Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actors in the world, after starring on American series ‘Quantico’. Priyanka ranks eighth in the coveted list, which has retained American Actor Sofia Vergara at the first position fifth year in a row.
Priyanka made her international acting debut last year with ABC’s ‘Quantico’ and now is gearing up for its second season. Back home, the 34-year-old actor has starred in two Bollywood films in the past one year - Bajirao Mastani and Jai Gangaajal, and will make her Hollywood film debut with Baywatch alongside Hollywood heavy-hitters including Dwayne Johnson, the world’s highest-paid actor. But like most television actors, her millions are not made from screen time alone. Priyanka is one of India’s top picks for advertisers, reported Forbes magazine. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ actor Kaley Cuoco is at the second position, with an earning of USD 24.5 million. Mindy Kaling came up third with USD 15 million, followed by a tie for fourth place between Ellen Pompeo and Mariska Hargitay, who both made USD 14.5 million.
Before Priyanka, Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone also made the country proud by entering the 2016 Forbes list of world’s highest paid actors.