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She had vowed Cannes with her saree, but Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone was seen in an all-together more glamorous avatar as she cheered on her favourite F1 team, 'Force India' at the British Grand Prix.

Dressed in her team's jersey and black shorts, the former model cut a striking figure as she cheered on from the paddock and posed alongside the pit girls. (Text: PTI)(Photo: Viral Bhayani)


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"The energy and buzz of the place on race weekend is something else. I am here to cheer for Force India who have been my favourite," said the actress in a press statement. (Text: PTI)(Photo: Viral Bhayani)
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The 24-year-old was cheering for the Force India Formula One team today during the qualifying session and will be there to scream her lungs out tomorrow during the British Grand Prix races.

Meanwhile, here's a look at her life so far. (Text: PTI)(Photo: Viral Bhayani)
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Deepika is the daughter of famous badminton player of yesteryears Prakash Padukone. Advertiseme
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She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, 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 Karnataka's Udupi District. Her mother is a travel agent. She also has a younger sister, Anisha, born in 1991.
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Deepika attended Sophia High School in Bangalore. She completed her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. While in high school she played badminton at the state level.
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However, she was not keen on pursuing a career as a badminton player and abandoned it to concentrate on her ICSE exams.
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While in college, Deepika pursued a career in modelling. She was spotted in a ramp competition in NLS, Bangalore.
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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.
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At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards she was awarded the title "Model of the Year".
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She was also 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".
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Deepika was also chosen as the brand ambassador of Kingfisher Airlines and later Levi Strauss and Tissot SA.
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