Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday received the Padma Shri, India's third highest civilian honour, from President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The former Miss World has been a part of Hindi cinema for more than a decade and has made her country proud with her lead role in the American TV series Quantico.
Her performance in last year's Bollywood release, Bajirao Mastani won her many accolades. On the work front, Priyanka is currently busy with her Hollywood film Baywatch, alongside actors Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Expressing her happiness over the honour, Priyanka took to Twitter and wrote:
Something about coming back home. Just a few days but I need to feel home this time.been too long.. Padmashri time. Family time..India bound— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 9, 2016
Her fans couldn't seem to be happier and wishes have been pouring in on Twitter.
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