B'day special gallery: 10 films that define Deepika Padukone's versatility

With three consecutive hits in 2015,  dimple queen Deepika Padukone is celebrating her 30th birthday today.

Ever since the release of her Bollywood debut film 'Om Shanti Om', Deeps has come a long way. The actress excessively worked hard on her acting skills, selected good films and danced her way to success.

One could see a drastic change in Deepika-then and Deepika-now. The rate at which the actress has accelerated herself over the years is indeed admirable.

Who would have thought that an actress like Deepika, who once walked in the gates of B-town with an 'another-cute-doll' tag, could trounce as the ultimate queen of Bollywood!

Here is the complete evolution of the 'Ramleela' actress, her journey from 'Om Shanti Om' to 'Bajirao Mastani'.

Om Shanti Om (2007)

Deepika played the role of an actress in Om Shanti Om and looked young and adorable.

Bachna ae Haseeno (2008)

Bachna Ae Haseeno brought Deeps playing a role of a responsible girl where she matched herself to the character perfectly.

Love Aaj Kal (2009)

The actress was given a character of a happy-go-lucky girl who is confused between love and life.

Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)

Deepika is playing 'Shonali', an employee at a corporate company in Karthik Calling Karthik. Shonali is a modern girl but gives values to love and relationship.

Aarakshan (2011)

It was totally amazing to see DP playing the role of a daughter of a tutor, and help her father in raising voice against practicing 'Aarakshan'.


Yeh Jawani Hai deewani (2013)

The actress looked cute and adorable as a geek student who falls in love with a high-on-life guy.

Chennai Express (2013)

Didn't Deepu look great in that South-Indian attire, accent and character! Our Minamma nailed it.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

The very dumdaar Leela bombed the Box Office with her beauty, elegance, and the powerful depiction of the character.

Piku (2015)

Piku introduced Deepika playing a role of a responsible daughter for whom family comes first. The small bindi made the actress look even more cute.

Bajirao Mastani (2015)

The release of this magnum opus proved to be the most successful film for Deepika Padukone. Playing the role of a brave princess, she was brimming with beauty, elegance, grace and power.

News24 Bureau Tulika Bishnoi