Mumbai: Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone has added another feather to her cap. YouGov recently released a list and declared Deepika as the ninth most admired female in the world.
Deepika Padukone left behind Priyanka Chopra on the 10th spot and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on 11th. Interestingly only one male actor has made it to the list from India and that is the megastar, Amitabh Bachchan.
The list is topped by Bill Gates among men and Angelina Jolie among women.YouGov is an international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm, headquartered in the UK, with operations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
The people to feature on this list were chosen from across 35 countries on the basis of polls and questionnaires distributed over the internet. The list names 20 male and 20 female personalities from all around the globe.
The year 2018 has been extremely lucky for Deepika Padukone as she has been honored for her achievements one after the other. Deepika’s film Padmaavat became the first woman-led film to cross 300 crores at the box office, later Deepika featured in the prestigious TIME 100 Influential People of 2018 List and also in Variety’s International Women’s Impact Report 2018.
Deepika is also set to have her wax statue at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London and Delhi, which will get unveiled early next year. In the current scenario, Deepika commands the title of being of being the most commercially viable actress in the industry, in addition to being the highest paid actress.
The actress also enjoys a huge fan following, a testimony of which is seen on her social media platforms with a follower base of more than 75 million. Deepika is also the most followed Asian Woman on Twitter. The actress is also touted as a brand favourite with as many as 18 highly coveted brands in her portfolio.
Bangalore girl, Deepika has also brought about a social change as she became the first Bollywood actress to publicly address the condition of mental illness and her suffering from depression. The actress has been working towards creating awareness and supporting mental illness with her NGO, The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLF).
Over the years, Deepika Padukone has not only set a precedent with her work in Bollywood but has also become the face of the industry globally.