After having tasted immense success in Bollywood and then later in Hollywood — with her show Quantico and film projects like Baywatch — actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has added another feather to her cap. In the recently-released list of 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes magazine, Chopra is ranked 97th along with the likes of Beyonce Knowles (#50), Taylor Swift (#85), JK Rowling (#88) etc.
In the list of 15 Most Powerful Women in Media and Entertainment by Forbes, Chopra is placed at rank 15.
Many Indian women including Chanda Kochhar (who also happens to be the most powerful Indian woman on the list at #32), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (#71), Roshni Nadar Malhotra (#57) have been featured on the list.
Chopra’s bio on the Forbes website reads: “Chopra is arguably the most successful Bollywood actor to cross over to Hollywood. She began her acting career in 2003, and has since appeared in more than 40 Bollywood films, making her US big-screen debut in 2017’s Baywatch. As the star of ABC’s Quantico, she’s one of TV’s highest-earning actresses and the first Indian actor to lead a drama series on American television. As a producer, Chopra founded Mumbai-based Purple Pebble Pictures, which strives to promote regional filmmakers and up-and-coming Indian talent. Passionate about protecting children’s rights, she’s a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and United Nations Foundation Girl Up Champion, and her nonprofit The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education provides schooling and medical care.”
Chopra is currently busy shooting for Quantico Season 3, reports NDTV.
She has two upcoming Hollywood releases — Isn’t It Romantic? and A Kid Like Jake — which are slated to release next year in 2018.
She is also reportedly producing an American show based on Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit’s life in the US