Priyanka Humbled To Recieve UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award
Another feather in Priyanka Chopra’s cap! Global icon Priyanka Chopra will soon be honoured by UNICEF as the Indian actress to receive the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in December. The event is to be held on December 3, in New York.
Announcing the news on her official Twitter handle, Priyanka, a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, wrote: “So humbled. Thank you Unicef for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the Unicef Snowflake Ball in December.”
The 36-year-old global actress says she is humbled to be bestowed with the honour, and the work she does for UNICEF means everything to her. “My work with Unicef on behalf of all the world’s children means everything to me. Here’s to peace, freedom and the right to education,” she added.
Priyanka has worked with UNICEF since 2006. She was appointed the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016.
She as an actor, producer, singer, investor and philanthropist, and most importantly Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and now, Priyanka has been featured among the Most Influential Asians on Gold House’s A100 list, TOI reported. She is the first Indian star to get this prestigious title, second time round, as the list honours the members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Our Desi Girl has been featured on the list, in 2018 as well.
Her career graph
Starting from winning Miss India World to changing the cinematic landscape with unconventional roles in Bollywood, to achieving a niche for herself in the West through her lead role in drama thriller series Quantico, Priyanka has come a long way.
She acquired fame as a global actress. But as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, she is doing much more
Priyanka, who never misses a chance to update on social media (she has a huge fan following), strongly advocates in promoting various causes such as environment, health and education, and women’s rights and is particularly vocal about gender equality and feminism.
On the acting and producing front, last year saw the release of her first Assamese production, Bhoga Khirikee (means Broken Window). Written and directed by Jahnu Barua, an internationally acclaimed film director from Assam, the film was about showcasing the wonders the state possess. Priyanka produced Pahuna, a Sikkimese film, which was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Her latest Hollywood movie was pairing with Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson for Isn’t It Romanticand the actress has wrapped up shooting for Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pinkwith Farhan Akhtar.
Previously, Priyanka teamed up with Hollywood star Will Smith to star in ad-supported originals by YouTube.
The actress who always speaks about social issues had earlier said that even a star like her can’t ignore the pressure ‘glorification of trolling’ creates. Chopra said that it adds “crazy pressure” on entertainers, and she feels that the rapid culture of trolling celebrities can only lead to bullying and depression. “Those are the pressures that are not even created by us or the fans. It is just created by the one thing, which is the Internet. It has made people’s job easier… You can make a story out of anybody’s comment,” the Quantico star told IANS in an interview when asked about the pressure that comes with the tag of being a ‘global star.’
Feature Image Credit: Priyanka Chopra / Instagram