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Deepika Padukone Birthday Special: Here’s Why She Is One Of India’s Most Popular Global Icons

Deepika Padukone celebrates her 38th birthday today. Here’s taking a look at why she is considered one of the most popular global icons coming from the Indian film industry.

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Deepika Padukone is without a doubt, one of the most popular names when it comes to the Indian film industry. On her 38th birthday today, it’s impossible not to look at Deepika Padukone’s journey from the start of her career to how she has transformed herself into a truly global icon. Not only is she popular in Bollywood and across India, but over the years, she has managed to leave a mark in global cinema. Deepika Padukone’s ascent to international acclaim has not only broken barriers but has also paved the way for other Indians to follow, marking a historic moment in India’s representation on the global stage.

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While there have been many exports from Indian films to the West, before Deepika Padukone, the only big stars to have represented India properly on a global star status point were Aishwarya Rai, Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Ali Fazal. With Deepika Padukone adding to this lineage of global stars, she has definitely become someone who is not just loved by Indians across the planet, but even by people from other countries and communities.

In recent years, Deepika Padukone’s achievements have exceeded the expectations of traditional Indian cinema. She has been doing it all. She was seen gracing the cover of the famous TIME magazine. Then, she went on to become the first Indian solo presenter at the Oscars. With so many achievements, she has solidified her status as a global icon. Her journey is not just about personal success but a witness to the potential that exists within the Indian film industry to compete and resonate on a global scale.

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Deepika Padukone’s firm pride in her Indian roots has been the basis of her global journey. As a Cannes jury member, she added a distinct Indian voice to the global narrative. Her influence extends beyond the silver screen. She has also become a global brand ambassador for numerous luxury brands. Earlier we used to see only Aishwarya Rai or Priyanka Chopra star in international advertisements, but with Deepika Padukone joining the leagues, she has managed to get her captivating presence featured prominently across different brands and cities around the world.

Deepika Padukone has become a trailblazer for her peers, as she has become one of the topmost-paid actresses in the country. She, along with some of the other popular actresses has tried to level the playing field when it comes to getting equal payment for actresses. Deepika Padukone is opening doors that were once thought to be impenetrable. Her success is not just an individual achievement but a collective win for the Indian film industry. As she continues to make strides globally, she brings attention not only to herself but also to the pool of talent that India possesses.

In 2023, Deepika Padukone reached unprecedented milestones at the box-office. While in ‘Jawan’ she just had an extended cameo, but in ‘Pathaan’ she was in the midst of the story like none other. Both the films went on to do great business and draw in crowds. Her ability to connect with audiences on a global scale is a testament to her versatility as an actress. Now, as audiences eagerly await her next ambitious project ‘Fighter,’ the anticipation is not just for another blockbuster but for the continuation of Deepika Padukone’s legacy as a global cinematic force.

Deepika Padukone’s journey is more than a celebration of personal success; it’s a beacon of inspiration for aspiring actors and actresses in India. Through her achievements, she has shattered glass ceilings and redefined what it means to be a global icon from India. As we celebrate her 38th birthday, let’s recognise and applaud not just a phenomenal actress but a trailblazer who has made India proud on the international stage.

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Here’s wishing Deepika Padukone a very happy birthday.

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