is an Indian film actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world Padukone is the recipient of several awards, including three Film fare Awards. She features in listings of the nation’s most popular and attractive personalities.
Padukone the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone. She 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. She 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 .Won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She received praise for portraying the lead roles in the romance Love Aaj Kal . And the drama Lafangey Parindey. But her performances in the romance Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and the comedy Housefull (2010) met with negative reviews.
Padukone is an active celebrity endorser for several brands and products, including among others. In 2014 Business Standard reported that Padukone earned ₹50 million to ₹60 million per endorsement deal named Padukone the most visible face on television in India that year. In 2016 Duff & Phelps estimated her brand value to be US$86 million the third highest of Indian celebrities.