Her road to success wasn’t entirely smooth. Indian gossip has it that before she established herself in the Indian film industry, Priyanka Chopra attempted to commit suicide on more than occasion. (Apparently, the entertainment industry anywhere in the world is equally cut-throat.) With hard work, patience and the steadfast support of her parents, younger brother and other family members, Priyanka overcame the hard times and gradually earned respect for her work as an actress, singer, TV personality and writer.
Here in the United States we are not familiar with most of the films she starred in India, but she worked consistently since 2002. Her breakthrough role was in the in the 2008 Madhur Bhandarkar’s film “Fashion” which earned her numerous awards: the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, the IIFA Award for Best Actress, the National Film Award for Best Actress, the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and the Screen Award for Best Actress. The critical acclaim was followed by commercial success and her career continues to climb in India ever since.
Her career in the United States began with a voiceover for the character of Ishani in Disney Animation Studios’s film Planes.
The next step led Priyanka Chopra to music. She signed a contract with the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles (as the FIRST Indian artist!) in 2012. Chopra released her first American single “In My City”, the same year. (It was used on TV for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football). Priyanka Chopra was a featured artist on The Chainsmokers’ “Erase”. In 2013 Chopra released her second single “Exotic” featuring Pitbull. In 2014 Priyanka released her third single, a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”.
In 2015 came TV’s Quantico which earned her People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Actress In A New TV Series” and “Favorite Dramatic TV Actress”.