Deepak made acting debut in Sishya directed by Victory Vasu, which brought him some laurels. Though the film did not succeed big in the Box office, Deepak was seen as a promising youngster.
He was then selected to play the lead in another film titled 18th Cross, which also had a story connected to Bangalore's underworld mafia.
The film did take off well and shooting for two schedules were done but nothing has been heard of it now. In spite of this, Deepak is on the right track, having signed a couple of films, which could give him the much-needed break. Director Teshi Venkatesh who had shelved one of his own films with Deepak for some reasons is now the director of his new film Thyaagu which was launched recently. The actor has also signed another film Channa to be produced by Sampath Kumar and directed by Umesh.