Becoming a movie star isn’t easy; just look at all the aspiring actors struggling in Los Angeles. Becoming a movie star twice over. With film projects in both Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as a starring role on a broadcast show and a handful of lucrative endorsements, Chopra has managed to be the highest paid B-town actress in Hollywood.
Priyanka Chopra debuted on the list of Highest Paid TV Actresses last year. Our desi girl has slayed with her performances overseas and is now featured in the Forbes highest paid television actresses in the world after starring in American TV crime drama ‘Quantico’.
Her Journey so far…
In the 14 years since Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood debut in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, she’s managed to do just that, becoming a household name both in India and the U.S.
She gathered $10 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, which makes her Bollywood’s seventh highest-paid star. Apart from film and TV slate, Chopra endorsement deals contribute to 50% of her income.
Quantico turned tables for her
Priyanka has twice won People’s Choice award for her portrayal of Alex Parrish in Quantico. After the success of Quantico, Priyanka is all set to produce an American show based on the life of Madhuri Dixit. This should help her take a higher rank next year.
Priyanka became a household name in the West after starring in ABC’s Quantico, which was renewed for the third season in May, despite low viewership and TRPs. Quantico’s rating has gone down by 45 percent from season 1 to season 2 and its viewership dropped by 36 percent. It was also reported back then that Priyanka took a pay cut to ensure the show doesn’t go off air as she needs publicity for then soon-to-release Hollywood debut film Baywatch.
She even picked up the People’s Choice Award for her role in the series making more than $3 million per season.
Priyanka statement for choosing the role in Quantico, “I did not want to be the stereotype of either Bollywood or what Indian actors are”.
Chopra is sticking with ABC for her next TV project which is a sitcom developing based on the life of Madhuri Dixit, a distinguished Hindi actress who moved to Colorado for her husband’s job.
Chopra with her big-screen debut in the United States with May 2017’s Baywatch has been a star at India’s theaters for over a decade.
In cinemas, she earned most of her film income this year with roles in Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi and Ventilator produced by her.
In December, she was named an official ambassador for hair care company Pantene, starring in both print ads and commercials for the brand in a campaign also featuring Selena Gomez and Rhonda Rousey. She was even chosen by Luxury Indian jeweler Nirav Modi to star in its campaign. She took $1 million to represent Lyf Mobile.
Apart from television, Priyanka will be seen in two new Hollywood films Isn’t It Romantic? and A Kid Like Jake.
Her dominance in India remains strong, despite her growing U.S. presence.