Mumbai, Jan 26: From bagging her first award for her American TV show to being one of the Padma Award winners, actress Priyanka Chopra says she is living a dream and the national honour is a result of her hardwork.
"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, who is currently in Montreal.
"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 33-year-old actress said she was elated to be among the illustrious personalities from films, arts and culture field who have receive the national honour.