Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, who has been working in Bollywood films for more than 10 years. With over 50 Indian films to her credit, Priyanka is now getting ready to take Hollywood by storm. She can currently be seen in the hit TV show, ‘Quantico’, on AXN every Monday night. As Priyanka is on her Hollywood journey right now after having just presented at the Oscars and signing on to be the villain in the ‘Baywatch’ reboot movie, let us tell you why she is making Asians proud.
1) Almost Everyone Knows Priyanka Chopra
Fans of Bollywood movies know Priyanka Chopra very well, as she happens to be one of the top actresses in Bollywood. For the rest of the world, Priyanka is to them a TV actress, a singer and a pretty face. In a recent vide survey on YouTube, Koreans found Priyanka Chopra to be the prettiest Bollywood actress from the range of actresses, whose pictures they were shown.
2) Priyanka is the lead actress of an American TV Show
It’s quite hard to believe, but Priyanka Chopra is the only Indian actress, who has managed to score the lead role in a huge American TV show. There are other Indians working in American TV shows, but Priyanka is the first working Bollywood actress, who’s on a TV show there. Most Indians acting in TV shows in America are born and raised as Americans, they are Indian-American. But Priyanka is fully Indian, which is a first in Hollywood.
3) Priyanka was Miss India and Miss World
Priyanka Chopra was chosen as Miss India to take part in the Miss World pageant. She made India proud by winning the title of Miss World in 2000. The Miss India pageant is really popular in India, as it opens the door to Bollywood opportunities for the contestants, which is exactly what happened to Priyanka once she became Miss World.
4) She is intelligent and well-spoken
There are enough celebrities around the world right now making us squirm when they open their mouth, but not Priyanka. Priyanka has appeared on famous talk shows and late night shows in the U.S. and not once did she make anyone squirm. Being a former Miss World, she’s well-spoken and comes across as being an intelligent woman.
5) She is the hardest working Indian actress
Priyanka holds the title of being the hardest working Indian actress right now. Other than juggling a movie and TV career, Priyanka is also a professional singer. She has released 3 English singles so far and all were well-received. She is also working on a Hollywood movie with The Rock, while shooting for episodes of ‘Quantico’ in Montreal, Canada.
6) She is a self-made woman and is proud of it!
Priyanka is a self-made woman with no backings or help, whatsoever. She survived this long in Bollywood with any special Godfather backing her or supporting her. She is also the main breadwinner in her family and a businesswoman in her own right with a team of people working under her.
7) Priyanka is not afraid to say that she only needs a guy in her life to have children
Since Priyanka is an independent woman, she has said in interviews that the only reason she feels the need for a man in her life is when she decides to have children. It is a bit similar to what Bollywood superstar Salman Khan said, but when a woman says it, it sounds gutsy!
8) She wants more!
Not one to be satisfied with what she has achieved so far, Priyanka wants more. After being the first Indian actress to present at the Oscars 2016, Priyanka has said that there are many more miles to go and milestones to achieve in her life before she gives it all up.
9) Priyanka has won 24 film awards in her career so far
Since starting her career in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra has won 24 important movie awards. She is also the winner of a National Film Award, which is the most prestigious award an actor can receive in India in the art’s category. The latest award she received was in Hollywood from the People’s Choice Awards for "Favourite Actress In A New TV Series".
10) Hollywood chased Priyanka Chopra!
Unlike other Asian actors, Priyanka Chopra never had the dream of working in Hollywood. She was happy to work in Bollywood until America came knocking at her door with the opportunity to work as a lead actress on TV. The vice president of casting at ABC was interested in hiring Priyanka in a bid to bring more diversity to the network. Priyanka was given the choice to star in any of the pilots that ABC was producing at that time and she chose ‘Quantico’. From being a small town girl to a popular Indian actress on American television, Priyanka Chopra has come a long way!