Deepika Padukone, one of the most talented and versatile actresses in Bollywood, has left an indelible mark on the film industry with her exceptional acting skills. Over the years, she has delivered numerous memorable performances that have garnered both commercial success and critical acclaim. In this article, we will explore the top 13 movies of Deepika Padukone, considering factors such as box office collection, awards, popularity and critical reception.
1. Piku (2015)
Piku, directed by Shoojit Sircar, is a heartwarming comedy-drama that showcases Deepika’s versatility as an actor. The film revolves around the relationship between a father (played by Amitabh Bachchan) and his daughter (played by Deepika). Piku received critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of family dynamics and earned Deepika a Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The film also starred Irrfan who stole the lime light in numerous scenes as well.
2. Padmaavat (2018)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s magnum opus, Padmaavat, was a visual spectacle that showcased Deepika’s impeccable acting skills. She portrayed the character of Rani Padmavati with grace and elegance, earning her widespread praise. Despite facing controversies, the film emerged as a massive box office success and solidified Deepika’s position as a top actress in the industry.
3. Bajirao Mastani (2015)
In this historical romance directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone played the role of Mastani, a warrior princess. Her performance was widely appreciated, and she received several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Bajirao Mastani was not only a commercial success but also a critical triumph.
4. Chennai Express (2013)
Chennai Express, directed by Rohit Shetty, was a blockbuster hit that showcased Deepika’s impeccable comic timing. The film, which also starred Shah Rukh Khan, broke several box office records and became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. Deepika’s portrayal of Meenamma was widely loved by the audience.
5. Cocktail (2012)
Cocktail, directed by Homi Adajania, was a coming-of-age romantic drama that showcased Deepika’s versatility as an actor. Her portrayal of Veronica, a free-spirited and complex character, earned her critical acclaim and a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. The film was a commercial success and showcased Deepika’s ability to take on unconventional roles.
6. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela was a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Deepika’s portrayal of Leela was highly praised, and she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance. The film was a commercial success and further established Deepika as a leading actress in Bollywood.
7. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani starring Ranbir Kapoor and directed by Ayan Mukerji, was a romantic drama that struck a chord with the audience. Deepika’s portrayal of Naina, a shy and introverted girl, showcased her versatility as an actor. The film was a box office success and earned Deepika accolades for her performance.
8. Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Love Aaj Kal was a romantic drama that explored the concept of love across different generations. Deepika’s performance as Meera received positive reviews, and she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The film was a commercial success and showcased Deepika’s potential as a leading lady.
9. Om Shanti Om (2007)
Deepika made her Bollywood debut with Om Shanti Om, directed by Farah Khan. The film was a commercial success and earned Deepika the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her portrayal of Shantipriya/Sandy showcased her acting prowess and marked the beginning of a successful career.
In “Jawan,” Deepika Padukone delivers a powerful and compelling portrayal of a military officer faced with daunting challenges. Her ability to convey a wide range of emotions, from determination to vulnerability, captivates the audience and adds depth to her character. Deepika’s performance in “Jawan” showcases her ability to embody multifaceted roles and bring authenticity to her characters, resonating with audiences on a profound level. It is till date the biggest hit of the actress.
Pathan marks the second biggest hit of Deepika Padukone’s career. The actress won the fans with her role as Rubina and emerged as the competitor of everyone’s favorite female spy agent Zoya played by Katrina in YRF’s spy-universe. While fans went gaga over Deepika Padukone’s swimsuit and bikini scenes from the movie, her action skills and on screen presence wowed everyone as well.
Tamasha starring Ranbir Kapoor marks the film of Deepika Padukone which seems to have gained a cult status among her fans. Earlier tagged as a disaster, the film has been receiving much love from fans as well as critics. From music to performances, the film is tagged as one of Padukone’s best performances and she won many awards and accolades for this one as well.
Gehraiyaan is another film of Deepika Padukone where she shined as an actress. The film also received much love for its music, cinematography and style of telling a story. The film also starred Ananya Panday who won the fans as well.