Leading Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone, has once again received the title of World's Most Admired Women in
2019. She is the first woman and Bollywood actress to be featured among the top five of the Forbes India Celebrity
100 list. Earlier, the actress had received the title of Most Gorgeous Women in the World from Bollywood, due to the success of her films, large fan following in India and around the world, and other qualities. In 2018, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Deepika Padukone, via Instagram
Apart from being the highest-paid Bollywood actress, Deepika is also a successful businesswoman and a global icon, who has recently collaborated with Epigamia, a Greek yogurt company.
Deepika Padukone spotted at the airport earlier this year
KA Enterprises Llp is Deepika’s strategic initiative arm, through which she makes investments in different companies. This year she also invested in a Bengaluru-based spacetech startup Bellatrix Aerospace. The actress endorses over 20 brands and in 2018, had a brand value of $102.5 million, according to a celebrity brand valuation report by Duff and Phelps.
Deepika Padukone at the Red Carpet at 71st Cannes Film Festival, clad in Zuhair Murad
On the Bollywood front, Deepika Padukone essayed the role of Rani Padmini in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period
drama Padmavat in 2018, which became the actress’ highest-grossing release and one of Indian cinema's biggest grosser. The actress is now all set to play Malti, an acid attack survivor in Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar. The story is based on a real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and the film is scheduled for release on 10th January 2020.
Apart from this, the actress will also be playing the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia, in the film ‘83, starring her husband, actor Ranveer Singh. The couple, who has appeared together in several hit films, will be sharing screen space for the first time since their wedding.