Deepika Padukone turned 36 yesterday and on this special day, she shared a video of her journey in the film industry and it only makes me have a girl crush on this lady who is stunningly beautiful with a great bouquet of work in her kitty. It’s been 14 years since she made her debut, and it’s no surprise that DP has come such a long way. But what’s really heartwarming is the fact that, she’s never shied away from admitting to her flaws or mistakes and how she rose above all that.

Here’s the video Deepika shared:

With this, the Cocktail actress admits she lost who she was as a person while being an actor, but has hopefully evolved now. Her caption with the video was aimed to inspire many and also keep herself on track.

She said:

“When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a track that has been there all the while…and the life you ought to be living is the life you are living. So follow your bliss…don’t be afraid and doors will open where you never knew they would…”

But it’s her definition of success that really hits the bull’s eye.

Deepika opined:

“I think if you’re able to shift the needle, if you’re able to impact people in a positive way, if you’re able to bring about a change or just have people think differently or see differently, then today, that for me is success.”

The sparkle in her eyes and the dimpled smile, while being able to pull off such complex characters with ease and being vocal about her values – all this truly makes her the star she is. She’s come a long way, and I believe she still has a long way to go.