It serves as evidence that Deepika Padukone has stolen the hearts of countless Bollywood fans across the nation, as she got voted for the top spot on by a poll carried out by a popular Indian Magazine.
A comprehensive annual poll to gauge mass opinion on a variety of topics, the poll is conducted online on topics ranging from politics, sports and entertainment by India Today. In the ‘Bollywood’s Number 1 Heroine’ category, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor earned 10% vote each to come in after Deepika Padukone, who received 13%. Sonakshi Sinha and Priyanka Chopra secured 9% and 6% votes respectively.
Deepika Padukone received rave reviews for her very first performance in Om Shanti Om in 2007. She won 4 Best Female Debut Awards and was even nominated as Best Actress for the same. Delivering hits after hits with ‘Cocktail’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Ram Leela’ and ‘Chennai Express’, she has won several esteemed awards for her performances in her acting career of 8 years.
Deepika Padukone also leads the way on social media with the most number of followers on social networking websites Facebook and Twitter as compared to the rest of the film industry. Humbled by the massive fanfare, Deepika even engaged in a live chat with her fans on Facebook to celebrate hitting 15 million followers.