Name of AAPI FigurePriyanka Chopra Jonas
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Indian
Area of InfluenceActress, Singer, Film Producer, & National and Global Ambassador of UNICEF
Date of birth or time periodJuly 18th, 1982
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an actress, singer, and film producer. She’s a philanthropist who is a national and global ambassador of UNICEF. She has raised awareness for many social causes such as feminism, the environment, gender equality, and many more. She’s donated to help young unprivileged children in India, and has donated to help promote these causes.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?I chose Priyanka Chopra Jonas because she’s an icon and role model to many young people all over the world. Her story of helping so many people and raising awareness is really impactful. She has a huge impact in many people’s’ lives, which is so powerful.
How does this person inspire you?I’m inspired by Priyanka Chopra Jonas because of how giving she is. She’s helped a lot of people to feel better about themselves, have fair rights, get education, and much more. She’s worked as a national and global ambassador for UNICEF, a huge charity organization. That really inspires me.
Submitted byKeya Doshi
City, StateLexington, MA