Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone  is an Indian film actress and model. She appears mostly in Bollywood films. Born to badminton player Prakash Padukone, she chose to become an actress.Padukone made her acting debut with the 2006 Kannada film Aishwarya. The following year, she played the lead female role in the reincarnation melodrama Om Shanti Om; the film proved a major commercial success and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She was later noted for portraying modern, independent women in several commercially successful films, including the 2009 romantic drama Love Aaj Kal, the 2010 comedy Housefull, and the 2012 romantic comedy Cocktail. Her performance in the latter earned her unanimous critical appreciation and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies.

Padukone's second release of the year, the romantic drama Love Aaj Kal proved to be one of the biggest hits of 2009 and earned critical appreciation. Directed by Imtiaz Ali and featuring Saif Ali Khan opposite Padukone, the film documented the changing value of relationships among the youth. Padukone's portrayal of Meera Pandit, a practical and head-strong career-minded woman, received a mixed reaction from critics, with NDTV's Anupama Chopra writing, "Deepika looks fabulous but she isn’t a strong enough actor to breathe life into the character." Despite this, she received her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination.

Deepika Padukone's Best Performance is Appriciated in Om Shanti Om with Shahrukh Khan.