- Moved to the United States at age 13 to live with an aunt in order to attend high school there.
- Was crowned Miss World 2000, at age 18.
- Was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for children's rights in 2010.
- Named Woman of the Year by GQ Magazine in 2010.
- Released her debut single, "In My City," featuring will.i.am in 2012; the song was used as the intro for the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football.
- Has written several opinion columns, including "The Priyanka Chopra Column" for the Hindustan Times and "Pret-a-Priyanka" for Elle.com.
- Provided the voice-over in both English and Hindi for the documentary film Girl Rising for the organization of the same name, in 2013.
- Is outspoken about women's issues and has been involved in several campaigns supporting women's rights.