Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has given some of the best performances of her career, for which she has received critical and commercial accolades. The female lead has also spoken out on de-stigmatizing mental health issues and raising awareness about the issue.
Deepika founded Live Love Laugh in 2015 as a result of her own experience with anxiety and despair. The Foundation brings together knowledge and area experience to raise mental health awareness and provide reliable mental health resources.
Deepika Padukone was named a TIME100 Impact Awardee in 2022 for her work in shaping the future of her industry and the world at large, alongside scientists and CEOs, artists and activists, pop stars and politicians. TIME100 Impact Awardees are leaders who, through sustained effort, have done extraordinary work to shape the future of their industries and the world at large.
Deepika Padukone is the first Indian actress to receive the award twice from Time Magazine.
In 2018, the superstar was named to TIME's list of the world's 100 most influential people. She is now the only Indian actress on the list, which also includes Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig, and Lena Waithe.