Actress Deepika Padukone, one of the most sought-after and talented stars of Bollywood, has turned a year older today. She made her debut with Shah Rukh Khan starrer Om Shanti Om and impressed everyone with her performance. Deepika made it clear that she is in the industry to stay. From her dimpled smile and twinkling eyes to playing the characters with perfection, everything about her is beautiful. She broke stereotypes more than once. The lady came forward and talk about her mental health giving inspiration to many. She was even paid for than her male peers for a film. Deepika has many times proved that nothing can stop her from breaking the glass ceiling.

On her birthday, have a look at some of her powerful performances:

Padmaavat

The film featured Deepika with Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, it depicts the story of Queen Padmavati. The actress was paid more than her co-stars for the role. In fact, she impressed everyone with her performance proving that nobody could have pulled off the role better than her.

Bajirao Mastani

Along with looking beautiful, Deepika gave life to the character of Mastani. Bhansali beautiful painted the canvas of different emotions. It also featured Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. The film did wonderful business at the box office.

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela

Well, this was the first film in which Deepika featured with Ranveer. We can’t thank SLB enough for this as he gave us a real life couple. The actress was powerful as Leela. They way she mouthed dialogues and romanced Ranveer, Deepika proved that she was way ahead of her contemporaries.

Chennai Express

The film was directed by Rohit Shetty and featured Shah Rukh Khan opposite Deepika. Do you remember when she said, “Kaha se kharidi aisi bakwaas dictionary.” She made us laugh. Deepika was clear that she is in Bollywood to take risks.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

The film was directed by Ayan Mukerji and featured Ranbir Kapoor with Deepika. She played the role of a shy and mousy girl. She made everyone fall in love with Naina. Along with getting good reviews, the movie also fared well at the box office.