Deepika Padukone is an internationally acclaimed actor, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from India.
Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a former badminton world champion. Padukone 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!
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 5 Filmfare nominations for her iconic performances. Many of her films also rank among the highest grossing films of all time.
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 March this year, she was awarded, once again, the TIME 100 Impact Award for her contribution to the Field of film and Entertainment.
In June 2015, she founded The Live Love Laugh Foundation to give hope to those suffering from Stress, Anxiety and Depression for which she received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for Leadership in Raising Mental Health Awareness in 2020.
Padukone 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.
FIRESIDE CHAT on the UTSAV Stage: July 3rd, 2022 10:25 - 11.30 am