The queen of versatility, Deepika Padukone turns a year older today. Born on January 5, 1986, Deepika is extremely popular among the masses especially for the character-driven roles she chooses to essay onscreen. The year that has just gone by, was a rather interesting year for Deepika’s fans as they got to see more of her versatility. She performed exceptionally well in most of her movies, even though they didn’t turn out to be blockbuster hits. Any actress would have killed for the top 5 noteworthy roles that Deepika Padukone got a chance to play on the silver screen! (ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Get Engaged On January 5? )

Piku

Undoubtedly, Piku is the bestestest character she has played. We don’t think any other Bollywood actress could have done a better job than Deepika herself. There was no glamour associated with her role in Piku and yet Deepika managed to look stunning ever doing complete justice to her character. With her work being widely appreciated by both audience and critics, she became the talk of the town after her bold and independent character in the movie.

Ye Jawani Hai Deewani

Deepika’s character Naina became instantly popular. She played a geek in the movie and went into the skin of the character and did complete justice to it. All those who have watched the movie couldn’t agree more! ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone doesn’t like comparisons between Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor

Bajirao Mastani

Deepika played Mastani in Bajirao Mastani opposite Ranveer Singh and won accolades for her performance. Portraying a historical character can be extremely tough but she did it with much ease. Also, her chemistry with boyfriend Ranveer won a million hearts.

Chennai Express

Deepika depicted the role of a South Indian girl Meenama in Chennai Express, and explored the culture of South. Not only did she look like every inch of a South Indian young woman, but she also managed to pull of the Tamil diction so very well!

Finding Fanny

Her movies are a proof that Deepika doesn’t shy away from experimenting. Beginning from Chennai Express, she depicted the role of a South Indian girl Meenama, then she played a Gujrati girl Leela in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Raamleela, depicted a typical Gujarati girl with her dressing, dancing and language. Not only that, next she went on to play a Christian girl in Finding Fanny and explored Goan culture.