"From 'Dil Dhadakane Do' to 'Bajirao Mastani' to getting People's Choice award for 'Quantico' and now Padma Shri...I can't explain in words what emotions I am going through. I think I am living my dream," Priyanka said.
"I think it's all the benefit of working hard. I don't take my job for granted," she said.
Priyanka will be conferred with Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.
She became the first South Asian actor to win People's Choice Awards (Favourite actress) for her American TV show "Quantico" earlier this month.
"I am happy... excited that this honour came my way. It has been a good year for me. The start has been great. I am grateful to people who have acknowledged my work. Being the daughter of an army officer, this honour makes it more special," Priyanka said.

The actress-singer said awards are acknowledgement of an artists' work and with honours comes responsibility to do better work.
"I think with award comes encouragement to do better and good work. There is responsibility to perform better. I am happy (that) I am acknowledged for the work that I have done," she said.
In her career spanning over a decade now, Priyanka has given some memorable performances in films like 'Fashion', 'Kaminey', '7 khoon Maaf', 'Barfi!', 'Mary Kom' and 'Bajirao Mastani'.


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