She can be vivacious, she can be fun and she can demure... Deepika can portray any character with conviction, whether it’s ‘Leela’, ‘Shanti’ or ‘Piku’. Born to famous Badminton player father, Prakash Padukone and wife Ujjwala, Deepika showcased her liking for camera at early age and decided to try her luck in the city of dreams, Mumbai. Many can still remember dimpled girl in Close-Up commercial. Luckily, Farah Khan gave this Bangalore beauty the much deserved debut in ‘Om Shanti Om’ and there was literally no looking for Deepika. As the actress celebrates her 32nd birthday on 5th Jan., we take a quick look at Deepika’s top 5 roles-
To bag the title role in maverick director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project was not an easy task, but Deepika managed to do it smoothly. Under the expert guidance of the director, Deepika portrayed ‘Mastani’ confidently and won many hearts as well as awards for the role.
Deepika’s ‘Tara Maheshwari’ in Imtiaz Ali’s movie ‘Tamasha’ showcased different moods which highlighted the character’s depth. Deepika’s presence made the story more delightful to watch.
Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone’s pair as ‘father-daughter’ in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ was a visual delight for the movie goers. Deepika’s ‘Piku Banerjee’ represented modern day woman, juggling various responsibilities was splendid.
It was refreshing to watch Bollywood’s most glamorous actress in beat movie like Homi Adajania’s ‘Finding Fanny’. Deepika’s ‘Angie’ stood apart with her simplicity as well as complexity among other hoards of actors in the movie.
No one could have imagined Deepika as wild, carefree ‘Veronica’ in Homi Adajania’s ‘Cocktail’. But Deepika managed to break the norm with this role. She also bagged Filmfare Best Actress award for this role.
With the release of ambitious ‘Padmavati’, we are sure that Deepika will reach new heights in fame and popularity. Here is wishing this gorgeous diva a wonderful year ahead!