Last update: Jan 5, 2023, 07:41 IST
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEEPIKA PADUKONE: Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone bagged the role of Shanti in the 2007 film Om Shanti Om when she was just 19 and since then, she has come a long way. The journey to fame was not easy for the actress. However, against all odds, she ended up gaining international fame and her journey to becoming a global icon is an inspiration to many.
Not just from blockbuster movies, Deepika Padukone’s recognition also comes from the versatile dancing ability she has displayed time and again. On Deepika Padukone’s 37th birthday, take a quick look at some of her hit movie tracks.
Nagada Sang Dhol
Featured in the 2013 film Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ramleela, Nagada Sang Dhol is a hit dance number that continues to rule the Indian festive and wedding playlist. Deepika Padukone performs the traditional Gujarati folk dance, Garba, in this energetic track with vocals by Shreya Ghoshal and Osman Mir. Many media reports claim that the lehenga worn by the actress in the song weighed around 30 kg.
Crooned by Shreya Ghoshal and Swaroop Khan, this ethnic dance number is featured in the 2018 epic film Padmaavat. Deepika Padukone can be seen performing the Rajasthani folk dance, Ghoomar, performed by the Bhil tribe of the community to worship Goddess Saraswati.
Not just Gujarati and Rajasthani, Deepika Padukone has also tried her hand at the Marathi folk dance, Lavni, in this festive number from the film Bajirao Mastani. In the music video, Rani Kashibai (played by Priyanka Chopra) welcomes Empress Mastani (played by Deepika Padukone) to a spectacular night of dancing and celebration. Pinga became a huge hit of the year.
Deepika Padukone plays the role of Empress Mastani Bai in Bajirao Mastani and the song Deewani Mastani captures her character in all its elegance and glory. With graceful movements and a grand dance backdrop, the track has been given excellent vocals by Shreya Ghoshal in collaboration with Ganesh Chandanshive.
Balam Pichkari is the modern addition to the festive Holi festival tracklist. In the music video, Deepika Padukone who plays ‘seedhi saadhi’ Naina in the film gets all funky to join Bunny (played by Ranbir Kapoor) as they enjoy the festival of colors together. Sung by Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade, this song features in the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
The recently released song from Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Pathaan has been trending ever since it was released on YouTube. The peppy track shows the actress doing some mesmerizing steps alongside King Khan.
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