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"Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra wins prestigious India award
Indian Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, left, receives Padma Shri award from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee during civil investiture ceremony in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award given to people for their distinguished contribution in various fields. (India Presidential Palace via AP)
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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has won global acclaim for her role as FBI agent Alex Parrish on ABC's "Quantico," received a prestigious award from India's president on Tuesday for her contribution to the Indian cinema.

Dressed in a lime-green sari, Chopra received India's fourth-highest civilian honor from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi.

The former Miss World ventured into Hindi cinema in 2003 with the film "The Hero: Love Story of a Spy" and "Andaaz," and also has a singing career.

Chopra, 33, who flew to India from her "Baywatch" shoot in Los Angeles to receive the award, said it was "the best award I have ever received."

In her role on "Quantico," she plays an Indian-American whose fledgling FBI career and freedom are in jeopardy after a New York terrorist attack.

Despite her role in the U.S., she says has no intention of abandoning her film career back home.