Priyanka Chopra Jonas continues to make a global impact
Two decades in the entertainment industry and Priyanka Chopra Jonas remains busy straddling multiple worlds. With at least 60 film credits to her name back home in Bollywood and a massive fan following globally, she is one of the most followed Indian movie stars on social media. Meanwhile, in the west, PC has won hearts with her stellar act in ABC’s Quantico.
Chopra even voiced in 2016’s live-action Jungle Book and starred in Hollywood films like Baywatch (2017), A Kid Like Jake (2018) and Isn’t It Romantic (2019) and We Can Be Heroes (2020). Her last release, The White Tiger won critical acclaim.
Known as the face of social change globally, the actress has time and again made us proud with her various achievements. Here’s looking back at them.
Unarguably, one of the most successful Bollywood actors to cross over to Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been on the ‘Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List’ twice in a row. Honoured with the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian cinema.
Owing to her big success and impressive performances in the Hindi film industry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was conferred with India’s fourth highest civilian honour, Padma Shri. Known for putting Bollywood on the global map, PC received the Padma Shri from ex-President Pranab Mukherjee back in 2016.
First South Asian to grace the cover of international magazines. Enjoying her professional highs, it was back in 2018 when Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the first South Asian to feature on the cover of the American edition of a fashion magazine.
Won the People’s Choice Award as the Best Actress on 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 ‘favourite actress in a new TV series’ award for her role as an FBI agent in the US thriller Quantico.
Honoured at the Marrakech Film Festival. Soon after receiving the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was awarded at Festival International Du Film De Marrakech in Morocco last year. The actress-producer was honoured for her 20 years in cinema.
Ambassador at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). Adding another feather to her cap, Chopra yet again became the first-ever Indian actress to be chosen as the Ambassador for the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. The stunner is amongst the 50 filmmakers and actors invited to grace the 45th edition of the event.
First Indian star to announce the Oscar nominations this year. Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced the prestigious 93rd Academy Awards nominations this year. What made it a lot more special is the fact that PC did the honours with husband and pop star Nick Jonas.
A global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has always been active philanthropically. In these challenging times of Covid-19, she continues to do her bit for the world.