Los Angeles: Former Miss World and renowned Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has won Favourite Actress award at the People’s Choice Awards (PCA) 2016 here for her lead role in American TV thriller series “Quantico”.
The 33-year-old, who plays the role of an FBI agent named Alex Parish in the show, was competing against actresses like Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Marcia Gay Harden in the category.
Hollywood actor Vin Diesel presented her the award on Wednesday evening who is said to be the first South Asian actress to win the title.
“Quantico” co-writer Sharbari Ahmed posted on Twitter: “Congratulations @priyankachopra ! the FIRST South Asian Actress to win a PCA”
The popular American awards show recognises the people and the work of popular culture, where votes are given by the general public. The show is currently in its 42nd edition.
Priyanka took to Twitter to thank all for supporting her in her debut TV series after winning the award.
“I am so fortunate! Thank you to everyone who voted for me at the #PCAs! My #PCManiacs- I am nothing without you! Big love,” she tweeted alongside a photograph of herself with the trophy.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 7, 2016
Priyanka looked stunning at the awards gala in her glittering gold and silver dress designed by American fashion designer Vera Wang. Her makeup was done by Stephanie Barnes. She posted a photograph of Barnes’s makeup station on Twitter just before the show.
The National Award winning actress, best known for her roles in films like “Andaaz”, “Aitraaz”, “Krrish”, “Fashion” and “Mary Kom”, was last seen on the silver screen as Kashibai in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2015 film “Bajirao Mastani”.
Bollywood celebrities like Nimrat Kaur and Sunny Leone later congratulated Priyanka over making India proud again.
Nimrat, who played a pivotal role in American TV series “Homeland”, tweeted: “Brilliant and so incredibly well deserved! So so proud of this tigress! A first of many more to go @priyankachopra.”
Sunny wrote: “@priyankachopra wowy wow! Congrats! Party hard tonight!”
Priyanka will soon be seen onscreen in forthcoming Bollywood film “Jai Gangaajal”, which is slated to release on March 4.(IANS)