Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is celebrating her 38th birthday today. Known as one of the most influential and easily recognizable faces in the film industry, Padukone is also among the highest-earning female actors in Bollywood. Her substantial income from movies is complemented by numerous lucrative brand endorsements – Padukone represents Louis Vuitton, Levi’s, Pepsi, Tanishq, and more – as well as her own skincare brand and investments in real estate.
Various reports estimate Deepika Padukone’s net worth at INR 500 crore. She is recognized as one of the top tax contributors in Bollywood, having paid INR 10 crore in taxes during the fiscal year 2016-2017. In the previous year, she was the sole female actor to be featured in India’s list of highest individual tax payers.
According to Forbes, Padukone earned INR 48 crore in 2019, and her earnings the year before amounted to INR 112.8 crore. Although more recent estimates are not available, her career continues to flourish, likely increasing the amount she commands for each film.
In 2017, Padukone established KA Enterprises LLP, a company overseeing her finances and investing in startups. Originating as a family office in 2014, KA Enterprises has evolved into a significant venture capital firm with a substantial annual turnover. Deepika Padukone actively supports small businesses, having invested in successful startups such as Epigamia, Furlenco, Blu Smart, Bellatrix, Atomberg Technologies, Front Row, Mokobara, Supertails, Nua, and Purplle.
Beyond her role as a venture capital influencer in the startup arena, Deepika Padukone contributes to businesses by investing substantial amounts and also serves as their brand ambassador, as exemplified by her involvement with Epigamia and Nua.