An actor par excellence, a star performer, a notable philanthropist and a woman who broke all stereotypes. Beauty pageant winners come and go but a true Miss World makes the world go round with her.
Priyanka Chopra has the magnetism and vibe that simply illuminates the place where she works. She rose to fame with Miss India and Miss World 2000 titles. Since then, there has been no looking back for her. She ventured forth into films with Andaaz and won the Best Debut Award for it. She secured her significant spot in movies with Aitraaz by grabbing the Best actor in Negative Role Award at Film fare Awards. With films like Fashion, Dostana, Kaminey, Don series, Barfi, Dil Dhadkne Do, Mary Kom, Bajirao Mastani, Agneepath and many more, she has redefined the prowess of a woman and the range of an actor.
She has done roles that encourage woman to believe in themselves and reach for the stars. She won the National Award for Best Actor for the movie Fashion, which brought to fore the struggle and dark side of the fashion industry. It broke the myth that fashion was all about glamour and parties. It served as the perfect platform to give a reality check and was an eye opener for millions of girls.
A multi-faceted personality
She has proved her mettle in the field of cinema, music, social work, cultural ties and even as a columnist. Her music singles became the party anthem while her stage performances are one of the most awaited shows of the calendar. Priyanka’s American debut with Quantico and eagerly awaited performance in Baywatch are just another reasons to applaud her genius. She has done things that others can’t even imagine. It is like Midas Touch with her, whatever she touches turns into Gold.
An inspiration to millions
She has uplifted many lives with her work. ‘The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education’ fervently works to provide support to underprivileged children in Education and Health sector across India. It will not be astonishing to note that she donates 10 percent of her annual earrings to the cause and manages education and health expenses for over seventy children.
Issues like female infanticide and foeticide, girl education, girl empowerment, gender equality, gender pay inequality are extremely close to her heart and her efforts in this field are noteworthy. She is the brand ambassador for NDTV’s Greenathon that sensitizes people on the depleting greens on our planet and provides solar power plants to rural areas. Her association with UNICEF has been a tremendous success. As a Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, she ensured that she had maximum reach and outcome. She even donated the money to build a Cancer Ward at Nanavati Hospital, which was then named after her late father Dr. Ashok Chopra.
‘Daddy’s lil girl’ nests a heart so pure and demeanor so strong that the world right now bows down to this phenomenal person; the Alpha Woman!