The Dimple Queen has been honoured by Time Magazine twice, making her the first Indian to do so. Deepika Padukone was named a TIME100 Impact Awardee for 2022, a celebration of leaders who have done outstanding work to affect the future of their industries and the world through continuous effort. TIME honoured the superstar on its list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2018.
She has not only been India’s top actress for over a decade giving some of the best performances in Indian cinema but has been a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and de-stigmatization.
Deepika has battled with anxiety and now works to help others do the same. LiveLoveLaugh was founded by Deepika Padukone in 2015 as a result of her own experience with anxiety and despair. The Foundation’s mission is to raise mental health awareness and provide reliable mental health services. It seeks to give hope to everyone suffering from stress and anxiety. LiveLoveLaugh brings together expertise and information to raise mental health awareness, remove the stigma associated with mental illness, and provide reliable mental health resources.
While accepting the honour the actor wore a saree, finishing the outfit with smooth pulled-back hair and modest jewellery.