From Bollywood’s desi girl to Hollywood’s PeeCee, Priyanka Chopra has paved her way to success!
Priyanka Chopra won the title of Miss World in 2000. Soon she stepped into Bollywood and made a name for herself in no time. With a successful career in Bollywood, she stepped into the Hollywood music industry, and soon after she was featured in a Hollywood web series Quantico, which gave her global recognition. From Miss World to Bollywood to UNICEF Goodwill ambassador and Hollywood, if we trace her successful journey then there will be a lengthy list of different accolades and honours. She has been unstoppable since the beginning and has been an inspiration for many women, colleagues, and peers.
Without any further ado, let us look into PeeCee’s journey and celebrate her achievements as she continues to add feathers to her hat and expand her global presence each day.
Winning Miss World 2000
She was just 18 when she participated in the Miss India beauty pageant which eventually was won by her. Later she proudly represented India in the global Miss World and was crowned the prestigious title. Her answer on Mother Teresa and why she will always be considered as a successful woman gained appreciation from people across the globe.
Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza were also a part of the beauty pageant along with PeeCee. While the latter was crowned with the Miss India World crown, Dutta was awarded Miss India Universe and Dia Mirza was crowned as Miss India Asia Pacific. Here is a picture of the three together.
Desi girl’s journey in Bollywood
Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with the movie The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy. She was cast along with Sunny Deol, Priety Zinta, and Amrish Puri. After that, she was featured in movies like Aitraaz, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Bluffmaster, Dostana, Kaminey, Barfi, Bajirao Mastani, Mary Kom, Dil Dhadakne Do and The Sky Is Pink.
There was a time when her films didn’t quite go well at the Box Office. People commented that her time in the industry was almost finished, but then came to the movie National Award winner ‘Fashion’ in 2008 which stunned everyone. Her stellar performance gained her appreciation and everyone believed that the ‘star was reborn’.
Her Journey into Hollywood
PeeCee didn’t restrict herself to Bollywood. After tasting the success of Bollywood, she decided to step into Hollywood and chose Quantico as her very first projection in which she played the role of FBI agent Alex Parrish. Chopra scored in this thriller-spy movie which also gave her global recognition. She became the first South Asian to win the People’s Choice Award. After starring in this three-season series, she made her movie debut with Dwayne Johnson’s Baywatch in which she portrayed the role of the main antagonist. She also became the first Indian to bag an Oscar nomination and was joined with her husband, Nick Jonas.
Recently, she was a part of the famous movie series Matrix’s fourth instalment, Matrix Resurrection alongside Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburn, Jessica Henwick, and others. Her critically acclaimed movie The White Tiger bagged a BAFTA nomination as well.
Priyanka Chopra broke into Hollywood music with her international single. She was the first Bollywood celebrity to do so. She came up with the track In My City and the following year, she collaborated with Pitbull and created ‘Exotic’ which was received positively by the audience of the US and India.
Did You Know: PeeCee also tried her luck in singing in her very first Tamil film Thamizhan, wherein she sang the song Ullathai Killathe. She played the lead role in the movie.
Chopra writes her own novel
In 2021, Priyanka Chopra finished her memoir ‘Unfinished’. It is a collection of personal essays, stories, and observations and the book narrates some important chronicles from Chopra’s life. She writes about the challenges she faced throughout her journey, about Bollywood and Hollywood, and much more!
Chopra has many feathers on her hats and juggles between different roles. Sometimes she is an actress, other times she is a producer, and sometimes she is also an entrepreneur. She started her own production house in 2015 with Purple Pebble Pictures along with her mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra. They have produced Marathi’s acclaimed comedy-drama Ventilator, The Sky is Pink, and The White Tiger. She was at 94rth place in the Forbes Most Powerful Women in 2018, with the list topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Priyanka Chopra enjoys US $70 million net worth. She is India’s second richest actress, after Aishwarya Rai.