Priyanka Chopra needs no introduction. She is the most versatile actor and has proved her worth every time. Her life story is inspiring for many of us. She is one of the highest-paid and most successful actresses not only in Bollywood but also in Hollywood.

Coming from a family who didn’t have any strong background in the Film industry, Priyanka Chopra never thought of showbiz as her career. She wanted to be an aeronautical engineer at NASA. Things changed in her life when she came back home disturbed due to racist comments she faced from her classmate due to her skin tone. Her mother secretly sent her portfolio for the Miss India audition and that’s where her journey for Miss World began.

After becoming Miss World in 2001 she started acting in Bollywood movies. She gave many hit movies by proving her good acting skills. Her acting was acknowledged all over the world and soon she went on to become an international celebrity. In 2019 she was listed out as one of the powerful women on the entertainment list including Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.

She talked about how she taught herself confidence through the years in an interview with BUILD Series LDN. “When I was a teenager I had a lot of self-esteem issues like most teenagers do. You don’t know what is happening with you. You don’t know what your body is going through. I was gawky, my hair was all funny and frizzy…I was very confused with who I was and who I was supposed to be,” she recalls.

She tells of being bullied in high school in America and returning to India at the age of 15. When her mother sent her images of the actor for the Miss India pageant without notifying her, fate intervened. “I just thought they called me because I was discovered,” she joked. “It gave me a sense of confidence,” she said. Speaking the way she did on stage won her crown. It gave her a sense of self and also made her aware that “confidence is your best accessory”.

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