Deepika Padukone has been featured in International magazines, has made us proud in Hollywood and has some brilliant performances and movies in her repertoire. Often described as the “classic Indian beauty”, the svelte actor’s wardrobe picks and makeup looks have been widely recreated. However, she has reached where she is today with a lot of handwork and dedication. From the lanky teenager in Closeup’s ad to making her movie debut in Kannada film Aishwarya to walking the ramp for several designers to finally debuting opposite Shahrukh Khan in 2007 in Om Shanti Om, to delivering hits like Padmavati and Bajirao Mastani her career path has been an inspiring one and so has been her transformation. As her movie Cocktail that gave her some of her best style moments, completes eight years today, here are some pictures below that trace her journey from childhood to being a Bollywood diva.