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Introducing… Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra

Introducing… Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra

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“She’s a megastar in India, has 13 million Twitter followers and is a UNICEF National Ambassador. But just who is Priyanka Chopra? Well, she’s the star of gripping new American drama Quantico for a start, which is now available to watch on demand.

Quantico follows a group of FBI recruits as they’re put through their paces at the tough training academy – but one of them is harbouring a dark and deadly secret. Intrigued? You should be, because this show has kept viewers firmly on the edge of their seats – and it’s such a smash-hit that it’s already been commissioned for a second series.”

With Chopra heading up the cast, you may want to know a thing or two about her. Allow us to fill you in…

Priyanka Chopra, ready to meet your acquaintance.

Priyanka Chopra, ready to meet your acquaintance.

1. She hails from India

Chopra was born in 1982 in Jamshedpur, which is predicted to be the 84th fastest growing city in the world in the next few years. We just thought you might like to know.

2. She’s made one or two films

Well, 53 to be precise. Chopra’s acting debut came in 2002, and she’s gone on to forge a prolific career in her native India, where she’s mega famous.

3. Her acting work hasn’t gone unnoticed

She won the Best Actress award at the 2008 National Film Awards, which is Bollywood’s version of the Oscars.

Chopra, officially a superstar.

Chopra, officially a superstar.

4. She’s not just an actress

The multitalented Chopra has released three singles, working with the likes of will.i.am and Pitbull. Oh, and she’s also turned her hand to journalism, penning columns for the Hindustan TimesThe Guardian and Elle.com.

Already perfected the quintessential music video move, we see.

Already perfected the quintessential music video move, we see.

5. You’ll be seeing a lot more of her

She’ll be making a big splash next year in the Baywatch film, competing for screen time with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron’s abs.

6. She’s won Miss World!

That’s right, Chopra took the coveted crown in 2000, at the age of 18, seeing off her fellow contestants to become the first Miss World of the noughties. For those interested in random cultural details, it was held at the Millennium Dome in London and S Club 7 provided some of the entertainment.

Presumably S Club 7 eventually stopped “Movin”

Presumably S Club 7 eventually stopped “Movin”

7. She’s been an elephant

Sort of. Chopra voiced a life-sized robotic elephant called Ellie for a PETA campaign highlighting the captivity of the animals. As you do.

8. She’s breaking down boundaries

Her role in Quantico is no ordinary acting part, because it means she’s the first South Asian woman to play the lead in an American network television series.

But that’s not all!

To celebrate the arrival of Quantico on our screens, Virgin Media have teamed up with alibi to bring you the chance to win an amazing spy-themed trip to Washington DC. Just go to our twitter feed to enter, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #QuanticoUK!

Quantico season 1 is now available to watch on demand. Find it in On Demand > Box Sets > Drama.

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