Deepika Padukone is one of those Bollywood actresses whose name is enough. Aisa Ho Bhi Kyun Na, during his illustrious career he has delivered some of the best performances in Indian cinema. Many of these have also received critical acclaim and have been one of the highest-grossing films of the industry till date.
Deepika, who ruled Bollywood for over a decade, used her position as an icon to downplay her mental health struggle and work to raise awareness on it.
Taking lessons from her personal journey with anxiety and depression, Deepika co-founded ‘Live Love Laugh’ in 2015. The foundation combines knowledge and domain expertise to create awareness about mental health and provide credible mental health resources.
Deepika Padukone’s name is included in this powerful list of 2022 Time 100 Impact Awardees along with many well-known people of the world, from scientists to CEOs, artists and activists, pop stars and politicians. Let these leaders, through their consistent efforts, have done extraordinary things to shape the future of their industry and the world at large.
Interestingly, this makes Deepika Padukone the first Indian celebrity to be honored twice by Time Magazine.
A few years back in 2018, the superstar was included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. With this she became the only Indian actress to feature in the list along with names like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig and Lena Waithe.
Story first published: Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:16 [IST]