NEW DELHI: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has been conferred with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her efforts with a number of social causes as UNICEF ambassador.
'Quantico' actress is the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for child rights and has been rewarded for her work.
She received the award in the presence of her mother and film producer Madhu Chopra.
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Thank you @therealdvf for taking the time and effort to present this award to me. Coming from a woman who has a long, distinguished list of accomplishments… it means so much. Diane has this amazing ability to make everyone she meets feel empowered. Thank you for showering your power on me, yet again, last night. @unicef @unicefindia @unicefusa #UNICEFSnowFlake
The award was presented to Priyanka by famous fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball.
Chopra took to social media to thank the UN and Furstenberg.
She has been associated with the UNICEF for almost a decade and worked for women's rights, children's rights and environmental rights.
Priyanka was last seen in Shonali Bose's 'The Sky Is Pink' which she co-produced. Though the film didn't do well at the box office, her performance was well-received. She starred in Hollywood film 'Isn't It Romantic?' opposite Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.
She is working on Netflix film The White Tiger, co-starring Rajkummar Rao. She will also be seen in Netflix superhero film 'We Can be Heroes' and a comedy with Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling.