Apart from being highest-paid actresses in India, she also features in listings of the nation’s most famous personalities. Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. Motivated by her own experience, Padukone set up her foundation to provide awareness programs in schools in India.

Deepika Padukone received Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The audience cheered for her as she contributed to the field of mental health and helped people suffering from depression.

In the time it has taken me to accept this award, the world has lost one more person to suicide. One trillion dollars is the estimated impact of depression and mental illness on the world economy.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika gave a persuasive speech at the event where she shared her own experience with depression. Being the founder of Live Love Laugh Foundation, she stated that her struggle encouraged her to work towards spreading awareness of mental health.

Ranveer Singh also admired Deepika Padukone on social media as she posted a photo holding the Crystal Award.