“Be true to who you are. Be courageous, be selfless, be love. Courage comes from knowing your truth and standing up for it”, Priyanka Chopra Jonas didn’t just say these words but practises them every single day. The artist has made her mark in various verticals of the entertainment industry and beyond it as well. As the actress celebrates her birthday today, here are some of the most noteworthy highlights of her life (in no particular order) that prove she is a total boss babe who is on a quest to take over the world.

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After ranking second in the Femina Miss India content in 2000, the actress went on to win both, the Miss World and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty — Asia & Oceania on 30th November, 2000.

She was highly appreciated for her negative role in the 2004 release, Aitraaz and even won awards for it.

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Sonia Roy from 2004's Abbas Mustan directed Aitraaz,was Priyanka Chopra's first sincere performance as an actor.The character demanded a certain kind of body language, attitude, expressions which Chopra gave with full conviction without any hesitation on screen.The over ambitious,opportunistic gradually turns into a seductress for her sexual desires,in the meanest possible way,being luscious at the same time.The role not only won her several accolades but also placed her at a position that she went on to sign films like Krrish,Don,Bluffmaster with established production houses. #priyankachopra #akshaykumar #kareenakapoorkhan #abbasmustan #tips #aitraaz #filmcompanion #films #music #anumalik #amrishpuri #bollywoodmovies #southafrica #capetown #motorola #radiomirchi #redfm #hindustantimes #salimsulaimanlive #pareshrawal #annukapoor #imdb @imdb #filmfare #muktaarts #diwali #desimartinimovies #scoopwhoop #missmalini @filmtribe.in #filmygyan #sunidhichauhan

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PeeCee delivered another remarkable performance in Madhur Bhandarkar’s directorial, Fashion. The impressive role won her the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2010.

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The actress has proven time and again that her talent speaks for her. Which is why ‘Kashibai’ from Bajirao Mastani will always remain one of the actress’ most memorable characters.

It was in 2012 that the actress pushed the envelope and made her entry in Hollywood with her first international single, In My City.

She also became the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award for her role in Quantico. She won another People’s Choice Award for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress, the following year.

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badass #AlexParrish #quantico ❤?

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She made her movie debut in Hollywood with Baywatch but as a badass villain and floored everyone.

In 2015, Priyanka too on another role and founded her own production company with her brother, Siddharth Chopra. The production house focuses on bringing forward regional content to the big screen.

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In 2016, PeeCee was awarded the Padma Shri by former President Pranab Mukherjee which is the fourth highest honour for a civilian.

She is a philanthropist and believes in giving back to society through her actions. Priyanka is appointed as the national UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. Her foundation, The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, which works towards providing support to unprivileged children across the country in areas of Education and Health. In 2016, Priyanka was appointed as the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and received the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice for her contribution towards social causes in 2017.

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At the Bambasi Refugee Camp Primary School there is a shortage of trained teachers, with one teacher for every 89 students. This second grade class is taught by Hubahiro, she is a refugee child who is an 8th grade student at the school…she teaches grades 1-4 in the morning, and in the afternoon attends school to continue her education. Like her mother, who is also a refugee and teacher at the school, she earns a small stipend. When I first met the kids they were extremely introverted and timid. It took a lot of tickles and cuddles to get them to interact with me. Thank you Hubahiro for translating and helping the kids understand that I was a friend. @unicef @unicefethiopia #childrenuprooted

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Priyanka was the first Indian to be a presenting an award at the Oscars. She was quoted saying, “I was extremely excited to be part of the Oscars. Being one of the first few Indians to have done that felt great especially because my show Quantico wasn’t even a year old and it had become so popular in America. I felt validated and acknowledged for the actor that I am and for being able to carry off a successful show on my shoulders. Not just for the star that I am back home.”

Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017 and 2018.

It was in 2018 that the actress fell in love with and married Nick Jonas. Their whirlwind romance took the world by surprise and left everyone in awe of them!

She is also an astute entrepreneur and is one of the investors of the dating app called Bumble.

It was earlier this year that she also launched her YouTube Special ‘If I Could Tell You Just One Thing’.

These are some of the many amazing achievements and endeavours of the international icon and we can’t wait to see what she does next!