Deepika Padukone as an actress debuted way back in 2006 in a Kannada film. While it did get her recognised, her claim to fame was Om Shanti Om with Shah Rukh Khan. It catapulted her career wherein she went on to do several films thereon. However, her acting prowess took years to get better. Some of her most charming works include her recent ones such as Piku, Finding Fanny, Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, Tamaasha, etc. These films, only after 2012, did her acting get better and so did her roles and films. In fact, she’s one of the highest paid actress in Bollywood and is all set to do an intense movie Chhapak, directed by Meghna Gulzar based on an acid-attack survivor and activist.
Deepika Padukone has surpassed most celebrities when it comes to fashion. Not only does she go beyond her comfort zone and takes risks, but she also nails it each time she brings a burst a colour without apologising. Her favourite colour, however, happens to be red with her rocking it even more ever since her wedding. Right from the Met Gala to the recent Ambani bash, Deepika and red is an altogether love story.
The Smart One
At the recent Actresses Round Table, wherein other mainstream actresses such as Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Taapsee Pannu, Tabu and Rani Mukerji were a part of, Deepika was clear of her opinions on #MeToo and made very intelligent arguments next to Rani’s regressive views, countering it with grace and yet making it clear why Rani is in the wrong.
The Business Woman
It has been established that Deepika id quite the fashionista. She goes on to make it a reality for others through her designer label ‘All About You From Deepika Padukone’. It’s classy, affordable and for the young woman who take dressing up for the occasion with utmost seriousness. A melange of Indian wear, western dresses and tops are part of her collection.
The Care Taker
For someone who has battled depression, Deepika Padukone knows the seriousness of mental health and is one of the few celebrities who advocate mental health care. In a bid to remove the stigma, she also started the Love Love Laugh foundation that aims to remove the stigma around depression and other mental health and normalise its treatments. She has gone on numerous shows and events speaking about its importance and has even launched videos to showcase the necessity to take care of it.