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Deepika Padukone Birthday Special: 8 Best IMDb-Rated Movies Of The Actress For Your Weekend Watch

Check out the list of the top 8 movies of the birthday girl as rated by IMDb.

Deepika Padukone's Best Performances
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Bollywood icon Deepika Padukone turns 38 today!

The actress made her film debut with the Indrajit Lankesh-directorial 'Aishwarya' back in 2006. Since then, it's been an upwards journey for her, with her soaring heights and gaining fame in the Farah Khan-directorial 'Om Shanti Om.' She has carved her name on multiple Filmfare awards, and has garnered worldwide acclaim, ranging from being invited to Cannes Film Festival or even attending the Met Gala.

She is also an entrepreneur of the skincare brand 82°E, as well as brand ambassadors for Louis Vuitton, Levi's, Adidas, Cartier, Hyundai, to name a few. As far as her acting goes, Padukone, who ranked 3rd on IMDb's list of 'Top 10 Most Popular Indian Stars of 2023,' has several popular roles under her veil. Some of her best performances include:  

'Piku' (7.6)

The actress played the role of an architect, Piku Banerjee. She starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. At the Filmfare, she bagged the Best Actress Award. The movie delves into the love-hate relationship between a daughter and a father, who blames everything on his bowel movements. They swing back and forth having arguments over selling an ancestral property. But this leads to them learning more about one another, and more so, about accepting one for as they are. 

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Deepika in 'Piku' IMDb

'83' (7.5)

The actress played the role of Kapil Dev's wife, Romi Dev. She starred opposite real-life husband Ranveer Singh. The film was premiered at the Red Sea International Film Festival. Though she had a cameo, her role stood out in the movie, which is based on the journey of the India national cricket team, making their way to reaching and winning the iconic 1983 Cricket World Cup, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. 

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Deepika in '83' Filmfare

'Tamasha' (7.3)

The actress played the role of Tara Maheshwari, lovingly remembered as Mona Darling. She starred opposite Ranbir Kapoor. At the Stardust Awards, she won an award for Best Actress. The film tells the story of Ranbir's character in different stages of his life. Upon meeting Deepika's character, the two moviebuffs keep their actual identities a secret so as to not get close to each other to avoid falling in love with each other. But we all know how that ends. 

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Deepika in 'Tamasha' IMDb

'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' (7.2)

The actress played the role of a nerdy Dr. Naina Talwar. She starred opposite Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin. At the Filmfare, she bagged the Best Actress Award. This movie, which has earned a cult status for itself, revolves around the lives of four friends, who grow in their own ways. This coming-of-age film started with a trekking trip and ended with a grand wedding, full of self-realizations. 

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Deepika in 'YJHD' IMDb

'Bajirao Mastani' (7.2)

The actress played the role of the wife of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I. She starred opposite Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. At both, the Filmfares and Zee Cine Awards, she took home the Best Actress Award. The historical romance revolves around the Maratha King Bajirao and his second wife, Mastani, and how despite being warned of not being accepted by anyone and treated like a lower-class girl by the court and family members, she agrees to being his wife. 

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Deepika in 'Bajirao Mastani' IMDb

'Padmaavat' (7.1)

The actress played the role of Rani Padmavati, the Queen of Mewar. She starred opposite Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. After several controversies and censor issues, the actress took home the Best Actress Award at the Filmfares. The movie takes us back to the 14th century where the news of Padmavati's beauty was in every corner. It even reached Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who dishonourably murdered her husband, the King of Mewar, who was solely motivated by his desire to make her his Queen. 

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Deepika in 'Padmaavat' IMDb

'Karthik Calling Karthik' (7.1)

The actress played the role of Shonali Mukharjee. She starred opposite Farhan Akhtar. Though the film didn't do great at the box office, it raised social awareness regarding mental disorders. The psychological thriller dives into the life of an abused loner, Farhan's character, who has achieved everything he wanted, including success and love. But he doesn't realize that he has to battle his personal demons. 

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Deepika in 'Karthik Calling Karthik' IMDb

'Jawan' (7.0)

The actress played the role of Aishwarya Rathore in a special appearance. She starred opposite Shah Rukh Khan. The highest-grossing film of 2023, she plays Shah Rukh's character's wife as well as his dual role character's mother. The movie takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster of a journey of a man, who is trying to put the spotlight on the wrong things in the society, and trying to rectify them.

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Deepika in 'Jawan' Filmfare

A happy birthday to the superstar!

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