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Priyanka Chopra


“Ambition is a word associated with women negatively. People say she’s too ambitious. Why is that a bad thing?”


“You can’t control everything – you just have to do your best with every opportunity”


“Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent.”


“Work hard, stay focused, and be committed. Most often than not, you’ll come out on top.”


“You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.”


“You can be an absolute woman and also be smart and tough and not lose your

femininity.”


Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an Indian actress, singer, and film producer. The winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant, Chopra is one of India's highest-paid and most popular entertainers. She has received numerous accolades, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in the next two years, Forbes listed her among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.

Chopra was cast in the American thriller series Quantico as the character Alex Parrish, making Chopra the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. She often speaks out on women's issues: against female infanticide and foeticide, and in support of education for girls. A believer in feminism, Chopra has always been vocal about women's rights, gender equality, and the gender pay gap.


Notable Works and Achievements:

  • Roma in Don 2 (2011)

  • Kaali Gawde in Agneepath (2012)

  • Jhilmil Chatterjee in Barfi! (2012)

  • Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani (2015)

  • Alex Parrish in Quantico (2015)

  • People's Choice Awards

  • "Favourite Actress In A New TV Series"

  • "Favorite Dramatic TV Actress" for Quantico 2016

  • Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India for her contribution to arts

  • The Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice in 2016 and the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award from UNICEF in 2019 for her philanthropic work

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is not only an Indian actress, singer, and film producer but also a staunch advocate on women's issues: against female infanticide and foeticide, and in support of education for girls. A believer in feminism, she has always been vocal about women's rights, gender equality, and the gender pay gap.


She has worked with UNICEF since 2006, recording public-service announcements and participating in media panel discussions promoting children's rights and the education of girls. She was appointed as the national UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. In 2009, she shot a documentary for the organization Alert India to increase understanding of leprosy. In 2010 Chopra was one of several celebrities who created promotional messages for Pearls Wave Trust, which campaigns against violence and abuse of women and girls.


In 2015, she voiced People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA's) life-size robotic elephant named "Ellie", who visited schools across the United States and Europe to educate kids about elephants and captivity, and to urge people to boycott circuses. In December 2019, Chopra teamed-up with the United Nations Children's Fund and the Crocs Company to donate 50,000 pairs of shoes to deserving school children in the Central American country, Belize.


Priyanka Chopra Jonas embodies the message of creatively Asian because she is a global icon today and The actress has not only made a mark for herself in the west but also

managed to take Indian cinema and actors to the remotest part of the world. Apart from Hindi cinema, the actress has even achieved a lot in the West. It shows that she is becoming increasingly comfortable straddling two worlds. Being an actress born in a middle-class family has proved time and again that she is still connected to her roots. She embraces her Asian identity and is an inspiration to so many aspiring Asian actors to pursue their dreams and unleash their inner potential.


Written by Vaishnavi Bhojane and Edited by Pooja Manjakandy

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