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India’s Bollywood Actress Receives India’s Fourth-Highest Civilian Honor

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor by President Pranab Mukherjee at an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Chopra, 33, who flew to India from her “Baywatch” shoot in Los Angeles to receive the award said, “This is the best award I have ever received. Thank you so much. I am grateful.”

The “Jai Gangajaal” star was radiantly and elegantly clad in a lemon yellow sari as she received the honor.

The actress ventured into Bollywood in 2003 with the film “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy” followed by “Andaaz”, “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi”, “Krrish”, “Fashion” and “Bajirao Mastani.”

She is also a former Miss World and has a singing career.

Chopra has won global acclaim for her role as FBI agent Alex Parrish on ABC’s “Quantico,” and has also gained popularity for her role in the Hollywood film “Baywatch” alongside Dwayne John.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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