One of the finest actresses of Bollywood and also a producer now, Deepika Padukone is celebrating her birthday today. She entered the world of cinema in 2006 when she made her debut through a Kannada film titled ‘Aishwarya’. She then also marked her Bollywood debut next year i.e. in 2007 with Shah Rukh Khan in the hit reincarnation drama ‘Om Shanti Om’.
Although she starred in multiple films like Love Aaj Kal, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chandni Chowk to China, Housefull and so on, it was through one particular performance that she had her breakthrough in the industry and there was no looking back as she gave incredible performances one after the other.
Let’s take a look at the films that made Deepika Padukone the actress she is now:
The cocktail was a light-hearted romantic comedy in which Deepika Provided depth with her stunning performance of Veronica, a party girl who likes to live in the moment. As the film progresses you soon realise there’s more to her than just that.
Piku was a quirky comedy film about the dynamics between a daughter and her ageing father. This film proved that she is one of the most dedicated lead actors from the industry and likes doing non-glamorous yet extremely unconventional and fresh roles.
3. Bajirao Mastani
This cinematic experience by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was about the story of the Maratha general Bajirao and princess of Bundelkhand, Mastani. She looks absolutely stunning in every sequence of the film that features her and makes everyone root for her and believes in what she actually deserves.
Set in the medieval Rajasthan, Deepika Padukone played the role of Queen Padmaavati in this film. She was the best character in the movie with lots of grace, beauty, emotions and talent that surely charmed the audience.
Deepika Padukone played the role of an acid attack survivor in this hard-hitting drama, something that had never been attempted before in Bollywood. Some claim that it was one of the best performance yet by the actress. It featured the investigation of the attack, court proceedings and also the emotional healing that was involved in the entire process.