Priyanka Chopra doesn’t need an introduction. However, describing her precisely would take pages on pages. Reason? Well, she isn’t just a Bollywood doll. She is a superstar in real sense. The former Miss World (2000), a Bollywood star, recording artist, model, humanitarian (UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador), and activist (promoter for education of girls in India), and an international star, Priyanka Chopra carries an aura that’s huge and extremely impressive in all respects.
Let’s have a look at 9 things that makes her a SuperStar:
- The Actress We Know
The lissom lass started her career with Tamil Film ‘Thamizhan in the year 2002. Her entry into Bollywood was with the movie ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’ in 2003 where she shared the screen with established stars Priety Zinta and Sunny Deol. For Andaz, she won the Filmfare Best Female debut award. There has been no looking back since then. She went on to do around 51 Hindi movies which were appreciated b critics and her fans alike. Chopra portrayed an autistic woman in the romantic comedy-drama Barfi! It received positive response. The film was chosen as India’s official entry for the 85th Academy Awards.
- Miss World
Priyanka Chopra entered the Femina Miss India contest of 2000 and finished second. This made her a Femina Miss India World pageant. The talented girl went on to the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000. She was also awarded with titles Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania. Chopra became the fifth Indian contestant to win Miss World in seven years.
- Highest Paid Actress and the Most Popular
Priyanka Chopra is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses. She is also considered as the most talented and popular Bollywood celebrity in India. This popularity and enviable success fell into her kitty after playing strong, independent characters in movies like:
- Aitraaz in 2004
- Fashion in 2008
- Kaminey in 2009
- What’s Your Raashee? in 2009
- 7 Khoon Maaf in 2011
- Barfi! in 2012
She had worked extremely hard to gain of this amount. Her versatility in portraying a wide range of unconventional roles has snowballed her popularity among Indian fans and across the borders. The CNN-IBN had described her “as one of the most powerful actresses in the current lot and someone who doesn’t shy away from experimenting with roles within the realms of popular cinema”.
- The Humanitarian
Besides being an extremely beautiful, talented, and hardworking actress, Priyanka Chopra is a philanthropist both by heart and her work. She helps spreading awareness and makes dedicated efforts towards girl’s education through her namesake charity, The Priyanka Chopra Foundation. She has also worked with UNICEF since the year 2008. Chopra was engaged in recording public-service announcements and contributing in media panel discussions for promoting children’s rights and the education of girls. Later on in August 2010, she was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.
- Green Activist
The Bollywood star is a supporter of environmental charities. She had been appointed as the brand ambassador for NDTV’s Greenathon, an initiative that supports eco-friendliness and boosts electricity supplies to rural villages of the country. To support this cause, she had also appeared in an animated video with children. In an innovative initiative, the star removed rubbish from the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra. This was a dedicated attempt to increase awareness of environmental issues. The actress also “adopted” a tigress in the year 2011 and a lioness in 2012 from the Birsa biological park. She is paying for the upkeep of these animals for a year.
- The International Star
Priyanka Chopra had made us proud overseas. She is now a renowned name in the global arena. In 2012, Chopra became the first Bollywood star signed by Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, an entertainment and sports agency. She travelled to the United States to work on her album Los Angeles and collaborated with some of the known artists including Matthew Koma, Sam Watters, and Jay Sean. She released her first single, “In My City”, on 13 September 2012. Her recent track “Exotic” with Pitbull has garnered over 10 million hits on YouTube in less than a month. It also landed in the ‘Billboard Dance’ charts.
- Queen of Brand Endorsements
The gorgeous actress was declared ‘Queen of Brand Endorsements in India’. In a survey conducted by AdEx India, the actress ranked second on the list of brand ambassadors of the year 2008 (first being actor Shah Rukh Khan). According to Manish Porwal (Alchemist Talent Solutions Chopra was a stable and dependable brand endorser. The best part is that most brands were happy to have renewed their contract with her. Chopra became the first female representative of Hero Honda.
This is yet another talent of Chopra that came out of the hiding after she began writing an opinion column, “The Priyanka Chopra Column”. This was written for the Hindustan Times in the 2009. She continued writing intermittently for newspapers till the year 2012. In August 2012, she had also written a column published in The Times of India titled “No woman in Mumbai feels safe any longer”. Here, she discussed the murder of a 25-year-old Pallavi Purkayastha, whom she met while working on Don.
- In School Text Books
Priyanka Chopra is the first Indian actress to feature in a school text book. Her hard work and success is described in a chapter of ‘Roving Families, Shifting Homes’. This is a book taught at ‘Springdales School’ in India. The book showcases pictures of the actress’ family and the proud moment when she was crowned Miss World.
All that in one woman? Well, this makes the superb actress more than a human. She is superhuman to pull it all off so well. Just as most women in this country, she struggles to get ample sleep, worries too much, and works very hard.