About

Deepika Padukone

By Laxmi  Agarwal

Mujhe aaj bhi yaad hai jab hum first time 2014 mai ek award function par mile the. Unhone meri taraf dekha aur haste hue kaha ki hum baar baar aise hi milenege kya…aur fir maza to tab aya jab hum Chhapak film ke liye mile. Uss din hum dono ek saath bahut hase the.

Mujhe sunke dil se bahut khushi hui thi jab Meghna Ma’am ne bataya ki Deepika apka kirdar nibha rahi hai.

Thanks to Meghna Ma’am ki aaj unki wajah se hum sab ek dusre se jud paye.

Mujhe Chhapak ke dauran Deepika se baat karne ke baad laga ki sirf Deepika hi Laxmi ki story ko Laxmi bankar bayan kar sakti hai aur vo unhone kar dikhaya. Humare relation ka sabse mazboot pehlu yeh hai ki aaj puri duniya iss acid ke cause ko samajh pa rahi hai. Mujhe yeh kehne mai garv hota hai ki Deepika sabse pehle ek bahut acchi insaan hai aur unki adakari ka loha to puri duniya maanti hai. Jis tarike se apnse Chhapak film ke jariye ek cause ko duniya tak pahuchaya issi tarah aap samaaj ko hamesha ek strong message deti rahengi.Mei apko dil se salaam karti hu aur tahedil se shukriya karti hu ki aap meri zindgi mai aye aur ek atoot hissa ban gaye.

Biography

Deepika Padukone is a world-renowned actress, fashion icon and mental health ambassador from India.

Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a former badminton world champion. Deepika too was a national-level badminton player until she gave up the sport at the age of 16 to pursue her love for acting. And the rest as they say, is history!

In 2005,Deepika moved from Bangalore where she grew up, to Mumbai,the heart of India’s film industry. Starting with her first movie in 2007, she has over the last decade, acted in close to 30 feature films across genres and won several awards including 3 Filmfare awards and 8 Filmfare nominations for her iconic performances. Many of her films also rank among the highest grossing films of all time.

One of the biggest brands on Social Media, Deepika enjoys an enormous digital footprint of more than 100 million users. Deepika is accounted as the Most Followed Asian Woman on Twitter, with over 26 Million followers. Currently at 43 Million followers on Instagram, she is the most mentioned name on the platform in India.

With a staggering reach of 1.5 billion global users on an average every month, Deepika has been credited as the most searched female celebrity in India.

She has been named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes magazine has listed her amongst the 10 highest-paid actresses in the world!

In 2014, Deepika was diagnosed with clinical depression and sought professional help to aid her recovery.

In June 2015, she founded The Live Love Laugh Foundation, a not-for-profit that aims to champion the cause of mental health awareness in India with a specific focus on stress, anxiety and depression.

Deepika has been touted as one of Indian Cinema’s most loved and successful actresses till date and her achievements have made her one of the country’s biggest role models for the youth in recent times.

With her talent, commitment, dedication, discipline and hard work, Deepika Padukone has already achieved iconic status even though her journey has only just begun.

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At the peak of her career in 2014, Deepika Padukone started feeling low, empty and directionless. She experienced a sick, pit-ish feeling in her stomach for days on end. On seeking help from mental health professionals, she was diagnosed with depression and soon after, began treatment. While researching her own illness she was exposed to two stark realities –  Mental illness was a taboo topic in India like elsewhere in the world,  and the lack of information and stigma associated with mental illness made it difficult for those who are suffering to seek the help they need. She sought to change this. On New Year’s Day…
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