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Celebrating Priyanka Chopra’s Miss World title 20 years ago and her successes in the US

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is by far, one of the most popular Indian actors, who is recognised on an international scale. She started her career in the glamour world at a young age of 18, when she was crowned Miss World. 2020 marks two decades of her winning the prestigious title.

Chopra, who is also a producer, singer and investor, has come a long way! The diva has been shuttling between Indian and the US since 2015, ever since she was cast in Quantico, an American television series. 

 

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Winner of multiple awards, including a National Award (2016) for her stellar performance in Fashion, we trace the star’s journey in the US.      

 

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In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.

Her role of Alex Parrish on the ABC show Quantico that aired from 2015 to 2018 was well received in America. She went on to win the People’s Choice Award – Actress in a New TV Series for Quantico (2016) and Dramatic TV Actress for Quantico (2017). 

Her popularity also got her several appearances on famous American talk shows like The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 

The star has been vocal about issues such as education, feminism and hunger; and in  2016, was appointed UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador. She was introduced as an ambassador during the 70th-anniversary event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

She debuted in Hollywood with Baywatch (2016), where she played an antagonist alongside stars like Dwayne Johnson and Zack Effron. 

 

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Her name featured in the TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2016 and actor-producer Dwayne Johnson wrote her profile.
Multi-faceted Chopra was #97 and #94 on the list of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women of 2017 and 2018 respectively. Other names on the 2018 list included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, IHCL head Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and media mogul Shobhana Bhartia.  

Today, the 38-year-old actress announced she has been cast for the English remake of German-language 2016 movie SMS Fur.  She wrote on Instagram, “So excited to kick start this amazing movie with such incredible people! Jim Strouse, Sam Heughan, Celine Dion. It’s my honour. Let’s go Dich.” The movie is tentatively named Text For You. 

 

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Earlier this month, Chopra’s book Unfinished: A Memoir, became a bestseller on Amazon US within 12 hours of being made available for pre-order. 

 

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…My parents taught me at a very young age to have courage of conviction, and I’ve never been ambivalent about this. I have always been guided by my curiosity, drive for challenge, and intrinsic need to constantly evolve and move forward. I have taken many leaps of faith, often times when I was advised not to…and even when I too was afraid. Some risks paid off, some didn’t (my life is not a fairytale, although I do hate to lose…c’est la vie), but what I learned during this process is that I have never shied away from change, or forced guilt on myself for leaving something unfinished if that’s what my evolution as an individual required… #unfinished PRE-ORDER NOW! (link in bio)

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