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Deepika Padukone (Indian Film Actress)

Deepika Padukone is an actress, known for her performances in films like Piku and Bajirao Mastani, among others. Deepika, the daughter of badminton ace Prakash Padukone, began her career in the glamour industry as a model. After a successful stint in the fashion business, she set her sights on Bollywood where her debut film was the Farah Khan directed, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Om Shanti Om (2007). In the years since, Deepika has appeared in several blockbusters, as well as critically acclaimed projects. The year 2016 saw Deepika become the highest paid actress in the Hindi film industry, with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production house agreeing on a Rs 12 crore fee for her role in Padmavati. Apart from her acting work, Deepika has also set up the Live Love Laugh Foundation, which aims to create awareness about mental health issues.

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