Friday, January 8, 2016

Who Is Priyanka Chopra? 5 Things To Know About the First South-Asian Actress To Win A People's Choice Award

Priyanka Chopra is a bonafied Bollywood superstar. In her native country of India, she's one of the country's highest profile and highest paid actresses.

Scroll down to learn six things about the first South Asian actress to win a People's Choice Award

1. The 33 year old stars as Alex Parrish inABC's hit TV show Quantico. She plays the top suspect in the bombing of Grand Central.

 Priyanka Chopra won the Favorite Actress in a New TV Series at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 a few days ago for her role in Quantico  and her reaction to the honor was priceless, I am so fortunate! Thank U to everyone who voted for me at the #PCAs! My #PCManiacs-I am nothing without you! Big love.”

2. Fifteen years ago Priyanka was Miss World 2000
A photo posted by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on
3. She was the first Indian model to star in a Guess campaign

Priyanka in a Guess ad

"I think as global citizens we are all responsible for promoting and accepting diversity. I think this is a huge step in the right direction and I'm so proud that I can be a part of the movement for change."

4. She's also a singer

A still from the Exotic video shoot

 Priyanka released a single titled "Exotic" featuring Pitbull but it failed to make any impact in major music markets but performed well in India. The single debuted and peaked on Billboard '​s Hot Dance Club Songs at #12 and on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at #16.

5. Despite all her success, Priyanka still feels like the new kid in high school

“For some strange, amazing reason, Kerry Washington has been really supportive of me, before we even met. I told her last night on the [red] carpet, ‘I don’t think I can do it! It’s crazy!’ And she was like, ‘You can do it! Just call me!’

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