Birthday girl Deepika Padukone has been a source of inspiration for almost every girl out there. The desi diva is at her best on the big screen, but her real-life victories are no less celebrated. 2017 was a difficult year for the actress, but she has remained strong through it all. The Padmavati star taught us that it's okay to speak up about mental illness, encouraged us to support those in need, and gave us lessons on how to be fun and fearless. The Live Love Laugh Foundation is just one of the changes she has made, and we salute her for it. As someone who is constantly under the spotlight, she never shies away from the display of affection, supporting her friends, and staying true to her first love, badminton. On her 32nd birthday, we list out 7 reasons why we think this beauty is a real-life hero!