Turns out, there really is no stopping Priyanka Chopra. The beauty queen-turned-Bollywood actor-turned-TV star slash latest US pop culture icon has made it to the 97th spot on Forbes annual list of 100 Most Powerful Women in the world. Pretty impressive, even if you’re not a PC fan.
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany takes the top spot while UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May (*cough*Brexit*cough*) ranks second.
Other women from India who’ve made it to the list include: PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi (11th), ICICI’s Chanda Kochhar (32nd), Roshni Nadar Malhotra the CEO of HCL (57th), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw the MD of Biocon Ltd (71st), and Shobhana Bhartia the Chairperson of Hindustan Times Group (92nd).
Priyanka was also ranked 15th in Forbes list of 15 Most Powerful Women In Entertainment And Media 2017 which also features Beyonce, Anna Wintour (Artistic Director, Conde Nast), JK Rowling, Taylor Swift and Shobhana Bhartia.
PC may have made it to several popular culture and entertainment lists in the past, but Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women is a novel experience for Chopra. She has earlier made to Forbes list of ’10 Highest Paid TV Actresses’ in 2016 as well as in 2017. Calling Chopra ‘arguably the most successful Bollywood actor to cross over to Hollywood’, Forbes listed PC’s contribution to social causes as well. Writes Forbes:
As the star of ABC’s Quantico, she’s one of TV’s highest-earning actresses and the first Indian actor to lead a drama series on American television. As a producer, Chopra founded Mumbai-based Purple Pebble Pictures, which strives to promote regional filmmakers and up-and-coming Indian talent. Passionate about protecting children’s rights, she’s a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and United Nations Foundation Girl Up Champion, and her nonprofit The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education provides schooling and medical care.
Priyanka is yet to react to her making it to a Forbes list yet again, in the meantime, fans have woken up to the news:
— VISMINI (@yasiru_vismini) November 1, 2017
Wow wow wow. Forbes top 100 most powerful women. Many congratulations, making india proud. Cheers
— Ashish Bubna (@ashishoriginhr) November 2, 2017
— Trooper (@PC_SuperTrooper) November 1, 2017
— pcourheartbeat. (@PcOurHeartbeat) November 1, 2017
You can check out Forbes’ full list here