Written By: Aashish Vashistha
July 18, 2022 (New Delhi): The ‘Desi Girl’ of Bollywood and Hollywood Sensation, Priyanka Chopra turns 40 today. There is a long list of her achievements to celebrate and she has made India proud at global forums and platforms. From being a former Miss World to one of the top stars and highest paid actors in Bollywood, and now a global icon, Priyanka Chopra has broken the glass ceiling and stereotypes many times and has become an influence for young women around the globe.
Priyanka was on the peak of her acting career when she was working for Quantico. A global ambassador for UNESCO for children’s rights, she has been a vocal advocate of women’s rights and feminism. Priyanka is one of the few stars who takes pride in being a feminist and she never hesitates to give a lesson or two on feminism. She had starred in the critically and commercially-successful Mary Kom few years back. Also, Her performance in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and Bajirao Mastani won everyone hearts. Despite this, Priyanka chose to virtually pack her bags from Mumbai in 2016 and head to Hollywood, a move many criticized. After all, many Indian actors had tried and almost all had failed. But Priyanka didn’t. She not only succeeded in carving a niche for herself in Hollywood but has been increasingly
She has used global platforms to talk about feminism and the need for equal rights and addressed issues of gender pay gap, girl child education and gender-based violence. Priyanka Chopra concluded that in order to bring change in society, it is important that women are given equal opportunities and have more representation in the workforce.