Wednesday women of wonder : Priyanka Chopra
We remember the summer days when we would curl on the couch and binge watch Bollywood movies back-to-back, till our eyes felt fuzzy. Long gone are those days, but what has stayed is our love for Priyanka Chopra. Well, now it is Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Priyanka is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. Priyanka initially wanted to study engineering (beauty and brains) but went to work in the Indian film industry.
Chopra is not only a renowned actress, but she is also a philanthropist—and has worked with UNICEF since 2006. Her foundation, The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education works to support unprivileged children across the country. Ten percent of her earnings go to the foundation operations and pays for medical and education expenses for over seventy children in India. Time magazine listed her as 100 most influence people in the world. She promotes social causes such as environment, health, education, and women's rights; and is vocal about gender equality and feminism.
In 2018, Priyanka married Nick Jonas, an American musician and actor. During their engagement celebration in India, Priyanka and Jonas visited St. Catherine’s Orphanage in Mumbai, where they sang to the children with impromptu performances. Priyanka is a true inspiration to women of color everywhere-- along with her career in movies, she has continued to launch humanitarian causes to better countries around the world.
A natural beauty, full of grace and wit--it is refreshing to see Mrs. Jonas as an Indian actress that did not succumb to the peer pressure of skin lightening and has stayed true to herself. We, at The Beem Box are happy to list Priyanka Chopra as this week's Women of Wonder, she inspires us to do good and to leave a positive mark in the world.
Btdubbs, if you have never watched a Bollywood movie—stop what you're doing now and find one to watch – 3 idiots, Lagaan, Hungama, are some of our favorites.
And if you have watched some, what is your favorite Bollywood movie?