Priyanka Chopra- The global face of Bollywood
Priyanka Chopra is one of the most successful and finest actresses of Bollywood in the recent times. From playing a seductress in Aitraaz to the legendary boxer in Mary Kom to a woman loving her husband despite his infidelity in Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka has invariably won hearts across the globe.
This National Award winning actress is not just confined to the Indian entertainment industry but is happily displaying her talent overseas too. She is, after all, the original desi girl. Ever since she made her debut in America as Alex Parrish on “Quantico,” Chopra became a sensation. However, she has always maintained that despite her position as a global icon, she is always connected to her roots.
In 2000, Priyanka Chopra won the ‘Miss World’ title at age 18. Her glimmering eyes, towering body, and contagious smile got to everybody. The beauty pageant winner left a subtle yet solid impression and has been reigning the industry ever since. This beauty with brains has carved out an awesome career for herself with 55 film credits so far. Chopra has been praised by multiple media for her performance, which has also earned her a People’s Choice Award in the category “Favourite Actress In A New TV Series,” making her the first South Asian actress to ever win a People’s Choice Award.
The actress has also been awarded with the Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian award granted by the Indian government, for her great contribution in Bollywood and is now officially the global face of Bollywood in foreign land. She walked the Oscars’ red carpet and presented an award too. After proving her singing skills, the actress went ahead to star in a lead role in American Television show ‘Quantico’. Tagged as “India’s Most Powerful Women 2016”, Priyanka is currently shooting for the second season of Quantico in New York. She also broke the typecast of Indians that exists in foreign by her role in Quantico which was nothing like how Indians were earlier represented. In addition to her role as Alex Parrish on “Quantico,” she is involved in issues like education, hunger, and equal rights for women.
She has evolved over time, not just as an actor, but she has also sung and launched her own song ‘In My City’. She has sung with Pitbull for her album ‘Exotic’ and has also won the Best International Debut Award in 2012 for her album.
Actress Priyanka Chopra is among the seven-member star- studded jury of the inaugural TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival. The section is the latest entrant in the competition, which allows participants from around the world to submit 60-second films with the help of their Instagram accounts. Following which, the jury will handpick the best ones to be screened at the Festival.
The leading lady of Bollywood is an active columnist too. She has written hard hitting and factual articles on gender discrimination and women empowerment in international dailies. Priyanka has been doing some great work in girl child education and women empowerment in India. She has always been an active social worker and has promoted various causes like environment, education and gender issues and equality for all.
Her Hollywood debut ‘Baywatch’ will soon hit the screens where she will be seen opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. We can’t wait to see the actress in an all new avatar for the movie, her Hollywood debut, Baywatch where she plays a villian. Priyanka has ruled the world with her talent, beauty and appeal.