Words are not enough to describe the joy and pride our favorite actress Priyanka Chopra delivers to our country, but we will try!
This girl from Jharkhand started her dream journey by winning the 2000 Miss World pageant and the rest is history like they say. Right after she bagged the lead role in ABC’s American TV series “Quantico” she has never looked back and sky’s the limit for her. She was included in the list of 100 most influential people by Times magazine and recently she bagged a villain’s role in a “Baywatch” movie in which she will be seen acting alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. She has become a global icon and her accomplishments are something every actress dreams of.
When she is not acting and singing she is a good human being who uses her success in contributing to the empowerment of society. Here are few facts about her life which will make you respect her even more.
The Priyanka Chopra Foundation of Health and Education
Priyanka’s both parents were doctors in the Indian army. When she was little, she used to help her parents at their workplace. At that time she noticed preferential treatment was given to boys and girls were being overlooked.
She came to know that her family housekeeper only sent her son to school, leaving her daughter at home. This was the main reason she started The Priyanka Chopra Foundation of Health and Education which sponsors 70 children, of which 50 of them are girls. She donates 10% of her earnings to the foundation. Best thing is that Priyanka knows each kid personally and she constantly keeps track of every kid’s development.
Ambassador for Girl rising and Girl up
The ‘Bajiroa Mastani’ actress also serves as an ambassador for Girl rising and Girl up, a United Nations foundation. She was also the national ambassador to UNICEF for child rights in 2010.
Daddy’s lil Girl
Priyanka was very close to her late father. Priyanka’s self-dependent and hardworking nature is inspired from her dad, who used to say to her “You should not want to fit into someone else’s glass slipper. You should shatter the glass ceiling.” She also has a tattoo on her wrist which reads “Daddy’s lil girl”.
Priyanka moved to a relative’s house in USA for schooling, there she was bullied with racially charged comments like “Browny go home! Curry’s walking!” According to Priyanka, these experiences made her even stronger and two years later when she moved back to India with a newer and stronger version of herself. This strong girl went ahead to become the Miss World!
Priyanka recently turned 34 and we wish her more success and a lot more power to her.