukone was born on January 5 1986 in Copenhagen Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore India when she was eleven months old. Padukone is of Mangalorean origin and her mother tongue is Konkani. She is a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin and her lineage hails from Padukone village in Kundapura Taluk in the Udupi District of the state of Karnataka India. Her father Prakash Padukon is a retired badminton player of international repute and her mother is a travel agent. Padukone also has a younger sister Anisha born in 1991Padukone attended Sophia High School in Bangalore. She completed her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College in Bangalore India. While in high school she played badminton at the state level. However she was not keen on pursuing a career as a badminton player and abandoned it to concentrate on her ICSE exams.While in college Padukone pursued a career in modeling. Over the years she has modeled for such Indian brand names as Liril Dabur Lal powder Close-Up toothpaste and Limca and has been brand ambassador for the Jewels of India retail jewelery show. The cosmetics company Maybelline made her its international spokesperson.