Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has just got another shot in the arm, this time from one of the most reputable American magazines Forbes, which has named her on the highest paid TV actresses list in the world – Chopra in fact thereby becomes the first Indian actress to enter this prestigious list. The current success is to a large extent being powered by Chopra’s current acting projects especially the popular American drama series “Quantico”, which is now set to run in its second season.
According to Forbes magazine, Priyanka Chopra has been listed at the 8th spot with earnings of $11 million. Among the national and international successes that Chopra has seen during this year are the period drama also starring Deepika Padukone, “Bajirao Mastani” and tedious cop drama “Jai Gangaajal”. While the former was a runaway success, the latter was less so. While Quantico second season is expected to be almost as good as the first (Chopra essays the character of a CBI agent Alex Parrish), what everyone is waiting for is her Hollywood film debut alongside the world’s highest-paid actor Dwayne Johnson in “Baywatch”.
While Bollywood and Hollywood films are bread and butter for Priyanka Chopra now, what she also banks on are a number of endorsement deals that she has inked. Also, considering that she keeps herself fit and in the news, Chopra keeps getting new contracts and projects year after year with regularity that shows how dedicated she is to her profession.
While Priyanka Chopra is making her gradual way up the rich lists in various magazines, this particular one by Forbes is dominated by the American actress Sofia Vergara, 44. However, this is nothing new for her as she has been topping this list for 5 years now. Her hot streak shows no sign of cooling off. Sofia has been listed in the No. 1 spot with a whopping $43 mn. While some of the earnings are being powered by her hit TV show “Modern Family”, Vergara, a very successful businesswoman in her own right, has a huge number of endorsement deals and on top of that she has her own line of cosmetics and products.
At No. 2 in the Forbes magazine list is actress Kaley Cuoco of “The Big Bang Theory” after having earned $ 24.5 million; at No. 3 is actress Mindy Kaling with $15 million while No. 4 spot has Ellen Pompeo and Mariska Hargitay; at No. 6 spot is Kerry Washington of “Scandal” fame with $ 13.5 million; at the No. 7th spot is “Castle” star Stana Katric.