Priyanka Chopra Jonas Is On A Mission To Open Doors For South Asian Women In Film And TV — Deadline Disruptors

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Is On A Mission To Open Doors For South Asian Women In Film And TV — Deadline Disruptors
Priyanka Chopra Jonas grew up eyeing a career as an aeronautical engineer, but a detour to pageantry led to a Miss World crown in 2000 and a pivot to an acting career. She became a star in her native India and has gone on to conquer Hollywood. That may sound like the stuff of fairy tales, but there were certainly challenges along the way—from facing a patriarchal society at home to avoiding what Chopra Jonas calls “jack-in-the-box” typecasting in the studio system. Now, she’s determined to make things easier for women and South Asian talent following behind her, rewriting the rulebook and busting conventions.

Of how her education informed her business decisions, Chopra Jones says, “I’m someone who likes excellence… I like having a sense of control and I think math and physics give you that because you always have to find the right answer… Curiosity helped me
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