Priyanka Chopra has been voted as the ‘Sexiest Asian Woman’ for the year 2015 by a London-based weekly, Eastern Eye. The newspaper has released a list of ’50 Sexiest Asian Women’ and has placed the Indian actress on the top. Chopra has been a sensational performer in the India film industry and has won many awards as well. The actress is also acting as a lead role in an American television series named Quantico, which has brought her further into the international limelight.
The singer and actress, 33, came out on top following millions of votes pouring in from across the globe on social media for the 2015 edition of the popular ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ poll conducted by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye.
“Now that’s a title I’m happy to hold on to. I’m bringing sexy back! A big thank you to everyone who’s voted for me. Thank you also to ‘Eastern Eye’ for making me feel ‘sexy’; well, at least for another year. A piece of advice to the ladies – it’s all in the mind. Remember, sexy is as sexy does,” said Chopra.
This is the third time in the past four years that Chopra, who has been making waves with her role as an FBI recruit in American television thriller “Quantico,” topped the list. The win rounds off a dream year for the former Miss World, which includes winning all-around praise for her 2014 film “Mary Kom” and 2015 box-office hit “Dil Dhadakne Do.”
In July 2014, UK-based magazine FHM voted Indian actress Deepika Padukone as the sexiest woman in the world. On receiving the award, Deepika had said that her physical appearance had little to do with the award and it was her work that led to this achievement.
“Priyanka Chopra is doing India proud on the global stage and winning loads of admirers. This was illustrated by the largest-ever number of votes by non-Asians that she received from all over the world. “She is clearly building bridges internationally through her art and will continue to do so in the coming years. And by excelling in TV, film and music, the multi-talented actress has shown just how far hard work can take you,” said Asjad Nazir, ‘Eastern Eye’ entertainment editor and founder of the list.
The mass interest in the list, now in its 12th year, was such that it was trending on Twitter across India and Pakistan during the voting process. Popular television actress Sanaya Irani rose one place from last year to come in second, and fellow small screen star Drashti Dhami took the third spot.
A-list Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone (4) and Katrina Kaif (5) completed the top 5. Others in the top 10 are Nia Sharma (6), Kareena Kapoor Khan (7), Gauahar Khan (8), Sonam Kapoor (9) and the highest placed Pakistani, Mahira Khan (10). The highest placed newcomer in this year’s list is young Indian television actress Niti Taylor (15).
The highest placed British woman is once again TV actress Jasmin Walia (28) and Canadian actress Hannah Simone (35), a newcomer in the list, is the highest-placed North American. Madhuri Dixit, 48, is the oldest lady in the 2015 countdown ranked 44th, and 20-year-old actress Radhika Madan is the youngest, ranked 24th.
Others on the 2015 list include Shraddha Kapoor (19), Bipasha Basu (25), Alia Bhatt (27), Parineeti Chopra (33), Mehreen Syed (38) and Kanika Kapoor (48). The complete ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ 2015 list, which is compiled from votes on social media, will be published in ‘Eastern Eye’ Dec. 11.
Priyanka Chopra was born 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared her for further studies in the USA. Having completed tenth grade in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, she decided to become a software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist.
She enjoys Indian music and dance; flair for writing poetry and short stories; reading, especially biographies; and has worked for a lot of social-welfare programs. She is the only Indian in the USA to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honor Choir, extensive charity work back in India and the USA, and joined the CAF and CII in their literacy program and is their ambassador. Member of the support group for the Thalassemic children in U.P., India, participated in the adult education awareness program with the non-governmental organizations in the peripheral areas of Bareilly, joined the Indian Government-sponsored Polio Eradication Program as a volunteer. Raised funds for the destitute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by participating in a church program.