Deepika Padukone And 5 Most Iconic Roles In Her Acting Career

Aesha |Oct 21, 2019

Deepika Padukone has carved a niche of herself in the hearts of the audience with her versatile movie roles. The actress has recently shared her 5 most memorable characters in her career.

Deepika Padukone was introduced to the world as an actress via her grand debut in Om Shanti Om which also featured Shah Rukh Khan. With her craftsmanship and undeniable versatility, the actress had made it to the stardom.

Deemed as one of the most quality-guaranteed and outstanding actors of Bollywood, Deepika has grasped the chance to live out the hardest parts such as Tara Maheshwari (Tamasha), Rani Padmavati (Padmaavat) and Mastani (Bajirao Mastani). Her skill is the testament to the fact that she is truly the best.

The film lovers still keep her characters in their hearts and even relate to them on various levels. The love, adulation, and respect the actress has got from the audiences are heartwarming.

Some characters are more prominent compared to others and they have carved an ineffaceable impression in the fans. Deepika led us down the lane of memory with the top 5 of her career-defining parts. The actress also disclosed what she had gone through in order to create those roles.

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She has often shared that the thing does not come naturally to her when it comes to analyzing the procedure of portraying these characters.

Then and again, in a current event, the actress had shed some light on her five most cherished characters, including Veronica in Cocktail, Leela in Ram Leela, Meenakshi (Meenamma) in Chennai Express, Piku in Piku and Naina Talwar in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Cocktail (2012)

Deepika’s career made a new epic page with the film Cocktail. The actress has been enjoying success since the release of the movie. Deepika Padukone portrayed the role of a complicated and dynamic Veronica who carved a print of an independent and strong-willed ravisher. Although being a holocaust, she is also vulnerable equally and she is a trouble-magnet for that.



Seeping into the skin of the character to the T, Deepika outshined every actor in the frame. Getting into the character’s skin, the actress tower around other actors in the same frame.


Looking back on the role, she shared, “Veronica allowed me to explore a side that I had never explored and opened me in a lot of ways. I was a very inhibited actor and I had to shed a lot of my inhibitions. It’s one character I would like to flirt around with every now and then.”

Chennai Express (2013)


Deepika Padukone really brought Meenamma to life. The actor flaunted her comic side as well as surprise the viewers with her portrayal. However, she disclosed that to enact the role of Meenamma is far close to easy.



Talking about the same, Deepika shared, “I’ve been after Rohit (Rohit Shetty) to take Meenamma forward. If something comes along, I will happily do it.”

Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

Also in 2013, Deepika brought about a lifetime-epic performance under Leela. She described how taxing it was to work with Mr. Bhansali as at times, it got difficult to keep up with his off-the-cuff style of working. She managed to deliver the quite long and hard dialogues with finesse and ease.

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Her craft in this film is deemed as the best of her career and Ramm Leela is also her fav out of all her projects with Bhansali.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

As in this film, her performance as Naina with innocence and the charm of a girl next door snatched the audiences’ hearts. She enjoyed playing the change from a shy girl always with glasses on to a glamorous, fun-loving one.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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The long-legged beauty said, “I enjoyed a lot playing Naina. I saw a lot of her in me, and a lot of me in her. Naina’s evolution is in some ways like my own; so portraying her transformation wasn’t hard at all.”

Piku (2015)


Piku is the most cherished movie of Deepika. And her character stays a peculiar place in her life. The actress succeeded in portraying skillfully an acclaimed architect who is short-tempered and unmarried. She said,

“Given a chance, I would do the movie all over again. I miss Piku, I miss the experience of making the movie. We were all in a really good place when we were making the movie. We had sets that were fully functional – the house, for instance. Shoojit (the director) told us to go about our parts as if we were really living in the house and the camera would follow us. In that sense, we really “lived” the film and those moments were beautifully put together and presented to the audience.” 


Deepika Padukone has gone a long way being an actor and no one of us can stay calm upon her forthcoming projects. DP will be seen in Chhapaak which is built based on the real incident of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor.

The star will also pull the part in ’83 as Ranveer Singh’s on-screen wife Romi Dev. Moreover, she pulls an oar in producing both of her new films ’83 and Chhapaak.


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