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Deepika Padukone is the top Bollywood actress who has never lost her top slot ever since she set her foot in the Hindi film industry. The diva celebrates her 36th birthday today. The super-talented actress even made her Hollywood debut with ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’. On the occasion of Deepika Padukone's birthday, let's check out her five best films you just can’t afford to miss.
Om Shanti Om
Who could have got a better start than Deepika Padukone as she hit the bull’s eye with her debut flick ‘Om Shanti Om’ alongside none other than Shah Rukh Khan.
The actress played two different roles in the reincarnation drama and impressed filmmakers, critics, and moviegoers in one go. Her retro role of actress Shanti did not give away any hints of a newcomer as her acting skills made her stand out and helped her win the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Deepika Padukone played a nerd in ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ though later evolved into a diva upon becoming a successful doctor.
The chemistry between former real-life couple Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika worked like magic on the big screen under the direction of Ayan Mukerji.
The beautiful love story also had equal space for friendship with catchy dance numbers and touching story that made it one of the most loved movies of all time.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Deepika Padukone’s badass role of a gun-wielding village girl in her first outing with Sanjay Leela Bhansali ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ was one of a kind and she nailed it completely.
The film was a runaway hit, though this too didn’t come without controversies. The sizzling chemistry between Deepika and Ranveer especially in the song ‘Ang laga de’ was spectacular and their out of the world romance amid the constant shadow of fear and echoing of bullets made the movie a must watch.
Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan make up for one of the most successful jodis in Bollywood and their second outing together ‘Chennai Express’ went on to become one of the highest Bollywood grosser of all times.
Her traditional, Tamil speaking role of Meenalochni "Meenamma" Azhagusundaram was loved by the audience far and wide. The Rohit Shetty film was a through masala film with catchy dialogues, entertaining screenplay and convincing performances and the lead actors continue to groove to their ‘lungi dance’ at special requests from their fans at events.
Deepika Padukone displayed talent par excellence in her second Sanjay Leela Bhansali film ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
The diva not just looked stunning decked up in royal finery but also showed her side of valour as she fought alongside men on the battlefield.
A role to die for, Deepika as Mastani won the hearts of the cinema lovers and added another feather to her cap. Be it her dancing skills in songs like ‘Deewani Mastani’ and ‘Mohe rang do laal’, her emotional strength or her sword-fighting, Deepika Padukone was definitely at her very best in this film and deserves to be watched again and again.