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Deepika Padukone: 31 years in 31 pictures!

Last updated on: January 05, 2017 15:38 IST

Happy birthday, Deepika!

One of Bollywood's prettiest actresses Deepika Padukone celebrates her birthday on January 5.

We've seen Dips in so many avatars, and they've all been so stunning.

On her 31st birthday, we celebrate her by looking at 31 pictures of her gorgeousness.

 

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Instagram

Deepika has made some good movies with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, like Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. The duo -- along with actor Ranveer Singh -- will reunite for their third epic, Padmavati.

 

Photograph: Vanity Fair/Instagram

The Forbes magazine recently listed Deepika among the highest paid actresses in the world.

 

IMAGE: Deepika performs in Washington DC

She's not only good at the movies. She's an ace performer, LIVE, as well!

Here, she's snapped performing during Shah Rukh Khan's SLAM tour to promote her film Happy New Year.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Don't you love that smile?

 

Photograph: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Deepika Padukone makes her Hollywood red carpet debut at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

The girl with the Midas touch.

Deepika has had so many hits and success parties of those hits! Here, she celebrates Piku's success with a party in Mumbai.

 

IMAGE: Deepika Padukone with Vin Diesel in XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

Coming soon: Deepika's Hollywood debut XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel. It will release on January 13.

Watch the trailer here.

 

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Instagram.

Deepika gets star-struck too!

Here, she's clicked with tennis champion Rafael Nadal.

 

Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Another star-struck moment. This time, Dips poses with Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese and actress Patricia Clarkson at the Marrakech International Film Festival.

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Instagram

The girl with all the awards.

 

 

IMAGE: Deepika as Mastani in Bajirao Mastani.

Deepika played the historic character of Mastani in Bajirao Mastani to wow effect!

 

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Instagram

Fashionista.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Gorgeousness on the red carpet!

 

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Instagram

Deepika knows how to *really* rock a sari. Click here for more proof!

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

And this is how she looks in the airport. 

 

IMAGE: Deepika on the cover of L'Officiel magazine

Dips makes a striking cover girl.

 

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Instagram

Deepika isn't one to shy away from being public about her boyfriends.

She reportedly brought in the New Year with Ranveer Singh in Dubai.

 

IMAGE: Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Before that, Deepika was dating Ranbir Kapoor. One of their biggest hits together is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar.

Deepika reportedly dated Sidhartha Mallaya for a brief period early in her career.

Photograph: King Fisher Calendar

After all, she's been a Kingfisher calendar girl. 

 

IMAGE: Deepika Padkone in the title track of  Dum Maaro Dum.

Deepika tried her hand at an item number in 2011's Dum Maaro Dum.

 

IMAGE: Deepika in an item song in Love 4 Ever.

But she's done it before for regional cinema.

Here, she's seen in 2009's Telugu film Love 4 Ever.

 

Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters.

Deepika made her debut at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2010.

 

IMAGE: Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan in Housefull.

Deepika has worn a bikini in the movies a few times, starting with 2010's Housefull. 

 

IMAGE: Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om

The movie when it all began.

Deepika saw success with her very first Hindi film, Om Shanti Om (2007), starring Shah Rukh Khan and directed by Farah Khan.

 

IMAGE: Upendra and Deepika in Aishwarya

Om Shanti Om wasn't the first film of her career though. She made her debut with Kannada film Aishwarya, opposite Upendra.

 

Photograph: Rajesh Karkera.

Deepika was a successful model before she became an actress.

 

IMAGE: Deepika in a Liril ad

She did quite a few ads as well, before Bollywood beckoned.

 

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Instagram.

Deepika's biggest support is her mother Ujjala.

 

IMAGE: Deepika wiith Aamir Khan and her father Prakash Padukone. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

And her daddy Prakash Padukone.

Deepika was a national level badminton champion before she chose to become an actress.

 

Photograph: Deepika Padukone/Twitter

A rare childhood picture of Deepika with her father.