Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who has created waves with her stint in the American drama series “Quantico,” says she is honored to serve as Unicef’s Global Goodwill Ambassador.
Chopra on Tuesday wrote on Twitter: “Can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Honored to now serve as UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador along with this amazing group For Every Child.”
The former Miss World (she won the title in 2000), who will be seen making her international debut with the film “Baywatch” shared a photograph of herself along with football star David Beckham and actress Millie Bobby Brown on Instagram.
The “Bajirao Mastani” actress thanked Beckham and Brown for introducing her to the Unicef global family. “Thank you David Beckham and Millie Bobby Brown for inducting me into the UNICEF global family. Always delighted to meet like-minded people who believe that there is humanity left in us after all,” she wrote alongside the image.
Chopra, 34, also praised Brown for being a “superb host” and congratulated her for the “Golden Globes nod for every child” 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.
While shooting the song “Do Me A Favor, Let’s Play Holi” in the movie Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), she stepped on a live wire and received a shock. She was hospitalized for a day. She did her schooling from La Martinière in Lucknow. She completed tenth grade in Boston and wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist.