She has been the poster girl right since her debut in the blockbuster movie Om Shanti Om. Being paired opposite the Baadshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan; she did very well to capture audience attention and not wither in his stardom. Be it her kohl-eyed dreamy girl act in 2007 to her saucy minx avatar in Race 2 in 2013 she has come a long way. Not only has she risen mercurially in the acting department, she has also become quite a style icon. From gracing magazine covers to walking red carpets, this former model has not disappointed the fashion police.

Here are 7 reasons we love Deepika:

1. The Kohl-eyed dreamy girl look

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Playing a superstar in your debut movie can be a daunting task and becomes even more challenging when the character is loosely inspired on the original dream girl Hema Malini. But she performed it with poise and elegance. She brought the retro look back in the news with her detailed eye make-up with thick eyeliner.

2. The hot pants effect

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‘If you have it, flaunt it’ and this Bangalorean beauty seems to completely believe in it. She can boast to have the industry’s best legs and displays them beautifully. In her umpteen appearances whether in her movies like Karthik Calling Karthik, Housefull, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Break Ke Baad, Love Aaj Kal or the famous Nescafe ad; she looked comfortable sporting those denim shorts.

3. The queen of palazzo

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Cocktail would be remembered for two things – Deepika’s transformation as an actor and her style statement. She brought the 60’s flare pants back to life. The floral print palazzo worn by her became the talk of town.

4. The nerdy but sexy look

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Who can forget the bespectacled Naina Talwar from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Her doe eyes peeping through those glasses were like a breath of fresh air. She completely epitomized the combination of beauty and brains with her timid, shy and intelligent act. The glasses became a rage with the ladies.

 5. For being bold and beautiful

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From a cautious dresser to a role model who never fails to impress, Deepika Padukone simply wooed us with her recent appearances. She does not shy back from experimenting with her looks be it chopping her long locks for her role in Karthik Calling Karthik or sporting a cut-out gothic floor length gown for the Filmfare Awards in 2013; she simply rocked.

6. For giving sarees international recognition

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Actors usually choose to go western with their choices while making appearance at international stage; but Deepika in her first appearance at Cannes red carpet opted for a traditional saree by Rohit Bal. She made wearing the six-yard drape a very fashionable thing.

7. For bringing ghagharas back with a bang

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In her last release Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, she sports a 30kg ghaghara in the first look of the movie poster. We are sure to see many leelas in the coming navratri as the traditional look completely left us in awe.