WOMAN ON TOP

DEEPIKA PADUKONE 33, Ac­tor and Pro­ducer

India Today - - 50 POWER PEOPLE -

Be­cause she be­came the first woman to make it to the top five in the Forbes In­dia Celebrity 100 list. Her brand value is $102.5 mil­lion (Rs 707 crore) as per the Duff and Phelps re­port, be­hind only Vi­rat Kohli in In­dia

Be­cause her last re­lease, Pad­maa­vat (2018), be­came the first ac­tress-driven film to cross the Rs 250 crore mark. She is also go­ing to pro­duce and star in Ch­ha­paak (Jan­uary 2020), a film based on the life of an acid at­tack sur­vivor

Be­cause she is re­duc­ing the stigma around men­tal ill­ness. Her Live Love Laugh Foun­da­tion cre­ates aware­ness among stu­dents and teach­ers about men­tal health

NEW AVATAR Through her com­pany, K.A. En­ter­prises LLP, she has in­vested in on­line fur­ni­ture rental plat­form Fur­lenco, on­line beauty store Pur­plle, Drum Foods and Bel­la­trix Aero­space, a start-up by the In­dian In­sti­tute of Sci­ence

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