About

Deepika Padukone

By Anaita Shroff Adajania

I’ve spoken too many times on what a dream it is to style Deepika so let me talk about the person behind the hotness. When I try to define her I realize that Deepika Padukone is delightfully indefinable. It’s rare to find women who can visually inspire you as much as her. She can thank her gene pool for that, but there’s so much more than what meets the eye. And as she constantly breaks barriers and raises every bar, you’ll see that underlying Deepika’s resolve and untiring focus is a down-to-earth innocence. 
DP is ALL WOMAN. She has an inherent sense of style, an appealing ease of carriage, and is real (she eats like a rugby player).  Our relationship is a very special one, one of trust and self realisation. Blurring boundaries and exploring emotions and creating memorable moments and characters  along the way. Her eyes dance like a child’s and the warmth of her gaze makes you know that she’s truly very special. 
 
Deepika isn’t shy in expressing her beliefs and lives by her convictions. Her work ethic is solid while she gratefully accepts the plans the universe had laid out for her. And today, she seems to have grand plans for the universe. Her Live Love Laugh Foundation has its intent and heart in the right place and she has wide-ranging goals that she is striving towards. It almost seems absurd that she has achieved iconic status considering Deepika Padukone’s journey has only just begun.

Biography

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress, daughter of the world-renowned badminton player Prakash Padukone. At 16, Deepika, who was playing National level Badminton, gave her passion for acting a chance, independently moved to Mumbai and is today a powerful brand in herself.

Her acting journey in Bollywood commenced with Om Shanti Om in 2007, a film that brought national recognition to her and won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Post this, she acted in close to 30 movies across genres, many of which rank among the highest grossing Indian films. In 2017, she also made her Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage which received critical & commercial success.

Known to be the highest paid actress, she played the role of Rani Padmini in Padmaavat, which set new a benchmark for a woman-led film to have crossed the milestone of Rs. 300 crores at the box office!

Deepika’s global dominance in the field of art, entrepreneurial affiliations and tenacious voice towards mental health make 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.

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The Live Love Laugh
Foundation

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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