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'Desi girl' Priyanka Chopra raised own bar globally in 2016

The year saw Priyanka Chopra becoming the first South Asian to win a People's Choice Award, followed by presenting Oscar and Emmy awards, being invited to the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and was also conferred India's fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri. "I feel that I am destiny's favourite child," Priyanka said in an interview earlier this year. And she didn't mean it for nothing. Priyanka's journey in showbiz started when, at 17, she was crowned Miss World -- a title that no other Indian girl has brought back to the country. The Bareilly-born talent forayed into Bollywood in 2003 with "The Hero: Love Story of a Spy". After that, there was no looking back as she kept delivering the unexpected.

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