B'day Special: A Look Back at the Illustrious Journey Of Bollywood's Dimple Queen Deepika Padukone

Movies | News18 | January 5, 2021, 10:22 am
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 A look back at the illustrious career of Bollywood's Dimple Queen Deepika Padukone on her 35th birthday.
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A look back at the illustrious career of Bollywood's Dimple Queen Deepika Padukone on her 35th birthday.

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 Deepika Padukone started her career as a model and made her formal debut on the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2005. In this throwback picture of Deepika Padukone is seen with model Diandra Soares at a fashion show. (Image: AFP)
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Deepika Padukone started her career as a model and made her formal debut on the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2005. In this throwback picture of Deepika Padukone is seen with model Diandra Soares at a fashion show. (Image: AFP)

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 Deepika Padukone was among one of the top models in India and was spotted on fashion runways across the country. Besides stunning beauty, Deepika had some additional advantages that helped her in both modelling and acting career. Deepika learnt Bharatanatyam in her early life and it helped her a lot in her acting career. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika Padukone was among one of the top models in India and was spotted on fashion runways across the country. Besides stunning beauty, Deepika had some additional advantages that helped her in both modelling and acting career. Deepika learnt Bharatanatyam in her early life and it helped her a lot in her acting career. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deepika Padukone was also the face for many brands and many still recall her 100-watt smile even today. Her popularity in the ad world seen an exponent rise post her debut in Hindi cinema opposite 'Baadshah of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan in a reincarnation drama, Om Shanti Om. The film was a huge hit in 2007. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika Padukone was also the face for many brands and many still recall her 100-watt smile even today. Her popularity in the ad world seen an exponent rise post her debut in Hindi cinema opposite 'Baadshah of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan in a reincarnation drama, Om Shanti Om. The film was a huge hit in 2007. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deepika Padukone is seen with Shah Rukh Khan during the 'Om Shanti Om's promotions. Not many know that Deepika also worked in a Kannada film called 'Aishwarya'. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika Padukone is seen with Shah Rukh Khan during the 'Om Shanti Om's promotions. Not many know that Deepika also worked in a Kannada film called 'Aishwarya'. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deepika Padukone shows her 'Best Female Debut' trophy to media at the 9th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika Padukone shows her 'Best Female Debut' trophy to media at the 9th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards. (Image: Reuters)

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 A rare photo of Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan enjoying Pakistan vs India match with Saurav Ganguly in Jaipur. (Image: Reuters)
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A rare photo of Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan enjoying Pakistan vs India match with Saurav Ganguly in Jaipur. (Image: Reuters)

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 After 'Om Shanti Om', Deepika did two big project films - Bachna Aye Haseeno with Ranbir Kapoor and Chandni Chowk to China with Akshay Kumar. While both films received a cold response at the box office. (Image: Reuters)
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After 'Om Shanti Om', Deepika did two big project films - Bachna Aye Haseeno with Ranbir Kapoor and Chandni Chowk to China with Akshay Kumar. While both films received a cold response at the box office. (Image: Reuters)

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 A candid picture of Ranbir Kapoor shaking hands with Deepika Padukone during the movie promotions. (Image: Reuters)
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A candid picture of Ranbir Kapoor shaking hands with Deepika Padukone during the movie promotions. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deepika Padukone with Akshay Kumar at the music launch of 'Chandni Chowk to China' in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika Padukone with Akshay Kumar at the music launch of 'Chandni Chowk to China' in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deepika Padukone with Bipasha Basu during 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' movie promotions. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika Padukone with Bipasha Basu during 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' movie promotions. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deepika's next big break was with Imtiaz Ali's 'Love Aaj Kal' where she played the love interest of Saif Ali Khan. The movie set cash registers ringing at the box-office across the country and Deepika managed to secure her position as one of the top actresses in Bollywood. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika's next big break was with Imtiaz Ali's 'Love Aaj Kal' where she played the love interest of Saif Ali Khan. The movie set cash registers ringing at the box-office across the country and Deepika managed to secure her position as one of the top actresses in Bollywood. (Image: Reuters)

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 Post 'Love Aaj Kal', Deepika did a string of films (Karthik Calling Karthik, Housefull, Break Ke Baad, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Aarakshan and Desi Boyz) but they did little to boost her career. (Image: AFP)
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Post 'Love Aaj Kal', Deepika did a string of films (Karthik Calling Karthik, Housefull, Break Ke Baad, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Aarakshan and Desi Boyz) but they did little to boost her career. (Image: AFP)

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 In 2012, Deepika Padukone starred in Homi Adajania's Cocktail. Deepika played the role of Veronica, an impulsive party girl, in the movie and it was well-received among the audience. The movie soon became her career-defining film. (Image: Reuters)
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In 2012, Deepika Padukone starred in Homi Adajania's Cocktail. Deepika played the role of Veronica, an impulsive party girl, in the movie and it was well-received among the audience. The movie soon became her career-defining film. (Image: Reuters)

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 After Cocktail, Deepika Padukone took on characters with a wide spectrum and aced them. From Race 2, Chennai Express to Happy New Year and Piku, Deepika played different roles with great ease. (Image: Reuters)
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After Cocktail, Deepika Padukone took on characters with a wide spectrum and aced them. From Race 2, Chennai Express to Happy New Year and Piku, Deepika played different roles with great ease. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deepika Padukone reunited with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2015 in his historical, Bajirao Mastani. (Image: Reuters)
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Deepika Padukone reunited with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2015 in his historical, Bajirao Mastani. (Image: Reuters)

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 Earlier she had worked with him in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela in which she played opposite Ranveer Singh. Reportedly, Deepika and Ranveer began dating during the making of this film. (Image: AFP)
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Earlier she had worked with him in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela in which she played opposite Ranveer Singh. Reportedly, Deepika and Ranveer began dating during the making of this film. (Image: AFP)

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 Deepika and Ranveer decided to seal their relationship after dating for six-year. The couple tied the knot in Italy in November 2018.
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Deepika and Ranveer decided to seal their relationship after dating for six-year. The couple tied the knot in Italy in November 2018.

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 SLB's 'Padmavat' had Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh along with Shahid Kapoor. The film was controversial from the begining and managed to hit the theaters after a long struggle.
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SLB's 'Padmavat' had Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh along with Shahid Kapoor. The film was controversial from the begining and managed to hit the theaters after a long struggle.

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 Deepika Padukone portrayed the role of Malti, a fictionalised version of the acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Meghana Gulzar's 'Chhapaak'. However the film failed to get audience to the theatres.
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Deepika Padukone portrayed the role of Malti, a fictionalised version of the acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Meghana Gulzar's 'Chhapaak'. However the film failed to get audience to the theatres.

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 Deepika Padukone will be seen playing the Romi Dev in 83' the film. The actress is known for getting into the skin of any character she portrays and she has done it again in a cameo role playing Kapil Dev's wife.
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Deepika Padukone will be seen playing the Romi Dev in 83' the film. The actress is known for getting into the skin of any character she portrays and she has done it again in a cameo role playing Kapil Dev's wife.

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