Deepika Padukone receives a trophy from Hilde Schwab.
Bollywood star Deepika Padukone was felicitated with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum for her contribution to mental health awareness.
You aint getting dinner tonight Deepika trolls Ranveer
Power coupleRanveer Deepika pose with boxer Amir Khan
While accepting the award, Deepika opened up about her own experience with mental illness and how it drove her to start The Live Love Laugh Foundation.
The actress shared: "Through my journey to recovery from depression, I began to understand the stigma and lack of awareness associated with mental illness, I felt a deep need to save at least one life."
"And it is this very need that motivated me to go public with my illness and set up the Live Love Laugh foundation," she added.
Deepika has been running the foundation since June 2015. The foundation's programmes and initiatives include nationwide public awareness and destigmatisation campaigns, adolescent mental health programmes, funding support for treatment in rural communities and more.
Deepika represented India at the forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Meanwhile, this year she made her debut as a producer with "Chhapaak".
Indo-Asian News Service
Actor Deepika Padukone, who did a special dance number in the Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer "Raabta" in 2017, has opened up about the necessity for people to "reach out" in order to fight depression, in the wake of the late actors' demise.
Indian origin American actress Mindy Kaling counts Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor as Indian stars she would love to work with.
In a major development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday said that it has summoned Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preeet Singh for questioning in a drug-related case
The Emirates Libraries and Information Association is preparing to launch a pioneering publishing grant initiative designed exclusively for members of the Emirates Publishers Association.
“Iron Man,” which also starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Favreau, Jeff Bridges and Paul Bettany (in a voice role), went on to take more than US$585m (£473.8m) at the global box office.
Celine Dion has cancelled the remaining dates of her world tour, telling fans she is not strong enough to perform following her diagnosis of an incurable neurological condition.