Remember that cute, innocent face, blessed with unworldly beautiful dimples – mesmerised millions of cine lovers on the big screen back in 2007? Can you guess the picture of one of the most beautiful smiles of a Bollywood queen that stole millions of hearts romancing the King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan, in her debut film?
It’s Deepika Padukone, one of the best actresses of her generation, with a career spanning over a decade in the Indian film industry. Since her debut film Om Shanti Om in 2007, where she dazzled the screen as ever-charming Shantipriya, she has consistently delivered powerful performances in a wide range of roles, earning critical acclaim and numerous awards along the way.
The evergreen actress turns 37 today. Apart from local (Indian) fans, the Bollywood beauty has a great fan following in Bangladesh too, who are sharing memories of fandom of their favourite start on social media.
Deepika is considered the best actress of her generation, rightfully because of her versatility. She has successfully played and explored characters that other big actresses didn’t even think about. From bubbly romantic leads to complex and nuanced dramatic roles, she has done it all.
In films such as ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Piku,’ she has shown her ability to portray light-hearted and likeable characters with charm and charisma. In films such as ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Chhapaak,’ she has demonstrated her depth as an actress, delivering an emotionally powerful and strong persona, garnering widespread praise.
As of her latest film, scheduled to release on the 25th of January, she is returning on-screen with Shah Rukh Khan in Pathaan. And here we’ll see her in a rough and tough spy look who’ll be doing daredevils.
Deepika Padukone is known for perfecting her roles by thoroughly researching and preparing herself. From dialogue delivery to looking like an authentic local of the area the film would be based on, she immerses herself into the character.
While many of her generation’s actresses simply choose to go with commercial films and bring success, Deepika often goes out of her shell and trie different challenging roles. Being one of the top-paid female actresses in the industry, she portrayed the character of Malti - an acid attack victim fighting for her survival.
Her mesmerising acting in Tamasha brought forward many important mental health issues that aren’t talked about much. And her role in Piku, a responsible daughter trying to keep her old, bitter and physically suffering father, has become part of Bollywood legacy.
Deepika Padukone has consistently been ranked as one of the most beautiful women in India and the World. She has, till now, won 80 accolades in her illustrious career, and certainly, many more will come in future. She has won 6 Filmfare Awards, including 3 for best actress, 3 IIFA, 9 Screen Awards, 6 Zee Cine Awards, and many more.
This incredibly talented actress has a big heart, too, who is involved in numerous charitable causes, including supporting education for underprivileged children and raising awareness about mental health.
Fans across the globe are celebrating the multi-talented and multi-faceted actress’s birthday today while eagerly waiting for her next release three weeks later.