Los Angeles: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who appeared in American series “Quantico”, is the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actress in the world.
Priyanka ranks eighth in the coveted list, which has retained American actress Sofia Vergara at the first position fifth year in a row.
The 44-year-old Colombian-American actress Sofia brought home a whooping USD 43 million before management fees and taxes, but not all came from her hit TV show “Modern Family”.
Priyanka, has earned USD 11 million. She 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 actress 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 actresses (and actresses, in general), her millions are not made from screen time alone.
According to Forbes magazine, Priyanka is one of India’s top picks for advertisers.