About Deepika

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1986. She moved to Bangalore, India when she was only one year old. Daughter of the world-renowned badminton player Prakash Padukone and sister of golfer Anisha Padukone, Deepika was born with sports in her blood. As a shy child, she spent all her time and energy into playing badminton and even reached the national level. However, when she was 16, she decided to change her career and foray into modelling and the rest, as they say, is history.

Deepika first shot to fame with the television commercial for a brand named Liril. She won the ‘Model of the Year’ Award at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards in the year of her debut. Deepika’s acting journey in Bollywood commenced with Om Shanti Om in 2007, a film that brought national recognition to her and established her in the industry.

The actress has acted in close to 30 movies, including romantic comedies, periodic pieces and political dramas, many of which rank among the highest grossing Indian films. Deepika’s step into Hollywood happened in 2017 with the action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel. She has also featured on over 200 magazine covers, nationally and internationally and has been a recipient of over a hundred awards.

Deepika who played the role of Rani Padmini in Padmaavat will always be remembered as the first woman-led film to have crossed the milestone of Rs. 300 crores at the box office!

The alluring beauty’s impact has been felt all over the world. She was ranked tenth amongst the highest paid actresses in the world by Forbes in 2016 and 2018. In 2018, Time Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, while YouGov a research firm named her The World’s Thirteenth Most Admired Woman. Her charisma and charm have also led her to be selected as The Sexiest Asian Woman in 2016  and 2018 by the UK Magazine Indian Eye. In 2008, she topped the Indian Maxim’s Hot 100 List becoming the youngest achiever and has been a frequent feature in The Times of India’s Most Desirable Woman listing.

She has been outspoken on the issues of mental struggle. Her journey of struggle with depression and her subsequent victory over it led her to find the ‘Live Love Laugh Foundation’ which creates awareness on mental health in India.  She’s also designed her own line of clothing for women named ‘All About You’ and has written columns in various Indian publications. She’s an endorser of various top end brands like Tissot, Nike, Jio and L’oreal.

In 2018, Deepika married actor Ranveer Singh.

Her global dominance in the field of art, entrepreneurial affiliations and tenacious voice towards mental health makes her arguably the biggest youth role model in India which is corroborated in her social media strength, making her one of the Most Followed Asians in the World.


Awards & Accolades

The Live Love Laugh

Founded in 2015 by Deepika Padukone who was diagnosed with clinical depression during the peak of her career,The Live Love Laugh Foundation aims to reduce the stigma, spread awareness and change the way people look at Mental Health. This is a platform where people seek help for themselves or a loved one,find comprehesive knowledge, connect with professionals and find comfort knowing that they are not alone in their battle against depression.

The Live Love Laugh Foundation Programs are conducted in 4 languages across 7 cities in 6 states. More than 13,154 teachers, 84,949 students and 427 schools have been covered.

Together we can help a lot of people going through emotional issues, every little donation makes a difference. You can donate any amount that you wish to, using the details provided below. All donations are exempted under section of 80G of the Income Tax Act of India, 1961. Donations can be made specifically to the school program, rural program of The Live Love Laugh Foundation or a general donation to the foundation. The donation option is currently available only to Indian nationals.

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Deepika Padukone in partnership with Myntra launched her apparel brand ‘All About You’ in 2015 with the hope to help women feel comfortable, confident and take pride in being themselves. ‘All About You’ celebrates fashion for the multifaceted woman who loves to keep it comfortable, classic, modern yet fun. The brand offers western wear and ethnic wear and is available on Flipkart, Jabong and Myntra.