If India is proud of the actresses that have made their standing not only at national but at an International level too then Priyanka Chopra Jonas is definitely on that list. She is not only an inspiration for the women of India but to every woman across the globe. People want to acquire what she has through her hard work, dedication and smart thinking. Coming from a non-Bollywood industrial background, PC has made herself into a person that everyone wants to be her, and she takes credit for that.
She has proved that she’s a great actress, singer, host and a person but also a great role model and philanthropist for everyone out there by getting awarded with UNICEF’s humanitarian award.
Priyanka Chopra is a Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Children’s Funds for child rights. For her, the last 15 years, the actress has been serving the UNICEF, and her work was rewarded at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York. In June 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund revealed the actress’ name as the 2019 award winner. Her mother and mentor, Madhu Chopra, accompanied PC to the ball where she was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.
The DDD actress took to Instagram to share the news with her fans and thank UNICEF for the honor. She posted a picture and caption, “I am in awe of the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of the people who work for #UNIECEF. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey.”
Priyanka further thanked the UNICEF to let her serve as the Goodwill Ambassador for 15 years. She takes pride in the position she is today and also mentioned that this is a privilege of her life to serving. PC who is also known as a renowned Philanthropist explained that today, Philanthropy goes beyond just the funding projects. She stated that giving back to people and life, in general, is a way of life now. She urged people to be disruptive, show compassion and care, be catalytic in our actions and solutions.
Diane von Furstenberg, a veteran fashion designer, awarded the actress with her Humanitarian award. Priyanka also opened up about her journey with the organization.
‘I had just become an actor, and I was figuring out that I had this platform. I had started associating with causes that I believed were important. I was working with thalassemia children, children’s wards, and suddenly I realized that there was a theme that I was working with a lot of kids. My then manager Natasha Pal told me that there is this organization called UNICEF and maybe I should volunteer.”
She further explained, “I started reading up a lot more, and I started volunteering my time. A couple of years later, I became a national ambassador in India, and then two years ago, I became a global ambassador for UNICEF. The journey has been now 15 years.’
Inspired by his wife, Nick Jonas with who the actress recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, commented on her picture by saying “So inspired by you every day. Congratulations beautiful”. Nick Jonas posted an image of his wife, PC by stating that she inspires him every day, and he is grateful for that.
Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award is an award named after actor Danny Kaye who was an American actor, dancer, and singer. He became the first goodwill ambassador of UNICEF in 1954, and he was awarded Honorary Oscar for the film about his work with UNICEF. He not only worked with UNICEF but also helped the organization to popularize through various public announcements, interviews, and campaigns. Danny Kaye was awarded Humanitarian Award from the Lions Club in 1974.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas was also awarded at Festival International Du Film De Marrakech in Morocco. The event was at the famous Jemaa el Fna square in Morocco where the actress slayed the red carpet in an ivory saree and strapless blouse like a royalty.
The actress was honored at Festival for her extraordinary two-decade career as an actor and now as a producer. The outfit was a creation of PC’s favorite designer duo- Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
The Fashion actress who was very happy with her success took her Instagram to share the news of being honored for her work with her fans by posting a picture from the event holding an award. She captioned the photo “To think that my career started nearly 20 years ago is surreal. I am honored and proud to be recognized tonight at the Marrakesh Film Festival. Thank you, truly, to everyone who came out to Jemaa el Fna square.”
Other than Priyanka Chopra, Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, US filmmaker-actor Robert Redford, French actor Marion Cotillard, British producer Jeremy Thomas, American actor Harvey Keitel, French director Bertrand Tavernier and Italian directors Luca Guadagnion was honored at the film festival.
Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with Anil Sharma’s The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, and ever since then, the actress has never looked back and made a name for herself in the fickle industry. She always had a vision and aimed to be successful, and here she is. She had her parents to support her throughout. Priyanka’s mother stood by her as a rock even after her father passed away and PC stood by her mother and brother like a rock.
She debuted in the glam world after she was crowned Miss World 2000 and decided to make her career in Bollywood. In her journey of 20 years, PC faced a lot of criticism, backlash, and hate, but that didn’t stop the Dostana actress from doing what she always believed in. She is still unstoppable. She was awarded for the courage that she shows to the world that a person who is not from the film background can make it in the industry if you know how to get to your crown.
Her fans across the globe love and admire her for all that she has done. She inspires so many lives that she might not even know about. Priyanka Chopra is an epitome of beauty with a fearless mind. She’s bold, daring and powerful. She always said that her journey as an artist has a long way to go. We need more people like Priyanka Chopra, who is not only a celebrity but also a philanthropist and hopes for a better world. Just like her if we inspire people to work hard to make this world a little better, we’d all be happy.
Priyanka Chopra’s success and level of humanity in unmatched and her willingness to work for society is commendable. Priyanka was last in The Sky is Pink along with Farhan Akhtar, and now she is gearing up for The White Tiger with Rajkumar Rao that will premiere on Netflix soon.