Almost every birthday greeting coming from Bollywood stars about Priyanka Chopra talks about what a massive inspiration she is. And that is definitely true. The Barfi actor is the first Indian actress to make it so big on the global stage. The path had been paved before by successful celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor but Priyanka Chopra has taken it a notch higher with the kind of mainstream exposure she has received.
The year gone by was a winner for Priyanka Chopra. She is the only Indian besides Virat Kohli to have made it to the top 30 of the Instagram Rich List of 2021. Priyanka was at number 27 on the list and it was reported that she makes around Rs 3 crore ($403,000) for every promotional post on the social media app.
Priyanka also produced and starred in the Netflix film, The White Tiger which opened to much critical acclaim and even got an Oscar nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. In fact, in an appearance on a podcast, PC had said that Nick Jonas believes that she might be the “first Jonas to win an Oscar”. “Get ready! This movie is unreal and my wife @priyankachopra is exceptional in it,” Nick had written in the caption when he had shared the trailer for The White Tiger.
Adding another highlight to her life, the actress also released her memoir, Unfinished, which became an instant bestseller. People have wanted to know more about her journey for years now and Unfinished gave them a glimpse into the superstar’s life – from her childhood to her days of struggle in Bollywood to becoming a National Award-winning actress. “Ironically, I named this memoir years before I started writing it. Having been a public person now for 20 years, with so much life to live and a long list of things to check off my list personally and professionally, I am very much #Unfinished. BUT the funny thing about writing a memoir is that it forces you to look at things differently, reconciling so many things you thought you had put to bed. In doing so I’ve realized that being “unfinished” has deeper meaning for me, and has in fact been one of the most common threads of my life,” Priyanka had shared when she first announced the release of her autobiography.
She’s also a successful businesswoman now and has opened her own restaurant, SONA, in New York and has also launched her new brand, Anomaly which offers a range of products like hair masks, dry shampoos, shampoos, and conditioners. “I saw a gap in the market for affordable, clean, and sustainable haircare, especially at an affordable price point, and so for the past year and a half I’ve poured my heart into bringing this brand to life,” she wrote on her Facebook page about Anomaly.
What’s great is that Anomaly is cruelty free and the packaging is made from 70% to 100% post-consumer recycled materials, according to media reports.
What Priyanka is also known for is her stunning sense of style and her look for the Billboard Music Awards 2021 went viral. Nick Jonas was the official host of the event and Chopra was a presenter at the awards. Priyanka and Nick had also announced the nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards.
The actress has also been shooting for multiple projects including the thriller series, Citadel, where she’ll be seen opposite actor Richard Madden. She has also been cast in the next installment of the Matrix series and will also reportedly feature as Ma Anand Sheela in Barry Levinson’s Sheela – a film which she’ll be producing for Amazon Studios.