Priyanka Chopra honoured with an award

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who has won many awards for her roles in Bollywood films, will be the recipient of the 2011 Trailblazer award at this year’s New York City’s South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association (SAMMA), North America Conference.

“With Priyanka’s push in the US as a musician and singer, she is pushing into exciting new creative territories and taking creative risks which is essential to being a great artist. SAMMA is honoured to award Priyanka Chopra our 2011 Trailblazer Award, blazing a new path for Indians in entertainment,” says Rajan Shah, co-founder of SAMMA.

“Through her hard work, sincerity and her personal ambition to push herself as an artist, Priyanka is the perfect role model for South Asians in entertainment, not just in the US but around the globe,” adds Shah.

Previous recipients of this prestigious award include filmmaker Rohan Sippy and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta. The conference which will be held in New York’s Time Warner Center, will take place on September 16 and 17 this year.