She was honoured for constantly reinventing herself as a leading lady with exceptional acting abilities and for delivering a slew of mega hits in 2013, including "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", "Chennai Express" and "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela".
"I have always done what seemed right to me and my parents supported me all throughout. I never sit and analyse before signing a film if it will be a hit or not, rather just go by my heart. If I like the script, nothing else matters to me. I feel so proud to have received it (Indian of the Year award) from my father," Deepika said in a statement.
The producer and host of "Comedy Nights With Kapil" felt honoured to be awarded amidst eminent personalities. He won CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013 - Entertainment.
"It's the year of the common man and I am also one of them. To be awarded amidst such eminent personalities and dignitaries it's a great achievement in itself. I have always believed in working and entertaining the common man and that I think is the success mantra of my life," said Kapil.
He was awarded for creating a successful stand-up comedy show that has universal appeal.