It is difficult being a female in Bollywood. They hardly ever get roles of substance. You’re usually stuck as the hero’s lover, sister or mother. It is a pity. Their shelf life is 5-6 years at the most.

But even with all of these circumstances, Priyanka Chopra has managed to stand above it all.

She has come very far from winning the Miss World in 2000. It wasn’t easy. She started with The Hero alongside Sunny Deol but it was her performance in Aitraaz which kick started her career.

She took her career to the next level with Fashion, alongside Kangana Ranaut and got critical acclaim for her role in Kaminey. Fondly called as Desi girl, Priyanka is best known for her critically acclaimed performances in films like Fashion, Kaminey, Agneepath, Barfi!, Mary Kom and Bajirao Mastani.

Barfi did wonders for her career too and there was no looking back from there.

Anil Kapoor said Priyanka Chopra is like a firebrand who only grows fiercer with age. Anil took to Twitter to wish Priyanka on her birthday. Anil tweeted:

Happy Birthday to the firebrand who only grows fiercer with age! Priyanka Chopra, so proud of you for everything you are

The National Award-winner, also a former beauty queen, has also impressed many with her act in US TV series Quantico, in which she is seen as Alex Parrish, a rookie FBI recruit with a mysterious past.

Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have worked together in films like Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love and Dil Dhadakne Do.