SMALL TOWN GIRL TO GLOBAL STAR – THIS DESI GIRL’S JOURNEY IS EXCEPTIONAL
The “Desi Girl” who started her journey from a small town Jamshedpur is a “Global Star” today. She has been inspiring and making people believe that they can achieve what they want. Yes, your guess is right. She is none other than Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka Chopra is one among the most influential celebrities, the face of Bollywood and now a global icon. Her family background and childhood has been very simple. She is the daughter of Ashok and Madhu Chopra who worked as physicians in the Indian Army. She was in the United States for her early studies and then she came back to India to complete her senior year. She soon entered the Femina Miss India beauty pageant and won the title of Miss India World and Miss World beauty pageants in the year 2000.
“Miss World is the stepping stone to anything that I want to do. This is a platform where I could influence people’s thoughts and mind and actions; which is the biggest power of them all. And today, to be able to do that you need to give me power and understand their rights and they can be and the best they can be.”
These were the words of young and confident Priyanka at the beauty pageant. These words obviously show us the heights that she has reached today. Soon after winning the beauty pageants she started acting in Bollywood movies. She got exceptional recognition for her work in movies like Aitraaz, Krissh, Don, and won her a National Award for the movie Fashion.
There is been no looking back in her career since then and in the recent past she has stolen our hearts with her amazing performance in some extraordinary roles like ‘Jhilmil’ ( of Barfi), Marry Kom (of Marry Kom), Kashibai (of Bajirao Mastani). Other than these she got global recognition for her work in America’s network series “Quantico”.
Priyanka Chopra also managed to earn a spot on the country’s music charts with her voice in album “In My City” and “Exotic”. She has made it to the cover of almost all the top magazines of the world and is considered one among the most influential celebrities around the world. A UK magazine also ranked her “World’s Sexiest Asian Women”. Last year, Time named her one among the “100 Most Influential People in the World”. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award.
In addition to her acting career, Priyanka Chopra is noted for her philanthropic work. She has worked with UNICEF for the last ten years and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She promotes various causes such as environment, health and education, and women’s rights and is particularly vocal about gender equality and feminism.
Her enviable achievements make Priyanka Chopra has got everyone on their toes whether in Bollywood or in Hollywood. She makes all Indians proud. This spectacular woman is a true inspiration to every aspirant who believes in his dreams and strives for it. With her enviable achievements, both in national and international avenues are making us feel super proud of her.