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Om Shanti OmDeepika Padukone all set to light up Diwali
16th Oct 2007  14.01 IST
By ApunKaChoice  


With Om Shanti Om , Deepika Padukone all set to light up Diwali this year.

Do check out some new pictures of this supermodel turned actress in her profile.




Deepika, the daughter of former badminton champion Prakash Padukone, couldn't have asked for a better debut than venturing into Bollywood opposite none other than Shah Rukh Khan in a film by Farah Khan , whose last film Main Hoon Na was a runaway success.

'Om Shanti Om' has Deepika has been depicted as a 1970s superstar Shantipriya and later as Sandy.

Born on January 5, 1986 in Mangalore, Karnataka, Deepika has been modelling appearances in print and television advertising campaigns for Liril soap, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, receiving many prestigious modelling offers, including brand ambassadorship of the Jewels of India, an annual jewellery exhibition.

Deepika hit the international scene when Maybelline made her their new international cover girl face.

At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards, for Indian models and designers, Deepika was awarded the title of Model of the Year.

Shortly afterwards, Deepika 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.

Like many successful models before her, Deepika chose the Indian film industry as a career. She started by starring in the music video for Naam Hai Tera a song from the pop album Aap Ka Suroor, by Himesh Reshammiya .

Deepika recently made her cinematic debut in a Kannada film, 'Aishwarya', directed by Indrajit Lankesh co-starring Upendra . The film is a box-office success and Deepika has received rave reviews for her screen presence.

In Bollywood, Deepika has already signed Priyadarshan 's next 'Pirate', and 'Made In China' opposite Akshay Kumar .

'Om Shanti Om' is to be released on November 9, 2007.

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