Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. Her first screen appearance was in Himesh Reshammiya's music video "Naam Hai Tera" in 2005.[1] Padukone made her film debut by playing the titular role in the Kannada film Aishwarya (2006).[2] Her first Hindi film release came the following year with Farah Khan's melodrama Om Shanti Om, in which she played dual roles opposite Shah Rukh Khan.[3] For her performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and also received a Best Actress nomination. Her sole film role in 2008 was as one of Ranbir Kapoor's love interests in Bachna Ae Haseeno.[4]

Padukone's first film release of 2009, the kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk to China opposite Akshay Kumar, proved to be a box office flop.[5][6] However, her next release, Imtiaz Ali's romance Love Aaj Kal grossed ₹1.2 billion(US$17 million) worldwide,[7] and garnered her a second Best Actress nomination at Filmfare.[8] Padukone had five film releases in 2010. The comedy Housefull was a commercial success,[7] though her other four releases failed at the box office.[9] The series of poorly received films continued with both her 2011 releases—the drama Aarakshan and the comedy Desi Boyz.[10] The acclaimed role of an impulsive party-girl in Homi Adajania's Cocktail (2012) proved to be a breakthrough for Padukone and she received several acting nominations for it.[10][11][12]

Padukone found further success in 2013 when all four of her films were box office hits.[13] Among these were two of the highest-grossing Indian films—the romantic comedies Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express.[14] She also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for playing a character based on Julietin Sanjay Leela Bhansali's tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela(2013).[15][16] In 2014, Padukone appeared in the Tamil animation film Kochadaiiyaan and played a bar dancer in the top-grossing heist film Happy New Year.[17][18][19] The following year, she played a headstrong architect in Shoojit Sircar's acclaimed comedy-drama Piku, which earned Padukone her second Best Actress award at Filmfare, and portrayed the warrior Mastani in Bhansali's highly successful historical romance Bajirao Mastani.[20][21][22][23] Padukone's first project in Hollywood—the action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)—earned over US$345 million worldwide.[24] Padukone's highest-grossing Indian release came in 2018 with Bhansali's ₹5.45 billion (US$76 million)-grossing period drama Padmaavat, in which she portrayed the titular role of Rani Padmavati.[25][26]


Title Year Role Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
Aishwarya 2006 Aishwarya Indrajit Lankesh Kannada film [2]
Om Shanti Om 2007 Shantipriya / Sandy[a] Farah Khan Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress



Bachna Ae Haseeno 2008 Gayatri Siddharth Anand [31]
Chandni Chowk to China 2009 Sakhi /

Meow Meow[a]

Nikhil Advani [32]
Billu 2009 Herself Priyadarshan Special appearance in song "Love Mera Hit Hit" [33]


Love Aaj Kal 2009 Meera Pandit Imtiaz Ali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress [8]


Main Aurr Mrs Khanna 2009 Raina Prem Soni Special appearance [36]
Karthik Calling Karthik 2010 Shonali Mukherjee Vijay Lalwani [37]
Housefull 2010 Sandy Sajid Khan [38]
Lafangey Parindey 2010 Pinky Palkar Pradeep Sarkar [39]
Break Ke Baad 2010 Aaliya Khan Danish Aslam [40]
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey 2010 Kalpana Datta Ashutosh Gowariker [41]
Dum Maaro Dum 2011 Rohan Sippy Special appearance in song "Dum Maro Dum" [42]
Aarakshan 2011 Poorbi Anand Prakash Jha [43]
Desi Boyz 2011 Radhika Awasthi Rohit Dhawan [44]
Cocktail 2012 Veronica Malaney Homi Adajania Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress [11]


Race 2 2013 Aleena Malik Abbas–Mustan [46]
Bombay Talkies 2013 Herself Multiple[b] Special appearance in song "Apna Bombay Talkies" [48]
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013 Naina Talwar Ayan Mukerji [49]


Chennai Express 2013 Meenalochani


Rohit Shetty Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress [51]


Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 Leela Sanera Sanjay Leela Bhansali Filmfare Award for Best Actress [15]


Kochadaiiyaan 2014 Vadhana Devi Soundarya Rajinikanth Tamil film

Animated film

Finding Fanny 2014 Angelina 'Angie' Eucharistica Homi Adajania English language film [54]
Happy New Year 2014 Mohini Joshi Farah Khan [55]
My Choice 2015 Herself Homi Adajania Short film [56]
Piku 2015 Piku Banerjee Shoojit Sircar Filmfare Award for Best Actress [57]


Tamasha 2015 Tara Maheshwari Imtiaz Ali [58]
Bajirao Mastani 2015 Mastani Sanjay Leela Bhansali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress [23]


xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017 Serena Unger D. J. Caruso American film [60]
Raabta 2017 Dinesh Vijan Special appearance in song "Raabta" [61]
Padmaavat 2018 Rani Padmavati Sanjay Leela Bhansali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress [62]


Zero 2018 Herself Aanand L. Rai Special appearance [64]

Music videos

Title Year Role Performer(s) Album Ref(s)
"Naam Hai Tera" 2005 Himesh Reshammiya Aap Kaa Surroor [1]


"Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" 2010 Herself Various [67]
"Bolydude Ganeshan" 2012 Ganesh Hegde Let's Party [68]
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