Two decades in the entertainment industry and Priyanka Chopra Jonas remains busy straddling multiple worlds. With some 60 movie credits to her name at her home in Bollywood and a huge fan following in the world, she is the most followed Indian movie star on social media. Meanwhile, in the west, she won hearts with her stellar number in ABC’s Quantico.
Chopra even starred in The Jungle Book in 2016 and starred in Hollywood movies like Baywatch (2017), A Kid Like Jake (2018) and Isn’t It Romantic (2019) and We Can Be Heroes (2020). His latest Bollywood release, The White Tiger, has become one of his finest works and has received critical acclaim from all over.
Known as the face of social change on a global scale, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has repeatedly made us proud of her various accomplishments. Below, we bring you 9 fabulous reasons that she’s here to rule hearts for decades to come. Looked…
1. First Indian woman to appear on Forbes’ most influential cover
Without question, one of the most successful Bollywood actors to make it to Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list twice in a row. She was the first Indian woman to appear on the prestigious list.
2. Rewarded by the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian cinema
Due to her great success and impressive performance in the Hindi film industry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was awarded India’s fourth highest civilian honor, Padma Shri. Known for putting Bollywood on the global map, PC received the Padma Shri from ex-president Pranab Mukherjee in 2016.
3. First South Asian to cover Vogue US
Taking advantage of her senior professionals, it was in 2018 that Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the first South Asian to appear on the cover of Vogue America. The global icon was the first Indian woman to appear on the cover of the fashion magazine.
4. First Indian actress to win the People’s Choice Award for Best Actress in Television
Making her way to the top in the west, Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award. She won the award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series for her role as FBI agent in the American thriller Quantico.
5. First Bollywood actress to be honored at the Marrakech Film Festival
Shortly after receiving the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honored at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco last year. The actress-producer was honored for her 20 years of cinema.
6. First Indian actress to be an ambassador at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)
Adding another feather to her cap, Chopra is once again the very first Indian actress to be chosen as an ambassador for the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. The astonishing is one of 50 filmmakers and actors invited to honor the 45th edition of the event .
7. First Indian actress to make a foot impression at the Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence, Italy
Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the very first Indian actress to have her foot at the prestigious Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy. She even received bespoke shoes from Ferragamo. Impressive indeed!
8. First Indian actor to have wax statues in four separate Madame Tussauds museums
The global icon became the very first Indian movie star to install four wax sculptures at Madame Tussauds in 2019. Her wax statues can be found in four different locations, including London, New York and Sydney.
9. First Indian star to announce Oscar nominations this year
Priyanka Chopra Jonas made history this year by announcing the prestigious 93rd Oscar nominations. What made him so much more special was the fact that PC had done the honors with hubby and pop star Nick Jonas.
UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Rights Priyanka Chopra Jonas has always been active in the philanthropic field. In these difficult times of Covid-19, she continues to do her part for the world.
More power for her!
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