#9 Priyanka Chopra
You may be surprised to discover that Priyanka aspired to study aeronautical engineering but in the end, succumbed to the many acting offers available to her when she won the Miss World 2000 title. She soon established herself as Bollywood’s leading lady with starring roles in various box office hits since 2003. From 2015-2018, Priyanka became the first South Asian to take on the leading role in an American drama thriller series, as Alex Parrish in Quantico, produced by ABC. The actress also played supporting roles in the popular Baywatch and Isn’t It Romantic? movies. While the fact she married singer and actor Nick Jonas has received huge media attention, it’s a lesser known fact that she is active in children’s rights causes. Priyanka was appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child’s Rights in 2010 and 2016.