The Mastani of Bollywood is the perfect candidate to morph into pretty much anyone. After her debut with SRK in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, she’s played every character with great attention to detail, making her roles more believable in each film.
Who’s your favourite Deepika?
With her appearance in Himesh Reshamiya’s Naam Hai Tera video, we caught a glimpse of her elegance.
Debut Deepika – Shantipriya and Sandy, Om Shanti Om
In her first big screen outing, she played modern Sandy and an old school Shantipriya with enviable ease.
Taxi Deepika – Gayatri, Bachna Ae Haseeno
She’s exactly the sort of girl who leaves her taxi meter on while chilling with bae.
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Deepika Ching – Meow Meow, Chandi Chowk to China
As an assassin in CC To C, we saw her act ferocious for the first time. Bones were chilled.
Historic Deepika – Meera, Love Aaj Kal
When your character likes to preserve beauty from another era, how can we not love Deepika for playing Meera?
Corporate Deepika – Shonali Mukherjee, Karthik Calling Karthik
She’s too much fun for most people, but when you can handle this version of Deepika, you won’t become a Karthik.
Sister Deepika – Sandy, Housefull
We miss Sandy for being caring and sincere, but we don’t miss her angry brother played by Arjun Rampal.
Single Deepika – Aaliyah Khan, Break Ke Baad
Fiercely independent, we love the spirit with which she moves continents and thrives while bae chases her down.
Party Deepika – Veronica Malaney, Cocktail
It’s rare for someone to be praised by virtually every critic in the country while playing a wild child. We’re bowing.
Doctor Deepika – Naina Talwar, Ye Jawani Hai Deewani
With this role, DP made her presence felt in our billion hearts, playing a studious, bespectacled girl.
Juliet Deepika – Leela, Goliyon Ki Raasleela, Ram-Leela
She plays the apple of everyone’s eye, who falls for the last person she’s meant to: the boy from the rival family.
Goan Deepika – Angie, Finding Fanny
Forget the fashion that comes with being Goan, we love her effect as glue between the offbeat characters in this film.
Daughter Deepika – Piku Banerjee, Piku
In her most natural performance yet, Deepika plays an architect daughter to a father who’s very, very unique.
Tea Board Deepika – Tara Maheshwari, Tamasha
In her last outing before Bajirao Mastani, Deepika plays a tea estate exec helping people escape dull day jobs!
Warrior Deepika – Mastani, Bajirao Mastani
In her biggest film ever, we see Deepika playing a fierce warrior, a dedicated lover, and a woman on the outside.
Who’s your favourite Deepika? Tell us in the comments below!