Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone: From producing to championing mental health, a look at actress' several wins

On Deepika Padukone's 35th birthday, we took a step back to look at the actress' triumphs apart from her terrific performances under the spotlight.
Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone: From producing to championing mental health, a look at actress' several wins
  • 77
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

Over the years, the Hindi film industry has seen a massive change in the treatment of leading ladies in films as well as the kind of roles written for them. Today, actresses are much more vocal about the industry and its practices than they ever were and one of them is Deepika Padukone who has openly acknowledged the wide gap between male and female actors. While the actress doesn't really require an introduction, Deepika's terrific performance on the silver screen have entertained audiences of all generations.

From Shanti Priya to Piku Banerjee to Rani Padmavati, the actress has enthralled her fans ever since she made her first appearance in a Hindi film opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om. Today, Deepika is not only one of the top actors in the Hindi film industry but is also one of the highest paid. From featuring on Variety's most impactful women in the world to Times' 100 most influential people in the world, Deepika has raised the bar only higher. And today, on her 35th birthday we decided to take a look at some of the great work she has been dabbling in apart from acting. Take a look:  

Producer/Entrepreneur

While actor Anushka Sharma is now a well-known producer, it was only in 2020 that Deepika Padukone donned the hat of a producer. The birthday girl turned producer with her film Chhapaak which was helmed by Meghana Gulzar. While she has not developed it into a full-fledged production house and is taking baby steps, the actress has named it Ka. In an interview with Filmfare she once revealed what prompted her to back a film. 

She had said, "The subject of the film. I want to enable films that need either a platform, a push or a voice. The Laxmi Aggarwal film felt like the right one to start with. I’m not sure what I’ll produce next. I don’t have a production house. This was one of those films that I related to and there was room to back it." As for Deepika's entrepreneurial dreams, the actress is the brand ambassador of several brands but had even started her own fashion line. However, the brand doesn't find a mention on her website anymore.

Championing mental health

Deepika Padukone began the dialogue around mental health back in 2015 after she was diagnosed with depression and was treated for the same. The actress has openly spoken about her challenges and even spoken about the lack of mental health awareness in India. Her efforts have been recognised all over and the actress now even runs the The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF). During the promotions of Chhapaak, Deepika had even exclusively told Pinkvilla that maintaining her mental health is an every day thing just like her physical health. The 'Cocktail' actress has even come up with innovative ways like her closet sale to make people aware about the TLLLF. Deepika's work was also acknowledged by the World Economic Forum.

Crushing notions

Bollywood's leading ladies have broken several stereotypes over the last few years. From not taking a step back from acting after getting married to demanding equal pay, several actresses have made their voice heard. One of them is Deepika Padukone who was the highest paid actor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. While she is one of the highest paid actors in showbiz, Deepika also delivers several blockbusters. 

When asked about earning more than her male co-stars, Deepika told Filmfare, "I’m confident enough to say no to a film, an endorsement or even an appearance. I’m not doing this for me. I’m doing this because I’d like to pave the way for the generations that’ll follow. Someone has to take this head on. I’m happy to do that."

In the same interview, the actress had also said that she would never settle for less. "I don’t want a penny if the money is going to the film. But I’ll not settle for being paid less because they need to compensate for the male actor. If you’re going to say that don’t charge so much because we want Ranbir Kapoor in the film and we’ve got to pay him, then I’m not okay with it. I’ll then demand an equal amount," Deepika had told the magazine adding that marriage will not affect the choice of films she makes.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Ranveer Singh (ranveersingh)

It has been two years since Deepika's magical wedding to Ranveer Singh and the actress has faced pregnancy questions on multiple occasions. But Deepika's savage answer to a reporter has been enough to shut it all, "You tell me when to plan and we shall do it accordingly."  

Here's wishing Deepika Padukone a very happy birthday!

Also Read: Deepika Padukone aces the one legged wheel yoga pose with ease as she serves perfect Monday motivation

Download the Pinkvilla App for latest Bollywood & Entertainment news, hot celebrity photos, lifestyle articles, fashion & beauty news,Hollywood, K-Drama etc . Click here
Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Deepika, you are our treasure, queen of hearts! Those who vote against are the lks of Rk puppy Channa Mereya, unmarried, sorry married RaAyaan-w**e male couple!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I really love you Deepika did.i think I am your youngest fan on PV.Happy Birthday to you Deepika did.lots of love to my favorite actress from your 12 years old fan Anjali from Mumbai

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

always linking herself to RK when he gives a damn about her. ha ha ha ha

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Fans of Rk puppy Channa Mereya-RaAyaan also landed

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

cat deepu must stop eyeing RK and posting pics

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

horrible how she lied about katrina and made her look like a cheater when RK dumped deepika coz they were never compatble.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

RK PUPPY DO CANNA MEREYA

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Drugbir

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

cat singing channa mereya ....we knw who tat is

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

why will RK do channa mereya for a druggie who is married but still eyeng him? lol

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

who ? cat deepika?.....

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

she will spend the rest of her life crying and hitting on RK even after hes married and has children and grandchildren lol as ayan put it..the girl with the broken heart. RS must dump her baba deserves so much better

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

reallly? famously filmfare, kwk 2010 .....wat you smoking?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Hai Idiot.she was never cried about your cheater RK don't spread lies about her

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

katrina kaif ke baare mein jhoot bola .

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Deepika lots of love from London.Happy Birthday DP.keep rocking

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

still she tells Kat and RK cheated on her when salman bhai always katrina partner. even DP knws and still lying .GUTSSSSSS

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What ? Now don't lie RK pupp6

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

deepika is only one cheatimg

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

RK accepted it was all a lie on jitesh show. ask deepika about cheating :P

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What lies? RK excepted that he was cheated on her.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Don't lie Kat PR you can't fool Sallu fans.you cheated on him.we all have seen your pics with Kapoor family.if you are not dating RK the what are you doing with him in his family party.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why are you sooooooooo obsessed with Deepika haters? Except the fact she is the best and successful actress in bollywood.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy bday nataunki

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

She is so vicious to all her contemporaries but fakes so well in front of the cameras

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Whatever fake PR image she used all these years, everything vanished in the last 1-2 yrs. this is what god does when your inner self is not pure. Her real personality will be exposed at some point

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I have a feeling she is depressed again after the drugs issue...

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What drug issue? There is no proof agent her.also she have signed 5 to 6 films.. I think Hagna is depressed

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

She is the most fake person ever

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Add promoting drugs too in her achievements !!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

aunty

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes we know Kangana and Katrina are aunties and elder then Deepika...LOO

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy birthday Deepika! May u keep ruling our screens and our hearts

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy birthday Queen of hearts Deepika

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Liar . Lied about RK n Katrina dating and cheating

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

you are idiot. wher hiding? RK Alia are not hiding anything. why are you so in hurry for knwing about RK Alia relationship? lol to jinx it ha ha ha ....jealous haters

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Idiot don't hide your relationship with RK we all have seen Kapoor's party videos and photos.what you are doing there with RK in his family party?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday Deepika

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Very cunning cheap lady

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy birthday our dearest Queen. God bless u dear with a Very happy life.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Devil

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy birthday...Atleast now stop lying tat RK and kat dated and cheated on you. Stop competing with RK girlfriends. Don’t insult your hubby by doing RK drama ...don’t forget you also dumped people .

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Terrorist aunty

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Say it to ur ------

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Cheapika

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Shut up gawar deepika Is ur terrorist

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Blady shut up

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy birthday dear Deepika. May God bless you with good health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. Lots of love to you. Just don't bother abt haters and focus on ur personal and professional life.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Third party relationship supporter Mastani .

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Totally turned off because of her drug connection

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

happy drugs you r jealous of kat

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday deepika mam . Ur forever favourite no matter what. Stay happy. Stay safe . (Cute☺️☺️)

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Marja

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Disgusting comment. U must be Kangana

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

As someone who has suffered from depression this nautunki has done MORE harm than good for the cause through her repeat after me drama. She basically insulted every family who has had to deal with the tragic loss of a loved one because she used SSR’s death (without even saying any condolences). She mischaracterized depression onto someone else (a big no no unless you’re a doctor and then too it has to be confidential!). She did her natak to try and take the bad publicity RS was getting for stealing SSR’s films.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kuch b

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

She is one ugly vicious fake druggie Buddi

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Let's see your pictures I'm sure you look like an app

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why she had to mention her old flame Ranbir Kapoor? Never gotten over him? They may soon be in a film together, uh oh!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

More like championing in fake "repeat after me" depression theory when someone dies. Does she at all know the seriousness of mental health issues? moral less despo's

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Stalking Ranbir and Alia in Ranthambore , druggie fake depression queen ,ISI sell out for money desh drohi... we are done with your sick personality!!!!! Boycotting you forever Buddhi!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You need a doctor it's like you are depressed too

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Chup bey

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Getting face enhancements, skin and eye color change, wrecking the careers of her X and his then GF and pursuing him for 7 yrs and getting caugh buying drugs aren’t exactly the traits of a champion

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Her most imp achievement, Drugs is missed

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday Dopika Paddukone!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Move on she was young and people tend to vent out especially if someone cheated on them also that happened over 11 years ago. If they can let bygones be bygones then so can you. Also it is commendable that she did that society always want women to be perfect and repress their feelings so it’s good that we saw her journey from heartbreak to being one of the best actresses of this generation with a husband who loves and support her.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Get lost, her behavior is not normal. Young or old, she’s always very cunning and vicious to ruin 2 people’s careers with her cheating and depression lies to cover her drug addiction and make them the national villains and herself the national victim

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Love you for this

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Lol Wat you smokin ? Till recently she was still insinuating kat and RK had a relationship And cheated when even she knws Salman bhai kat lover. Liar kahiki. Always jealous and competing with RK girlfrnds. RS loves her and she always insulting putting RK pics in name of film . Cheap af

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Deepika has had a lots of ups and downs...hope 2021 turns out to be good for her

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

shes depressed for not being a kapoor khandan bahu...tats why looks lost all the time and even putting ex pics.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Well said

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

There's nothing big about being kapoor khandaan bahu and she's no gold digger. She's a really successful woman.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

She is very loudmouth person. Pretty Privileged, so please miss don’t give us life lessons, please please please. You are not a demigoddess.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Complaining about her ex bf dumping her isn't championing a cause. She needs to learn to move on. Her whole family is very attention seeking.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

ohhhhh my GOD!!!....look at you ....so twisted