Priyanka Chopra Becomes The First South Asian Actor To Win The People’s Choice Award

Posted: January 8, 2016

Priyanka Chopra became the first ever south Asian actor to win the people’s choice award, for her role as  as an FBI trainee in the American thriller TV series Quantico.

Priyanka Chopra made India proud again. She became the first ever South Asian actor ever to win this award  for ‘Favourite Actress In A New TV Series’ for her ongoing American TV drama Quantico. She was up against veteran film and TV actresses such as Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marcia Gay Hayden, and Emma Roberts.

She received a lot of appreciation for her role as  as an FBI trainee in the American thriller TV series Quantico. Hollywood actor Vin Diesel presented her the award on Wednesday evening.

People’s Choice Awards recognizes the people and the work of popular culture, where votes are given by the general public.

In her acceptance speech she said, “I would like to thank all those who voted for Quantico. My first year in America… and to come to another country and to get this kind of acceptance is I guess what America is all about. So, thank you all for accepting…” My mom, my manager, the cast and crew the writers, ABC… everyone. I’m really overwhelmed.”

Priyanka Chopra was last seen in the last month’s blockbuster ‘Bajiroa Mastaani,” as Kaashi Bai.”

By winning this award, she made us truly proud. Watch her acceptance speech below.


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