The breakthrough of Priyanka Chopra can be likened to a fantasy girl whose dream became a reality at a tender age that would later introduce her to the world as the next big thing.
Our focus today is Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, and film producer. She was born in Jamshedpur, Bihar now known as Jharkhand to physician parents in the Indian Army, Ashok and Madhu Chopra. Due to her parents’ occupation, she moved to different locations in India her parents were posted and her childhood is often described as an adventure. It was when she relocated to the United States at the age of 13 that she began to nurture her dream by participating in theatre production and western music.
However, she was faced with the issue of racial discrimination that nearly weighed her down and made her develop low self-esteem. She was constantly bullied by Black Americans for being the only Indian amidst them. Due to her beauty, she had many admirers and her parents had to install bars in their home to protect her from any harm.
Priyanka Chopra is just one out of a long list of famous people to suffer from the notorious Hydra called low self-esteem.
Priyanka had Eureka moment in different phases. She won a local pageantry that earned her recognition. At the age of seventeen, she won the title of Miss India and Miss World which would later pave way for her smooth entry to Bollywood. After conquering the pageantry world, she began to make gradual entry into the film industry and was supposed to make her debut in the movie Tamil that was well received by critics despite the claim that her role was limited. She won an award for the best performance in a negative for her resilience.
However, the year 2005 marked the biggest Eureka moment in her acting career; her role in the movie Waqt: The Race against time which featured Amitabh Bachachan was highly praised by critics. This was the starting point of her acting career and she would go on to record more successful roles in movies such as Yakeen, Barsaat, and the comedy thriller movie, Bluffmaster.In 2013, she appeared as the familiar face of the American Small Screen and her journey to Hollywood kick-started with her performance on National Football League (NFL). The big international breakthrough finally arrived when she was cast in the movie ‘Quantico’ by ABC studio in 2015 which lasted until 2018. This was followed by a role in “Isn’t It Romantic” and “Baywatch.”
She has lots of achievements that show how ambitious she is with her career; she is the first Indian model to feature for Guess, and the first Indian actress to feature in a school textbook. Furthermore, she has lots of achievements in her career such as being one of the most influential personalities in 2016 by Time Magazine, and one of the highest-paid Bollywood actresses.
She’s the first South Asian to win the People’s Choice Award, awarded the fourth highest civilian award known as Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution towards art.