From state-level badminton player to a calendar girl and now one of the hottest actresses in B-town, Deepika Padukone has definitely proved her mettle. Deepika celebrates her birthday today, and though she has been in the industry for about 5 years, she’s already 13 films old and has numerous awards to her name.

Siddharth Mallya, Deepika Padukone

While DP made her debut with the title role in the Kannada film Aishwarya, it was her double-role as Shantipriya/Sandhya opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om that made everyone sit up and take notice. 2010 may have been an important year for the badminton star’s daughter, with a new tattoo and very delicious arm-candy in the form of Sidhartha Mallya.

Deepika Padukone may have ruffled a few feathers this year, but we prefer it that way than her usual rehearsed answers. In 2011, she has Dum Maro Dum, Desi Boyz, Aarakshan and Housefull 2.

Wishing Deepika a very happy birthday!

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