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15 years of Deepika Padukone: From Shanti to Mastani, how the actress won millions of hearts & made a mark in Bollywood

Deepika Padukone has achieved a lot in the 15 years of her acting career, and today she is known for her versatility, high talent, and exceptional personality. She is among the top actresses, so her name needs no introduction in Bollywood.

The actress, who started her career as a model, stepped into movies alongside Shah Rukh Khan with 2007’s reincarnation drama, Om Shanti Om. After this, she played different kinds of roles in movies like Cocktail, Ram Leela, Chennai Express, Piku, YJHD, and others.

As she marks 15 years of her Bollywood career, let’s look at the five best movies of Deepika’s that are binge-worthy to watch.

15 years of Deepika PAdukone

Om Shanti Om

Who can forget Deepika Padukone’s debut film with the King of Bollywood, SRK? The actress who played Shah Rukh Khan’s love interest appeared in a double role in this blockbuster movie. Her character, Shanti, received a lot of publicity after the film’s release, and her looks were recreated by many.

Let us tell you, Om Shanti Om was a huge success and became the highest-earning film of the year. She played an actress in this film, and her look was all glamorous. Filmfare also nominated Deepika as ‘best actress,’ and she won the title of ‘best female debut,’ that year.

15 years of Deepika Padukone Om Shanti Om
15 years of Deepika Padukone Om Shanti Om

Chennai Express

After Om Shanti Om, SRK and Deepika Padukone once again collaborated on Chennai Express. Their loyal fans were overjoyed to see them together once again. This hit duo gave an outstanding performance in Chennai Express, which was based on a South Indian backdrop. Her look as ‘Meenamma’ mesmerized the audience. With this film, Deepika gave a remarkable performance, and her popularity started rising. Soon, the actress was in huge demand, becoming the first choice of many filmmakers.

Deepika Padukone showed her peculiar power and all-rounder comedy from her unique dictionary in this entertaining flick.

Depika Padukone as Meenamma
Depika Padukone as Meenamma

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani may have concentrated more on Ranbir Kapoor’s story, but Deepika Padukone’s character as Naina took the plot to a whole new level. Naina made both their characters look lively and turned the plot into a meaningful story.

In this film, she portrayed a strong girl who never forgets her values in life till the end. Her character, Naina, is not an ordinary girl, but a sentiment that connects with every girl next door.

15 years of Deepika Padukone Naina in YJHD
15 years of Deepika Padukone Naina in YJHD

Golliyon Ki Ram Leela
Deepika Padukone’s chemistry with her husband, Ranveer Singh, sets the whole atmosphere on fire in Raam Leela. This film is by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and shows Ranveer and Deepika meeting and falling in love. DP’s bindaas, and unapologetic personality as Leela stole everyone’s attention.

Deepika Padukone in Raamleela
Deepika Padukone in Raamleela

Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao Mastani presented the best of Deepika Padukone’s beauty! In “Deewani Mastani,” no one can take their faces away from her, owing to her perfect line delivery and captivating demeanour. Fans were blown away by Ranveer and Deepika’s on-screen rapport.

We all shed a tear as she quietly nods at Bajirao’s eloquently stressed words for their future reunion, well aware that he is referring to their terrible fate and giving a last farewell.

15years of Deepika Padukone -Mastani
15years of Deepika Padukone -Mastani

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