Deepika Padukone FatherDeepika Padukone is the daughter of Prakash Padukone, a former badminton player from Karnataka, India. Among other championships, he won the All England Championship and became the first Indian to do so. He was awarded the Arjuna award in 1972 and Padma Shri in 1982. Along with Geet Sethi, he has co-founded Olympic Gold Quest which is a Foundation for the Promotion of Sports in India.
He currently lives in Bangalore with wife Ujjala and younger daughter Anisha Padukone, who is a golfer. He runs the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. Prakash was initiated into the game by his father Ramesh Padukone, who was the Secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association for many years. He has released his biography at the 2006 nationals. The book, Touchplay, is written by Dev Sukumar.
CareerPrakash Padukone's first official tournament was the Karnataka state junior championship in 1962. Though he lost in the very first round, two years later he managed to win the state junior title. He changed his playing style into a more aggressive style in 1971, and has won the Indian national junior title in 1972. After his retirement in 1991, he was the chairman of the Badminton Association of India for a short while. He was the coach of the Indian national badminton team in 1993 and 1996. To encourage Deepika Padukone, her father gifted her one of his priced trophies as a token of appreciation for her success in Cocktail.
Personal profileName : Prakash Padukone
Date of birth : June 10, 1955
Age : 59 Years
Height : 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)