18 Reasons Deepika Padukone Is One In A Goddamn Million

The various shades of Deepika.

Hey guys, as I’m sure you all know by now, this is Deepika Padukone, one of the highest-paid and most sought-after actors in the Indian film industry.

And in case it isn’t clear as hell already, she has been consistently killing it every step of the way. Let’s review.

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1. She called out India’s biggest print daily, when they printed unwarranted, sleazy content about her.

2. She’s incredibly adorkable and goofy as hell.

3. Like truly goofy. After being crowned the people’s queen by Vogue, here’s what she said she’d want her subjects to do for her:

4. She’s made a habit of getting unbeknownst Americans to dance to music they’ve never heard of. Like Kevin Spacey dancing to do the “Lungi Dance”.

5. And Ruby Rose breaking it down to Yo Yo Honey Singh’s “Love Dose”.

6. She spends a lot of her time advocating for mental health awareness and even launched an NGO that works year-round for the cause.

7. In fact, she’s spoken up multiple times about her own depression to remove the stigma off of it.

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8. And has often tweeted out comforting things to those who need it.

9. She’s one half of India’s most open and beloved celeb relationship.

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10. And they bring out each other’s goofy side, much to the delight of the entire populace of the world.

This just happened !!!! @deepikapadukone 🙈

— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial)

11. She’s super chill with her contemporaries, and is proud of their accomplishments.

12. She’s been pro-women athletes in sports and advocates how sports can help change someone’s life.

13. She was in America for like five seconds, and was swiftly initiated into Hollywood’s elite as part of Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood’s Next Generation”.

14. She’s making her Hollywood debut alongside Vin Diesel in the much awaited xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage.

15. She’s humble and grateful to her family. Remember when she read a letter from her dad on stage and made everyone WEEP?

16. She encourages kids to follow their dreams and not obsess over grades.

17. She subverts fashion norms constantly. Like, here she is casually wearing pyjamas in public and pulling it off.

18. Oh, and, of course – she’s incredibly talented as an actor.

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Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.
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