Los Angeles, Jan 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has won the Favourite Actress in a New TV series 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.
Priyanka is said to be the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice award.
“Quantico” co-writer Sharbari Ahmed posted on Twitter: “Congratulations @priyankachopra ! the FIRST South Asian Actress to win a PCA”
Currently in its 42nd edition, the popular American awards show recognises the people and the work of popular culture, where votes are given by the general public.
After winning the award, Priyanka took to Twitter to thank all for supporting her in her debut TV series.
“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 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 next be seen onscreen in forthcoming Bollywood film “Jai Gangaajal”, which is slated to release on March 4.